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WASHINGTON -- If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014's midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore.

January 08, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


SC 2014: Are you better off…?

As the calendar turns to an election year here in South Carolina, all the usual political suspects are starting to offer up all the usual political rhetoric to try to win your vote, with one side telling you that our state's current economic forecast is cloudy with a chance of Armageddon, and the other insisting that prosperity, or at least whatever passes for it these days, is right around the corner.

January 08, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Public service

As of today, three public officials have decided not to seek reelection. Several days ago, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak said he would not run again. Today, Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers and Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce announce they are not running for reelection, either.

January 08, 2014 | | Editorials


KC wrestlers bound for Carolina Invitational

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School qualified nine and Camden Middle School had a pair who punched their ticket into the 2014 Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament following this past Saturday's qualifier held at White Knoll High School.

January 08, 2014 | | Sports


Gary earns honor at FMU

After leading the Francis Marion University mens' basketball team to a dramatic overtime victory over Armstrong Atlantic State, Camden native Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5.

January 08, 2014 | | Sports


K of C free throw contest set for Jan. 18

All boys and girls between the ages of 10 through 14 are invited to participate in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

January 08, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Two-hour delay for KCSD students Tuesday

The Kershaw County School District announced Monday that, due to a forecast of extreme cold weather and out of an abundance of caution, schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Tuesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and 4-year-old students in morning classes will NOT attend. Breakfast will be served.

January 06, 2014 | | Education


Singleton to play in College All-Star Bowl

GREENVILLE – Jared Singleton will play one last game as a college player when the former Lugoff-Elgin standout takes part in the 2014 The College All Star Bowl to be played on Friday, Feb.14 at 6 p.m. at Furman's Paladin Stadium.

January 06, 2014 | | Sports


KC teams ready for region play

With the holiday tournaments behind them, Kershaw County's basketball and wrestling teams return to action this week with all three county public high school hoops squads inconference play this week.

January 06, 2014 | | Sports


Stover Middle hosts cheerleading clinic

The Stover Middle School Cheerleaders will host their Little Tigers Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 inside the Leslie M. Stover Middle School gym.

January 06, 2014 | | Sports


Sherman’s war on S.C. civilians

Prior to invading South Carolina, Sherman stated his intentions in a communication with General Grant. "I do sincerely believe that the whole United States, north and south, would rejoice to have this army turned loose on South Carolina, to devastate that state in the manner we have done in Georgia…."

January 06, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Thelma Hargrove

Ms. Thelma Hargrove, 76, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Born in Kershaw, South Carolina she was the daughter of the late Juanita Hargrove Gaskins. Graveside services were held Saturday, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. Brown's Funeral home, Camden serviced the Hargrove family.

January 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pat Johnson

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Thompson "Pat" Johnson, of Camden SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Hemmingway, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pat's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020, Food for the Soul, 110 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC ...

January 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Jan. 6, 2014

• The concept of energy conservation has never been stronger, as the amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes fell in 2013 for the third straight year. Usage is at the lowest level since 2001. Several factors are involved, in addition to Americans being more conscious of saving power: homes are better built; appliances and gadgets are more efficient; insulation has become better and cheaper; and there are nifty new devices such as smart thermostats. It's all a good thing, of course, for this country.

January 06, 2014 | | Editorials


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January 06, 2014 | | People & Places


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Angels among us

There's something about the holiday season that seems to especially bring out the best in us.

December 12, 2017 | | Editorials


The martyrdom of Al Franken

WASHINGTON -- With quavering voice and a tinge of stubborn denial, Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign from office.

December 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A fondness for old gas pumps

Something about old gas pumps pleases me. I think of them as elder statesmen, as senior citizens left behind by the rush of time itself ...

December 12, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lead kindly light

Lead Kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom, lead thou me on!

December 12, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Pickleball is a great game

Pickleball, if you haven't heard of it, you most likely will. It's the up and coming racket ball game for all ages and ...

December 12, 2017 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Columbia at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (BB – 6 p.m.); Richland Northeast at Camden (WR – 6 p.m ...

December 11, 2017 | | Sports


Lakewood outnumbers Dogs in 62-56 victory

Several numbers did not add up for the Camden boys' basketball team, including the final ones.

December 08, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail - Dec. 8, 2017

December 08, 2017 | | Ariail


Buddy Small and Henry Stradford

Hulan Alva "Buddy" Small and Henry Stradford Jr. both shunned the spotlight, but what they did in the field of athletics spoke volumes for the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Editorials


The process worked

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before ...

December 08, 2017 | By Jay Bender C-I guest columnist | Columns


Down by the Catawba River

Driving north on U.S. 21 toward a "very small town," I watch the land change. Hills rise into view. Large rocks protrude from the ...

December 08, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


DOLL BRAILSFORD

Funeral services for Doll Erline Brailsford, 78, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at St. Matthew Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES EDWARD CAMPBELL

Graveside service for Charles Edward Campbell, 80, was held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Philip Blankenship officiated ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTINA T. CHAMBERS

Ms. Christina T. Chambers, 62, of 2370 Browntown Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Monday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted:at 3 p ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM ROBERT COOK

William Robert (Bob) Cook of Liberty Hill, SC formerly of Monroe, NC passed away on December 4, 2017. He was born in Monroe on April ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


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