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Candy canes are very popular holiday treats and are often used to decorate Christmas trees. That hooked shape certainly makes them whimsical and able to hang on tree boughs. But candy canes weren't always the curved and colorful treats they are today. In the 1700s, candy canes were nothing more than straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorate Christmas trees. A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided that having the ends bent to depict a shepherd's crook and passing them out during church services would help keep children quiet. It was not until roughly the 20th century ...

December 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Christmas traditions around the globe

Families across the globe cherish their Christmas traditions. Customs may be unique to every family, but many countries boast their own unique traditions as well.

December 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


S.C. 2011 deer season will come to a close on New Year’s Day

The 2011 deer season will close on Sunday, Jan. 1, not Monday Jan. 2.

December 19, 2011 | | Seasonal Sports


Demon wrestlers split matches against Chapin and Newberry

This was not the type of tune-up which Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie had in mind with his Demons preparing to hosts Saturday's May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic.

December 16, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


From personal experience, YMCA a confidence-builder

When I was young I was diagnosed with epilepsy. Back then it was not understood, and my parents kept me from physical activities. When I started going to the "Y" I played volleyball. I gained confidence. Eventually I got into the pool. I was unsure about it but my friends pushed me to do more.

December 16, 2011 | Rodney Dais Camden | Letters


Of peace and fellowship

This Christmas story was first related to C-I readers many years ago by Max Ford. Its message remains clear during this holiday season.

December 16, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


‘Y’ people can’t listen at city council meetings

The sports complex issue raged on at the last City Council meeting. Both the public and members of City Council decried the inability for one another to "hear" what they were saying.

December 16, 2011 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Camden | Letters


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 16, 2011

December 16, 2011 | | Ariail


The spirit of Christmas

Surrounded by the marvels of all the electronic capabilities among us today, I have put pen to paper to wish you a joyous holiday season. In the lifetime of our son, Edwards, we may see pen and paper become historic tools. So, while I can, I want to share a holiday message with each of you.

December 16, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the week -- Dec. 16, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Whiskey, an 8-month-old male Golden Retriever/Labrador mix puppy, and an adult male Siamese cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

December 16, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for Dec. 16, 2011

A meeting for Kershaw County Rec Department basketball referees will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Old Armory.

December 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Crowning Little, Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Nov. 5 at Lyttleton Street Methodist Family Life Center. Girls ages 2 through 19 competed for titles to represent Camden and Kershaw County in the state pageant held to be June 2012 in Hartsville. The winners are (above, from left to right) Miss Tiny Tot Camden and Camden's Overall Sweetheart Winner -- Nadia Isabel Halley; Wee Miss Tiny Tot Camden -- Olivia Grace Dukes; Little Miss Camden -- Mari Elizabeth Sowell; Wee Miss Kershaw County and Kershaw County's Overall Sweetheart -- Aubrey Olivia Waters; and (not pictured) Wee Miss Camden -- Kendal ...

December 16, 2011 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul receives holiday donation

Kershaw County equestrians and shoppers supported Kershaw County's Food for the Soul through a special Thanksgiving promotion offered by The Tack Room. A $5 donation earmarked for Food for the Soul earned shoppers a discount on purchases during the special promotion, said The Tack Room's John Cushman (left). The holiday drive raised $1,500 for the soup kitchen and recently opened emergency homeless shelter. Presenting the check Wednesday to Food for the Soul Director Fred Ogburn (right), Cushman said the charitable fund-raising effort was "the right thing to do, especially at this time of year, and the customers ...

December 16, 2011 | | People & Places


Camden Tae Kwon Do holds information defense session

The participants in the Camden Tae Kwon Do Academy's children and women's self defense seminar enjoyed an informative and lively session, held Nov.12 at the facility located in the Dusty Bend section of Camden. The seminar participants included (standing from left) Carl E. Wright, owner/instructor, Carol Elliott, Michelle Ransom, Brenda Poteat, Gwen Moorer, Helen Williams, Kayla Gonzalez, Pat Wright, Virginia Mickle, Josh Holstrom (seated from left) Denim Edwards, Mikella Ransom and Adam Osborne.

December 16, 2011 | | People & Places


Long applause

Doby's Mill Elementary School media specialist Betsy Long spreads the love of reading to her students every day. She received that same love back this week for her extraordinary efforts when she was named one of 10 national winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/The New York Times "I Love My Librarian" Award.

December 16, 2011 | | Education


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Editorial: Ted Cruz

In this day of polarized politics, you rarely hear a member of one party criticize a member of the same party, and you seldom hear a compliment thrown towards a candidate from someone who resides in the opposite camp. But earlier this week, as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off his 2016 presidential campaign, Rep. Peter King of New York, a Republican just like Cruz, was free in dismissing Cruz as "a guy with a big mouth and no results." Going on to liken Cruz to a carnival barker, King verbally eviscerated the Texas senator. Of course, there's ...

March 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Let’s not talk

WASHINGTON -- I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish it to be.

March 25, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: Reader wants more of U.S. 521 cleaned up

While the city of Camden is busy cleaning the streets and sweeping the bridges for the upcoming Carolina Cup, I wish they would extend the area of cleaning to outside the city limits.

March 25, 2015 | Bob Dornblaser Camden | Letters


Wilson: Fighting back against food stamp fraud

Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint and their homes are not burglarized. But, they are the victims of theft just the same. Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.

March 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns


Memorial scheduled for massive 1943 parachute jump

An historic Kershaw County event will be remembered with a special remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday.

March 25, 2015 | | Military


Sidewalk Survey - March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


New law firm opens

The Dessausure Law Firm has opened at 2043 West DeKalb St., Suite 3, in Camden. Attorney Tony Dessausure leads what he says is an experienced, knowledgeable, client-centered team including Associate Attorney Ashley Green and Office Manager Christy Simmons. The firm is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out how the Dessausure Law Firm can assist with various legal services, check out its website, www.DessausureLaw.com or call (803) 425-7299.

March 25, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 25, 2015

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller; buyer; price paid or terms of transaction; number of acres or lots; whether there are any residential, commercial or other improvements; and street name. Residential improvements may include a home, mobile home or outbuilding. Entries are made based on information available online from the Registrar of Deeds and Assessor's offices and may not include the full listing of the parties involved.

March 25, 2015 | | For the Record


NCHS reports 2nd quarter honor rolls

North Central High School recently released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

March 25, 2015 | | Education


Stover Middle reports honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

March 25, 2015 | | Education


Dorothy West

Funeral service for Dorothy Mae Robinson West, 86, will be held on Thursday at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wylie Lee Vaughan

Funeral Services for Wylie Lee Vaughan, 81, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers funeral home.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Marie Mion

Dorothy Marie Nussbaum Hayes Mion, 81, of Camden, died Monday, March 23, in Columbia at PalmettoHealth Heart Hospital. She was born in Washington, DC, and lived for most of her life in Glen Echo, MD. She spent many years managing the business side of the studio at their Glen Echo home of her former husband, artist Pierre Mion, and then became secretary of Kenwood Country Club, in Bethesda, MD, after a brief period at US News & World Report.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita Josey

Ms. Janita Josey, 70, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Thomasina Edwards

Ms. Thomasina Nancy Edwards, 61, formerly of of 422 Dove Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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