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Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Christmas tree memories

Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.

December 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pet talk - Dec. 23, 2013

Traveling over the holiday season is a tradition that many families uphold. Whether you're going to visit out-of-town family members or embarking on your annual Colorado ski trip, escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be quite the holiday treat. For your furry family members, however, this is not the case. Being left alone at home while the people you love are away can be an unsettling experience, so here are some tips for keeping your pets comfortable and happy while you're gone.

December 23, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Clifford 'Joe' Goodwin

Manning -- Mr. Clifford Joseph "Joe" Goodwin, 68, of 10 East Hospital Street, Manning and formerly of Camden died Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Goodwin Family.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


John David O'Cain

Graveside service for John David "Johnny" O'Cain, 52, will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Dec. 23, 2013

December 23, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 23, 2013

• It's sad to note that 2013 has been an "average" year when it comes to mass killings and victims in the United States. There have been 29 mass killings with a total of 147 victims, which is in line with other years since 2006. A few decades ago, nobody could have predicted such sobering figures; now, unfortunately, we Americans live with the threat of such violence on a daily basis.

December 23, 2013 | | Editorials


Jingle Bella for United Way

Blaney Elementary School (BES) kindergartners, with the help of Jingle Bella the elf, helped to raise $125 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Kindergarten teacher assistant Katherine Rogers got inspiration for the fundraiser after purchasing Elf on a Shelf, Jingle Bella, for her family. "I decided to take her to school and she became very popular," said Rogers. Rogers and Kindergarten teacher Megan Goff got an idea to do a fundraiser in which Jingle Bella would sign $1 autographs for students. Each student who purchased an autograph would also have a photo taken with Jingle Bella. A check for ...

December 23, 2013 | | Education


Nelson Mandela, South Carolina, and ‘A better life for all’

"Imagine you're the head of, say, a big German manufacturing company, and you're thinking of putting a sizable number of jobs here in South Carolina," said a South Carolina business leader to me recently. "And then you open up your morning newspaper and see this kind of knucklehead stuff. Is it an absolute deal breaker? Hopefully not. But it certainly doesn't help."

December 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A moment of thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the churches, civic groups, businesses, and others that partnered with our schools to provide winter coats, gifts, and food for children in need during this season of giving. There is much to value about this community, but one of the things I value most is how this community always comes together when there is a need to be met. Please know how personally appreciative I am of everyone's generosity.

December 20, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Parker right on Pope

I want to thank you and congratulate Kathleen Parker on her level-headed column about Pope Francis. She successfully flattened the hysteria that has blown up about some of Pope Francis' admonitions. Christians are not called to defend the free market. Common sense and everyone else calls them do to so. But Christians are called to leave nothing to chance when it comes to human suffering.

December 20, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


The left lane

A Greenville legislator has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly that would prohibit motorists from driving slowly in the left lane, thus holding up traffic. It would also ban drivers from using cell phones in the left lane and would make it illegal to drive five miles per hour slower than the posted limit while in the left lane. And it would outlaw ever driving in the left lane except for passing other cars.

December 20, 2013 | | Editorials


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Letter: A call for civility, moving forward

No one knows what the future holds. But we all know who holds the future. We trust in that higher power. And we have our ...

January 16, 2018 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Letter: Councilman responds to chairman’s comments about Dec. meeting

I'd like to address the post meeting comments made by the chairman regarding my remarks at our last county council meeting. His comments were ...

January 16, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Council District 4 | Letters


Letter: Unhappy with tax increase, county leadership

This week many of us will be paying our property taxes. My husband and I, like many other Kershaw County residents are not happy about ...

January 16, 2018 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Demons cruise to Region 6 crown

Baseball season is still several weeks away but that did not prevent the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team from "pitching" a perfect match.

January 12, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Editorial: Ginger Catoe

We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude and heartfelt congratulations to Ginger Catoe, who has been named early learning and ...

January 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Cooking in Connecticut

It is well known, by this point, that I married a Yankee from Connecticut. One who never knew the joy of comfort foods until he ...

January 12, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Sully’s purpose

Why do certain life events grab hold of our heartstrings so tight as though they'll never let go and others just pass right by ...

January 12, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cornbread and Carolina Gold

Granted that most cultural mythologies embody truths or would-be truths, studies of the South nevertheless reveal it to be a more complex, more fluid, more ...

January 12, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Best business for bad decisions

I now know what business one needs to be in to have your captured customers pay for some of the company's bad decisions, bad ...

January 12, 2018 | Larry Kincaid Elgin | Letters


Letter: Regarding fake news...

According to Kathleen Parker's recent column (Facts and truth matter most of all in news), those of us who witness and report fake news ...

January 12, 2018 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters


ALICE A. BOYKIN

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alice Applewhite Boykin, 86, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Lyttleton Street United ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARGARET SMYTH MCKISSICK DAVIS

Margaret Smyth McKissick Davis -- wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, equestrian, businesswoman, hostess and consummate southern lady -- died peacefully in her home on Tuesday. She was with ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


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