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Passing time with good folks

If you are over 50 years old, or were raised in a small Southern community or "from these parts," then you may have a better appreciation of this story than others would.

October 28, 2011 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Growing green

Leslie M. Stover Middle School and Fairfield Electric Cooperative celebrated 10 years of "green power" in South Carolina recently with a commemorative tree-planting to symbolize the sustainability and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

October 28, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Oct. 28, 2011

October 28, 2011 | | Ariail


CMA presents choral showcase

On Nov. 7, the Camden Music Association (CMA) will present a choral showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Schools and organizations participating are Doby's Mill Choraliers, directed by Helen Walker; LE Elementary Singers directed by Robin Courson; Camden Elementary School Chorus, directed by Regina McDonald; The Kershaw County Show Chior directed by Sandy Pace; Stover Midde School Chorus directed by Brian Heyward; Pine Tree Hill Chorus directed by Angie Lawson; Camden Middle School directed by Sandy Pace; and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County directed by Susan Wyatt.

October 28, 2011 | | People & Places


Marker unveiling

October 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real estate transactions -- Oct. 26, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

October 26, 2011 | | For the Record


Clarice Steele served church, families

For those who knew her, our hearts are saddened at the loss of the one of God's faithful servants. Clarice Steele came to Camden as a preacher's wife back in the 1960s and 1970s when her husband was pastor at Hermitage Baptist Church. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1974 that left her a widow taking care of her family and she decided to make Camden her home.

October 26, 2011 | Wanda Campbell Camden | Letters


Gene Machine

Equipped with safety glasses, latex gloves and protective aprons, the scientists hunched over the work table, engrossed in the test at hand.

October 26, 2011 | | Education


Drug disposal sites to be open Saturday

For the past several years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has worked with local law enforcement in an effort to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs that often find their way to the streets of our communities.

October 26, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Truesdale/dell/del family reunited

On Oct. 1, for the first time in more than 20 years, the Truesdale/dell/del families met at Bethany Baptist Church for a reunion. They came, arms full of food, photographs, computers, and memories to share with each other. They began arriving before noon, eager to meet relatives that they had heard of but never met except via e-mail and phone calls. Many had never known they had living relatives other than their immediate kin.

October 26, 2011 | By Judy Nation Special to the C-I | People & Places


Delores Butler Eichelberger

Delores Butler Eichelberger was born in Camden, South Carolina. She was the second of five children born to the late Bessie and Lenon Butler Jr. She attended local public schools, graduating from Jackson High in 1968. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from South Carolina State University in 1972. In 1972, she was employed by the Midland Center department of disabilities and assigned to the Kershaw County workshop facility, a day school and work environment for adults with disabilities. In June of 1974 she accepted employment with E.I. DuPont as a Manufacturing Supervisor. She worked in ...

October 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lonnie Mitchell Sr.

Lonnie Mitchell, Sr., 57, of Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, died Sunday, October 23, 2011. Family and friends may call at 1451 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, the residence of his mother.

October 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Earl Houston Moore

Earl Houston Moore, 80, of Columbia, died Monday, October 24, 2011 after a brief fight with cancer. He was born on August 2, 1931, in Camden to Henry Stoney Moore and Eulalia Lewis Moore. Mr. Moore attended school in Camden and Charleston and graduated from Camden High School. He briefly attended Auburn University on a baseball scholarship but chose to serve his country in the United States Air Force where he became a pilot. He later graduated from the University of South Carolina.

October 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sarah Ella Morris

Funeral service for Sarah Ella Morris, 82, of Camden, was held Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson officiated. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020 or New Hope Baptist Church c/o Carrie Cook, PO Box 9, Dalzell, S.C. 29040.

October 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Annie Wood

Memorial services for Annie Hilliard Higgins Wood, age 89, of Camden, SC will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 26th of October at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, S C. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at Kornegay Funeral Home between the hours of six and eight PM on Tuesday, October 25. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Hospice Care of Tri County, 2039 W ...

October 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Finally Friday kicks off Cup Weekend at Town Green

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) kicks off its 2015 Finally Friday Free Concert Series with a special edition on Friday on the Town Green with local band KT & Friends. The concert will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This special Pre-Carolina Cup Kick Off is made possible by the City of Camden, along with sponsors NBSC, Powers Funeral Home, Alpine Agency, Warrior Fitness Camden, Graham Realty, City Laundry and Cleaners and TruVista. The Town Green is located at 1015 Market Street behind the Old Armory in downtown Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Arts


Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year's Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board's March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...

March 23, 2015 | | Education


Ellis boots home game winner for CHS girls

Welcome home.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs stay perfect after drilling Devils

Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Knights even region ledger in come-from-behind win over IL

It turned out to be a good week after all.

March 23, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas D. Ancrum

Thomas Douglas Ancrum, 86, of Camden, SC, died Friday, March 20 2015, at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roy Phillips

A memorial service for Roy Phillips, 78, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Agape Hospice House 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Mack

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Mack, 84, of 1081 Rogers Rd. in Cassatt, will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Viewing will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:55 PM at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March. 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic development

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns, in the infancy of a four-year term he says will be his only one, isn't making any secrets about his No. 1 priority: economic development. Burns is hanging an "open for business" sign out for Kershaw County, and he's making the rounds to drum up support. Good for him.

March 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Richardson: Spring fever brings summer bounty

The daffodils are nodding their pretty yellow heads all over town. To me, they are the harbingers of spring, blooming long before the weather is really warm. They give us hope the warm days really will return soon. In my yard, they pop up in the bed by my yard's Victorian cast iron fence -- in the bed I meant to transform into a perennial cottage garden wonderland. Twenty-one years ago, when we moved in, I dug a vegetable plot in the back yard and the long border bed out front. Back then, when I was doing historic preservation consulting ...

March 20, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sunshine Week: Emails are subject to FOIA

The controversy encircling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.

March 20, 2015 | By Trisha O'Connor, SCPA FOI Committee Chair C-I guest columnist | Columns


Doctor Smith

Dr. LaShaune Smith (center), the daughter of Mary Smith of Camden and Nathaniel Smith of Blythewood, is hooded by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Jan Yow (right) and Dr. Murray Mitchell, associate dean of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Graduate School on Dec. 15, 2014 at the Koger Center in Columbia. Smith earned her doctoral of philosophy degree in secondary education. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1996 and her masters of industrial science in 2002, both from USC. She is also a 1992 Camden High School graduate. Smith taught high school mathematics for three and ...

March 20, 2015 | | Education


Pets of the Week - March 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jenny, a 3-month-old female Lab mix, and Danica, a 2-year-old spayed female calico 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.net ...

March 20, 2015 | | Pets


SAFE launches new website

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently launched a newly designed website, www.safefed.org. The new website is devoted to providing current and future members the opportunity to learn more about SAFE's products and services.

March 20, 2015 | | Business


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