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Allstate agency owner earns service designation

Allstate exclusive agency owner Walt Thompkins has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Yesteryear -- July 27, 2011

Photo cutline -- Postmaster sworn in -- David Caulder, recently selected as Camden's Postmaster replacing Dan McCaskill, was sworn into office Thursday afternoon on the front steps of the Camden Post Office. Charles James, sectional center manager, and Columbia Postmaster, administered the oath.

July 27, 2011 | | Yesteryear


NRCS offers financial, technical assistance

The deadline to apply for priority assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for two of its Farm Bill programs is Aug. 1.

July 27, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Some suggestions for federal debt reduction

Start at the top instead of the bottom. President Obama used Air Force One a total of 172 times at an estimated cost of $200 million per flight in 2010. The total will probably be exceeded in 2011. The ex-speaker of the House used a large corporate jet from the same Special Air Mission Flight for weekly jaunts to California. The suggestion would be to cut the federal travel budget in half by only allowing essential travel and no paid travel for campaign contributions.

July 27, 2011 | Retired Lt. Col. Donald J. Lang Ridgeway | Letters


Ahlstrom among 2011 nominees for S.C. Manufacturer of the Year

Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC of Bethune is among nominees for a 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award, according to the S.C. Chamber of Commerce. All nominees and winners will be honored and recognized before an audience of fellow manufacturers and business leaders at the Manufacturer of the Year awards luncheon, presented by Nexsen Pruet, on Sept. 13 in Columbia. To register or sponsor, visit www.scchamber.net.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Remember when... -- July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 | | Remember when...


Robert Ariail -- July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 | | Ariail


Chambers leaves port in Italy

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), recently departed Naples, Italy.

July 27, 2011 | | Military


Keeping free speech alive

I recently posted an article on the Kershaw County Patriots page on Facebook that seems to have stirred up a bit of a controversy. The article was entitled "When is It OK to Shoot a Cop." I asked that anyone who wished to comment on the article read it first. With the exception of myself, no one commented on the article. The page is an open page and all comments are welcome as a way to open a healthy debate. It seems, however, rather than commenting on the article, someone from law enforcement contacted this paper and complained. Why did ...

July 27, 2011 | Marlene Motley Elgin | Letters


Time to reform pension system

While it doesn't often make headlines, funding the State Retirement System is among the most important challenges facing state government.

July 25, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller general | Columns


Noted and passed -- July 25, 2011

• Actress Jane Fonda says she's "deeply disappointed that (shopping channel) QVC caved in to insane pressure" and cancelled her recent television appearance. Fonda, as you might recall, straddled a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun during the Vietnam war; she later charged she'd been tricked into the stunt. But people have long memories. Fonda's conduct went far beyond activism and protest, amounting instead to consorting with the enemy, and she must live with the consequences. If QVC made the decision to cancel her appearance because the company thought she would ultimately hurt business, the network had every right to ...

July 25, 2011 | | Editorials


Are the good guys finally winning?

So I read where a restaurant near Pittsburgh is finally implementing a policy I'd like to see everywhere: as of Friday, no children younger than 6 will be welcome there.

July 25, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Robert Ariail -- July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011 | | Ariail


Miss Port, Mr. Small wed

Daina Brooke Port and Samuel Rickenbaker Small, Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The five o'clock ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Robert Barrows and the Reverend Maurice E. Nason.

July 25, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Martin, Mr. Davis exchange vows

Natalie Amanda Martin and James Richard Davis, III of Camden were united in holy matrimony July 9, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Camden. The three o'clock double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Bruce Hancock. A reception immediately followed in the Church Fellowship Center.

July 25, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


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December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 17, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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