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Hold them close, then let them go

It's funny how parenting works. At times, I am wonderfully amazed at the position; in other moments, I am utterly confused by the entire ride as if I were falling down the rabbit hole. I believe it fair to say, even with all the preparations we think we've made, no one is ever ready. We are always caught off guard when parenthood chooses us. When the "smoke clears," we realize that, of all the balls ever thrown our way, this is the one we cannot drop. Having kids -- the charge of rearing good, ethical, responsible human beings -- is ...

March 01, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes -- March 1, 2013

March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) and Camden High School will sponsor a baseball camp at the American Legion Baseball Field. The cost is $30 per father/son pair (Checks payable to KCRD). There will be a $5 charge for every other son from the original pair.

March 01, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


All-Area football teams salutes county's top players

While last fall's win totals may not have been what Kershaw County football fans are accustomed to, there were many solid individual performances turned in by players.

March 01, 2013 | | Sports


Henry Clair Fitzgerald

Funeral mass for Henry Clair FitzGerald, 90, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in Saint Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael B. Reeves

A memorial service for Michael Branham Reeves, 72, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PETS, Inc.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


L-EMS briefly locked down

An "unfounded rumor" caused Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) to go into "limited lockdown" yesterday morning after a parent said that there was a gun at the school in a Facebook post.

March 01, 2013 | | Education


NC softball tourney opens Wednesday

Due to Tuesday's inclement weather, the North Central High School varsity softball team's inaugural "Beat Cancer with a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational will begin this evening in Boonetown.

February 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Lunsford pitches Demons past Cavaliers, 6-2

Last spring, an injury to his left (throwing) forearm caused Taylor Lunsford to miss the better part of the final month of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball season as well as an entire summer of baseball.

February 27, 2013 | | Sports


Brown qualifies for NCAA D-II wrestling championships

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Former Lugoff-Elgin standout Deral Brown won the 149-pound weight division and was one of a record eight Newberry College wrestlers who qualified for next month's NCAA Division II National tournament.

February 27, 2013 | | Sports


L-E’s Hannah brings home 182-pound title

After finishing fourth in the 4A Lower State individual wrestling championships, Jerelle Hannah gave himself a hefty work load as he took to the mat at the Civic Center of Anderson for last weekend's South Carolina High School League state championship.

February 27, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Internet sexual predator sentenced to 20 years

A Gastonia, N.C., man arrested in March 2012 caught in a Internet sexual predator sting and accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl will now spend up to the next 20 years in prison.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


K-Mart armed robbery suspect arrested

A person of interest in the armed robbery of the Camden Kmart is now arrested and charged with the crime.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Edward W. Bracey Jr

Mr. Edward W. Bracey Jr., 87, of 3 Summit Terrace, Columbia, SC, passed on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


James Threatt

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Manuel Threatt, 66, of Cassatt will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Amos Hann will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 til 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorial may be made in Mr. Threatt's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


American Legion recognizes Deputy of the Year

Northeast Columbia American Legion Post 182 recognized Lt. Chris "Bird" Boykin as Kershaw County's 2012 Deputy of the Year in a ceremony held at the Ft. Jackson Officers Club on February 12.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about ...

February 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Community blessed with volunteer spirit

As the director of this United Way, I see firsthand the incredible volunteer spirit and care so many have for our community. Rural counties have ...

February 14, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


What’s gonna happen in 2000s?

Ever since the 1980s began, I've been counting down to the new century.

February 14, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 14, 2017

After seven years in which the old Boylan Haven Mather Academy has continued to sit unused, a public hearing has been scheduled for March 6 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Camden Coin Club Spring show returns March 18

The annual Spring Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


AARON BLAKENEY SR.

Interment for Mr. Aaron Blakeney, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 PM at Cedars Cemetery, Campbell ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


RALPH GANDY

Mr. Ralph Gandy, 77, of Columbia, surrounded by his loved ones, went home to be his Lord and his beloved wife on Thursday, February 9th ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY RABON

Funeral service for Dorothy Henrietta Cupstid Rabon, 89, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


LONNIE STOKES

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lonnie Dennis Stokes, 62, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


PEARLE STOVOKEN

Funeral services for Pearle Weeks Stoveken, 103, will be held Thursday at 10:00am at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


Turkey tags now available from SCDNR

It's time to get turkey tags! In order to legally hunt turkeys, all hunters, including hunters under the age of 16, must possess a ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Dogs host Newberry tonight in playoff opener

A trio of Kershaw County teams earned spots in the South Carolina High School League state basketball tournament which opened on Monday with the Camden ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


Wrestlers return to the mat this weekend

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers vying for a spot in next weekend's South Carolina High School League State ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


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