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Less than 5 percent chance for the American Dream in SC

The American Dream is very simple. It is the foundation of our country and our state. It is not written into the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution; no Congress or legislature ever passed laws to make it official.

July 31, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ho Chi Minh

Largely ignored by the mainstream media has been the comment made last week by President Obama that former Vietnamese dictator and mass murderer Ho Chi Minh was inspired by Thomas Jefferson and the ideals of independence as espoused by the Founding Fathers of the United States in the Declaration of Independence. While it is true that back in 1945, Ho did frame the Vietnamese constitution on some of the same principles -- or claimed to -- that concept was left by the wayside as he killed hundreds of thousands of people in his successful quest for power.

July 31, 2013 | | Editorials


Jerry Simpson

Funeral Service for Gerald Lewis "Jerry" Simpson, 67, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice or DeKalb Baptist Church.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


Rina Mack Nelson

Mrs. Rina Mack Nelson, 96, of 185 Lewis Cricle Rembert died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Nelson family.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


King of the Hill

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Walker making the switch to play ball at Francis Marion

Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University catcher Devin Walker is one of 10 transfers who will join the Francis Marion University baseball team as part of the Patriots' 2014 recruiting class.

July 31, 2013 | | Sports


KCRD gears up for fall sports

Registration for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's 2013 fall youth sports program is in full swing and signups are on tap throughout the county.

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstrative, Divine Fortune take their rivalry to Saratoga

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative and Bill Pape's Divine Fortune, who finished a neck apart in their most recent meeting, will clash again in Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) on Thursday.

July 31, 2013 | | Equine


Murphy wins two matches for Team Carolinas golfers

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy, a rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, led the Carolinas' team with two wins in as many events in the 12th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge, which concluded on Sunday at The Country Club of North Carolina's Cardinal Course.

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Soccer camp closes out summer season

There is one more youth sports camp left on the docket in Kershaw County before school starts. Here are the details:

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Man accused of having sex with girl

Sunday, a 29-year-old Camden man turned himself in at the Kershaw County Detention Center after learning the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) had a warrant for his arrest charging him with allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New logos unveiled for industrial sites

The Kershaw County Economic Development Office, with financial assistance from the Kershaw County Committee of 100, recently created new logos for three of the county's industrial parks. The new logos will be used to market the Central South Carolina MegaSite in Lugoff, Governor's Hill Industrial Park near I-20 Exit 101 and Steeplechase Industrial Park off Black River Road.

July 31, 2013 | | Business


Lake Wateree above full pond for third time

Officials with Duke Energy forecast that Lake Wateree will be "above full pond" (100 feet) today, the third time it has made such a prediction this summer. Charlotte, N.C., and the region has experienced locally heavy rainfall, with high flows coming into Lake Wylie from the South Fork River, officials said in a press release Monday.

July 31, 2013 | | Kershaw County


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Bethune

Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the "seemingly aptly" named Winners Circle Mini Mart on Main Street in Bethune Saturday night, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.

July 31, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Sidewalk Survey -- July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


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Schools can’t develop workforce alone

Every time there's a societal, economic or other crisis issue of some sort, public schools are usually expected to solve it … oftentimes without any ...

October 17, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Kendall Mill Village tour, concert Sunday

A fresh look at a resilient old section of Camden is to be offered Sunday when the Kershaw County Historical Society, with the Camden Community ...

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Courtney Halley to wed Nicholas Winn

Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Halley of Camden, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Halley to Nickolas Winn, son of ...

October 17, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 100th! birthday

Margaret Philllips Stevenson turned 100 on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th birthday

Mrs. Lucille Brazell of Lugoff is celebrating her 90th birthday on October 17. She is the widow of Roy Brazell Sr.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


SARAH L. GASKINS

Funeral services for Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following in Gaskins ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILA JOHNSON

Funeral service for Mrs. Lila Johnson, 79, of Elgin, will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Greenhill Baptist Church, 2215 ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


COREY SHANNON

A service to celebrate the life of Corey David Shannon, 35, will be held on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


City dedicates Legacy bench to Rev. Hancock

It was, as Camden City Manager Mel Pearson pointed out, a beautiful day Oct. 6 for a special honor: the dedication of a Leaders Legacy ...

October 17, 2017 | | Camden


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin, Gray Collegiate at North Central (VB – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (GTEN – 5 p.m.)

October 15, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Demons top Camden to sweep the season series

What a way to go out.

October 13, 2017 | | Sports


SV girls slosh way to victory

It was almost as if the starting gun fired to begin Tuesday's girls' cross country meet at Lugoff-Elgin triggered a downpour.

October 13, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | | Ariail


Amy McClester

We join the community in mourning the loss and commemoraing the life of Amy J. McLester.

October 13, 2017 | | Editorials


The big fish

Life hosts so many things to ponder. Have you ever pondered what 211 pounds of fish looks like, or better yet, what 1,540.08 ...

October 13, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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