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CMS did right thing

Guns in schools is always a touchy subject, and of course it was newsworthy when a Camden Middle School student recently was apprehended at school with a loaded .38 caliber revolver as well as a box cutter. We have all read too many incidents of horrific school shootings across the country, so parents and other citizens are sensitive to security in schools. Local law enforcement authorities say school administrators handled the situation well and praised the school's staff, headed by principal Byron Johnson, for doing "a great job."

December 13, 2013 | | Editorials


Evans family expresses gratitude

We wish to express our gratitude to the community, schools, law enforcement, emergency and fire departments, the church community and friends of Rob Evans. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your kindness and sympathy during our recent loss. All of you reached out to us in many different ways and demonstrated kindness that will not be forgotten. Especially meaningful were the stories you shared with us about Rob and how he touched your lives in some way.

December 13, 2013 | The Evans family | Letters


Make a girl laugh

WASHINGTON -- Make a woman laugh, Marilyn Monroe supposedly said, and you can make her do anything.

December 13, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


MCCU Holiday Classic takes to the mats this weekend

A pre-Christmas sports tradition returns to Kershaw County this weekend with the 22nd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

December 11, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Hough's double-double leads NC past McBee

Taking the early lead and not giving it up, the North Central boys' basketball team evened its record after two games with a 61-51 victory over host McBee in a non-region game played last Thursday night.

December 11, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Leopards extend win streak to 37 matches

Turning Saturday's Leopard Duals into the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School showcase, the L-EMS wrestling team won its own tournament by running the table against the five teams they faced.

December 11, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Young Knights finish third in own tourney

On a day which started with so many unknowns, North Central High wrestling coach Jason Brazell received many answers he was looking for on Saturday.

December 11, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Mandela’s death is world’s greatest loss

Recently, the world has lost and suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, former South African president, former African National Congress president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.

December 11, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Frances Truesdale

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sims Smith and Rev. Charles Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her memory to VNA California Riverside Hospice at 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite P, Riverside, CA 92507.

December 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary English Miles

Mrs. Mary English Miles, 83, of 26 Heatherwood Lane, Lugoff, SC, passed on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC. Burial will follow St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

December 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


John deLoach, Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of John Kershaw deLoach, Jr., 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Father James Barnhill and Father Charles Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be W. Bratton deLoach, Jr., H. R. Dwight deLoach, Joseph K. deLoach, William Bratton Blake, Joseph P. Riley, III and Daniel W. Hanley. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas D. Ancrum, Ken Adams, Alfred Ehrenclou, Charles Hurst, Edward M. Royall, Dale Joyner, Phillip Joyner, James L. Guy II, Andrew Barlow, Jeff ...

December 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Pet Talk: Eye injuries in horses -- something to look out for

Horses are known for their massive stature and majestic features. Everything from their muscular physique to their large, lovely eyes leaves us in awe. However, just as horses can injure their joints and muscles quite easily, ocular trauma is common due to their eyes' unique size and shape, and can become dangerous if not treated quickly.

December 11, 2013 | | Pets


Chamber Choir of Kershaw County to perform annual Christmas concert

For more than 20 years, the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) has showcased its vocal talents during the holiday season for the community, and the tradition will continue on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.

December 11, 2013 | | Arts


H.L. Hunley submarine replica returning to Camden Archives

A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.

December 11, 2013 | | People & Places


Ex-wife offers ‘other woman’ forgiveness

Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven't approached her about this. She probably doesn't notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day.

December 11, 2013 | | Dear Annie


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Column: Mark my words

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

April 17, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Foreign chit-chat

The "last chance" dance was when the Australian gentleman spied the cute blonde lass and took a chance and asked her to dance and soon ...

April 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: School safety always a priority

The recent school shooting tragedy in Florida has obviously brought school safety to the forefront. From the day this tragedy occurred, I have very clearly ...

April 17, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wright 'comes home' to the FAC

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present a meet and greet with Academy Award winner and Camden native Samuel E. Wright on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Palmetto Pony Club Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup

The Palmetto Pony Club hosted the first ever Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup March 31, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Local members attend 4-H Legislative Day

4-H members and volunteer leaders and parents from area Kershaw County 4-H community clubs attended 4-H Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Blythewood, Hammond at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (G ...

April 17, 2018 | | Sports


Dogs sweep to wins

A trio of Camden High athletic teams enjoyed successful outings in events contested last Thursday.

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Romp over Hartsville will keep L-E netters home

Having a relatively good week of tennis, Lugoff-Elgin was eager for its final Region 6-4A match of the season.

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gibralfaro takes feature at Tryon

Riverdee Stable's Gibralfaro, making his first U.S. start, turned back a surging Lord Justice to win Saturday's $35,000 Block House, the ...

April 17, 2018 | | Equine


A weekend to remember

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers battled their way to All-American honors at last month's Virginia Beach Nationals by finishing fourth in their respective weight ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating a life well-lived

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin rallies for 5-2 victory over Demons

Chapin broke a 2-2 deadlock by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-2 win over Lugoff-Elgin ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ duo one-hits Stallions

Three nights after having its postseason hopes dashed in a loss to conference foe Cheraw, North Central collected its third Region 4-AA win of the ...

April 17, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


WANDA TLUCZEK BERRY

Wanda Tluczek Berry, 87, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to all, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 13 after a long battle ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


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