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Naming a new KCSO K9

Chase, Shark, Skye, Charlie, Mario, Amigo, Sonic, Crush, Blackie, Rags and Bones. Get-him, Safie, Hunter, Kersh.

February 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


An extraordinary family

"You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!" - Maya Angelou

February 24, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 24, 2017 | | For the Record


WILLIAM L. BAIN JR.

William Laney Bain, Jr., 90, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born in Pell City, AL, the son of the late Rev. William L. Bain and Floretta Aders Bain. William was in the US Army and served in the 88th Infantry Division during the European Theater in WWII. He graduated from Pell City High in 1944 and received his BS in Business Administration from Auburn University in 1952. William retired from Schlumberger Limited and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Memorials may be made to the Community Medical Center of Kershaw County, 110 E. DeKalb ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


VERNICE HATTIE DUREN BELTON

Vernice Hattie Duren Belton, 93, of Camden, SC, was born on October 21, 1923, to the late Wayman and Amelia Drakeford Duren, in Kershaw County, SC. She was the 11th child of 15 children. Affectionately known as "Aunt Vernice," she was called to eternal rest on February 17, 2017, in Elizabeth City, NC, where she lived with her daughter.

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE ELLIOTT

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alice Bennett "Deet" Elliott, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, today, February 24, 2017 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the Shriner's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


FLOYD HINSON

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Floyd Hinson, 85, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at El Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH LEE STUCKEY

Ms. Sarah Lee Stuckey Jenkins, 70, of 1201 Deloache Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, with burial in Sandhills Cemetery, Rembert, SC.

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELLEN VEITCH

Ellen Conway Veitch, 71, wife of John Veitch, passed away Thurs. Feb. 9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Born in Oswego, NY, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Catharine Conway Sr. Ellen was a nationally known Horse Show Secretary at such major shows as the Classic Company Horse Shows, the Washington International Horse Show, Hampton Classic Long Island, National Horse Show, Gulf Coast Classic, Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, the Kentucky Horses Shows LLC and the Capital Challenge. She is also a certified Show Horse Steward by the United States Equestrian Federation for the Hunter and Jumper Disciplines. Survivors ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


DAVID OLIN VINSON

Funeral service for David Olin Vinson, 57, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in God's Lighthouse Independent Church Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Newman and the Rev. Larry Williams will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/davidandterrivinson.

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


The importance of participation

I have been involved in school sports and clubs since the 7th grade. Being active in school sports and clubs is very important to me. It is a chance to give back to the school and to represent the school at different locations within the state. Being in Junior Leadership and student government, I am able to visit and learn about other schools and changes throughout the community. I also run cross country and track. Honestly, I was very nervous about being part of the North Central Track team in middle school because I was so young. Looking back, I ...

February 24, 2017 | Jacob Mathis | People & Places


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner in the "Name Our New KCSO K9" contest. Madison, a first-grader in Harriet Boykin-Garrity's class at Jackson Elementary School, submitted the winning name: K.C. "I was thinking of Kershaw County, and K.C. is short for Kershaw County," Madison said. Celebrating with her and the sheriff in Boykin-Garrity's classroom are Spivey (kneeling, far left) and K.C.; and Madison's parents (standing, from left), her father, Chad, holding her sister, Paisley, and ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Library events -- March

Camden Branch

February 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Marty (top photo), a 10-month-old Husky mix and Carly, a 2-month-old Lab mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's website ...

February 21, 2017 | | Pets


KCL drop-in for Camden Writers is Thursday

The Kershaw County Library will host a drop in for the Camden Writers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

February 21, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


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Graduation is almost here

It is almost here … Graduation day for the class of 2017. This day that has seemed so far away for so long is now right ...

March 24, 2017 | Logan Coates | People & Places


UWKC fundraising event at Lugoff Ford this Saturday

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will be hosting a test drive event at Lugoff Ford, sponsored by Ford National, this Saturday March 25 ...

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Emanuel: Love is the Answer at FAC April 4

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present Emanuel: Love is the Answer an original multimedia ballet produced by the Columbia City Ballet ...

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping kids go to Camp Woodie

Camden Walmart Store Manager Missy Foster presents a $2,000 check to, from left, Leon Prosser and Paul Napper, members of the Wateree Chapter of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Kershaw County


DU banquet tickets will be sold at door

Tickets for Saturday night's Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be availabe at the door.The popular annual event is moving to the spacious ...

March 22, 2017 | | Sports


GARY D. GREGORY

Funeral service for Gary Deland "Hootie" Gregory, 70, will be held today at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard ...

March 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS MISSOURI

Mr. Thomas Missouri, 68, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 17, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Memorial Services will be ...

March 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


Four years strong

Dave's Place, a family restaurant in Elgin, recently celebrated its four year anniversary. The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to ...

March 21, 2017 | | Business


Three new Guardians ad Litem sworn in

Three members of the Kershaw County community were sworn in by the Honorable Dana A. Morris as volunteers in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad ...

March 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCS names honor rolls, spelling club students

The following students were named to the Cornerstone Christian School honor roll for the third nine weeks period:

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Robert Ariail

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations to nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail, who was honored this past weekend by the S.C ...

March 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Workforce is number one business concern

The number one concern of businesses considering coming to central South Carolina, and therefore, Kershaw County, is workforce. Mike Briggs, President and CEO of the ...

March 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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