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Community newspaper more than paper and ink

I've always had a special fondness for community newspapers.

March 18, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller General | Columns


Budget emergency

Over the past few months, in this newspaper and others, you have read a number of columns and op-ed pieces written by administrators and supporters of various programs that receive government funding and are facing the specter of budget cuts.

March 18, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


NPR's real headache is local

Could NPR survive without public funding? That depends on which NPR you're talking about.

March 18, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Eloise Robinson

Funeral service for Eloise Roberts Robinson, of Cassatt, 77, will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Don Coppedge, Rev. Ernest Rabon, and Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church or Hospice of Tri County.

March 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


RFL Mike McClendon Team sells luminaries, honors community members

The Kershaw County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Mike McClendon Team will host a different fundraiser this year.

March 18, 2011 | By E. Mike McClendon | Localife


Pets of the Week - March 18, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male tabby cat and an 11-week-old male Boykin Spaniel puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street 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 shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

March 18, 2011 | | Pets


Local schools 'make the grade'

For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute ratings issued for the Kershaw County School District and all of its schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, 85 percent of high schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 82 percent for elementary and middle schools.

March 18, 2011 | | Education


Elizabeth Hough

Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, 91, passed into the presence of her Lord JESUS CHRIST on March 16, 2011 at home in Lugoff with her husband, Harold, by her side.

March 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden puts out welcome mat for new Shaw neighbors

As Mayor, I am honored to have the opportunity to tell the story of Camden -- to highlight our strengths and boast about our community. Today I have the chance to tell that story to a brand new audience.

March 18, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mary Kirkland

Mary Kirkland, 95, of DeKalb School Road, Camden, SC, died Tuesday, March 4, 2011.

March 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jessie L. Moore

A celebration of life service for Jessie Lee Moore, 66, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

March 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


Students honored for essay entries

Caitlyn and Amanda Coleman placed first in their age/grade category for the essay topic, "Youth Leadership: The Key to Advancing the Dream."

March 16, 2011 | | Education


That's magic!

Mr. Rick, also known as Rick Benton of Fun Time Clowning and Magic, recently visited Midway Elementary School where he delighted the students and faculty with his performance that mixed sleight of hand with lessons on good character and getting along in life. Here, Mr. Rick has help from student Naveed Kashmiri.

March 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Duncan Clarke

Mass of Christian burial for Duncan Everett Clarke will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM. The Rite of Committal will be in Quaker Cemetery. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with visitation to follow until 7:30 PM.

March 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Stover Middle School band honors

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Band program reports an outstanding season. The band began the year with a successful winter concert performance, which featured instrumental soloists and seasonal music. This year, 50 Stover band students won chairs in the All-Region Band, more than any other school in the region. The school also had six students win chairs in the prestigious All-State Band: (bass clarinetist) Andrew Place; (snare) Andrew Walker; (trumpet alternate) Ansley Potter; (trumpet alternate) Erin Blizzard; (trombone alternate) Jessica Lumpkin; and (tuba alternate) Amber Vance. Band members are looking forward to this year's SCBDA State Concert Band ...

March 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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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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