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July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Alfred B. Boykin

CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred B. "Fred" Boykin, Jr. of Columbia, SC was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, SC. Rev. John L. Hallman, III officiated. The family received friends Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Dr. Boykin's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid-State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest L. Davis, Sr.

LUGOFF – Memorial services for Ernest Lee Davis, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with a visitation 1 hr prior at Springvale Baptist Church. Reverend Todd Horton will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church or SC Heart Center, Columbia.

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each of the three concert bands and three percussion ensembles, along with record membership in the Marching Pride. The program is projecting an enrollment in the marching band of nearly 200 students which will make it the largest marching band in Kershaw County.

July 19, 2016 | | Education


Dwight Andrew Rabon

Dwight Andrew Rabon, 56, gained his wings on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born September 7, 1959 in Camden, South Carolina and is predeceased by his Father, Wallace Rabon and Mother, Sarah Rabon. He is leaving behind his wife, Candi Rabon of Bishopville, SC and four siblings: Larry Rabon of Columbia, SC, Steve Rabon (Belinda) of Cassatt, SC, Phil Rabon (Margie) of Cassatt, SC and Debbie Bowers (Eddie) of Camden, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a future date.

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Zemp

Phyllis Zemp (Muff), daughter of Frank Wooten and Phyllis Carrison; wife of Lachicotte Zemp; mother of Lachicotte Zemp, Jr. (Lach), James Haile Zemp (Jack), and Phyllis Zemp Spence, died on July 14, 2016.

July 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Master potter John Bartlam made America’s first porcelain

In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter named John Bartlam who came to America from Staffordshire, England, in 1763, seeking a profitable trade in American made ceramics. Terry knew Bartlam located a kiln and pottery works somewhere near Cainhoy and he wanted to find it. Just west of the road to the boat dock at St. Thomas' Point he hit the jackpot -- there were sherds of creamware and other types of ceramics in an area where a bulldozer had scraped the surface ...

July 15, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Editorials


Philando Castile’s gun permit might have gotten him killed. I’m white. My own permit gets me out of

(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist of the Year. Hutchins now lives in Colorado and writes for the Colorado Independent.)

July 15, 2016 | Corey Hutchins | Editorials


Arial For July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 | | Ariail


Reader suggests getting out of our ‘bubbles’ to fight racism

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion stopper! If we say we are not racist in any way shape or form, we're only kidding ourselves. Racism is alive and well. It lives on a continuum from minimally racist to extremely racist. If you ask a class of school children, "Where does racism begin?" They'll tell you, "At home, parents, family, the neighborhood, the playground." Out of the mouths of babes! Are we hard-wired to only be concerned about our own?

July 15, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to thank members of law enforcement and first responders. Clithero said he remembered feeling safe at his posts during his military career because of military police (MPs), but had never properly thanked them for their service.

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

A private memorial service for Lucinda Walker Kirkland, of Camden, SC will be held at a later date. She was born in Schenectady, NY and was the daughter of Patricia Walker Kirkland and the late Randolph Withers Kirkland, Jr. Lucinda died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 after a long illness. She first graduated from the University of South Carolina and worked for the University at the Wedge Plantation's International Center for Public Health Research. She later graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Health professions as a cytotechnologist. She practiced in both Carolinas until her retirement in ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at her home in New York. Ms. Brooks was preceded in death by her mother, Selena Benjamin, father, Ernest Brooks and two sisters, Rosemary Garret and Sheila Finley. She leaves to cherish, two brothers, Moses Jones and Keith Brooks of Bishopville, SC and host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 27, 2016, in New York, New York.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


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High school students working toward “Strive for 25”

It's the first week of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school students, and they are working toward a goal to "Strive ...

August 19, 2016 | | Education


Auditions for Camden Community theatre’s musical production of Footloose announced

Camden Community Theatre (CCT,) an affiliate group of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold auditions for its musical production of Footloose ...

August 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Chicken coops and voting booths

What in the world would the two items in the above headline have in common, other than they are places with purposes?

August 19, 2016 | | Editorials


The Olympics opened my eyes

I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the ...

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Beach burkini bingo

August 19, 2016 | | Columns


Sweet rewards for KC Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

August 18, 2016 | | People & Places


Pearlee Boykin Sumpter

Rembert - Mrs. Pearlee Boykin Sumpter, 93, of 5870 Halley Road, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A Celebration of Life and ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Cassie Grant-Lloyd

Cassie Grant-Lloyd age 75 of New Haven, CT formerly of Camden, passed away on August 11, 2016 at her home. Cassie was born on April ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Healthcare entrepreneur opens nurse aide school for helping seniors

The City of Camden recently honored Kesha L. Hayes with a proclamation for creating Senior Service Day in honor of the elderly population -- but her ...

August 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Camden


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a ...

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


UWKC accepting applications from agencies for federal funding

The United Way of Kershaw County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the ...

August 16, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Back to school in KC

If the old saw, "it takes a village to raise a child" is true, then surely Kershaw County is working hard to be that village.

August 16, 2016 | | Editorials


Driven to distraction

OXFORD, Md. -- Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search ...

August 16, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Laura Jo Lee

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Laura Jo Watkins Lee, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 12:00 PM, today, August ...

August 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Juan Godines

A Memorial Service for Juan Jacobo Godines, 34, will be 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at Lake Shore Drive Church of God ...

August 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


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