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Richardson: Spring fever brings summer bounty

The daffodils are nodding their pretty yellow heads all over town. To me, they are the harbingers of spring, blooming long before the weather is really warm. They give us hope the warm days really will return soon. In my yard, they pop up in the bed by my yard's Victorian cast iron fence -- in the bed I meant to transform into a perennial cottage garden wonderland. Twenty-one years ago, when we moved in, I dug a vegetable plot in the back yard and the long border bed out front. Back then, when I was doing historic preservation consulting ...

March 20, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sunshine Week: Emails are subject to FOIA

The controversy encircling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.

March 20, 2015 | By Trisha O'Connor, SCPA FOI Committee Chair C-I guest columnist | Columns


Doctor Smith

Dr. LaShaune Smith (center), the daughter of Mary Smith of Camden and Nathaniel Smith of Blythewood, is hooded by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Jan Yow (right) and Dr. Murray Mitchell, associate dean of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Graduate School on Dec. 15, 2014 at the Koger Center in Columbia. Smith earned her doctoral of philosophy degree in secondary education. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1996 and her masters of industrial science in 2002, both from USC. She is also a 1992 Camden High School graduate. Smith taught high school mathematics for three and ...

March 20, 2015 | | Education


Pets of the Week - March 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jenny, a 3-month-old female Lab mix, and Danica, a 2-year-old spayed female calico cat. 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 ...

March 20, 2015 | | Pets


SAFE launches new website

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently launched a newly designed website, www.safefed.org. The new website is devoted to providing current and future members the opportunity to learn more about SAFE's products and services.

March 20, 2015 | | Business


Births - March 20, 2015

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March 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Dorton gets his first victory as Demons remain perfect

On a night when he recorded his first high school win, Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Justin Dorton was accorded an even bigger honor following Tuesday's 7-3 victory over host Spring Valley.

March 20, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thomas Britton White Jr.

For ninety years, seven months and ten days, Thomas Britton White, Jr. of Camden had a very good run. Sadly, it ended on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with Andy and Debbie by his side. After a courageous, decades-long battle with pigweed, he succumbed to a brief bout with lymphoma. He left us convinced that if that pesky weed is, in fact, present in Heaven, there will also be a herbicide that is 100% effective against it. Further, he did not expect to find squirrels there when he arrived last Saturday evening.

March 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shirley I. Thorn

Funeral services for Shirley Industrious Thorn, 51, will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00 am at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle. The Rev. Vivian Norwood will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Evangelistic Community Center at 1408 McRae Rd, Camden, SC 29020.

March 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Purvis Willie Morgan

Funeral service for Purvis Willie Morgan, 68, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin with burial to follow in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. Steve McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.

March 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Thomasina Edwards

Thomasina Edwards, 61, of Philadelphia, PA, formally of Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sierra Carlson and Ali Mitchell

A funeral service will be held for Sierra Dale Carlson, 18, of Lugoff, SC and her unborn daughter, Alli Lynn Mitchell, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Mr. Joe Connell and Mr. Donnie Mitchell will preside. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Mitchell, Donnie Mitchell, Alex Williams, Hunter Crim, Ryan Sanders and Justin Yasmine Memorials may be made in Sierra and Alli's memory to MUSC Children's Hospital, 169 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425.

March 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Parker: Hillary Clinton’s secret mess

WASHINGTON -- On March 2, the story broke Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state.

March 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Happenings at Kershaw County Libraries

The Kershaw County Library Elgin branch is providing classes on money topics with the help of Mid Carolina Credit Union.

March 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Horse Show kicks off Cup week

One of the oldest continuing horse shows in the country and one known for family participation, the Camden Horse Show, will hold its 106th show on Sunday, March 22 beginning at 9 a.m., at Dale Thiel Stables located on Firetower Road in Camden.

March 20, 2015 | | Equine


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Rich: The American Dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised I sometimes see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with the disagreement.

March 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrates Pi Day

Eighth grade students at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School participated in Pi Day festivities by designing their own t-shirts. Students had to research and record onto t-shirts four interesting facts about Pi. Because of the nature of this year's Pi Day, the first ten digits of Pi had to be listed on the shirt along with the symbol for Pi.

March 23, 2015 | | People & Places


Finally Friday kicks off Cup Weekend at Town Green

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) kicks off its 2015 Finally Friday Free Concert Series with a special edition on Friday on the Town Green with local band KT & Friends. The concert will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This special Pre-Carolina Cup Kick Off is made possible by the City of Camden, along with sponsors NBSC, Powers Funeral Home, Alpine Agency, Warrior Fitness Camden, Graham Realty, City Laundry and Cleaners and TruVista. The Town Green is located at 1015 Market Street behind the Old Armory in downtown Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Arts


Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year's Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board's March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...

March 23, 2015 | | Education


Thomas D. Ancrum

Thomas Douglas Ancrum, 86, of Camden, SC, died Friday, March 20 2015, at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roy Phillips

A memorial service for Roy Phillips, 78, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Agape Hospice House 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Mack

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Mack, 84, of 1081 Rogers Rd. in Cassatt, will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Viewing will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:55 PM at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Upstart, Prospect Park eye final Derby prep races

Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


CMA spring sports schedules

Baseball

March 09, 2015 | | Camden Military


North Central spring sports schedules

(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central

March 09, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Lugoff-Elgin spring sports schedule

Baseball

March 09, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden High spring sports schedules

Baseball

March 09, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Clinic Classic 5k hits the streets on April 18

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

February 18, 2015 | | Sports


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