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Richardson: African-American ‘Photo Scan Days’ at the Archives

In 2010, Camden resident Barbara Brown was strolling through a yard sale when she spied something she could not pass up. What she discovered was a collection of Brownie photos and assorted older photographs from about the 1910s through the 1940s featuring an African-American family. In it were old formal portraits, school photos from Mather Academy, and candid shots of families posing in front yards and living rooms, on bicycles and in front of prized rose bushes. They are loving and lovely photographs of an active family as they journeyed through the generations -- 98 images in all. She bought the ...

April 15, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Step back and take a deep breath

A few items from this week's newspapers, two from South Carolina and two national:

April 15, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


BERNICE T. HILL - Camden

Mrs. Bernice Thomas Hill, 71, of 1303 Kings Ave., Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Thomas Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden, SC.

April 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARGARET B. SKINNER - Camden

Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Boyd Skinner, 75, of 749 Boyd Road in Camden, was held Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2:00pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 511 Knights Hill Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She died Saturday, April 9, 2016. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOUIS LEE WILSON - Camden

Louis L. "Doc" Wilson entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 11, 2016 at his home. He was the son of the late Lyvan and Nannie Erwin Wilson.

April 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


MPES releases honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year.

April 15, 2016 | | Education


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Cheraw (BB – 6 p.m.); McBee at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB - 7 p.m.)

April 12, 2016 | | Sports


School Days

April 12, 2016 | | Education


Long ball lifts Lady Demons past SV, CHS

Lugoff-Elgin continued with its power surge as junior catcher Sophia Holland's sixth-inning grand slam helped put away host Camden to spoil DogFest as the Lady Demons took down the hostesses, 11-3.

April 12, 2016 | | Sports


Beckley’s two-hitter helps Dogs avoid sweep

Devin Beckley allowed two hits in a six-inning stint as Camden defeated Lugoff-Elgin, 5-1, in Saturday's DogFest matinee played at American Legion Park.

April 12, 2016 | | Sports


Penalties prove costly for CHS in 4-0 loss to visiting Falcons

Only trailing an A.C. Flora squad which is ranked among the top five in the last AAA state boys' soccer poll, 1-0 at halftime, Camden High head coach Mark Chickering was hopeful that his team might still be able to pull the upset Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

April 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Improving Demon netters fall to conference-leading Vikings

While the end result may not show it, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team, which fell to Spring Valley, 5-1, for the second time this year, is a vastly different one than that which lost to the Vikings by an identical score on March 15.

April 12, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Keen, Lawson set CHS marks in Taco Bell Classic track meet

Distance runners Garrett Lawson and Julia Keen set new Camden High School records in the 3,200-meter runs at last weekend's 24th annual Taco Bell Classic track meet hosted by Spring Valley High School.

April 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Bassett Gallery now accepting submissions

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2016 through May 2017. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

April 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

Joan Alexander will be the speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club meeting on Monday, April 18.

April 12, 2016 | | People & Places


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Coaches congratulate Stokes on 300th win

As longtime friends and friendly rivals of Randy Stokes, we would like to congratulate Randy on winning his 300th game as the head baseball coach ...

April 26, 2016 | Denny Beckley and Robbie Cash CHS and L-EHS head baseball coaches | Letters


Rich: The crazy Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A ‘no-kill’ future for our county

Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty ...

April 26, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear for April 26, 2016

The Kershaw County School Board made a much-postponed decision Thursday, appointing Betty Sue Webber, ATEC's acting director, to the permanent leadership position at the ...

April 26, 2016 | | Yesteryear


L-E netters even 4-4A mark with 5-1 win

Bouncing back from a pair of non-conference losses, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team took down visiting Ridge View, 5-1, on Tuesday as they improved to 4-4 ...

April 22, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kelly sets new CHS pole vault mark

Ryan Kelly set a new Camden High record in the pole vault as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs capped an undefeated home season with a ...

April 22, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Miss Temple City gives Motion an historic victory

Miss Temple City, which spent the winter at Graham Motion's barn at the Camden Training Center, became the first filly to win the $300 ...

April 22, 2016 | | Equine


Back-to-back losses throws wrench into Knights’ playoff hopes

North Central's journey to a possible berth in next week's AA state playoffs took a double whammy with a pair of conference losses ...

April 22, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail for April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 | | Ariail


Parker: A trans-ient dilemma

WASHINGTON -- As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet.

April 22, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader: Washington gridlock by Republican Party’s design

The Republican primary circus is marching on and many Americans are saying the country is headed in the wrong direction, saying "We want our country ...

April 22, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Noble: An idea for bathroom checkers

Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our ...

April 22, 2016 | | Columns


Beckham: Flopeye and one vote

One vote.

April 22, 2016 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the Week - April 22, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Birdie, a 1-1/2-year-old female Shepherd/Retriever mix dog, and an unnamed 1-month-old ...

April 22, 2016 | | Pets


RICHARD ENGRAM - Camden

Mr. Richard Engram, 75, of 1834 Lovett Road, Camden, passed Saturday, April 16, 2016. Funeral services were conducted April 21, 2016 at Red Hill Baptist ...

April 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


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