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Ariail for Feb. 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: FOIA steps

Legislators in Columbia have taken a couple of nice steps towards making government in South Carolina more open and accessible. Transparency is the word used most often these days, and while it's a bit overused, it's pretty accurate. The House of Representatives passed on second reading a bill requiring agendas at public meetings, setting up a Freedom of Information (FOI) Appeals Office and cutting the time for a response from 15 days to 10. None of them are earth-shattering, but they're solid.

February 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Wordsmithing war

WASHINGTON -- Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

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


Ham tabbed as L-E volleyball coach

Katie Ham, a former varsity assistant coach and head junior varsity volleyball coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will be returning to the school as the Lady Demons' varsity volleyball coach beginning with the 2015 season.

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


Richardson: Puppy love

We are working on a Boykin Spaniel exhibit at the Camden Archives and Museum. Our curator of collections, Rickie Good, is an avowed dog lover whose household is home to four big dogs. She is absolutely in heaven working on this exhibit. With thousands of photographs of Boykin Spaniels on disk at her desk, she declares each one she opens is the cutest. Choosing the puppies to be featured in the exhibit has been a joyful and overwhelming task for her. Listening to her talk to her computer companions has made me remember all of the canine buddies who have ...

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


Glenn B. Singleton

Funeral service for Glenn Berry Singleton, 63, will be held today, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday at 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Andrew B. Mickle

Funeral service for Mr. Andrew R. Mickle, 93, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday, February 23, 2015, 11:00 A.M. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church, 520 Nelson Street in Camden with burial in the Belton's Family cemetery (Belton Cemetery Road and Flat Rock Road). Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Davidson

A service of celebration for the life of Helen Elizabeth Groom Davidson, 42, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made in Helen's memory to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Claude Campbell

A funeral service honoring the life of Claude Edward Campbell, 85, of Elgin, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Miles, Rev. George Cashwell, and Rev. Jimmy Floyd will officiate. The family will receive friends today, February 20, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Martha Dell Caldwell

Martha Dell Caldwell, 73, of 237 Egypt Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lillie Bruton

Mrs. Lillie Fletcher Moses Bruton, 81, of 607 Cooper Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, February 13, 2015.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Benton

Benny Joe Benton, 73, of Lugoff, SC, died Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born in Winnsboro, SC, the son of the late J. C. Benton and Mary Drawdy Benton. Joe was in the US Army and played in the 291 First Army Band. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, GA, 12th Military, was assigned to Germany and transferred to 9th Artillery, but was later transferred to the 3rd division band while in Germany. Upon return back to the US, Joe was assigned to 291 Army Band, was honorably discharged from the Army, but was called back because of ...

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - Feb. 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Emerson, a 2-year-old male rabbit, and Chani, a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby 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 ...

February 20, 2015 | | Pets


Need help with your tax return?

Tax laws become more complicated each year, and filing tax returns can be a daunting process.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


Kershaw County Library Brings Children’s Performer Elska to the Fine Arts Center

To celebrate the power of imagination and storytelling, Kershaw County Library will offer a performance by acclaimed children's musician Elska at the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Monday at 6 p.m.

February 20, 2015 | | People & Places


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Pets of the Week - Feb. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Legolas, a 4-month-old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix, and Tulip, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby 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 ...

February 27, 2015 | | Pets


Ariail for Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Big money Dems

The ever-present cable news shows are already fixated on the 2016 presidential campaign, with the Republican race a wide-open affair and the Democratic nomination said to be Hillary Clinton's for the asking. Of course, we'll point out Clinton was also the overwhelming favorite in 2008 until Barack Obama came along and stole her candy. But one thing's for sure, no matter whom the parties nominate: massive amounts of money will be spent.

February 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader responds to Clemson diversification letter

In his articulate letter on diversification not being needed at Clemson University (Jan. 21, 2015), Charlie Humphries indicated he is the type of gentleman who would concede to my will to respectfully disagree with him.

February 27, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Parker: Twitter as America’s conscience

WASHINGTON -- Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

February 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Feb. 27, 2015

Murder is a strong word and truth be known it's not really what happens (unfortunately) when a crape myrtle, a Southern signature tree is topped, but it has become a familiar vernacular amongst plant people. If crape myrtles did in fact die when they were butchered, then the practice would stop.

February 27, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cinderella comes to Camden Thursday

Cinderella dances her way into Camden Thursday.

February 27, 2015 | | Arts


Winter visions

When snow fell on Kershaw County on Tuesday, local shutterbugs took out their cameras (or smartphones) and took some pictures. In the first photo is Reid Graham and his snowman in a picture posted to the C-I's Facebook page by his grandmother, Linda Fender Graham. The second picture is a photo of some daffodils in the snow taken by former C-I editor Martha Bruce near the corner of Mill and Haile streets. It's "kind of a 'mixed message' of winter and spring," she said.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Feb. 27, 2015

PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


BDK reports honor rolls

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period of the school year.

February 27, 2015 | | Education


Military Briefs - Feb. 27, 2015

Army Pvt. Neono B. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 27, 2015 | | Military


CHS shifts Meet the Bulldogs to March 2

Due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday, the Camden Bulldog Club has moved its winter and spring sports "Meet the Bulldogs" to Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

February 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


KC baseball teams gear up for pre-season tourney

Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.

February 25, 2015 | | Sports


KCPRD offering youth baseball umpiring clinics

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys baseball games this spring and summer.

February 18, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


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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