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Charlie C. Floyd

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Charlie C. Floyd, 61, will be held on Monday at 12:00 noon at Powers Funeral Home. 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.

March 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Thelma Carter

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Thelma J. Mahoney Carter, 92, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock and the Rev. Everett Recconu will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

March 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


John S. Rainey

John Stringer Rainey, Camden attorney and philanthropist, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at age 73. He was a practicing attorney who also served as Chairman of the Board of Greenville-based Easlan Capital, Inc., a real estate development firm.

March 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lugoff Garden club to meet today

Lugoff Garden Club's speaker for today's meeting will be John Mowbray. The meeting will be held at Mr. & Mrs. John Mowbray's home on Quail Lane. John has grown a vegetable garden for the past 41 years and his family eats fresh vegetables all summer sharing with friends, family, and neighbors. The remainder of the vegetables from their garden are frozen or canned to enjoy the rest of the year.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Blizzard fans 16 as Lady Demons upened Bruins

Senior Erin Blizzard fanned 16 South Florence batters as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team opened its regular season with a 7-3 win over the Bruins last Tuesday.

March 16, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs struggle in 4-2 loss to Wilson Hall

Two nights after Camden scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Wilson Hall, 8-7, the Barons returned the favor by handing visiting CHS a 4-2 loss on Thursday night in Sumter.

March 16, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday:

March 16, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Homelessness

Our recent front page story on homelessness in Kershaw County highlighted a part of our community we sometimes don't want to think about, much less see. We suspect it's because of homeless stereotypes: those who live on the streets or in their cars with no job or prospect of one whether due to poor life choices or ill luck.

March 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Old money and old yards

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh somewhat woefully, "Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through." I think, "Oh, one day…."

March 16, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Education -- A catalyst for economic development

Economic development is undoubtedly the front burner topic in our state and in Kershaw County. For good reason. Economic development is the key to stable employment and to developing and nurturing a tax base that will support community needs for education, public safety, recreation, roads and infrastructure, and human services.

March 16, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Joseph: It’s in the numbers…

The grumbles resonated from the kitchen. The sound wasn't particularly loud or piercing at least in the beginning. I guess you could describe it as a low, irregular whine of sorts. I walked in and there he was -- my 11-year old son slumped over his math sheet looking as if the world would end if he did not finish the problems before him. Of course, he was absolute in the fact his mom could not help him with this "math Armageddon." He insisted he would fight this battle alone. I thought to myself, "Does anyone like math? He must ...

March 16, 2015 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Owell. Lucifer V fly to victory in Challenge Cup

Hardin Towell and Lucifer V teamed up to capture the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., contested on March 5.

March 16, 2015 | | Equine


Wilson named Outstanding School Business Official of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Donnie Wilson's been known around the county as the district's "numbers guy" for 13 years. Now his peers across the state have given Wilson a new title: Outstanding School Business Official of the Year.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


Miss 4-H Pageant

The Miss South Carolina 4-H Pageant was held in Laurens County for 38 young women representing various counties from SC. The pageant is not judged on beauty, but solely on stage presence and communication skills of the contestants. During the formal attire division, the members were asked questions about their 4-H experience and how it has helped them plan for the future. Four 4-Hers represented Kershaw County in the pageant, where they displayed their 4-H project and communication skills. Members of the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4-H Horse club were contestants in the Miss 4-H Pageant.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


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Betty Jean Catoe

Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Hartsville at Camden (BB – 6:30 p.m.); West Florence at Lugoff-Elgin (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Ben Lippen (BB – 7 p.m.)

March 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - March 23, 2015

• Friday, we reported a grand jury finally indicted 22-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly for his alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Briana Rabon. We say "finally indicted" because Briana was killed more than a year ago. While we cannot be certain -- grand jury proceedings are secret, and for good reason -- we suspect the indictments were handed down now because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) only recently completed its forensic examination of evidence it and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office collected. Briana, by all accounts, was a bright young lady who, at 18, had her entire life ...

March 23, 2015 | | Editorials


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


Ellis boots home game winner for CHS girls

Welcome home.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs stay perfect after drilling Devils

Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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


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


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


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