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An 'Excellent' first year

The North Central High School (NCHS) Concert Band performed in the Carowinds Festival of Music April 13. With nine students, the band played Grade IV music and received an Excellent rating from the judges. NCHS Director of Bands Caitlin McMurtrie said the performance was a huge accomplishment for the students, since most other groups in the festival had at least 20 to 40 members and this was the NCHS Concert Band's first year in existence. "The students' success was a result of hard work and commitment, and North Central is very proud of them!" McMurtrie said. The band members ...

April 20, 2012 | | Education


National NAACP official to be local Freedom Fund guest

Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy/director, NAACP, Washington Bureau, will be the special guest speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County Branch-NAACP's Freedom Fund dinner May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- April 20, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 23-27:

April 20, 2012 | | Education


SCHC Expo returns to SCEP May 5

Horses of all breeds, sizes and shapes will be on display when the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden plays host to the South Carolina Horseman's Council Expo on Saturday, May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Equine


An eye for design

Two Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students -- Lugoff-Elgin High student Domminique Thomas-Hayes (third from left) and Leslie M. Stover Middle student Drew Blocker (second from right) -- were selected as the winners of the design for the 2012 Kershaw County Special Olympics T-shirt. More than 225 local athletes from 23 classes in schools across KCSD participated in the Special Olympics games April 13. Joining the students were (from left) Col. Eric Boland, Camden Military Academy headmaster; Debi Davis, KCSD director of special services; Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD superintendent; and Chief Joe Floyd, Camden Police Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 20, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sambo, an adult male hound mix dog, and a gray and white 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 ...

April 20, 2012 | | Pets


Hard times were really easy!

When older people talk about the Depression years -- before, during, and after -- they always talk about hard times, what they did not have. Actually, they have seemingly forgotten the positive sides. People can either remember the good times or the bad. In reality, hard times were really easy.

April 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec notes -- April 20, 2012

Turn an eye toward summer with registration for swim lessons at the Kershaw County Aquatics Center. Sign-up will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


May Watson Roberts

Mrs. May Watson Roberts, 70, of 2402 W. lafayette St., Baltimore, MD, formally of Camden, SC passed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Franklin Roosevelt Reid

Funeral service for Franklin Roosevelt Reid, 78, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 12 p.m.at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the St. paul United methodist Church cemetary. He died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Odell Wright

Mr. Odell Wright, 60, of 2181 Bishopville Highway, Camden SC, passed on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday Aprill 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Archie "Bob" Steele

Mr. Archie "Bob" Lee Steele, age 89, of 2523 Charlotte Hwy., died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. He was born March 29,1923 in Union County, NC. The son of the late Roy Sinclair Steele and Nora Therrell Steele, was the husband of 59 years to the late Mary Ross Cauthen Steele. Mr. Steele retired from Masonry Contractors, Inc. and Lancaster County Recylcing Center and was a member of Taylors Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Steele served our great country in the United States Marine Corps in thePacific during World War II with ...

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dorothy (Dot) Mobley Hipp

Dorothy (Dot) Mobley Hipp, 91, of Anderson, SC died April 17, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tampa, Florida on June 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis Brummett Mobley and Mary Hall Mobley. She was predeceased by her husband; Rawson C. Hipp, her brother; Francis Brummett Mobley, Jr., and her sister, Sara Evelyn Moody.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gilyong Maria Kim

A Mass of Christian burial for Gilyong Maria Kim, 67, Columbia, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at St John Neumann Catholic Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Demons storm back to down Cats

Lugoff-Elgin spotted visiting Lexington a 4-0 lead after two and a half innings before outscoring the Wildcats, 6-1, the rest of the way for a 6-5 victory.

April 20, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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11 movies to watch out for this fall

Now that the worst summer for movies in nearly two decades has come to an end, it's time to look forward to the fall movie season.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Asmodee Games delivers tense gaming experience

The board game 7 Wonders by Asmodee Games has won more gaming awards than any other game I know of. It is a simple card game but complex to master. Players represent leaders of ancient civilizations. The goal is to build a civilization that scores the most points by game end by gathering resources, building structures, raising a strong military and mastering commercial endeavors represented by cards.

September 12, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National


3 practices for more mindful living

Despite the frantic pace of life, we can feel fulfilled and even rejuvenated by consciously choosing to do small and simple mindful practices.

September 12, 2014 | Connie Sokol KSL | National


'Believe' tells story of Manchester United manager rising above tragedy

On Feb. 6, 1958, the team plane for Manchester United's professional soccer team landed in Munich, Germany, to refuel. Onboard were players, managers, staff personnel and journalists, who were returning home from a European Cup match.

September 12, 2014 | Ben Tullis Deseret News | National


‘Captain America’ sequel on Blu-ray, DVD

The recent "Captain America" sequel (the second-biggest moneymaker of the year, so far) arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a bevy of other movies new to home video.

September 12, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Ariail for September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 | | Ariail


Elgin’s spirit

Elgin is certainly not the same community that it was a few decades ago. The sleepy little crossroads that existed then has now become the primary growth area in Kershaw County, with housing developments having sprung up all over West Wateree. The area is populated not only with citizens who were born and raised in Kershaw County but many who have moved across the county line from neighboring Richland County, and others who have found their way there from throughout the United States.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorials


Only college graduates need apply

You've heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation.

September 12, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Defense of Mideast Christians conference collapses over anti-Israel catcalls

A Washington conference aimed at spotlighting persecution of Christians in the Middle East collapsed Wednesday evening when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed off the stage for his support of Israel, whose Jewish citizens he said were equal victims of Islamic extremist persecution.

September 12, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


How to survive as a widow

There has been much written about single parents in recent weeks. But what does it take to survive as a widow, who is not a single parent by choice but by the cruel hands of fate?

September 12, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


De-stress your life by following these 5 simple principles

Too often my life feels out of control. My 4 children are involved in several activities, and we are on the move a lot of the time. When I feel stress, I am frazzled and impatient with people around me. Stress makes life feel overwhelming. Since my life isn't going to slow down for at least the next decade, I have to learn how to reduce stress and remove stressors from my life. I'm trying to adhere to these 5 simple stress-reducing principles.

September 12, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


FAC brings Dancing with the Stars back to Camden for second year

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County invites the public to an evening of dance and entertainment at its second annual presentation of "Dancing with the Stars," Saturday, Sept. 20. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour with appetizers catered by Carolina Café at 7 p.m. and the performances will start at 8 p.m.

September 12, 2014 | | Localife


Demons run to second while Lady Dogs take fourth in meet

Lugoff-Elgin finished second with Camden High a spot behind in third place in an 11-team boys' cross-country meet hosted by CHS on Wednesday at Historic Camden.

September 12, 2014 | | Sports


George Booth

George Booth passed away on September 8, 2014 in Denver Colorado. He was formerly from Camden SC and had many friends from Camden, Lamar, Florence and Sumter SC. Burial was held in Denver by his son, Rabbi Stephen Booth.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruby Jackson Davis

Funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Jackson Davis, 79, of 3117 Youngs Bridge Road in Bethune, will be held Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Sandy Level Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


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