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CRRC thanks voters

On November 27th, the city of Camden acknowledged the defeat of the referendum vote regarding the recreation facility by passing a resolution accepting those results. The Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition (CRRC) extends congratulations and gratitude to every voter who made that happen and who confirmed our belief in the democratic process. We reflect with great satisfaction on staying the course, facing every challenge, and fighting boldly and assertively to let your voices be heard and to prove that the system works. You did it, and we thank you.

December 07, 2012 | CRRC Directors Camden | Letters


GOP must change

Nobody here in Kershaw County or anywhere else in the country would rationally assert that President Obama's victory last month transformed the United States into a one-party country. After all, Obama won by a skinny percentage (though by a wider margin in the antiquated Electoral College), and the U.S. House of Representatives is still controlled by the GOP, as are a majority of governorships. However, the protocols of presidential politics are creating a more difficult path for Republicans to win the White House unless the party steps back and takes a fresh look at itself.

December 07, 2012 | | Editorials


Command presence matters

A Nov. 16, 2012, op-ed by Lucian Truscott IV published in The New York Times declares that our post-World War II military leadership has traded true fighting spirit for "talk shows and photo spreads" and "military-spec business suits" and, therefore, has failed to succeed in battle since "the stalemated Korean War." Truscott's linkage between alleged military failures and a general officer population of "strutting military peacocks" is readily contradicted by the two men he invokes, George Patton and Lucian Truscott Jr., his own grandfather.

December 07, 2012 | By John S. Rainey C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Enter Prince Charming

Good things come to those who wait. And in this story, the good things are truly wonderful and have emerged as being undeniably worth the wait. At times, this "wait" was home to several Mr. Wrongs and one or two Prince Charming wannabees. But over the years, the reservoir of patience reached a high and its depth paid off in an unexpected way. You see, my sister, two years my junior, is getting married this weekend. Her patience is the victor here, and life, the joy decided to happen, as she was busy making other plans.

December 07, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden ART fall show opens at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Camden ART (formerly Camden Art Association) will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) today with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Edward Arron & Friends Chamber Music concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank. The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 18, 2013.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places


American Legion Post No. 195 dedication

December 07, 2012 | | Military


Walkway to be dedicated to retiring trustees

The Kershaw County School District will dedicate a walkway near Jackson School and honor two retiring school board members Tuesday.

December 07, 2012 | | Education


Carmon to head up youth baseball camp

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting the Stephen Carmon Baseball Camp to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

December 07, 2012 | | Sports


Quick kicks his way to more post-season honors

For the second year in a row, Pikeville University specialist and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Grayson Quick has been named both first-team and honorable mention All-Mid-South Conference East Division.

December 07, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rizers split pair; improve to 3-2 on season

The Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association split a pair of games over the weekend as the Camden-based team hiked their record to 3-2 after the first quarter of their inaugural campaign

December 05, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Six L-EMS wrestlers win at Midlands Invitational

Six Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestlers kicked off the 2012-13 season by winning championships at Saturday's Midlands Invitational, held at Dutch Fork Middle School.

December 05, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons take 10th in Southern Slam

Jarelle Hannah's fourth-place finish in the 182-pound division helped the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a 10th place finish in last weekend's Steadman Hawkins Southern Slam tournament hosted by Eastside High School.

December 05, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Liberty Hill fundraiser a success

The officers and members of the Liberty Hill Civic and Improvement Association (LHCIA) are delighted to report that the fundraising event held on October 27 was a complete success. The event coincided with the Community Center building's 75th anniversary. The building, located just off highway 97 in Liberty Hill, was built under the Works Progress Administration in 1937 with help from the Citizens of Liberty Hill Committee: Chairman John G. Richards (former governor of South Carolina), C.D. Cunningham, L.P. Thompson, H.L. Higgins, E.L. Jones and W.L. Cunningham -- all prominent citizens of the community at ...

December 05, 2012 | Bob Cook, LHCIA President Liberty Hill | Letters


The fly sees all

WASHINGTON -- Much speculation has followed the private luncheon between President Obama and Mitt Romney, about which little is known.

December 05, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Moving forward

At the beginning of my mayoral race, we conducted a survey to identify the concerns of Camden voters. Given our apparent community division about recreation, we found to our surprise that voters were mainly concerned about jobs. Recreation was fifth on the list.

December 05, 2012 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Rec Notes - May 1, 2015

Registration for swim lessons continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1-4 and June 8-11.

May 01, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Oliver, Webb promoted at SAFE

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently promoted to employees with Camden connections to regional branch manager positions. Brandon Oliver and Jenny Webb are now, respectively, the Region Three and Region Four branch directors, according to a press release.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Elease Williams Harris Smith

Mrs. Elease Williams Harris Smith, 85, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dennis Wayne Robinson Sr.

A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Wayne Robinson, Sr., 62, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Charlene Dixon "Cha Cha" Mathis

Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice Elizabeth Gainey

Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Collins

Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Coldwell Banker’s Camden office part of NRT purchase

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


First Palmetto acquires South State Bank branches

First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


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