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Safe Picnics

"There are always ants at a picnic." You can see ants and avoid them, but it's not possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that can cause illness if food is mishandled. Bacteria grow and multiply rapidly in the danger zone between 40 ºF and 140 ºF. Food transported without an adequate ice source or left out in the sun at a picnic won't stay safe for long. Family and friends who eat mishandled food may get the flu-like symptoms caused by foodborne illness.

July 09, 2014 | | Localife


Former Camden resident publishes book on late husband

Former Camden resident Jean Phillips is publishing "Trophy of Grace," the story of her late husband, Gene, and their more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe.

July 09, 2014 | | Localife


Sam Kendall’s awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Sam Kendall's recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, according to a press release. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

July 09, 2014 | | Business


First Baptist kids parade for the Fourth

July 09, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Patricia Alwynne Tilmont

CAMDEN – Funeral Mass for Patricia Alwynne Tilmont, 87, will be celebrated on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual help Catholic Church. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in St. Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice or Our lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

July 09, 2014 | | Obituaries


SC vs. GA vs. KY vs. TN not all about SEC football

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, also known as the AJC, has always had a very special role in the South and for me personally. And, on a recent trip to Atlanta, several AJC stories, all published on the same day, provided a wakeup call about the challenges we in South Carolina face relative to other states in the South.

July 09, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


NSA convenes select group to help promote and improve steeplechasing

The National Steeplechase Association has convened the Promotion and Growth Task Force to develop strategies to assure a vibrant and secure future for American Steeplechasing.

July 09, 2014 | | Equine


Geraghty closes in on McCarthy after Parx

Petticoats Loose Farm's Choral Society completed his successful transition to steeplechase racing on Tuesday, July 1, when he made a strong run through Parx Racing's stretch and won a $30,000 allowance hurdle by two lengths over Easy Reach. Ross Geraghty rode Choral Society, who had won his maiden victory over fences at Monmouth Park on June 13.

July 07, 2014 | | Equine


Donald A. Truesdale

CASSATT – Funeral service for Donald Albertus "Red Dog" Truesdale, 67, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mendle Thomas Hoffman Sr.

Mendle Thomas "Tommy" Hoffman, Sr. 81, passed away June 12, 2014. He was born and lived most of his life in Columbia SC until he moved to Swansea, SC in 2008. He was the son of the late Sam Peter Hoffman and Sarah Mickle Hoffman. He retired from USC and was a former member of Greene Street United Methodist Church and a member of Woodman of the World. He loved working in the outdoors including taking care of the W. Gordon Belser Aboretum for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army and ...

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


‘From Man of the World to Monk’:

University of South Carolina history professor Yates Snowden used the phrase for the title of this column in a letter of his in 1922 when he was describing his dear friend, Shirley Carter Hughson. Who was Hughson, why describe him in this manner, and what connections did he have with Kershaw County?

July 07, 2014 | | Columns


Lewis C. Holland Sr.

CAMDEN – A service to celebrate the life of Lewis Calvin Holland, Sr., 71, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Ronnie Holland will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Kidney Foundation.

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Rush

CAMDEN – A Celebration of Life Service for Michael Roger Rush, 56, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacks of Love Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Passing the Rotary Gavel

Camden Rotary tradition continues with the passing of the club's first president, Dr. John Corbett's gavel and lapel pin from outgoing president Alfred Mae Drakeford, right, to incoming president Kevin Rhodes. Rhodes will lead the club's service projects for this years theme Light Up Rotary.

July 07, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for July 7, 2014

July 07, 2014 | | Ariail


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These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Charlie, a male 1-year-old Great Dane (Charlie loves children) and Tiger, a 5-year-old neutered male black and gray 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 18, 2014 | | Pets


Scully elected to Association of South Carolina Mayors board

Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


Rec Notes: Soccer camp begins July 28

This Soccer Camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 22 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth levels. Coach Wittig is the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ...

July 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | | Ariail


Not so transparent

President Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in history, has delivered perhaps the least transparent. Following the trend of other recent presidents, Obama has kept a tight lid on the press, rarely interacting with reporters in a spontaneous fashion and instead relying on the spin of his White House press directors. And it has gotten worse the longer Obama has been in office; one report last week indicated that the administration was denying access on a variety of subjects with increasing regularity. The Associated Press reported, "In category after category -- except for reducing numbers of old requests and a ...

July 18, 2014 | | Editorials


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Joey Matthew Tyner

Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


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