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Dogs double up L-E netters, 4-2

Playing out close to how he thought it would, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was glad to be on the long end of a 4-2 decision over visiting rival Lugoff-Elgin on Monday.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup

Weather forecasters -- a notoriously inaccurate lot -- did everything they could to dump a bucket of cold water on last Saturday's Carolina Cup, but despite their dire predictions, thousands of people turned out to the Springdale Race Course and enjoyed a terrific afternoon of horse racing and socializing, all topped off by a local horse winning the featured Carolina Cup race. We were reminded once again of all that the event means to this area and how much it burnishes the reputation of Camden.

April 02, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for April 2, 2014

(The Camden News)

April 02, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Clowning Around

The circus came to town for Baron DeKalb Elementary School students. Ms. Farnum's first grade class completed a unit of study about the circus and researched and wrote about circus acts and animals. Students rehearsed circus acts and performed in front of the 4 and 5-year-old kindergarten students, first and second grade students and 43 friends and family members. The acts included clowns, dancing bears, lions, elephants, acrobats and a strongman.

April 02, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for April 2, 2014

April 02, 2014 | | Ariail


Alexander’s passing city’s loss

The city of Camden has suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, a cornerstone community leader, educator and long-time serving so well the God she loved: Dr. Daisy Alexander.

April 02, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Yes, Virginia, there are taxes

Yes, Virginia, there must be a Tooth Fairy as well as a Santa Claus! After reading Monday's Chronicle-Independent "Noted and passed" comments concerning Camden City Council's resolution to apply for a grant to fund the Broad Street road diet, I came to the conclusion that there must surely be.

April 02, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden City Council | Letters


Lady Demons stomp Jackets

Erin Blizzard held visiting Irmo to one hit in helping the Lugoff-Elgin softball team to an 11-1 thumping over the visiting Yellow Jackets last Friday night.

April 02, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs whitewash CMA, 5-0

Bryan Jones scored two first half goals and that would be more than enough for the Camden High soccer team and goalkeeper Richard White who shut out Camden Military Academy, 5-0, in a Monday night match played at Zemp Stadium.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


Lighten up on the first lady

WASHINGTON -- The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on First Lady Michelle Obama.

April 02, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Irmo makes early goals hold up

Irmo scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of play and made that stand up as the Yellow Jackets pinned a 2-0 loss on host Lugoff-Elgin in last Friday night's contest played at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

April 02, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights cruise by Griffins

If you are going to split a pair of games in one week, you want to win the one that counts.

April 02, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Kershaw County Farmers Market open Saturday

The Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday, and shoppers making the trip to its downtown Camden location may notice a few changes. For one, the market is going smoke-free. For another, a new logo is being debuted to better promote the market.

April 02, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Cheer Invasion All-stars win big in Myrtle Beach

The Cheer Invasion All-stars (CIA) invaded Myrtle Beach last weekend! CIA, the competitive cheer team from Spirit Athletics in Lugoff, attended a National cheerleading competition in Myrtle Beach, March 21-23. All four of Spirit Athletics' teams came home with a national title.

April 02, 2014 | | Localife


Margaret Lloyd ‘Celebration of Life’ to be held at FAC Sunday

Margaret Lloyd moved with her husband, Richard W. Lloyd, to Camden in the early 1950's and both embraced the community. They donated land and buildings for the community center (Price House), the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County (Douglas-Reed Building) and the nucleus of what became the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The family is planning a small memorial garden at the FAC to honor both of their parents.

April 02, 2014 | | Localife


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Medical marijuana

Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.

April 11, 2014 | | Editorials


American Legion accepting Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


David Lawerence Kelly Jr

A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Demons give Cavaliers the boot

Now this is how you end a drought.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons netters rip RNE twice

With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gators take a bite out of Dogs

First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.

April 11, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons sweep RNE

Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thanks from Historic Camden

The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.

April 11, 2014 | Historic Camden Foundation Board of Trustees | Letters


Gullible and guilty

Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...

April 11, 2014 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Ariail for April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 | | Ariail


Southern charm

WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.

April 11, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Among the state's elite

April 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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