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New Year’s 2018

It was many years ago -- over two decades now -- that I attended a writer's conference in hopes of learning how to write a book and get it published.

January 02, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


See Rock City

In Mom's back yard stands a red and black birdhouse on a white pole. Its roof holds iconic words. "See Rock City." If it had not been for Garnet Carter and Clark Byers, that birdhouse wouldn't exist, for that birdhouse harkens back to a heralded part of Southern lore. Times were, you could drive along a back road and sooner or later you'd see a barn with its roof turned into an advertisement.

January 02, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Where has the Flat Rock Post Office gone?

Your columnist had occasion to travel along the Flat Rock Road several times a year after his sister-in-law moved to Lancaster County in the late 1940s. In the 1960s, he visited certain sites on the Flat Rock Road, while producing a television series, and secured photographs of a few of them.

January 02, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


TED COBB

A funeral service to honor the life of Ted Clemson Cobb, 86, of Camden, SC, was held Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Wateree Baptist Church. Rev. Taylor Wells officiated. Burial was in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


FRED MARVIN EDDINS

Mr. Fred Marvin Eddins, age 73, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Graveside Services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, NC, by Rev. Ed Butler. The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC.

January 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


LESLIE FORMAN

Nelson-Haile Funeral Home announces a celebration of life service for Leslie Forman was conducted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Gum Springs Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery, Camden, SC.

January 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


COREY TERRELL FOSTER

Mr. Corey Terrell Foster, 47, of 2715 Ebenezer Church Road in Camden, the son of Mrs. Mary Kirkland Johnson and stepfather, Mr. Samuel Johnson, 2709 Ebenezer Church Road, departed this life on Monday, December 25 in Clover, South Carolina. He leaves to cherish his fond memories in addition to his mother and stepfather are his brother, Robert Foster of Camden and grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Kirkland of Camden. He was predeceased by his father, George Robert Foster; sister, Marlene Denise Foster Shepherd and grandfather, Broadus Kirkland.

January 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAISY M. PORTER

Mrs. Daisy M. Porter, of 829 Red Hill Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

January 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Lee Central at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 02, 2018 | | Sports


Town Hall meeting on lake algae study is Saturday

The Lake Wateree Association/Wateree Homeowners Association (LWA/WHOA) Water Watch group will host a town hall style meeting Saturday at Rock Bottom Pond, Ridgeway. The public is invited to attend.

January 02, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Dogs rout Chesterfield, earn berth in title game

Camden used a 16-6 second quarter run to grab a 31-15 halftime advantage and continued to pull away from tournament host Chesterfield for a 58-30 win to advance into Friday's championship game of the 18th annual Chesterfield High School Basketball Classic.

December 29, 2017 | | Sports


Community Holiday Fair

Bethune Elementary School recently hosted a Community Holiday Fair. During the hustle and bustle of vendors and shoppers, third grade student Ren Schweikert was spotted sitting alone with a sign reading "Stories- twenty five cents!" Bethune's custodian, Mr. Roy Miller, could not resist the cuteness and stopped to hear a story from Ren.

December 29, 2017 | | People & Places


Relay For Life Team meetings start Jan. 9

2018 monthly Relay For Life team meetings start Jan. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Family Life Center 24 Ward Rd. in Lugoff, behind Carolina ChryslerJeep*Dodge.

December 29, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Demons drop Dogs, take Clash at the Castle title

In a match which could have easily been wrestled in Kershaw County, Lugoff-Elgin won the Clash at The Castle crown at Westwood High School last Friday by defeating rival Camden, 64-15, in the championship match of the one-day event contested in Blythewood.

December 29, 2017 | | Sports


Wooten honored on Arbor Day

The city of Camden, along with the Kershaw County Soil and Water Conservation District, Camden Tree Foundation and Camden Parks and Trees Commission held its Arbor Day celebration Dec. 19 in Kirkwood Common. This year's celebration was in honor of long-time naturalist and advocate Alan Wooten, who passed away in August. More than 50 friends, neighbors and relatives turned out to honor Wooten. The city planted a live oak tree in Wooten's memory near the Battle of Hobkirk Hill memorial. Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford read a proclamation honoring Wooten and Arbor Day and Kershaw County Soil and Water ...

December 29, 2017 | | Camden


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JOHN CHARLES SIMMONS

A service to celebrate the life of John Charles Simmons, 56, will be held today, January 16, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Powers ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


ELLA CATHERINE TEAL

Funeral services for Ella Catherine Teal, 88, of Columbia, S.C. will be held 11 o'clock, Tuesday, January 16th, in Boyce Chapel, at First ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


Lawson, Gators hand Demons a 66-49 setback

Before his team traveled to meet Lakewood on Friday night, Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball head coach Garrett Knight said the host Gators' size and athleticism concerned ...

January 16, 2018 | | Sports


KCMA music competition Feb. 10

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its annual music scholarship competition ...

January 16, 2018 | | People & Places


Looking to the future, remembering the past

As I am about to start the second semester of my senior year, I have come to the realization that time is truly flying. So ...

January 16, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


My freshman to senior years at CMA

High school is tough; boarding school is tough; but a military school is even tougher, especially if you're going in as a freshman and ...

January 16, 2018 | By Matthew Rush, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Ariail - Jan. 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Dog problems

Readers will notice a story on today's front page regarding problems some Elgin area residents have been having with feral dogs.

January 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Gratitude in 2018

Hello 2018! A new year is upon us, and I am so excited about all the great things in store for our beautiful city! I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: A call for civility, moving forward

No one knows what the future holds. But we all know who holds the future. We trust in that higher power. And we have our ...

January 16, 2018 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Letter: Councilman responds to chairman’s comments about Dec. meeting

I'd like to address the post meeting comments made by the chairman regarding my remarks at our last county council meeting. His comments were ...

January 16, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Council District 4 | Letters


Letter: Unhappy with tax increase, county leadership

This week many of us will be paying our property taxes. My husband and I, like many other Kershaw County residents are not happy about ...

January 16, 2018 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


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