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The brand new Studebaker had a 40 gallon gas tank. In the early 1950s, a nice gentleman stopped at the Gulf station in Cassatt for a fill-up and the locals said the affable man stated he was traveling U.S. 1 from New York to Florida, where he was looking at various business opportunities. Walt Disney thanked everyone for their courtesy and then headed south.

May 05, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden Military Academy is a hidden gem

Like many of you, I grew up in Camden and I love my historic, picturesque community. However, I never really paid much attention or knew much about a hidden jewel in our community: Camden Military Academy.

May 05, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


State school PR association honors KCSD staff

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 16 awards for excellence in school communications from the SC chapter of the National School Public Relations Association on Friday.

May 05, 2017 | | Education


MPES receives national school counseling designation

Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MTP) is one of only eight SC schools to receive national recognition for its comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and exemplary educational environment this school year.

May 05, 2017 | | Education


MARGIE D. BURROWS

A service to celebrate the life of Margie D. Burrows, 84, will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Memorial Gardens of Columbia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

May 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY EDWARD MUSPRATT

Funeral services for Anthony Edward Muspratt, 80, will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 914 Market St, Camden, SC 29020 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Quaker Cemetery. A wake will be held on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Church.

May 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


SAMUEL CONROY WASHINGTON

Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Conroy Washington, 72, of 846-A Knights Hill Road in Camden, formerly of Denmark, SC, will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Rome Baptist Church, 544 Mimosa Street in Denmark with viewing one hour prior to service. Also, funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12 Noon at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 511 Knights Hill Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, May 5th, 3PM to 7PM and Monday, May 8th, 5PM to 7PM at the funeral home and one hour prior ...

May 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


Elgin woman recognized for superior customer service

Beth Ruffin of Elgin was recently recognized for superior customer service by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance.

May 05, 2017 | | Business


Bethune taking steps to feed citizens in need

The town of Bethune is stepping up to help its less fortunate citizens.

May 05, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Laws strict regarding disturbing wild turkey nests

Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, according to Charles Ruth, coordinator for the SCDNR's Wild Turkey program. However, state law is clear on this subject and provides that it is unlawful to rob any wild turkey nest or to posses wild turkey eggs.

May 05, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


S.C. Susan G. Komen chapters merge

Susan G. Komen Lowcountry and Komen SC Mountains to Midlands are proud to announce a plan to strengthen operations and increase their impact by joining together as a single organization. The name for the new united Affiliate is "Komen South Carolina," which will reach the entire state including the previously un-served counties of Marlboro, Dillon, Darlington, Lee, Sumter and Clarendon.

May 05, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Ribbon cuttings

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Agape Hospice's new Lugoff facility and Westfall's Barbecue in Camden with ribbon cuttings.

May 05, 2017 | | Business


CCB Spring Concert

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Spring concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rectory Square Park. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is in its 37th year of presenting music to the Camden and Kershaw County area.

May 02, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - May 2, 2017

May 02, 2017 | | Ariail


Please vote

Today is another election day -- the primary for the special election for the Fifth Congressional District seat vacated when former U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney stepped down to become the director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for the Trump administration.

May 02, 2017 | | Editorials


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Camden Post Office

We are pleased to see so much effort from so many quarters to improve and enhance the beauty and unique character of Camden. The city ...

May 19, 2017 | | Editorials


FOIA reform

It's been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

May 19, 2017 | By S.C. Press Executive Director Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


The future of Camden

Former elected officials, namely me, probably have no business writing columns about the city, but many people continue to imagine I can still address what ...

May 19, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


The forgotten fort

Camden is proud of her Revolutionary War heritage. The Battle of Camden and the Battle of Hobkirk Hill play pivotal roles in the history of ...

May 19, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FLOSSIE VIRGINIA BREWSTER

Funeral service for Mrs. Flossie Virginia Brewster, 90, of 512 Saddle Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 A.M ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


RODNEY J. BROWN

A memorial gathering for Rodney J. Brown, 82, will be held Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCIS S. GASKIN

A graveside service for Frances S. Gaskin, 98, will be held today at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Dr., Sumter, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS JEFFERSON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson, 78, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL MCMANUS

A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Michael McManus, 51, of Rembert, SC, was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Pisgah Baptist Church ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY B. PHILLIPS

A funeral service for Nancy Baker Phillips, 79, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 a.m., today, May 19, 2017, at Bethune ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


GLORIA SPITZER

Funeral service for Gloria Outlaw Spitzer, 68, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY ANN STURDIVANT

Nancy Ann Sturdivant, 68, of Camden, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Monday May 15, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Area students graduate from the Citadel

The following Kershaw County area student received degrees during the Citadel's graduation ceremonies held May 6 in McAlister Field House:

May 19, 2017 | | Education


KC Guardian ad Litem seeking volunteers

There are many abused or neglected children who do not have a positive mother or mother figure in their lives, but people with a desire ...

May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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