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McGovern

When former Sen. George McGovern died last week at age 90, there were probably many Kershaw County residents who might have remembered him only as the presidential candidate who got crushed in one of the largest landslides in history, winning only one state plus the District of Columbia against President Richard Nixon in 1972. McGovern's campaign was somewhat dysfunctional -- he fired his vice presidential running mate, Thomas Eagleton, after revelations that Eagleton had been treated for mental disorders -- and never had a chance against a president who was popular at the time and hadn't yet been trapped by ...

October 24, 2012 | | Editorials


Great professional assistance

On Friday, October 12, I was in Kershaw County. My Dad had ridden with me. He suffered a fairly serious stroke shortly after 2 p.m. He is now at MUSC in Charleston recovering.

October 24, 2012 | Glenn Allen Harrell Sumter | Letters


How to have a healthy Halloween

Halloween is a festive time when kids enjoy dressing up and getting treats. What will you be doing on Halloween… taking your kids trick-or-treating, passing out treats to little neighborhood ghosts and goblins, or hosting a party?

October 24, 2012 | Deon Leggette | People & Places


CFD chief lists fire safety tips

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night from deadly smoke and fire alarms buzzing. You frantically wake your family and try to escape from the overwhelming black smoke. Feeling frazzled, you stumble down the stairs only to realize that the fire is blocking your escape out of the front door. What is your next step?

October 24, 2012 | CFD Chief John Bowers C-I guest columnist | Columns


McBee runs over Camden Military, 42-0

Like a squeamish movie-goer at a slasher film, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice could not bring himself to look at the video of his team's 42-0 loss to previously winless McBee in a game played last Friday night in Chesterfield County.

October 24, 2012 | | Camden Military


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October 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Post-season arrives for volleyball teams

All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will host state tournament opening round matches tonight and Tuesday.

October 22, 2012 | | Sports


Volleydogs take down Chapin to grab No. 1 seed

Getting payback and the top seed for the state playoffs all in the same night: It could not get much better for the Camden High volleyball team.

October 22, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Buford at North Central in first round of AA Upper State volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)

October 22, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Gloria Dubose Smullen

Mrs. Gloria Dubose Smullen, 65 of 505 Lyttleton St, Camden, entered into rest Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Norman Welch

The family will hold a memorial service, Monday, October 22, 2012, at The Cross and the Sword Church, Kershaw to celebrate the life of Norman Eugene Welch, 74, of Westville.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hester Sue White

Funeral service for Hester Sue White, 87, of 407 Revere Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pearlene White Wright

Mrs. Pearlene White Wright, 116 North Gate Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Born in Pontiac, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late David L. and Sallie Bell Thomas White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Gethsemance Baptist Church, Mitchellville, Maryland, with burial in Maryland National Memorial Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden and J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD are serving the Wright family.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Brave teen, cowardly Taliban

Did the Taliban overplay their hand when they shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl simply because she wanted to go to school? We can only hope.

October 22, 2012 | Clarence Page Oct. 22, 2012 | Columns


The night of the triple murders

Each of us has various benchmarks in our life.

October 22, 2012 | Buster Beckham | Columns


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Clara Nelson Wood

Mrs. Clara Nelson Wood, 90, of 530 Longtown Rd, Lugoff, SC passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, June 22, 2015. She was a graduate of Benedict College and she retired as a teacher from the Kershaw County Public School System. Funeral services for Mrs. Wood will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 26, 2015 at Sutton Branch Baptist Church, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff, with interment in the church cemetery. Public viewing was Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2-7 p.m.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Terry Anthony Pough

Mr. Terry Anthony Pough, 39, of 1463 Wells Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be anounced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Milton Jones

Mr. Milton Jones, 78, of 225 Crescent Circle, Camden, South Carolina passed on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, June 27 in New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville. The family will be receiving friends at the home.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Milton Loman Griswold

Memorial services for Milton Loman Griswold, age 50, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 3 p.m.from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony Rabern officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the memorial service from 1-3 p.m.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Douglas Matthew Gordon

Funeral services for Douglas Matthew "Doug" Gordon, 42, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the American Heart Association.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


CHS seeking players for girls' golf team

In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.

June 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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