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My husband often gave me gifts -- many for no reason at all -- such as trips to foreign lands, jewelry, excursions to New York to see plays, etc. However, one of the gifts he presented to me with delight was not appreciated. I had just retired from teaching and wanted nothing more than to sit in a chair and never hear anyone call for Mrs. Pruett or Dr. Pruett again. Actually, I wanted to vegetate. Instead, my husband, who retired before me, signed us up for a New Life program. (I had no idea how lasting this contract was to be ...

August 14, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Kearse, Mr. Lostetter wed

Mary Kathryn Kearse of Columbia, South Carolina and Adam Brent Lostetter of Lugoff, South Carolina were married on July 27, 2013. The couple was married at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, South Carolina. The 6:00pm ceremony was officiated by Reverend Frank J. Griffith. A reception followed at Aberdeen in Camden, South Carolina.

August 12, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Fisher stays red-hot with a score in Phipps Stakes

Arcadia Stable's Take Her Tothe Top won her maiden steeplechase victory in spectacular fashion when the well-bred five-year-old mare pulled away to a 3 1/4-length victory in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares last Thursday.

August 12, 2013 | | Equine


CHS holds meeting for JV, freshmen football players

All players interested in playing on either the Camden High School junior varsity and/or ninth grade football teams are asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. inside the commons area which adjoins the school's gymnasium.

August 12, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


A family matter

WASHINGTON -- When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company's syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We're a family.

August 12, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Beyond sound bites

At the end of the most recent KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, I was approached by a television news reporter with a number of questions. I couldn't answer his questions at that time because they do not lend themselves to sound-bite answers, so I'd like to take this column to present a reasoned response to the questions.

August 12, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pet talk - Aug. 12, 2013

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child's birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting. Is your child ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet? Will the new animal negatively affect his or her health? Though your child may think your wary attitude is unnecessary, these are valid questions for every parent to ask themselves and their family before welcoming a new pet into their home.

August 12, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Ariail for August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 12, 2013

• Former president George W. Bush, one of the most active chief executives the country's ever had, was diagnosed recently with a blocked artery and had a stent inserted to correct the problem. We've stated before that Bush might not have been a great president but is a fine man, and he has never said critical things about President Obama despite Obama's constant blaming of Bush for the country's ongoing economic problems. We found it interesting that when a reporter asked Obama spokesman Jay Carney if the president had contacted Bush to wish him well after his ...

August 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Josephine Brown

Mrs. Josephine Jackson Hardy Brown, 76 of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Camden, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook may be viewed/signed at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.

August 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Night moves

August 09, 2013 | | Sports


Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


GOP searches for its missing white voters

Remember how Republican leaders vowed to improve their outreach to minorities after Mitt Romney's demographic disaster in November? Well, not so fast, amigos. A lot of folks in the Grand Old Party's conservative wing prefer to tap another group that let them down: the "missing white voters."

August 09, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Are you tough enough?

Throw together a ridiculous amount of mud and water, hundreds of live wires, several ice water-filled dumpsters, cargo nets, 15-foot walls, and the product that remains is a sustained trend in America -- one of endurance events. Also known as obstacle races, this adrenaline-fueled sport has exploded in popularity. More than 1 million people this year are expected to enter races of this nature in the United States. Who knew mud, sweat and barbed wire could bring as much allure as it does misery. We are not talking about a fitness trend, but what Running USA calls the "Second Running Boom ...

August 09, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Yesteryear - June 21, 2016

For Don Nelson, the third time was the charm.

June 21, 2016 | | Yesteryear


TERRY BRANHAM - Red Hill

RED HILL -- Funeral service for Terry Wyndham Branham, 64, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


SARAH ELIZABETH COKER - Camden

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Sara Elizabeth Coker, 96, of Camden, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 19 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM EDGERTON - Bishopville

BISHOPVILLE -- William L. (Bill) Edgerton passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home. There will be a celebration of his life held at ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT J. MOODY - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Robert Jackson "Bobby Jack" Moody, 85, who passed away on June 16th was held at 2:00 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOIS OUTLAW - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Katherine Hopkins Outlaw, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


CONNIE RAY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A Celebration Gathering for Connie Jean Bowers Ray, 69, was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral home, Lugoff.

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden residents graduate from virtual school

Four Camden residents are among 347 seniors to graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Palmetto Boys & Girls State attendees

Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Pets of the Week - June 21, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Elsa, a 2-year-old female Boxer mix dog, and Bubble, a 1-month-old female domestic ...

June 21, 2016 | | Pets


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sub Station II is number 1

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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