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Last week, it was reported that South Carolina ranked among the states most at risk for corruption. In a study conducted by State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International, South Carolina received a grade of "F" and ranked 45th among the 50 states.

March 26, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Ham, Mr. Gray engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ham of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Danielle Vee Ham, formerly of Camden, now of Acworth Ga., to David Wayne Gray of Acworth, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gray of Kennesaw, Ga.

March 26, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Stroud, Mr. Proctor set date

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Stroud of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Heather M. Stroud, to Jonathan Van Ness Proctor of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Derrick Proctor of Lugoff.

March 26, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Door of Hope welcomes Caldwell as associate pastor

The membership of Door of Hope Ministries in Camden welcomes Pastor Lomarie Caldwell as associate pastor to the church. Senior Pastor Gerald Brown stated, "Our leadership staff and congregation are excited to have Pastor Caldwell accept this position and look forward to many years under her leadership."

March 26, 2012 | | Localife


Elisha Grant Jr.

Mr. Elisha Grant Jr., 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Saturday, March 21, 2012. Location of service has been changed. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Composite Lodge, Masonic Temple, located on Broad Street in Camden. Burial will be at Gum Springs Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery in Camden.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Marie Jenkins Halley

Mrs. Marie Jenkins Halley, 93, of 1008 Segar Mills Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Thomas Haynes Jr.

Funeral services honoring the life of John Thomas Haynes, Jr., 78, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Bruce Hancock and Dr. Frankie Melton will officiate. The family received friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Haynes' memory to Heath Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Heath Springs, S.C. 29058 or Lottie Moon Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden ...

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shades of success

Anyone who knows Ed Yount knows his blood is probably Carolina blue. But they also know his love for the UNC Tar Heels is nothing compared to his love for children.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Closing the gap

Fifteen Kershaw County schools -- six more than last year -- were among 853 schools statewide recognized by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2011.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Montessori teachers certified

Three faculty members with the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) have been certified at the Early Childhood level (ages 3-6). Meek Duren, Oscar Avila and Kenia Dayeh de Bermudez were recognized Feb. 24 at the annual conference of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), held at Litchfield Beach. MEPI is one of about eight professional societies in the United States that oversee Montessori teacher preparation. All three teachers studied under Mariyam Petiwala through the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS), located in Camden. IGS is one of only four programs in South Carolina accredited to train educators to work in Montessori classrooms ...

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Panthers trip up North Central, 5-1, in 5

Doing its damage early, McBee downed host North Central, 5-1, in a game shortened after five innings due to lightning.

March 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Ansley throws blanks at MC in 6-0 CHS win

Not even a break from baseball for football last fall failed to slow down Jake Ansley.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Sumter at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Governor's School (TEN– 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Buford (BSOC – 6 p.m.)

March 26, 2012 | | Sports


Dogs have little problem downing Falcons

Over the past few years, Darlington has given the Camden tennis team fits. Not so much this time around.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Spring Break Baseball Camp set for April 2-4

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department will co-sponsor the Spring Break Baseball Camp April 2-4 at the American Legion Field.

March 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Rev. Mamie Adamson completes bachelor’s degree

Rev. Mamie L. Adamson graduated from Morris College in Sumter May 3, 2014 with a bachelor's in pastoral ministry. She graduated cum laude.

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


United Way holds 4th Annual Chili Cook-off

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014

• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...

November 17, 2014 | | Editorials


The parable of the apple tree

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

November 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Now the rubber meets the road

November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.

November 17, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pet talk - Nov. 17, 2014

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.

November 17, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets


Inabinet - Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | | Inabinet


Ariail for Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Hunger and Homelessness Week

This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.

November 17, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


KCSD earns ‘Excellent’ Absolute rating on state report card

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.

November 17, 2014 | | Education


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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