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‘Making do’

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." These are the words of wisdom I often heard during my youth. I learned the lesson so well that I have never had a credit card or a debit card. Christian Community Ministries, Community Medical Clinic, Food for the Soul, and Wateree Community Action are a few of the many sources for help for the needy in present-day Camden. People during the "making do" generation, such as my widowed mother, had only a chicken yard and a garden. These frugal women did not just use the chicken feed ...

August 19, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thomas Columbus Catoe

Funeral service for Thomas Columbus Catoe, 90, will be held Monday at 5:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to DeKalb Baptist Church.

August 19, 2013 | | Obituaries


Geraldine C. Harvey

Funeral service for Geraldine Camp Harvey, 96, will be held Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery, Elgin. The Rev. David Brannen, the Rev. Phillip Blankenship and the Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 2:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church or Blaney Baptist Church.

August 19, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 | | Ariail


Learning softball the Lady Demons’ way

August 19, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Find a furry friend at Walter M. Crowe

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dodger, 5-month-old pit mix and a black and white long-haired male cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

August 16, 2013 | | Pets


Ariail for August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 | | Ariail


A swing to good sense in crime wars

Up against the wall, Mr. Mayor! Sometimes law enforcers need to be stopped, questioned and frisked, too.

August 16, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Merger roadblock

Kershaw County residents were no doubt surprised when the U.S. Justice Department earlier this week threw a giant roadblock in the all-but-completed merger between US Airways and American Airlines. The feds hadn't thrown up similar obstacles in previous airline mergers, and this one looked as if it was ready to be finalized. Joined by attorneys general from six states, the Justice Department said the merger would lessen competition and raise fares for passengers. The two airlines say the merger would give passengers more options and better service. Many Kershaw County travelers who use the Charlotte airport rather than ...

August 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


Camden woman filed false tax returns

A Camden woman pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns using other people's identifying information without their authority.

August 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fox exposes county woman to rabies

A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday.

August 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd

Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd, 81, formerly of Camden passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Estella C. Drakeford

Funeral service for Mrs. Estella C. Drakeford, 78, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday, 10:00 A.M. -7:00 P.M. with a Wake service at 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller

Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller, of 521 Green Rose Road, Columbia, SC, passed on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 1 PM, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Black River Road, Camden, SC.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


Alfred B. Boykin

CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred B. "Fred" Boykin, Jr. of Columbia, SC was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest L. Davis, Sr.

LUGOFF – Memorial services for Ernest Lee Davis, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with a visitation 1 hr prior at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Dwight Andrew Rabon

Dwight Andrew Rabon, 56, gained his wings on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born September 7, 1959 in Camden, South Carolina and is predeceased ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Master potter John Bartlam made America’s first porcelain

In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter ...

July 15, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Editorials


Philando Castile’s gun permit might have gotten him killed. I’m white. My own permit gets me out of

(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist ...

July 15, 2016 | Corey Hutchins | Editorials


Arial For July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 | | Ariail


Reader suggests getting out of our ‘bubbles’ to fight racism

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion ...

July 15, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

A private memorial service for Lucinda Walker Kirkland, of Camden, SC will be held at a later date. She was born in Schenectady, NY and ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Library events -- July

Camden Branch

July 15, 2016 | | People & Places


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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