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A different case

So-called "stand your ground" laws have been a matter of controversy around the country in the last couple years, but no case involving such a law is more puzzling than the S.C. Supreme Court's agreeing to hear a matter in which a confessed murderer who kicked in a door and then killed his robbery victim claimed he should have immunity because he was fearful for his life, thinking the victim he was robbing was about to kill him.

July 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Local medical clinic receives donated shelf

The children at Sandhills Medical Clinic (SMC) in Lugoff are the first recipients of a "Livi's Libaray" bookshelf in the area. "Livi's Library" is in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit, the 9-year-old daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pettit. Livi had a great passion for books which is what inspired the idea.

July 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Louis Bradford Lewis

Mrs. Louis Bradford Lewis, 83, of 163 Boone Lane, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11 a.m., New haven United Methodist Church, Bishopville. The burial will follow at St. James Pentecostal Deliverance Assembly Cemetery, Camden.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Abney

Mr. Willie Abney, 78, of 504 North Main Street, Bethune, S.C., passed on Friday, July 5, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wardell

Mr. Thomas Wardell, 72, of Niagra Falls, NY and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Winston Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Simon and Lucinda Edgefield Williams. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of Remembrance Brown's Funeral Home, with burial in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert, at a later date. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Wardell family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Robertson

Mr. Terry Robertson, 24, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Melissa Robertson and Terry McKenney. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Robertson will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Robertson family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Genane Perkins Canty

Mrs. Genane Perkins Canty, 62, of Casastt, entered into eternal rest of Sunday, July 7, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Louise Ballard Perkins. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Canty will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Canty Family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sweet pets looking for forever homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dallas, a one-year old very sweet Terrier mix and Lila, a playful nine-week-old black and white kitten. 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 ...

July 12, 2013 | | Pets


Soccer camp registration open for kids 6-14

This soccer camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more. This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball.

July 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Is the R-word the new N-word?

A new poll suggests that Americans, including black Americans, tend to think blacks are more racist than whites or Hispanics. I don't think we are. We only sound like it sometimes.

July 12, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


KC American advances into district finale

And then there was one.

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Volleyball, hoops, wrestling and cheer camps on deck

Here are the youth sports camps on tap throughout Kershaw County for the week of July 15:

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


A bullet through the heart

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."

July 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - July 10, 2013

Real estate transactions

July 10, 2013 | | For the Record


Our schools

Amid recent reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality that finds "an industry of mediocrity" and asserts the country's teacher training system is badly broken, there is good news in the Kershaw County School District, and we don't blame Superintendent Frank Morgan for tooting the district's own horn in a recent column in this newspaper.

July 10, 2013 | | Editorials


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Editorial: District accounts

When Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of the county's proposed budget on a 4-3 vote Tuesday (see "County council passes final ...

June 17, 2016 | | Editorials


Cahn: Net neutrality should be here to stay

The good news came Monday: a federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) "Net neutrality" rules. On a 2-1 favorable ...

June 17, 2016 | | Columns


Parker: There he goes again

WASHINGTON -- From Shanghai to Paris to Moscow, the world has been watching to see how the U.S. election is affected by the latest terrorist ...

June 17, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Staffordshire in Camden!

I grew up on James Island in the 1960s before the rampant development took over Charleston and the Sea Islands. James Island was a place ...

June 17, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: People to legislature -- How long?

In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie "Unforgiven" won the Oscar for the Best Picture of ...

June 17, 2016 | | Columns


Op-Ed: Pols often put campaign funds in own businesses

Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, frequently has a need for office supply goods. Fortunately for him, he happens to own an office supply store.

June 17, 2016 | By Taylor Estes S.C. Policy Council | Columns


UWKC receives $5,000 grant

The Building Industry Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). The UWKC is helping 22 homeowners in ...

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Williamson, Sumter fire blanks at P-17ers in 10-0 victory

SUMTER --- It may seem like the American Legion baseball season just began, but the Sumter P-15's wrapped up at least a share of the ...

June 17, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


DEREK FLETCHER - Lancaster

Mr. Derek Fletcher, 54, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at his home. He was the son of the late Lucille Fletcher and was born July ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


RICHARD HELLMAN - Elgin

ELGIN -- A funeral service to honor the life of Richard "Dicky Bird" Hellman will be held at 3:00 PM, today, June 17, 2016 at ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


TOMMIE LEE KING - Lexington, N.C.

Tommie Lee King, 70, of 6781 Old US Highway 52 Lexington, N..C., passed on Saturday June 11, 2016. Funeral services will be at noon ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT J. MOODY - Camden

Robert J. "Bobby Jack" Moody, 85, of Camden, SC, died Thursday, June 16, 2016. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ERNEST ROGERS JR. - Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG -- Ernest B. Rogers, Jr. died Monday, June 13, 2016, at The Oaks retirement home in Orangeburg. A memorial service to celebrate the life of ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL M. SHEHEEN - Camden

CAMDEN -- A graveside service to celebrate the life of Michael Michel Sheheen, 57, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:30 AM, today, June ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN M. WILLIAMS - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. John M. Williams, 64, of 651 Hillsdale Drive in Camden, will be held Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 A.M. at ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


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