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Social Security office

Given the budget restraints that virtually all government agencies are facing, we understand why the Social Security office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden closed. Dollars are tight, and officials say Uncle Sam will save more than $3 million during the next 10 years by shutting down the local facility. But we'll hand failing marks to the agency for the way it handled the shutdown, notifying few people and making no attempt to contact its clients and the media, which could have spread the word of the shutdown.

March 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Little chance of corporate reform

Conservatives are mightily concerned -- rightly so -- about runaway entitlement spending in this country. Various social programs enacted since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society began in the mid-1960s are at a boiling point.

March 21, 2014 | | Columns


Starting off on the right foot

March 21, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bowers shuts Vikings down and out

Over the years, Spring Valley has been a thorn in the side of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 21, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Child Crappie Tournament on tap for April 12

The third annual Child Crappie Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 12 on Lake Wateree.

March 19, 2014 | | Sports


Golf tourney benefits Food for the Soul

The second annual Food for the Soul Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 3 at the Camden Country Club.

March 19, 2014 | | Golf


Warriors fend off Demons, 3-1

Scoring two goals in the opening 30 minutes of play, visiting left Lugoff-Elgin Stadium with a 3-1 win over the host Demons in a Friday night, non-conference boys' soccer match.

March 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Gators blank Bulldogs, 6-0

Before they ever stepped on the field to begin practice for their first season, the River Bluff boys' soccer team was already ranked first in the AAA state soccer poll.

March 19, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights pound Keenan to kick off Region 3-AA play

Despite the cold weather and rain, the North Central girls finally got to play some softball in their preseason Beat Cancer with a Bat tournament.

March 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ATEC shows improvement on national tests

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) showed improvement in several national career and technical education performance standards for 2013, according to results released by the S.C. Department of Education.

March 19, 2014 | | Education


Team Jackson prepares for the Clinic Classic Challenge

Students at Jackson Elementary School are getting ready to walk or run in the Clinic Classic Challenge which benefits the Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The Clinic Classic Challenge will be held April 26.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Kershaw County schools celebrate Red Cross month with penny drive

Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


North Central High School crowns Miss and Mr. Green and Gold

North Central High School (NCHS) recently crowned Abigail Durant and William McInvaille as its 2014 Miss and Mr. Green and Gold. Contestants in the pageant danced to an opening number. The pageant's theme this year was "Blast from the Past," so the contestants' casual wear was theme-based.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Owls: myth and mystery

By Josh Arrants

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Charlotte Thompson Bar-B-Q celebrates 56 years

Thursday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte Thompson Fire Department (CTFD), located at 746 St. Matthews Road in Camden, will hold its 56th annual barbecue. All plates are $8 each and profits benefit the volunteer fire department and the community center. The event is an opportunity for friends and neighbors to eat together at the community center. Take-out is also available.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


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First responders are superheroes

When the call comes, they have the training, equipment and courage to respond. Be it during dinner or Sunday school, these superheroes work long hours ...

June 16, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The role of business in legislative affairs

Recently, I've been thinking about the role of businesses in legislative affairs. My perception has been that larger businesses are the ones who get ...

June 16, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Births - June 16, 2017

BAIPHO

June 16, 2017 | | Births


ARRIS ODELL HALLEY

Funeral service for little Master Arris Odell Halley, 6, of 11A, Rivers Edge Apts., 971 Wateree Blvd. will be held Monday, June 19, 2017, 11 ...

June 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN RICHARD YOUNG

Funeral services for John Richard Young, 85, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Dekalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

June 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Summer camp season continues

Here is the listing of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 19:

June 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


BES announces 4th quarter honor roll

The following students were named to Bethune Elementary School's honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:

June 13, 2017 | | Education


Third annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops is July 2

Historic Camden and members of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will host the third annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops celebration at Historic Camden on Sunday ...

June 13, 2017 | | People & Places


Best in show

June 13, 2017 | | Arts


Eagle Scouts

BSA Troop 38 of Camden Military Academy held an Eagle court on May 20, 2017 on 4:00 PM. The ceremony was held at Grace ...

June 13, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017 | | Ariail


Budget time

Across Kershaw County and the state, local governments are putting finishing touches on the upcoming fiscal year's budgets. Indeed, Kershaw County Council will take ...

June 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in ...

June 13, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 13, 2017

One of the most exciting things to happen in NASCAR in a very long time didn't happen during a race. Rather, it happened when ...

June 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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