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Wisdom

I never aspired to possess wisdom. In fact, mere mortals would never achieve such a goal. I did want to be educated, something that was usually denied for females. Few females went to college; the meager funds were for the males in the family. Even today, many men do not want their wives to work outside the home. The need for two salaries has made two occupations a necessity. Of course, in modern times, women still have their female occupations to do in "off duty hours." I learned that if I could not be male, I had better become educated ...

May 26, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


New officers, promotions at LF-R

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray presented two officer promotions, one new employee and one retiree to those attending the LF-R Board's meeting on May 19. The meeting took place at LF-R headquarters in Lugoff.

May 26, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Landslide to take stage for Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center

With summer just around the corner comes another Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County . One of Camden's favorite bands -- Landslide -- will take the stage at the third Finally Friday concert of the spring on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by NBSC, Alpine Agency, Atlas Gym, City Laundry & Cleaners and Graham Realty, the outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair ...

May 26, 2014 | | People & Places


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


Lift-off for butterflies

For more than 100 years, the Clemson Extension Service staff has transferred science-based information to individuals and families across South Carolina. Part of the centennial celebration in Kershaw County included the planting of butterfly gardens at Bethune (BES) and Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MPE) Schools. A following celebration included awards to students participating in the Healthy Lifestyles and Environmental Conservation Clubs and the release of 100 caterpillars into the butterfly gardens.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


KCSD ready to end year

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule. Parents should note that there are no more school holidays between now and the end of the school year. Monday, May 26 is a regular school day to make up a day missed earlier in the school year for inclement weather.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


Duke Energy encourages lake safety

Monday, Memorial Day marks the traditional start of the summer recreation season. Duke Energy encourages everyone to practice safety while boating and enjoying other activities on the lakes along the Catawba River.

May 23, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Bug and Toto need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Toto, a 3-month-old female Shar Pei mix who also has a litter mates available and Bug, a 2-month-old male kitten who is very sweet, loving and playful. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday ...

May 23, 2014 | | Pets


Ariail for May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Moderates win

If Republicans hope to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from Democrats this fall, the party will need to have broader appeal than the support of the Tea Party and other hard-line conservative groups. Tuesday's elections opened that door across the country as in several states, moderate Republicans won primary victories over well-financed challengers from the right.

May 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Warning: Literature happening

WASHINGTON -- Just when you thought American higher learning couldn't get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature.

May 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Locals graduate from Clemson

A number of local students from Kershaw County and the surrounding area graduated from Clemson University May 9.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


KH Foundation, CCRA jointly fund $1.02 million nurse call project

The KershawHealth Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved a more than $675,000 grant to KershawHealth at its May 20 meeting. The grant, along with $345,000 worth of cumulative gifts from the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA) from the last four years, will help fund a new $1.02 million nurse call system.

May 23, 2014 | | Healthcare


‘I’ve got a question about my tree…’ (Part 1)

This is what I often hear after meeting someone new and they discover I'm an arborist. Sometimes I'm stumped on the trees' problem or what the homeowner perceives to be the problem, but most times able to assist them. If you have a tree in your yard or on street-side, perhaps you've wondered about a particular tree thing. If so, here is Part 1 of some common tree questions I receive.

May 23, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Eva Bell Alexander

Mrs. Eva Bell Alexander "Mrs. Rat" Lewis, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 19, 2014. Born in Richmond Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Estelle Alexander and David Fletcher and the wife of the late Larry "Fessor" Lewis, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Two p.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial in Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Lewis will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the ...

May 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


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October 13, 2017 | | People & Places


SCSPA never fails to impress

October is not just the gateway month to the holiday season, but also means the return of the S.C. Scholastic Press Association Conference (SCSPA ...

October 13, 2017 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


FAC announces board members, award winners

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County recently held its annual meeting in the Watts Performing Arts Wing. Donors, sponsors, volunteers and friends gathered ...

October 13, 2017 | | People & Places


RICHARD BRANHAM

Funeral services for Richard G. Branham, 82, will be held today at noon at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH L. GASKINS

Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, of Cassatt, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


LARRY D. GOGO

Memorial service for Larry Donald Gogo, 64, were conducted Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel. The family received friends prior to ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLE GRIZZELL

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Carole Jean Grizzell, 63, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, October 16 ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEAN LONG

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jean Davies Long, 90, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Lyttleton Street United ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA L. MCCRAE

Virginia Laffitte McCrae, 90, died peacefully on October 7, 2017 at Rock Hill Post Acute Care Center where she had been a resident for over ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


GREG WATTS

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Greg "Tippy" Watts, 44, of Blythewood, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, today, October 13 ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT HARRIS

Mr. Robert Harris, 72, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Rembert, passed on Monday, October 2, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


Deputies arrest New York murder suspect

At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies, detectives from the New York Police Department (NYPD) and U.S ...

October 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fall Festival Saturday

Camden's Second Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Historic Camden's field next to City Arena. The festival is a family-friendly yearly ...

October 13, 2017 | | Camden


Ariail - Oct. 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 | | Ariail


KCSD kudos

We would like to take a moment to offer our congratulations to the Kershaw County School District. Not only did the class of 2017's ...

October 10, 2017 | | Editorials


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