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A sign of honor

Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...

April 30, 2012 | | Camden


Rosa Lee Caldwell

Mrs. Rosa Lee Caldwell, 88, of 1103 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Helen Gainey Graham

Graveside services celebrating the life of Helen Gainey Graham, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Forest lawn memorial park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Forest lawn memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Graham's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Camden High School Bulldog Club, P.O. Box 587, Camden, SC 29201.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Therodow Brown

Mr. Therodow Brown, 52, 5895 Halley Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012 | | Ariail


Pardon my zeitgeist

NEW YORK -- I think it is fair to say that the shark has been permanently displaced by the dog.

April 27, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 27, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Flip, a 3-month-old male border collie/retriever mix puppy, and a black 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

April 27, 2012 | | Pets


Knights Hill community to wrap May pole at spring festival

On May 5 a May Day Festival and yard sale will be held at 8 a.m., the festival will start at 10 a.m. on Knights Hill Road. The Knights Hill community will celebrate the beginning of spring with activities and games for all age groups. The event will include the wrapping of the May pole, pony rides and other activities. The festival is open to the public. Hot dogs, chicken, fish, fries and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendors are welcome. Booths can be purchased for $25. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships and ...

April 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Student projects reflect on Black History

In honor of Black History Month in February, Clifton Harryton Anderson, retired mental health professional, honored Kershaw County students and schools for their contributions to an exhibit in Camden's Price House. Jessica Zeller's class from the Continuous Learning Center earned the first place overall award. In the high school category, first place went to Camden High School's Dree Dubose and Nierra Coleman. Second place winner was Destinyee Logan from North Central High School. Third place winner was Erin Clemens from Lugoff-Elgin High School. In the middle school category, first place went to Amber Johnson at Leslie M ...

April 27, 2012 | | People & Places


School menus -- April 27, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 30-May 4:

April 27, 2012 | | Education


CRRC mobilized by love of community

The April 18 editorial, "Civility," depicts Paddy Bell as inflammatory in her comments to City Council on April 10, 2012. It suggests that she made personal allegations about city corruption, using phrases like "robbing the piggy bank" to refer to the city's intentions for the Hospitality Tax.

April 27, 2012 | Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition Board | Letters


Paul Clippard Sr.

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Paul Eugene Clippard, Sr., 77, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Clippard's memory to the Sacks of Love, C/O Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Football playoff

After years of fan discontent over the lack of a playoff system in college football, it appears that progress is finally being made toward establishing some sort of playoff that will involve at least four teams and possibly more. Over many seasons, since the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was established, college football's power brokers steadfastly refused to admit that a controversial system of picking two teams to play for the national championship had any weaknesses. They wanted to protect the current bowl system and they displayed a blind eye to fans' calls for a playoff.

April 27, 2012 | | Editorials


United Daughters of the Confederacy commemorate 115th year

The objectives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are: Historical, Benevolent, Educational, Memorial and Patriotic. General Lee said to the Daughters of the Confederacy, "Remember it is your duty to see that the true History of the South is presented to future generations," and this is what they strive to do.

April 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012 | | Ariail


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Pets of the Week - Feb. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Legolas, a 4-month-old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix, and Tulip, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

February 27, 2015 | | Pets


Ariail for Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Big money Dems

The ever-present cable news shows are already fixated on the 2016 presidential campaign, with the Republican race a wide-open affair and the Democratic nomination said to be Hillary Clinton's for the asking. Of course, we'll point out Clinton was also the overwhelming favorite in 2008 until Barack Obama came along and stole her candy. But one thing's for sure, no matter whom the parties nominate: massive amounts of money will be spent.

February 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader responds to Clemson diversification letter

In his articulate letter on diversification not being needed at Clemson University (Jan. 21, 2015), Charlie Humphries indicated he is the type of gentleman who would concede to my will to respectfully disagree with him.

February 27, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Parker: Twitter as America’s conscience

WASHINGTON -- Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

February 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Feb. 27, 2015

Murder is a strong word and truth be known it's not really what happens (unfortunately) when a crape myrtle, a Southern signature tree is topped, but it has become a familiar vernacular amongst plant people. If crape myrtles did in fact die when they were butchered, then the practice would stop.

February 27, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cinderella comes to Camden Thursday

Cinderella dances her way into Camden Thursday.

February 27, 2015 | | Arts


Winter visions

When snow fell on Kershaw County on Tuesday, local shutterbugs took out their cameras (or smartphones) and took some pictures. In the first photo is Reid Graham and his snowman in a picture posted to the C-I's Facebook page by his grandmother, Linda Fender Graham. The second picture is a photo of some daffodils in the snow taken by former C-I editor Martha Bruce near the corner of Mill and Haile streets. It's "kind of a 'mixed message' of winter and spring," she said.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Feb. 27, 2015

PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


BDK reports honor rolls

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period of the school year.

February 27, 2015 | | Education


Military Briefs - Feb. 27, 2015

Army Pvt. Neono B. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 27, 2015 | | Military


CHS shifts Meet the Bulldogs to March 2

Due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday, the Camden Bulldog Club has moved its winter and spring sports "Meet the Bulldogs" to Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

February 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


KC baseball teams gear up for pre-season tourney

Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.

February 25, 2015 | | Sports


KCPRD offering youth baseball umpiring clinics

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys baseball games this spring and summer.

February 18, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Clinic Classic 5k hits the streets on April 18

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

February 18, 2015 | | Sports


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