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“In the Heart of the Pines: Camden During the Hotel Era, 1882-1941” opens on July 7, 2014

It all really began with the Haile Gold Mine. The Eldredge family of New York – the Hobkirk Inn Eldredges – purchased the mine in 1880. The family owned gold mines in California, Virginia, and Mexico. Son, Frank W. Eldredge, was installed here as manager of the Haile mine. Frank's son, Inman, wrote that the living quarters at the mine "were a bit crude," so when his mother was expecting in 1882 his father bought Pine Flat from Mrs. William Shannon.

June 20, 2014 | | Columns


Lugoff Elementary School reports honor rolls

Lugoff

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Rec Notes - June 20, 2014

Etiquette Camp

June 20, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Letter - Thomley should withdraw lawsuit

I read with dismay your headline article "Thomley sues Matthews for $2 million" --- who can believe this?

June 20, 2014 | Melissa M. Cartano Ridgeway | Letters


Editorial - Thomley’s lawsuit

When people decide to run for public office -- to hold themselves up to scrutiny among voters -- they are in effect saying they're willing to subject themselves to the kind of comment, investigation and criticism that private citizens can avoid. That's what David Thomley did on two occasions, running for sheriff four years ago and then again this year. So we find it curious that two days after being soundly defeated by incumbent sheriff Jim Matthews, Thomley filed a $2-million libel/slander suit charging he'd been defamed by comments Matthews made during an investigation at Camden Military Academy ...

June 20, 2014 | | Editorials


Tyler Kirkland receives Legacy of Learning scholarship

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) has awarded a $1,500 Legacy of Learning Scholarship to University of South Carolina (USC) student Tyler Kirkland of Camden. The Legacy of Learning Scholarship was established to encourage students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Kirkland,is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering at USC with a 3.3 grad point average.

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Phillips fishes his way to victory in BFL event at Lake Wateree

Steve Phillips of Lugoff weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Wateree. For his victory, Phillips earned $4,977.

June 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes honored at Bulldog Club banquet

Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school in May.

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS student-athletes earn honors

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs for life

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Football, hoops, softball, riding and wrestling camps next up

Here is the list of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 23-27:

June 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Mary S. Brown

Mary S. Brown passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, the age of 83, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Ear and Sophia Stewart of Uno, VA. Mary joins her husband, James C. Brown to be in his arms eternally. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, who enjoyed life and loved to experience new things. She will be missed dearly by all those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Brenda Hundley, Clarence Johnson, Jr., Denie Valentine, Tammy Young and Rhonda Johnson; 10 grandchildren, other relatives and ...

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lawson Brewster

Lawson Brewster, 80, of Camden entered into rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at KershawHealth.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


William D. “Jim” Gardner

A service to celebrate the life of William D. "Jim" Gardner, 82, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert Graunke

Robert Wayne "Bob" Graunke died Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Emil and Mildred Graunke. He is survived by his wife Rita Niedzialek Graunke. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather; a mentor and friend to all and a spokesman for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


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CMA’s 2018 looks bright

How was your 2017? Did you keep your new year's resolutions? Did you exceed the goals that you set for yourself?

January 09, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Timely financial reporting is vital

Each October, many state agencies -- including public colleges and universities -- are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. I ...

January 09, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Salvation Army thanks Kershaw County

I'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for making Christmas 2017 a wonderful success.

January 09, 2018 | Major Henry Morris, Area Commander The Salvation Army of the Midlands | Letters


ANN ANSLEY

Ann Gordon Ansley, 81, of Camden, South Carolina, wife of Hugh Cleveland Ansley, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIS BETHAY JR.

A visitation for Willis Derret Bethay, Jr., 83, of Camden, SC, was held Monday, January 8, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARY ANN DAWKINS

A funeral service for Mary Ann Dawkins, 92, will be held today, January 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with a ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


DORIS H. DUTILLE

A funeral service for Doris H. Dutille, 80, will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


NETTLES A. MYERS III

Nettles A. "Tripp" Myers, III, 49, died Monday, January 8, 2018. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROSA LEE OSBORNE

Mrs. Rosa Lee Osborne, of 7995 Osborne Road in Rembert, died Monday, January 8. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


FAYE POWELL

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sandy Faye Floyd Powell, 62, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


WESLEY “BUCK” TAYLOR

Funeral service for Wesley Alan "Buck" Taylor, 61, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


KCSO nabs two out of state fugitives

Two fugitives from out of state were caught in Kershaw County last week.

January 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Dogs second, Demons third in Chesterfield tournament

Camden fell to Forest Hills (N.C.), 52-49, last Friday night in the championship game of the 18th annual Chesterfield High School Basketball Classic.

January 05, 2018 | | Sports


Remaining Carolina Cup spaces will be put on sale

With the deadline approaching for previous year's reserved parking spaceholders to have their shot to renew their spaces, members of the general public will ...

January 05, 2018 | | Equine


Ariail - Jan. 5, 2018

January 05, 2018 | | Ariail


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