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Clinton’s ‘workfare’

Seeing the five living presidents together at the recent dedication of the George W. Bush Library in Houston produced more than a few memories, one of them being former President Clinton's move to the center after his wife's push for national health care ran against a roadblock among the public and among members of Congress. One of his signature achievements was signing into law in 1996 the so-called "workfare" bill, which required states to push welfare recipients into jobs after a certain period of time receiving federal and state assistance.

May 01, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for May 1, 2013

May 01, 2013 | | Ariail


The Bush I knew

WASHINGTON -- In a reprieve from the horror of the most recent terrorist attack, the nation's attentions turned to the man who declared the war on terrorism, George W. Bush.

May 01, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Medicaid expansion a moral issue

The Republican state legislators in our state should take the lead in expanding Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program. Our governor, Nikki Haley, should do the same.

May 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Margot Rochester Landscape Award Ceremony

Friday at 10 a.m. the Camden Parks and Trees Commission will hold the 5th annual Margot Rochester Landscape Award Ceremony. The ceremony is in honor of Grace Episcopal Church's Memorial Garden for their exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance.

May 01, 2013 | | People & Places


77th Annual Spring Dog Show

Grace Episcopal Church announces the 77th Annual Spring Dog Show scheduled for Saturday. It will be held at Rectory Square in downtown Camden. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and is $5 per pet, per class or $10 per dog for two or more classes. The show starts at noon.

May 01, 2013 | | People & Places


CCKC Spring Concert Thursday

The Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) will perform its annual Spring Concert Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). General admission tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

May 01, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff man arrested on sexual conduct charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 35-year-old Lugoff man Tuesday on charges he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Jonathan Wade Ray, and that investigators charged him with second degree criminal sexual conduct.

May 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cheraw plates six in seventh to top NC, 10-9

There are gut-wrenching ways to end your season and then, there is how North Central's 2013 baseball campaign came to an end.

May 01, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


McDynamo, Tuscalee get Hall of Fame calls

Three-time Colonial Cup champion McDyamo and Tuscalee, champions who hold the respective records for steeplechase earnings and victories, have been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame, officials of the National Racing Museum announced on Friday.

May 01, 2013 | | Equine


Rain pushes L-E playoff games back to Tuesday

Once the Lugoff-Elgin softball team arrived in Summerville for Monday's 4A Distict 8 softball game with the host Green Wave, the Lady Demons were forced to do a U-turn and return home as late afternoon rains in the Lowcountry made the field unplayable for the third round elimination game.

April 30, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS softball playoff game pushed back

Monday - 2 p.m. --- Tonight's Camden High scheduled Upper State District 3 AAA girls softball winners' bracket game at Chapman has been postponed due to wet grounds and the threat of more rrain.

April 29, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS playoff game postponed to Tuesday

Monday - 11 a.m. --- Due to wet grounds and the potential for more rain throughout the rest of Monday, tonight's AAA Upper State District 2 playoff game between Camden and host Chester has been pushed back to tuesday at 7 p.m. at Chester High School.

April 29, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Second round of 3A state baseball tournament (Camden at Chester, 7 p.m.); Second round of 3A state softball tournament (Camden at Chapman, TBA); Third round of 4A state baseball tournament (Lugoff-Elgin at Ashley Ridge, 7 p.m.); Third round of 4A state softball tournament (Lugoff-Elgin at Summerville, 6 p.m.); Third round of 2A state baseball tournament (North Central at Cheraw, 6 p.m.); Third round of 2A state softball tournament (North Central at Andrew Jackson 6 p.m.); North Central in Region 3-AA Golf Championship (TBA); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (BSOC – 7 p.m.)

April 29, 2013 | | Sports


CHS netters top L-E, 5-1

For the Camden tennis team, this was their playoff. For Lugoff-Elgin, Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Bulldogs was a tune-up for the Demons' second straight state 4A post-season appearance.

April 29, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


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College and University News - June 24, 2016

Umeko Noél Favor, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Favor and Cleophis Favor, recently earned her master's degree in Social Work from Clark ...

June 24, 2016 | | Education


First annual kids’ 4th of July parade in downtown Camden, July 2

Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the first ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


For the Record - June 24, 2016

Real estate transactions

June 24, 2016 | | For the Record


Arts Arising underway

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to host and produce the Arts Arising Summer Program on its campus again this year ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Military Briefs: Felder graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon T. Felder, whose mother, Deborah Felder is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland ...

June 24, 2016 | | Military


JOHNNY FRANK ELLIOTT - Cassatt

CASSATT -- A memorial service for Johnnie Frank Elliott, 80, will be held today, June 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BEVERLY HUNTER - Camden

Funeral service for Mrs. Beverly Sharon Lewis Hunter, 65, of 1715 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held today, June 24, 2016, 11:00 A ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


HATTIE M. JOHNSON - Lugoff

Funeral service for Ms. Hattie M. Johnson 67, of 1503 Autumn Lane in Lugoff will be held Monday, June 27th, 11:00 A.M. at ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


PEGGY N. ROBINSON - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral services for Peggy Norris Robinson, 81, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


More signs of the times

Contractors install a new sign (first photo) at Camden City Hall on Monday as the city's Wayfinding Sign project continues to unfold. The project ...

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Andi’amu hangs on to take Monmouth chase

Ballybristol Farm's Andi'amu turned back spirited late challenges from All for Us and Jamarjo to win Monmouth Park's featured steeplechase race, a ...

June 21, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Ariail for June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: The Emmanuel Nine

A year ago, the grief was still fresh. We were all still reeling from the murders of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME Church in ...

June 21, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.

June 21, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Father’s Day 2016

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 21, 2016 | | Columns


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