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Beyond sound bites

At the end of the most recent KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, I was approached by a television news reporter with a number of questions. I couldn't answer his questions at that time because they do not lend themselves to sound-bite answers, so I'd like to take this column to present a reasoned response to the questions.

August 12, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pet talk - Aug. 12, 2013

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child's birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting. Is your child ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet? Will the new animal negatively affect his or her health? Though your child may think your wary attitude is unnecessary, these are valid questions for every parent to ask themselves and their family before welcoming a new pet into their home.

August 12, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Ariail for August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 12, 2013

• Former president George W. Bush, one of the most active chief executives the country's ever had, was diagnosed recently with a blocked artery and had a stent inserted to correct the problem. We've stated before that Bush might not have been a great president but is a fine man, and he has never said critical things about President Obama despite Obama's constant blaming of Bush for the country's ongoing economic problems. We found it interesting that when a reporter asked Obama spokesman Jay Carney if the president had contacted Bush to wish him well after his ...

August 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Josephine Brown

Mrs. Josephine Jackson Hardy Brown, 76 of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Camden, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook may be viewed/signed at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.

August 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Night moves

August 09, 2013 | | Sports


Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


GOP searches for its missing white voters

Remember how Republican leaders vowed to improve their outreach to minorities after Mitt Romney's demographic disaster in November? Well, not so fast, amigos. A lot of folks in the Grand Old Party's conservative wing prefer to tap another group that let them down: the "missing white voters."

August 09, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Are you tough enough?

Throw together a ridiculous amount of mud and water, hundreds of live wires, several ice water-filled dumpsters, cargo nets, 15-foot walls, and the product that remains is a sustained trend in America -- one of endurance events. Also known as obstacle races, this adrenaline-fueled sport has exploded in popularity. More than 1 million people this year are expected to enter races of this nature in the United States. Who knew mud, sweat and barbed wire could bring as much allure as it does misery. We are not talking about a fitness trend, but what Running USA calls the "Second Running Boom ...

August 09, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Eloise Bourgette

Funeral services for Mary Eloise Robinson Bourgette, 86, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary Jean Lever McCaskill

Jean Lever McCaskill, widow of John Stephen (Billy) McCaskill, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Mrs. Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Gibbs Oliver. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Lee Johnson, 1327 James West Lane, Cassatt. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Hagins family.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation buys SCLEOA memberships for deputies

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation recently purchased S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA) memberships for every sworn officer at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). While each membership costs only $30, the benefits are substantial, according to a KCSO press release. Members receive a $5,000 line-of-duty death benefit, free legal representation for officers facing litigation stemming from line-of-duty incidents, scholarship opportunities for children of officers and discounts at motels and attractions.

August 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Tip leads to drug charges for two

A tip to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of two in Cassatt and seizure of a variety of drugs, including ...

January 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Shirley Dowdell

Memorial service for Mrs. Shirley Elaine Woods Dowdell 61, of 48 Laetherwood Drive in Lugoff will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 11:00 A.M ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Leroy Goodwin

HARTSVILLE--Mr. Leroy Goodwin, of 900 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, and formerly of Camden, died Sunday. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Goodwin family.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mary A. Jones

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary A. Jones, 75, of Charlotte, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 3:00 P.M. at St ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Erline M. LeGrand

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Erline M. LeGrand, 92, was held Monday at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ethel Staten

Mrs. Ethel Staten, 78, of 110 Carlos Lane, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs win 4-AAA opener

In spite of missing 12 of their 16 free throw attempts, the Camden girls opened Region 4-AAA basketball play with a 50-41 road win over ...

January 13, 2017 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers romp to region wins

When the South Carolina High School League unveiled its new conferences for 2016 through 2018, it was all but a given that the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling ...

January 13, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baseball, softball signups on tap

It is not too early to begin thinking about spring and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is already gearing up for the 2016 ...

January 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Jack Brantley

We join the city of Camden – and everyone in it – in a heartfelt thank you to Jack Brantley.

January 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


44 year old man charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Kershaw County man was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect rams two patrol cars during pursuit

A Rembert man is behind bars after leading deputies on a lengthy chase and ramming two patrol cars in the process Tuesday, according to a ...

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Council approves bond, bid and patrol car purchase

Kershaw County Council approved bids and purchases, discussed rezoning requests and welcomed two new members to council during its meeting Tuesday as Al Bozard and ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


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