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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


Rec. Notes -- Aug. 9

Registration for the KCSD's sports fall program continues. The registration fee is $32 for football, soccer, baseball and soccer, and includes insurance. The registration fee for cheer leading is $25 and includes a uniform and insurance.

August 09, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for August 9, 2013

August 09, 2013 | | Ariail


An old trick

One of the oldest political tricks in the book is for a candidate to make a statement that goes like this: "I'm running an honorable campaign and I will never repeat the accusations I've heard that my opponent is an embezzler." There are other variations: "Some refer to my opponent as a rotten scoundrel, but you'll never hear me say anything like that."

August 09, 2013 | | Editorials


Its time for Back to School

August 07, 2013 | | Education


Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pet Travel -- Aug. 7, 2013

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

August 07, 2013 | | Pets


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


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KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


EQUUS Film Festival begins Feb. 17

The internationally acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival Winners Tour returns to Camden for the second year this weekend. The city of Camden has been selected as ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Junior League ‘Belle of the Ball’ Boutique day is Feb. 25

Do you have a gently used dress that could still shine at a prom?

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


NCMS Shadowing Experience

North Central Middle School recently collaborated with area elementary schools to make School to Work job shadowing experiences with faculty and staff a success for ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Stevens and Nelson announce engagement

Brian and Torill Nelson announce the engagement of their son, Mr. Kristofer Robert Nelson of Camden to Miss Lauren Beth Stevens of Mt. Pleasant.

February 14, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 90th Birthday, James A. Williams

James A. (Jimmie) Williams Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday today, February 14. His family wishes him a happy birthday from his wife of 65 years ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Feb. 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 | | Ariail


EQUUS Film Festival

Camden and Kershaw County have long been known for all things equestrian. From the hunt to the Cup, from trail riding to barrel racing, this ...

February 14, 2017 | | Editorials


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about ...

February 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Community blessed with volunteer spirit

As the director of this United Way, I see firsthand the incredible volunteer spirit and care so many have for our community. Rural counties have ...

February 14, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


What’s gonna happen in 2000s?

Ever since the 1980s began, I've been counting down to the new century.

February 14, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 14, 2017

After seven years in which the old Boylan Haven Mather Academy has continued to sit unused, a public hearing has been scheduled for March 6 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Camden Coin Club Spring show returns March 18

The annual Spring Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


AARON BLAKENEY SR.

Interment for Mr. Aaron Blakeney, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 PM at Cedars Cemetery, Campbell ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


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