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Miss America 2008 Kristen Haglund (third from left) visited Camden Wednesday after being invited by local caterer Jack Brantley (second from left). Brantley owns and operates Aberdeen Catery in Camden and has been involved with the Miss America pageant for more than 30 years through his service with the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Camden Jaycees. Haglund is visiting the state as part of the 2011 Miss S.C. pageant. Brantley also invited the judges from the pageant. Standing on the steps at Aberdeen are (from left) pageant judges Teri Galver, Annabelle Laroque, Parker Dearborn and Morihiko Nalchara, Brian ...

July 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Wayne Anthony Wright

Funeral service for Wayne Anthony Wright, 41, of Rembert, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Community Baptist Church.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sarah Jones Anthony

Funeral service for Sarah Jones Anthony, 90, of Church Road in Westville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Bessie Mae Boykin

Bessie Mae Boykin, 85 years old, of Camden, passed away on June 26, 2011. She is the wife of the late Henry Boykin Jr. and daughter of the late Handy and Dollie Mae Carter.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lee Caskey

Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Ida Lee Smith Caskey, 89, of Camden will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM in First Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Caskey's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Alberta Goodwin Gallant

Funeral service for Alberta Goodwin Gallant, 80, of Camden, were held Thursday at Household of Faith Holiness Church Convention Center, Rembert. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery, Camden.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Walter Grant

Walter Grant, 69, of Heir Drive, Rembert, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call at the residence.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Stephanie Denise Robinson

Funeral service for Stephanie Denise Robinson, 38, of Clinton, Maryland, will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, Camden. Miss Robinson will be placed in the church at noon for viewing.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes for July 1, 2011

Youth ages 8 and up can have a ball at volleyball camp July 11-15, which will offer instruction for beginner and intermediate players.

July 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


A dose of common sense advice

From the mailbag:

July 01, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Fearful of being banished from my role as family historian after such a short time in the position and due to a father's acerbic request, I must accurately restate several details before continuing on with this month's column. In June, I wrote about my great-great uncle, Adjutant General John D. Frost, the first man to be accepted and mustered into service of the United States, 1st S.C. Volunteer Infantry in May of 1898. Frost served as major, and later lieutenant colonel in the 1st SC Regiment in the Spanish-American War and was a World War I veteran ...

July 01, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Gamecocks: No. 1 ... again

South Carolina baseball fans have plenty to crow about with the Gamecocks having won their second consecutive national championship, a feat that has been accomplished only a few times prior to this year. In the process, the team swept through the post-season playoffs without a loss, setting a record for consecutive playoff victories. The most exciting part was that USC was not a team that just lined up and mowed down the opposition without pausing; the Gamecocks got themselves into plenty of tight spots along the way and always managed to extricate themselves without major problems occurring. All championship teams ...

July 01, 2011 | | Editorials


Anti-gay bullies are no joke

Americans seem to find a lot of entertainment value in watching celebrities destroy themselves. Witness, for example, the brisk ticket sales for Charlie Sheen's recent meltdown tour.

July 01, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Christine Harris

Funeral service for Christine Harris, 81, of Powerline Road in Lugoff, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at St. Matthew Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

July 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


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July 01, 2011 | | Ariail


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July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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