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Allstate agency owners earn service designation

Allstate exclusive agency owners Dennis Arledge (Elgin) and Kyle Cassidy (Camden and Lugoff) have been designated Allstate Premier Service Agents for 2011. Both of Cassidy's offices received this designation.

July 20, 2011 | | Business


Hewitt joins Virginia State Police

A Kershaw County native was among 62 new Virginia State Police troopers who started their career patrolling in counties and along interstates across the Commonwealth this month. The newest troopers – including Charles E. Hewitt -- were members of the 116th Basic Session which graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in Richmond June 24.

July 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Fundraiser held in the memory of Alex Fowler

Join Alex Fowler's family and supporters on Aug. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Royal Z Bowling Lanes located at 8512 Two Notch Rd., Columbia to help his family promote change in how the intersections in Kershaw County are designed.

July 20, 2011 | | Localife


Local Master Gardners graduate

Six Kershaw County Master Gardeners recently graduated by completing the required 40 hours of volunteer time, and receiving their certificate from Vickie Bertagnolli-Heller, local Master Gardener coordinator. The group also welcomed Joe Dorton and Albert Reed who finished the classroom instruction given by Clemson University agents and qualified as Master Gardeners in May. These gentlemen now have to volunteer 40 hours before they become certified Master Gardeners.

July 20, 2011 | | Localife


Book's language teaches wrong lesson

We understand that we "live in the United States of America," Mr. Crutcher. We also know we are a great nation, not just because we have freedom of speech, but the freedom to make choices. Our public schools have helped to make us a great nation because we endeavor to make our youth contributing, productive citizens of the community. This does not include promoting foul language, which is a sign of not enough vocabulary to express one's self except through expletives. You said you were quoting, for emphasis, what the students hear and say. You also said you had ...

July 20, 2011 | Pat Watts Camden | Letters


Remember when -- July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 | | Remember when...


Scrapbook -- July 20, 2011

William Russell Frisbie owned the Frisbie Pie Company. He used light metal pie tins to bake his pies. In the 1870s he stamped his company name in the pie tins. His pies were sold to many colleges. College students began sailing the pie tins. They yelled "Frisbie" to the one who was to catch it.

July 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Palmetto Dance Center earns national title at recent competition

Dancers from Palmetto Dance Center (PDC) in Elgin took the stage in King, N.C. on June 18 with hopes of maintaining their rank as National Dance Champions -- and they did.

July 20, 2011 | | Localife


Yesteryear -- July 20, 2011

Photo cutline -- Giovanni Chiapparo, one of the coaches of the Club Polisportiva Ranger basketball team from Varese, Italy, gives an introductory talk to a gathering of Kershaw County residents at a reception for the team on Thursday night. Kershaw County resident Frank D'Alessio joined Chiapparo at the podium and served as his interpreter for the occasion.

July 20, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Double standard for students' summer reading

As a rising freshman to Lugoff-Elgin High School, I would like to thank Chris Crutcher for writing an article entitled, "To the High School Students of the KCSD…" It made me aware of my own school district's hypocrisy. What I am referring to is the fact that while the book "Angry Management" by Chris Crutcher was removed from my school reading list, it is still required of me to read and annotate John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." The reason "Angry Management" was removed was that a concerned parent named Douglas Berry felt that us kids were too ...

July 20, 2011 | Kathleen NeSmith Lugoff | Letters


Local family asks for support during difficult time

Dear Friends,

July 20, 2011 | | Localife


A story not quite right

WASHINGTON -- Most would agree that one would have to stoop pretty low to question the story of a man's mother's death.

July 20, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reggie Lloyd

Kershaw County resident Reggie Lloyd has had an impressive -- some would say meteoric -- career run in his public life. After practicing law for a prestigious Columbia law firm, he was elected a circuit court judge, and then he became U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, the first African-American to serve in that post since Reconstruction. In 2008 he was appointed by then-Gov. Mark Sanford to head the State Law Enforcement Division.

July 20, 2011 | | Editorials


Putnam honored for academic achievement

Justin R. Putnam of Camden was named to the Dean's List for the 2011 spring semester at the University of South Carolina.

July 20, 2011 | | Education


Ariail cartoon misrepresents Obama's role in Shuttle's demise

For Robert Ariail to conflate the end of the Shuttle program with the end of U.S. leadership in space and to place the blame on President Obama gets the facts wrong: it was President Bush who announced the end of the Shuttle program on April 1, 2005. President Obama proposed the cancellation of the successor to the Shuttle program, the Constellation program. But in convoluted Washington fashion, that program's full cancellation is, by statute, actually up to Congress.

July 20, 2011 | Jay Campbell Camden | Letters


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Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they'll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

August 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The art of the hot dog

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Gary signs pro contract to play in Luxembourg

When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.

August 20, 2014 | | Sports


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fielding girls' golf team in '14

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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