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VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.

July 30, 2014 | | Military


Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Girl with local ties in beauty pageant

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Rock of Ages

I remember once I was giving a presentation about important conservation properties in the Piedmont. I showed photos of the incredible rock formations on a particular property and happened to mention their age in an effort to describe their grandeur. Afterwards, I was confronted by an indignant man who told me that the age of rocks cannot be known. He accused me of making those figures up out of thin air. Surprised by his vociferous tone, I told him I was sorry to have upset him. While not a confrontational person, I am a teacher, and I began to politely ...

July 30, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wins double medals in karate tournament

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Equestrian recovers, then excels after life threatening injury

A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


KCSD, Walmart partner again to ‘pack a bus’

Camden Walmart customers know that it's back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart's annual "Pack A Bus" campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Yesteryear for July 30, 2014

Children with disabilities enjoy rainbow of community activities, programs

July 30, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Me Inc. offers plenty of dividends

WASHINGTON -- "Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing, IRS."

July 30, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 | | Ariail


Negative ads

Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...

July 30, 2014 | | Editorials


Springdale 5K at Sunrise gets a makeover for Aug. 9 event

The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | Sports


Sheppard has big guns blazing in Smithwick

Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he will seek to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races in the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1).

July 30, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Kaleigh Ward to marry Mr. Grant Cox in September

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.

July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The legend of Lloyd Seay

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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BENNIE L. HAYES JR.

Bennie Lee "Chip" Hayes, Jr., 61 of Eastover, SC, husband of Lana McCurdy Hayes, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was born February 26 ...

June 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH “JOE” RATCLIFFE JR.

Funeral services for Joseph "Joe" Ratcliffe, Jr., 74, were held Thursday at Powers Funeral Home, with burial following in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs ...

June 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH P. WATTS

A memorial service for Joseph P. "Joe" Watts, 85, will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

June 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


Area college students graduate, earn academic honors

Wofford College conferred 418 degrees on 394 graduates during the 2018 Commencement exercies on Sunday, May 20. Area students included:

June 15, 2018 | | Education


Goodwin recognized as 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. J. Harrison Goodwin is the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. In addition, Richland School District Two'Chief ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Stitchin’ ribbon cutting

Stephanie Lanford, owner of Stitchin' (center), cuts the ribbon on her new business on Broad Street. Celebrating with her (from left) are Kershaw County Chamber ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption - June 12, 2018

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs).

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: New YMCA?

Is Kershaw County going to be the site of a new Columbia YMCA branch?

June 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Fountain hosts one-day football camp at CHS

Former Camden High and Clemson University defensive end Maurice "Mo" Fountain will be hosting a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday ...

June 12, 2018 | | Sports


Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which ...

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going ...

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


HENRY F. ALLEN

SMSGT Retired Henry F. Allen, Sr, 85, of Sumter, SC passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11, 2018 ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN C. DRAKEFORD

Mr. John C. Drakeford, 79, of 1261 Drakeford Road, Cassatt, passed on Friday, June 8, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


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