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History hasn't been kind to third-party movements in this country, but that's not deterring two South Carolinians -- one with Democratic roots and the other with a Republican background -- from trying to launch the American Party, which they contend can be a viable alternative to the two majority parties. Jim Rex, who was superintendent of education in this state, and Oscar Loveless, a physician who once ran for governor, think voters need another option. In light of the gridlock in which our Congress has become mired, that's not a bad idea. The odds are long against the success ...

October 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Open up to possibilities

It's time for us to expand our mindsets about the political situation in Washington. In a recent New York Times article, Russ Douthat said that politics is hard business and failure is normal enough, but that sensible people, "Republicans included," should have seen that shut down fever would blow up in the Party's face. Why? Because they had no method in place to deal with what could arguably be seen as basically a worthy objective.

October 16, 2013 | Nancy Larson Lugoff | Letters


Yesteryear - Oct. 16, 2013

Field Days to re-create Revolution

October 16, 2013 | | Yesteryear


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What holiday would you want to have twice a year?

October 16, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


Belton "Boo" Mickle

Funeral service for Mr. Belton "Boo" Mickle, 61, of Camden will be held Friday, October 18, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Friends may visit at 1494 John G. Richards Road in Camden. He died Monday, October 14, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


John B. Peebles

John B. Peebles, age 79, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Norman Regional Hospital, due to complications from injuries suffered 3 weeks earlier in an auto accident. He was born November 7, 1933 in Camden, SC to David Peter (Pete) and Helen C. (Baker) Peebles. He grew up in Camden and was a graduate of Camden High School. In early adulthood, he worked a short while for DuPont Chemical Co. before working in the textile industry at Jaclyn Hosiery Mill. He then sold insurance and later pursued his passion as a master cabinet maker. In 1963 he moved his family ...

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Temporary meal benefits available for affected families

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families that temporarily have been affected by the federal government furloughs may apply for free/reduced meal benefits for their children.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


First annual KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Tiger mascot and the Lugoff-Elgin Middle Leopard mascot are helping their schools battle it out in the KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive. Interested persons can donate blood at their favorite school.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden's Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.

October 16, 2013 | | Arts


Zoo-rrific champions

October 16, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.)

October 14, 2013 | | Sports


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July 18, 2017 | | People & Places


JOSEPH F. ANDERSON

Joseph F. Anderson, 96 formerly of New Canaan, CT, Clinton, NY, Dorset, VT, and Camden, SC, died peacefully at home in Redding, CT on July ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


WALTER CAIN JR.

A celebration of life service for Walter Davis Cain, Jr., 81, will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES DAVIS GREEN

Funeral services for James Davis "Jimmie" Green, 81, will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 2 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church with ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


JUDITH L. HAMMOND

Judith Lane Hammond, a longtime resident of Camden passed away on Sunday the 16th of July, 2017, at Kershaw Health Karesh Center.

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


AGNES HASTON

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Agnes Kelly Haston, age 86, of Lugoff, SC will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00AM ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


LINDA I. KIDD

Funeral Services for Linda I. Kidd, 70, were held Monday at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Eric Boone will officiated. The family received friends prior ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELIZABETH McNINCH

Elizabeth Workman McNinch, 103, passed away July 15, 2017. Born on July 18, 1913 in Camden, S.C., she was the daughter of the late ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARIAN CURRIE OUTLAW

Funeral Services for Marian Currie Outlaw, 84, were held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial following in the church ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


ADAM WILLIAMSON

Adam Willliamson, 34, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Camden, SC passed away on July 12, 2017. Adam graduated from Camden High School in 2001 and ...

July 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


First Palmetto announces quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $420 per share of ...

July 18, 2017 | | Business


Traffic stop leads to meth lab, four arrests

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested four people Thursday following a two-week long investigation kicked off by a June 30 traffic stop in ...

July 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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