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What comes after the welfare state?

The welfare state is now omnipresent in every part of the United States. The federal budget is dominated by entitlement spending, with 45 percent of federal spending in 2012 going to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare (among other health care entitlements). Simultaneously, states are struggling under the fiscal burdens imposed on them by mandatory entitlement programs: for example, spending by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (primarily on Medicaid) has averaged $1.21 billion over the last three budget years.

December 09, 2013 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


‘Access’ to healthcare continues thanks to $500,000 Duke Endowment grant

The Duke Endowment recently awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant to KershawHealth to expand Access Kershaw's community network of care for low-income, high risk patients in Kershaw County, many of whom are uninsured. Access Kershaw is a strategic partnership between KershawHealth, Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic, Sandhills Medical Foundation, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Department of Mental Health, and the ALPHA Center.

December 09, 2013 | | Healthcare


Bobby Joe James, Sr.

Bobby Joe James, Sr., age 76, husband of Deborah D. James, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louise Beck Pittman

Louise Beck Pittman, 101, of Camden, SC, formerly of Greenwood and Seaford, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at KershawHealth in Camden, SC.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


George Donald Stokes

A funeral service to celebrate the life of George Donald Stokes, 71, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1975 Antioch Road, Camden, SC 29020.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Frances Arledge Truesdale

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sim Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her memory to VNA California Riverside Hospice at 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite P, Riverside, CA 92507.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Dec. 9, 2013

December 09, 2013 | | Ariail


The 11th hour: Warsaw, Kiribati and South Carolina

What if I told you that it's the 11th hour, and that the proof is Warsaw, Kiribati and South Carolina?

December 09, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Minnie Tucker Belton

Mrs. Minnie Tucker Belton, 86, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at KershawHealth.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas Boykin

Funeral service for Thomas "Poochie" Boykin, 70, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. He died Thursday, December 3, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Betty Jean Scott Hatfield

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Scott Hatfield, 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Burch Kelly will officiate. Burial will follow in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Dec. 9, 2013

• A new study shows that dementia is going to be even a bigger problem than originally thought, estimating that 135 million people will have the disorder by 2050; that's a 17 percent increase above previous predictions. Dementia -- with Alzheimer's Disease being the best known type -- has stubbornly fought the best efforts of scientists to discover a cure or a way to slow the progression. These new figures are a stark reminder that for all its advances, medicine is still an inexact science.

December 09, 2013 | | Editorials


The poor dirt farmer

There's nothing glamorous about being a farmer, nothing charming, little endearing and certainly few things easy about it. It is either a calling or a curse, depending on how one looks at it. Some are born into it and some just can't find a way to escape it for it's all they've ever known.

December 09, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Marley and you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a black male cat and Marley, a four month old male terrier. 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 or to check for a missing pet, call ...

December 06, 2013 | | Pets


First Thanksgiving -- WES school photo

Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."

December 06, 2013 | | Education


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RODGER L. WILLIAMS

Rodger Lewis Williams, age 70 of Camden, SC, died Thursday, October 19, 2017. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


Demons’ Wilson wins at Honey Badger tourney

For all its success on the mat, the one tournament which was a thorn in Lugoff-Elgin's side was the Honey Badger tournament.

October 17, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs host Southside in Wednesday's tourney opener

Camden will begin defense of its AAA Upper State volleyball title as the Region 4-AAA champion.

October 17, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons rolling into Thursday’s 4A playoffs

Darlington provided little resistance as Lugoff-Elgin ran the table in winning the Region 6-4A volleyball crown with a three-set road sweep last Thursday.

October 17, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Buford holds off NC for Region 4-AA title

After having split a pair of five-set matches by winning on their respective home courts, North Central and Buford traveled to Andrew Jackson High School ...

October 17, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail - Oct. 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 | | Ariail


Community art project

We are intrigued and pleased with an interesting little event coming up this week.

October 17, 2017 | | Editorials


The death of hypocrisy

WASHINGTON -- Hypocrisy, one of the most damnable sins, has been rendered obsolete. When everybody's a skunk, nobody smells the stench. Or, more to the ...

October 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


CACCE meeting was enlightening, informative

I have recently returned from a Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the content of the learning sessions as ...

October 17, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Schools can’t develop workforce alone

Every time there's a societal, economic or other crisis issue of some sort, public schools are usually expected to solve it … oftentimes without any ...

October 17, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Courtney Halley to wed Nicholas Winn

Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Halley of Camden, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Halley to Nickolas Winn, son of ...

October 17, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 100th! birthday

Margaret Philllips Stevenson turned 100 on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th birthday

Mrs. Lucille Brazell of Lugoff is celebrating her 90th birthday on October 17. She is the widow of Roy Brazell Sr.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


SARAH L. GASKINS

Funeral services for Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following in Gaskins ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILA JOHNSON

Funeral service for Mrs. Lila Johnson, 79, of Elgin, will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Greenhill Baptist Church, 2215 ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


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