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It's tourney time for county teams

After a break prior to Christmas, Kershaw County's basketball and wrestling teams will head back to the hardwood and the mat, respectively, for pre-New Year's Day events this week.

December 26, 2011 | | Sports


Noted and passed -- Dec. 26, 2011

• We've watched with interest the controversy over the city of Camden's proposed YMCA, and the attendant give and take on both sides. City officials certainly could have been more receptive to those disagreeing with their positions, and some of the opponents could have been more circumspect with their jeers and boos at meetings. But the ongoing debate has been a healthy exercise in democracy and the right of both governing and dissenting. However, we were disappointed to see Y opponent Herb Farber characterize Mayor Jeffrey Graham in a recent news story as a "29-year-old boy." The statement came ...

December 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Requiem for a master contrarian

Only once since my foolish adolescence do I recall actually feeling fortunate to be a smoker, a truly insidious addiction that I have since kicked. It was the slightly chilly Washington evening on which I was joined during a smoke break at a friend's birthday party by Christopher Hitchens, one of the few people who can be called a journalist-intellectual without it sounding like a punch line.

December 26, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Our energy potential

Imagine a place where jobs are plentiful, and the housing market is thriving. A place where even low-playing service jobs come with signing bonuses and other benefits.

December 26, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Rodney F. Waller

Funeral service for Rodney Fitzgibbons Waller, 45, of West Columbia, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Cassatt man dies in collision

A 49-year-old Cassatt man on a motorcycle was struck and killed by another vehicle Friday night between Bethune and Kershaw.

December 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Chambers returns to homeport

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers, of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) recently returned to their Norfolk, Va., homeport.

December 26, 2011 | | Military


Willie "Scralley" Alexander

Willie "Scralley" Alexander, 71, of Seegars Mill Road, Camden, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Henrietta Drakeford Davis

Henrietta Drakeford Davis, 65, of Carlos Street, Camden, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 26, 2011

December 26, 2011 | | Ariail


Parade scenes

Photos by Julie J. Prickett, P.E. Spivey and Nicole Key

December 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


There was just one Hitch

WASHINGTON -- The Republicans' final debate preceding the Iowa caucuses is suddenly uncompelling. There is nothing to do but write about Christopher Hitchens, whose death has made the world immeasurably less interesting.

December 23, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec notes -- Dec. 23, 2011

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

December 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Elijah Johnson

Elijah "Hot Sauce" Johnson, of Camden, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. He was the son of late Feldon Johnson and Sarah Shield Johnson Samuel.

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Late veteran honored for service

During a recent flag ceremony on the Town Green in Camden, the Kershaw County Leathernecks honored the life of Given Webster with a tribute to his service to the community. Webster died unexpectedly Nov. 1 and was the acting commander of James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17. Standing together during the ceremony (from left) are Webster's wife, Jane Webster; Cadet Zachary Shaffer from Camden Military Academy; Bill Garcher, judge advocate, Kershaw County Leathernecks; Ron Stroud, Kershaw County Leaternecks; and Sgt Maj. Willam Greene with Camden Military Academy.

December 23, 2011 | | People & Places


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Letter: Reader concerned about society’s ‘suicide’

I write this based on a fear for the well-being and future of America. If I am wrong, somebody set me straight, please. The historian philosopher Arnold Toynbee said, "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder, and start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses." In other words, they die from within. The history of the rise and fall of great civilizations lends support to this.

April 20, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader says ‘thank you’ for kindness on a sad day

I just wanted to say thanks to the person who paid for our dinner at Shoney's on April 12.

April 20, 2015 | Janice McCaskill Jameson Bethune | Letters


Tinsley Iselin and Dakota Hadley wed

Tinsley Simonds Iselin and Dakota Lee Hadley were married on April 11, 2015 on the banks of the Ashley River at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Nancy Bird Pellegrini of Charleston, SC performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

April 20, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


An Olympic send off

April 20, 2015 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast, Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (BB - 6 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (SB - 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at South Florence (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Dreher (BB - 6:30 p.m.)

April 20, 2015 | | Sports


CHS student-athletes offered free physicals

Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.

April 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs, Knights rained out on Thursday

Due to last Thursday's inclement weather, both Camden and North Central's games at Dreher and Indian Land, respectively, were postponed to tonight. North Central will travel to Indian Land for a pair of 6 p.m. contests on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Camden High baseball game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Bulldogs take on Cavs for spot in AAA state tourney

Win and you're in.

April 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Melvin Bellamy

Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


“Sammy” M. Dawkins Jr.

Funeral services for Samuel "Sammy" M. Dawkins Jr., 59, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel, with burial to be held at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Helsley and Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clinic Classic set for Saturday

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

April 17, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jordan Spieth

With Augusta being only a couple hours away from Kershaw County, the Masters golf tournament holds a great deal of allure for this area. The azaleas at Augusta National are famous for their popping colors and their beauty, but they're no prettier than those which are currently at their peak in Camden, we might add. But there's something magical about the Masters, which is ranked by many players as the one tournament they'd like to win more than any other.

April 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Dogs get past LR, 11-6; earn spot in AAA tourney

It used to be that a baseball game with Lower Richland meant the reserves would see as much, if not more, action on the field than would the starters.

April 17, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


White takes, gives in 12-0 CHS romp

How good a night was it for the Camden High boys' soccer team?

April 17, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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