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City of Camden tree lighting Friday

The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" at the tree lighting.

December 02, 2013 | | Camden


Noted and passed - Dec. 2, 2013

• We note with sadness the death of Kershaw County Deputy Sheriff Rob Evans, who collapsed and died as he was directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School; he had served as a school resource officer in Lugoff for seven years and was active in a wide variety of school and community functions. Evans, 50, was well liked and did a good job of establishing rapport between his department and young children.

December 02, 2013 | | Editorials


Robert Lee Evans

Robert Lee Evans, 50, of Lugoff, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Coping with feelings of grief during the holidays

By CLIFTON H. ANDERSON

November 29, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff Fire crews teach Fire Prevention

During the National Fire Prevention Week last month, firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department visited the Lugoff Schools to promote fire and life safety initiatives to children and adults. The national fire prevention campaign for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires: Get Cooking with Fire Safety." Firefighters spoke with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First-Grade classes at Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools during the week.

November 29, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County announces Holiday Sales Show dates

The Holiday shopping season has begun and the 2013 Holiday Sales Show at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner. The dates are set for December 6-18, and the vendors are lined up for this year's event.

November 29, 2013 | | Arts


Tax Tips -- Don't fall for charity scams

The IRS warns consumers not to fall for bogus charity scams. They often occur in the wake of major disasters like the recent tornadoes in the Midwest or the typhoon in the Philippines. Thieves play on the goodwill of people who want to help disaster victims. They pose as a real charity in order to steal money or get private information to commit identity theft.

November 29, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Betty Owens

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty "Mama Betty" Godwin Owens, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Rus McDonald will officiate. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Boulevard. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


ATEC receives Excellent Absolute rating on state report card

The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.

November 29, 2013 | | Education


Sportsmanship

There won't be many people in Kershaw County who'll be neutral about the South Carolina-Clemson game Saturday, as both teams come into the rivalry ranked in the nation's Top 10. It should be a great contest, with the entire nation watching. South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney have been unusually complimentary of each other in the days leading up to the game, with both of them talking about how much they respect the other. In the past, there have been sharp words between the two, but everyone knows that part of that has ...

November 29, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for Nov. 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 | | Ariail


Talking turkey about Bleak Friday

WASHINGTON -- For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don't celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.

November 29, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Bethune Lions Club ‘Peace Poster’ contest

The Bethune Lions Club recently held its "Peace Poster" contest. Pictured above are this year's winners, front row from left: Breanna Bowen (first place); Rashade McCollum (second place); and Ashley Morgan Hall (third place). Also pictured are, back row from left: Don Witham, Bethune Lions Club program coordinator; and Leslie Pate, art instructor at North Central Middle School. The theme for this year's contest was "Our world, our peace." The Bethune Lions extend thanks to Pate and all the students who entered.

November 29, 2013 | | People & Places


Trio of pro players to head up baseball camp

The Camden High School baseball program, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Recreation Department, will host a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon until 3 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 29, 2013 | | Sports


The longest yards

November 29, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


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Michael Flynn’s holiday cheer

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December 05, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Keeping track of spending

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Another look at WWI

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States. Since Wilson spent much of his youth in Columbia and had relatives living there ...

December 05, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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I write to commend our fine county staff. Team Kershaw, led by Mr. Carpenter, delivered a formidable one-two punch Tuesday night that foretells good things ...

December 05, 2017 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Camden City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Price House Commission to hold festival in February

The Price House Commission wants to invite the public to the first annual Price House Festival.

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Demons place 22nd in Southern Slam

Led by a team-best sixth-place finish from senior 160-pounder Jacob Carrron, the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team finished in 22nd place in last weekend's Southern Slam ...

December 05, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldog jayvees trip up L-E, 45-10

Led by a game-high 18 points from Jateanna Lee, the Camden High junior varsity girls' basketball team defeated rival Lugoff-Elgin, 45-10, on Thursday night inside ...

December 05, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Roberson FT lifts Demons past RB

Kevon Roberson broke a 56-56 tie with a free throw with 2.2 seconds left in the game to give the Lugoff-Elgin basketball team a ...

December 01, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hannah Bowers to wed Austin Braddock

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Paige Bowers of Lugoff to Austin Joseph Braddock of Camden.

December 01, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Mills celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mary Alice Branham Mills and Lowell Thomas Mills celebrate 60 years of marriage on December 3. They were married December 3, 1957 in Wisacky.

December 01, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ariail - Dec. 1, 2017

December 01, 2017 | | Ariail


Carolina Cup

Today, readers will notice a story by Sports Editor Tom Didato on the front page regarding the Carolina Cup. Basically, the Cup appears to be ...

December 01, 2017 | | Editorials


Economy of words

Sometimes, Tink -- usually in a gentle way but a bit abrupt at other times -- will tell me I'm taking too long to explain something ...

December 01, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Coming home

Funny thing about holiday rituals is they can, at times, resemble the dreaded double-edged sword to some family members. But know I use the word ...

December 01, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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