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USC victory

There certainly are University of South Carolina football fans here in Kershaw County who probably thought the so-called "chicken curse" would never die. There were decades of gridiron mediocrity, a 21-game losing streak back in 1998 and 1999, and even many moments of doubt after USC hired Steve Spurrier, one of the great college coaches of all time. But the curse was laid to rest Monday when the Gamecocks won a resounding victory over Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl.

January 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Little hands, big hearts

Students at Lugoff Elementary School collected more than 1,000 non-perishables for the Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry of Concord Baptist Church. This was for their annual Clemson-Carolina Food Drive. The children in this picture are second-graders in Jewel Hopkins' class. Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry, with a congregation of about 70, feeds around 250 people two Wednesday's a month.

January 04, 2012 | | Education


2012 Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen to be crowned Saturday

Miss Camden 2011 Sallie Pierce (front, left) and Miss Camden Teen 2011 Blythe Neal (front, right) stand with the 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Contestants. The girls include are (second row, from left) teen contestants Hanna Bowers, Emily Wilson, Morgan Schoolfield and (back row, from left) miss contestants Carley Powers, Charleston Thompson, Lauren Jeffcoat and Bethany Johnson. Absent from the photo are teen contestants Kayla Crim and Brianna Goodson. The 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from ...

January 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Rembert student signs record deal with gospel group

Prayer and time management are generally considered to be universal concepts. But for Claflin University senior Justin Rufus, a combination of the two are essential.

January 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Washington’s anti-S.C. disposition

If you pay attention to the news -- and if you're reading this community newspaper it's likely that you do -- you're probably aware that the federal government just rejected South Carolina's recently-passed "Voter ID" law, which would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot in an election.

January 04, 2012 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns


Knights upend Cheraw to win their own tourney title

It appeared to be the tenth time was the charm for the North Central boys' basketball team.

January 02, 2012 | | Sports


This week's games

Monday: Camden at Newberry (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 02, 2012 | | Sports


Carolina Performing Arts Lights of Lugoff float earns award

The ladies particiating in the Carolina Performing Arts Float during the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade took home the Best Overall Non-Professional float award.

January 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Noted and passed -- Jan. 2, 2012

• News reports of the funeral of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il -- filmed by that country's government-controlled media, of course -- featured common citizens wailing in grief over the death of their beloved leader. Problem is, there didn't seem to be any genuine tears, just lots of contorted facial expressions. Think there's any chance that was all staged?

January 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Military minutes -- Jan. 2, 2012

U.S. Navy Seaman Travis P. Micheletti, a 2008 graduate of Camden Military Academy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

January 02, 2012 | | Military


Local WWII veteran operated railroads in Germany, Austria

In response to a November 2011 column in which railroad artifacts were discussed and pictured, Eugene Carl Griggs of Lugoff called to say he enjoyed it very much. Gene is a retired former employee of the Seaboard Railway. Little did this columnist know our conversation would lead into some very interesting and little known areas of World War II history.

January 02, 2012 | Historian Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


How others live

Fourth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) know what it is to "walk a mile in someone's shoes."

January 02, 2012 | | Education


Perseverance Prevails

BUTLERVILLE, Ind. -- Pvt. Jennifer H. Roberts now knows that the direction of her life was diverted from disaster, and is grateful to the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) for giving her a second and even a third chance.

January 02, 2012 | Capt. Kyle Key Special to the C-I | Military


H.S. Glover

Funeral services celebrating the life of Henry Stewart (H.S.) Glover, 86, of Camden, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January, 1, 2012 at Rowan Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Phillip McCoy officiated. The family received friends at Rowan Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Glover's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church, 818 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

January 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


FMU graduates fifth student leadership class

Francis Marion University's Leadership FMU program recently held its fifth graduation to recognize and celebrate student leadership.

January 02, 2012 | | Education


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Parker: The mourning after

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

July 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader, wife support removing Confederate battle flag

Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.

July 01, 2015 | Max Ford Camden | Letters


Reader: take advantage of 'living history'

I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.

July 01, 2015 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 1, 2015

Safe Escape

July 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - July 1, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Bessie Mae Williams

Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Catoe Roberts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harold Denver Moak

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ellen Kahler

Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Laverne Brown Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


A night and a tournament to remember

The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS seeking players for girls' golf team

In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.

June 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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