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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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Suspect charged with multiple auto break-ins

A Bethune man has been arrested in connection with multiple auto break ins in three different counties.

December 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Dec. 1, 2017

Real estate transactions

December 01, 2017 | | For the Record


WES announces first quarter Honor Roll students

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the first nine week period.

December 01, 2017 | | Education


MES announces first quarter honor rolls

Midway Elementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 01, 2017 | | Education


CASEY CONOVER

Funeral services for Casey Lane Conover, 34, will be held today at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and ...

December 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


ANNETTE MATHIS GARY

Funeral services Annette M. Gary, 78, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Rembert, with burial ...

December 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


PAULINE HUDSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Hudson, 81, of 1324 Old River Road in Camden will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11 a.m. at ...

December 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


HAL MATHIS JR.

Harold Edward "Hal" Mathis, Jr., 57, of Cassatt, SC, died Monday, November 27, 2017. A memorial service for Hal will be held at a later ...

December 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


IRIS SMITH

Iris LaRue Grantham Smith, 86, of Camden, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Born on October 15, 1931 in Bishopville, SC, she was the daughter of ...

December 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ariail - Nov. 28, 2017

November 28, 2017 | | Ariail


Camden post office

We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you and pat on the back to the U.S. Post Office for giving Camden's downtown ...

November 28, 2017 | | Editorials


Big boxes and small towns

WASHINGTON -- Even though an estimated 115 million Americans rushed to malls and big box stores for Black Friday sales, others were reporting that the annual ...

November 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


SBA provides many services

The chamber board recently hosted Savannah Wilburn, economic development specialist from the Columbia office of the Small Business Administration (SBA). She gave an overview of ...

November 28, 2017 | By Amy Kinard, KC Chamber president C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beauty and the dogs

Camdenite Stephanie Keel thinks every face has a story to tell -- and she should know. Stephanie is a modeling and talent developer. She scouts, trains ...

November 28, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Deadline approaches to secure Carolina Cup spots

Spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races have until Friday, Dec. 1 to assure that they have those ...

November 28, 2017 | | Equine


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