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Turning a blind eye to government benefits

Why do Americans so often vote against their own economic interests? Because money isn't everything. Values matter, too, especially when your values tell you that cuts in government spending won't bring new pain to hard workers like you.

February 24, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

No advances on fuel front

As the price of gasoline approaches $4 a gallon -- with many saying it will reach $5 -- I was thinking recently of a column I wrote a few years ago during a similar spike in prices.

February 24, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns

Brenda J. Witt

Funeral service for Brenda Joyce Witt, 59, of Columbia, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries

Rec notes -- Feb. 24, 2012

Learn South Carolina's state dance – the shag – and have fun putting these smooth moves together.

February 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Area students earn degrees at Winthrop

Two Kershaw County students were presented degrees during fall 2011 graduation at Winthrop University.

February 24, 2012 | | Education

Friends of the Library to kick off annual book sale in March

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the Old Piggly Wiggly building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale will begin on Thursday, March 8, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. The sale will be open to the public on Friday, March 9, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday ...

February 24, 2012 | | People & Places

FAC brings ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ local talent to stage

"A storybook perfect performance" will be portrayed when Columbia City Ballet takes to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) stage on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 with their production of "The Sleeping Beauty." The production will feature the talents of more than 30 local youth representing three different dance schools in the Camden area. Both performances will be held in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. "The Sleeping Beauty" is sponsored by ...

February 24, 2012 | | People & Places

Pets of the week -- Feb. 24, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are CJ, a 6-year-old male Manchester terrier/Chihuahua mix dog, and a 6-week-old domestic medium-haired kitten. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

February 24, 2012 | | Pets

School menus -- Feb. 24, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 27-March 2:

February 24, 2012 | | Education

Lugoff bank robbed

A man who robbed First Palmetto Savings Bank's Lugoff branch at gunpoint around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday remained at large Thursday afternoon. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the man walked into the bank, pulled out a silver pistol and demanded the teller give him all her loose bills. KCSO Chief Deputy Marvin Brown described the suspect as a "white male, tall, slender with a grubby beard wearing a white shirt and blue jeans" and is believed to be 25 to 30 years old. In a KCSO incident report, a bank teller said the man ...

February 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

CHS ABC golf tourney set for March 3

The Camden High School Academic Booster Club will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 3rd at White Pines Golf Course in Camden.

February 24, 2012 | | Golf

County squads in pre-season tourney action this weekend

The May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash will usher in the 2012 pre-season tournament action for Kershaw County teams.

February 24, 2012 | | Sports

Six for the show

After having wrestled at 195 pounds for most of the season, Zach Connell wrestled at his more natural 182 pounds once the state individual tournament qualifier rolled around.

February 22, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Civility is golden

WASHINGTON -- Can civility be saved?

February 22, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Sidewalk Survey -- Feb. 22, 2012

February 22, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey

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Editorial: Kelly sentence

We agree with Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews: if anyone was a candidate for a life sentence without the possibility of parole, it was Stephen ...

October 02, 2015 | | Editorials

Guest Column: Why community newspapers matter

"I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…" -Roger Miller

October 02, 2015 | By Ray Mosby, editor and publisher The Deer Creek Pilot, Rolling Fork, Miss. | Columns

Scully: ‘Dear Friend’

In September, a merchant and friend emailed me about our downtown. I decided our communication was worth considering for this column.

October 02, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Molly Spearman and the state of S.C. schools

Recently at the College of Charleston, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered what was billed as The State of the Schools Speech.

October 02, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Parker: The GOP brat pack

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.

October 02, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Letter: The price of a life

What is a person's life worth? Not so much in monetary value, but in years on this earth?

October 02, 2015 | Darlene Hudson, Lugoff Sister of drunk driving victim DeWitt Peake | Letters

Knights of Columbus holding annual Tootsie Roll Drive

October 02, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Roy Hood Sill

Funeral services for Roy Hood Sill, 88, will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Dunah G. Gandy

Dunah Gregory Gandy, daughter of Ben and Dessie Montgomery Gregory, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. She is survived by her ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patricia K. Castleberry

Mrs. Patricia Ann "Betty" Kirkland Castleberry, 66, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Born in Ridgeway, she was the daughter ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Camden student inducted into honor society

Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society ...

October 02, 2015 | | Education

Pets of the Week - Oct. 2, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Elaine, a very sweet Australian Shepherd Mix and a gray male ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

New pet adoption center grand opening Oct. 10

The Thiel-Meyer Animal Adoption Center has grown from a dream to a reality. The late Judy Thiel, who served as Kershaw County Humane Society's ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

Camden players earn tennis titles

Camden's Avery Younghans and James Brett Elliott won the girls' and boys' singles, respectively, at the Books on Broad 10 and Under Championships tennis ...

September 30, 2015 | | Tennis

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

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