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Three lives of Christmas trees

I've always liked Christmas tree farms. There's something nostalgic about them, plus I've always liked the way they look. Comparable to toy soldiers standing at attention, Christmas trees are stately, orderly, dressed for service and have a presence in the landscape. They may also have as many as three lives.

December 22, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Words that weren’t banned

WASHINGTON -- The recent excitement over an incredible story about the government trying to ban certain words reminded me of all the words and phrases I despise and wish were banned.

December 22, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Please remember the less fortunate

For some, the holidays are a celebration of life, religion, love and family. For others, the holiday season is a cruel reminder of personal misfortune.

December 22, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


GROVER BREVARD

Mr. Grover Brevard, Jr., 57, of 759 Boyd Road, Camden passed on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 22, 2017 | | Obituaries


LESLIE FORMAN

Mr. Leslie Forman, 93, of 296 Cleveland School Road, Camden passed on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 22, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARGIE DEESE MOSELEY

Margie Ann Deese Moseley, 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017, after a brief illness.

December 22, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS J. WRIGHT

Funeral service for Mr. Thomas J. Wright, 67, of 446 Inwood Street, West in Bethune, will be held Saturday, December 23, 1 p.m.. at Sandy Level Baptist Church, 2920 Timrod Road in Bethune with burial in the church cemetery. He died Saturday, Dec. 16. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 22, 2017 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear Pictures - Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield celebrate 50 years of marriage

Rev. Doug and Jan Whitfield of Lugoff will celebrate their 50th. Wedding anniversary Dec. 24. They were married Dec. 24, 1967 on Christmas Eve day in Anderson, S.C.

December 22, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


New fire trucks arrive

These two new fire trucks -- shown in front of the Kershaw County Government Center in Camden -- have arrived for Kershaw County Fire Services. One is now stationed at the Antioch fire station, and the other at the Baron DeKalb station, according to Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services Director Gene Faulkenberry. "They were purchased from Spartan Fire in Roebuck," Faulkenberry said. "They are Pierce engines with 1250 pumps and 1,000 gallons of water." Faulkenberry said both are now in active service.

December 22, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff native graduates with honors from FMU

For the past three and half years, there's been one constant at the Francis Marion University student newspaper The Patriot: Rachel Ankers.

December 22, 2017 | | Education


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Basketball Classic at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden (3:30 p.m. Lugoff-Elgin vs. North Central girls; 5 p.m. Laurence Manning Academy vs. Camden girls; 6:30 p.m. Lugoff-Elgin vs. North Central boys; 8 p.m. Laurence Manning Academy vs. Camden boys); Camden, A.C. Flora, Richland Northeast at North Central (WR - 6 p.m.)

December 19, 2017 | | Sports


Ditch delay fails to slow down Dogs; Late rally leads NC girls past L-E

Thanks in part to the helping hand provided by a Good Samaritan, the Camden boys' basketball team was able to make its way to Crestwood High School in time for Friday's scheduled game with the Knights.

December 19, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - Dec. 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Honoring the Scullys

We join with the community in offering our hearty congratulations and heartfelt thanks to former Camden mayor Tony and Joy Scully, who were honored by the city of Camden with a leadership legacy bench.

December 19, 2017 | | Editorials


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MARGARET SMYTH MCKISSICK DAVIS

Margaret Smyth McKissick Davis -- wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, equestrian, businesswoman, hostess and consummate southern lady -- died peacefully in her home on Tuesday. She was with ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DON FARROW

Don Farrow, 79, of Camden, husband of Naomi Farrow, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jan. 8, 2018. A private service will be ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


BRYCE DALE JOYNER

A service to celebrate the life of Bryce Dale Joyner, 75, will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


MECHELLE VARN KING

Mechelle Scott Varn King, 52, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 after a long illness, surrounded by her family in her Mount Pleasant, South ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROSA LEE OSBORNE

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Lee Osborne, 88, of 7995 Osborne Road in Rembert, will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 a.m. at ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID JACKSON “JACK” WATKINS

David Jackson "Jack" Watkins, 87, of Columbia, died Sunday, January 07, 2018. He was a son of the late Nettie Henrietta Hall Watkins and James ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DMES’ Catoe becomes state early learning/literacy director

Ginger Catoe is leaving her position as principal at Doby's Mill Elementary School to become the S.C. Department of Education's director of ...

January 12, 2018 | | Education


Volleyball instructional series to be hosted at Lugoff-Elgin

Volleyball players who were unable to participate in club volleyball this past season or, who just want to receive invaluable instruction and "extra touches," there ...

January 09, 2018 | | Sports


L-E archery team holds yard sale, meet and greet Saturday, Jan. 20

The Lugoff-Elgin High School archery team will host a "meet and greet" yard and bake sale on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 7 a.m. until ...

January 09, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fisher sits in catbird’s seat with two Eclipse finalists

All the Way Jose, Mr. Hot Stuff and Scorpiancer are the finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Award for Steeplechase Horse as announced by the National ...

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Knights of Columbus hosts free throw event in Camden

All boys and girls between the ages of nine through 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knights ...

January 09, 2018 | | Sports


SCTOBA Awards Banquet to be held at NSM on Jan. 20

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Ariail - Jan. 9, 2018

January 09, 2018 | | Ariail


Legislative luncheon

Readers will notice a story by Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn on today's front page about the annual Legislative Luncheon, held last week at ...

January 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Like a child

WASHINGTON - I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for him.

January 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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