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City of Camden in great financial shape

Financially, the city of Camden is in great shape. Stockpiling citizen tax revenue is neither good for the citizen paying the tax or for the city not investing accordingly. Financial stability is not about how much the city collects, but about how well the monies are used. Without increasing your property taxes, the city has made significant progress by assessing requirements and strategically planning without taxing and spending.

June 15, 2012 | By Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Last-ditch effort comes up short in 5-2 P-17 loss

Having faced each team in League IV play, at least, once, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith figures it is time to release the puppies from their pen and let them fend for themselves.

June 15, 2012 | | Sports


Frances Louise Summer Bowen

A funeral service for Frances Louise Summer Bowen, 84, of Elgin will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie James Harris

Mr. Willie James Harris, 69, of 3815 Webb Court, Columbia, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce at a later day by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Harris Family.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hard times, weak unions

Let's give Wisconsin voters some credit. While others try to find easy right-vs.-left explanations for Gov. Scott Walker's decisive victory, Badger State voters appeared to be worried less about politics than about their state's purse.

June 15, 2012 | | Columns


Rec notes - May 15, 2012

Join E.J. Ham and assistant for three days of creative fun this month with Creative Art Camp. Participants will experience a variety of art forms and will be able to take home several pieces of their own artwork. Students will silk screen T-shirts; design and make jewelry; make candles, paper design flowers, and kaleidoscope; cast a stepping stone; make buttons and more.

June 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Volunteer, help in any way

We at the Dusty Horseman Gallery and Deltiology in Camden donate our unsold magazines to the KershawHealth hospital in Camden. The staff is always appreciative when we bring those copies of magazines for it helps inpatient status patients to spend their time reading. It started me thinking that if the staff at KershawHealth is appreciate of this little gesture, how appreciative if people donate their used magazines and books or even board games that they no longer play, or even more important, their time.

June 15, 2012 | Richard Holmes Camden | Letters


Mary Jordan Bradley

A graveside service celebrating the life of Mary Jordan Bradley, 62, of Cassatt will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312 or Diabetes.org.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gary Fox

Mr. Gary Fox, 49, of 326 Ferncliffe Road, Elgin, died Tuesday , June 12, 2012. Family and friends may call the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomploete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Fox family.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Can this really be happening?

Seldom have I witnessed such a gross malfunctioning of local governments as that which has developed in Camden and Kershaw County over the future of recreation programs to serve the citizenry.

June 15, 2012 | By Fred R. Sheheen C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Black belt test

The following students received their new black belt and various levels of black belt from Genova Family Karate on May 19. Seated (left to right): Tomas' Herron, Caitlyn Carlo (judge), Marti Bryant (judge) Lea Bryant (judge) Kneeling-Alan Port, William Bobadilla, John Long, Daniel Smith and Joseph Baird. Standing: Jordan Baird, Joseph Ravan, Sarah Cathrine Smith, Benjamin Leslie, Alex Kerr, Felix Arnold, Kathy Raley, Blake Tillman, Mark Leslie, Emily Bobadilla and Mike Genova is in the far back.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Places


Givens to become ordained bishop Saturday

Saturday morning, Dr. Aurelio D. Givens of Abundant Life Fellowship Church will be ordained as bishop. Hundreds of people are expected to attend including top officials of the city and some national officials.

June 15, 2012 | By Porche’ Matthews Special to the C-I | People & Places


In stitches

The Quilters of Kershaw County is a guild of approximately 65 members from five counties who meet monthly to learn about quilting and to improve their quilting techniques.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Places


John Lewis Cook

John Lewis Cook was born August 29, 1935 in Blythewood, SC. He was one of 11 children of the late Henry Tally Cook and Lenora Jeffers Cook. John was affectionately known as "Snook." He passed into eternal life on June 2, 2012 at the age of 76.

June 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Nursing Home Week celebrated

Residents at the Karesh Wing Long Term Care Center and Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 13-19. Administrators and staff saluted the residents during National Nursing Home Week.

June 13, 2012 | | People & Places


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Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden ...

May 20, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - May 20, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2016 | | For the Record


KENNETH E. CLARKE - Camden

Kenneth Edward Clarke, 93, of Camden, SC, died May 15, 2016. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL FRANZ FALLS - Camden

CAMDEN – Graveside service for Michael Franz Falls, 69, will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES HICKSON LEE - Austin, Texas

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith". 2 Timothy 4:7

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURA M. NELSON - Rembert

Rembert -- Mrs. Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of 7280 Harvest Road, Rembert, passed on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Family and friends may call at the residence ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


BLYSS takes the stage for May’s Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday, May 27 with BLYSS. The concert will ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Ceremony honors Confederate soldiers

Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 of the United Daughters of the ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Winning artist

May 20, 2016 | | Arts


L-EHS honors former teacher

Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Veterans’ appreciation

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Compromise

As we report on today's front page, a majority of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted against a motion to provide the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Hillary’s viral nightmare

WASHINGTON -- You could say it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, it's hell to have a public record.

May 20, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


‘Hats off’ to fellow letter writer

I would like to "comment on the article in the newspaper from Friday, April 22 written by Mr. Edward R. Allen ("Reader: Washington gridlock by ...

May 20, 2016 | Sylvia Springs Camden | Letters


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