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Disputed call leads to rough night for P-17

GOOSE CREEK -- Goose Creek Post 166 is one win from earning its way into the state American Legion baseball tournament. Conversely, Kershaw County Post 17 has its proverbial back against the wall.

July 15, 2011 | By ROB GANTT Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


Help students get those 'school tools'

The first day of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students is Aug. 17 and some youngsters need the community's help in being prepared for a successful year.

July 15, 2011 | | Education


Drug testing goes 'on the road'

Mobile Drug Testing, LLC also known as MD Testing, has expanded its innovative Utah business model and now services Richland, Lexington, and Kershaw Counties with the same exceptional service that their customers have come to expect. The new location is expected to bring much needed ease and cost effective testing to the local communities. They will come to their client's locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to perform the tests, servicing companies, businesses and institutions that need a comprehensive drug program. They also have community programs offering discounts to schools and parents, and education and support ...

July 15, 2011 | | Business


Curtis Belton

On June 29, 2011, Curtis Belton, a Maine resident since 1987, died at home of cardiac arrhythmia with his wife, Karen, and son, Sam, by his side.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Benjamin Catoe

Graveside service for Benjamin Catoe, Jr., 63, of 326 Dicey Ford Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Catoe died Friday, July 8.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Randall Fritch

A memorial service for Randall "Randy" David Fritch will be held on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Rowan Prebyterian Church. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clayburn West

Funeral services to honor the life of William Clayburn West, 71, of Gaston will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Terry Corder, Rev. Butch Powell, Rev. Bobby James and Rev. Charles Roark will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 15, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. West memory to the Red Bank Baptist Church, 120 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073, Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020 or ...

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Walking among nature

The secrets of natural resources to the past, present and future will be revealed during a summer nature walk along Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's interpretive trail July 30.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


KershawHealth shines

Camden can be proud of many assets, but the one with which I am most impressed is the caliber of care available at KershawHealth Center. The experience that I had during my 21 days total in two visits has been most appreciated. It was a wonderful discovery to learn of the expertise of the entire staff. But even with the extremely qualified doctors and nurses, the compassion from everyone including the hourly paid employees went above and beyond the usual job description required.

July 15, 2011 | Jim Watts Camden | Letters


Dont' burden taxpayers with sheriffs' dispute

I have not read the entire article nor heard all of the accusations being hurled between former Sheriff McCaskill and Sheriff Matthews. I don't need nor want to. This has all the makings of a good cat fight between two high school girls who are pulling hair and trying to claw each other's eyes out. You would hope we've all grown since then.

July 15, 2011 | Doug Vinson Camden | Letters


Cost share for farmers offered

Farmers interested in receiving 75 percent cost share from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install conservation practices on their farms within the next year must sign up prior to Aug. 1, according to NRCS District Conservationist Mike Newman.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - July 15, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Toby, a 2-month-old male gray and black tabby kitten, and Angelo, a 2-month-old male Scottish Terrier mix puppy. 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 ...

July 15, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for July 15, 2011

Join the team with the Rec Department's basketball camp, slated for 9 a.m. to noon July 18-21 at the Camden High School Wellness Center gym.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


The definition of 'disheartening'

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of "disheartening" is as follows: transient verb: "to cause to lose spirit or morale." In a recent city council session, Mayor (Jeffrey) Graham claimed that Councilman Polk's continuous demand for answers regarding the YMCA project were "disheartening." I beg to differ with Mayor Graham's statement, as I do not feel that this exchange quite fits into the above-stated definition, particularly since we are talking about millions of taxpayers' dollars on what many feel to be an unnecessary project -- particularly in this poor economy. I feel that it is the peoples' right ...

July 15, 2011 | Jennifer Piasecki Camden | Letters


Debt ceiling stalemate

Business leaders from across the United States -- ranging from Wall Street monarchs to small-town family business owners -- barraged Congress earlier this week with the same message that many Americans would like to send: quit arguing and get something done about the debt ceiling and then the long-term fiscal discipline of this country. News reports indicate that a concerted effort from business people across the spectrum was aimed at Washington -- ironically, much of it toward Republican lawmakers who have benefited from business contributions in the past.

July 15, 2011 | | Editorials


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Betty Jean Catoe

Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Hartsville at Camden (BB – 6:30 p.m.); West Florence at Lugoff-Elgin (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Ben Lippen (BB – 7 p.m.)

March 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - March 23, 2015

• Friday, we reported a grand jury finally indicted 22-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly for his alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Briana Rabon. We say "finally indicted" because Briana was killed more than a year ago. While we cannot be certain -- grand jury proceedings are secret, and for good reason -- we suspect the indictments were handed down now because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) only recently completed its forensic examination of evidence it and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office collected. Briana, by all accounts, was a bright young lady who, at 18, had her entire life ...

March 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The American Dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised I sometimes see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with the disagreement.

March 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrates Pi Day

Eighth grade students at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School participated in Pi Day festivities by designing their own t-shirts. Students had to research and record onto t-shirts four interesting facts about Pi. Because of the nature of this year's Pi Day, the first ten digits of Pi had to be listed on the shirt along with the symbol for Pi.

March 23, 2015 | | People & Places


Finally Friday kicks off Cup Weekend at Town Green

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) kicks off its 2015 Finally Friday Free Concert Series with a special edition on Friday on the Town Green with local band KT & Friends. The concert will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This special Pre-Carolina Cup Kick Off is made possible by the City of Camden, along with sponsors NBSC, Powers Funeral Home, Alpine Agency, Warrior Fitness Camden, Graham Realty, City Laundry and Cleaners and TruVista. The Town Green is located at 1015 Market Street behind the Old Armory in downtown Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Arts


Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year's Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board's March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...

March 23, 2015 | | Education


Ellis boots home game winner for CHS girls

Welcome home.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs stay perfect after drilling Devils

Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Thomas D. Ancrum

Thomas Douglas Ancrum, 86, of Camden, SC, died Friday, March 20 2015, at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roy Phillips

A memorial service for Roy Phillips, 78, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Agape Hospice House 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Mack

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Mack, 84, of 1081 Rogers Rd. in Cassatt, will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Viewing will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:55 PM at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Happenings at Kershaw County Libraries

The Kershaw County Library Elgin branch is providing classes on money topics with the help of Mid Carolina Credit Union.

March 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Upstart, Prospect Park eye final Derby prep races

Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


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