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Salvation Army thanks community

I'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for making Christmas 2016 a wonderful success.

January 24, 2017 | Maj. Roger Coulson, Regional Coordinator The Salvation Army of the Midlands, Columbia | Letters


The trunk

When I was the age of four, Mama's uncle, a kind and successful man, died. The call came late one night that his life was ebbing away so Mama pulled me out of bed, smoothed my tousled red-tinted hair, and hauled me, still clad in pajamas, to sit vigil until her beloved uncle had crossed the river Jordan.

January 24, 2017 | Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Katie Ard Iseman Hero for Paws Award

Do you know a hero? Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but they share an electrifying passion to help others, even at their own risk of life. Beloved former Kershaw County fire fighter Katie Iseman had a passion for people and pets. She wanted to save lives and she did so in her career and in her volunteer time through fostering dogs for rescue organizations. That's why Fostering Foster Animal Rescue is honored to announce the new Katie Ard Iseman Hero for Paws Award. This annual award will be presented to an individual who exhibits compassion for animals ...

January 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Building a better health care system

Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a healthcare system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.

January 24, 2017 | By U.S. Sen. Tim Scott C-I guest columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 24, 2017

The volleyball court in the gym at Camden Middle School looks normal- until the students start draping sheets over the net and bring out a big plastic ball to toss over it. The seventh-graders aren't' taking clown classes; they're preparing to play Blackout, a mixed-up version of traditional volleyball. Many of the rules stay the same, but the ball is definitely different-softer so it doesn't hurt like a hard volleyball-and the sheets add an element of excitement; players can't see from which direction the ball is coming. The game is what attracted a camera ...

January 24, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Rawnaq wins Eclipse Award

rv Naylor's Rawnaq, whose try for a perfect 2016 National Steeplechase Association season came to an end in the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden, was honored Saturday with the Eclipse Award as the year's outstanding steeplechase horse.

January 24, 2017 | | Equine


BES announces honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently announced honor roll students for the second nine week period.

January 24, 2017 | | Education


Demons, Dogs get wrestling wins

After having opened Saturday's Red Raider Duals at Greenville High School with a loss to Hillcrest, the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team rebounded to win three straight matches before falling to West-Oak in the third-place match to finish the exhausting day with a 3-2 record.

January 24, 2017 | | Sports


AJ sweeps past North Central

Andrew Jackson used strong second halves to take a doubleheaders weep over visiting North central in Region 4-AA basketball action in Kershaw last Friday night.

January 24, 2017 | | Sports


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Rocky, a 5-month-old male Mastiff Pit bull mix, and Scarlet, a sweet Border Collie mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

January 24, 2017 | | Pets


PATRICIA BARRETT

A Celebration of Life service for Patricia Outlaw Barrett, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church. Rev. Charles Davis and Rev. Dorothy J. Killian, M. Div., J.D will officiate. Burial will be held at 1:30 PM, prior to the service, in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in Richardson Hall. Memorials may be made to Daughters of the King, Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTIAN COPLEY

A service to celebrate the life of Christian Scott Copley, 26, was held Monday at Powers Funeral Home with burial in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness-Kershaw, PO Box 1267, Columbia, SC 29202.

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM DIXON

Funeral services for Bill Dixon, 86, will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at noon at First Church of the Nazarene, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors. Rev. David Snodgrass, Rev. Casey Mills, and Rev. Hoke Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Fund.

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHIRLEY KNICKEL

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Shirley Anne Brady Knickel, 82, of Camden, SC, at 2:00 PM, today, January 24, 2017 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC with a reception immediately following in the Family Life Center. Rev. David Weaver, Rev. Steve Patterson, and Rev. Frank Griffin will officiate. Shirley was a Christian of strong faith and asked that her life was celebrated rather than mourned. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARY G. McKINNON

A memorial service for Mary G. McKinnon, 56, will be held Thursday at 3:00pm at Powers Funeral Home. Pastor David Stratford, III will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


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KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


EQUUS Film Festival begins Feb. 17

The internationally acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival Winners Tour returns to Camden for the second year this weekend. The city of Camden has been selected as ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Junior League ‘Belle of the Ball’ Boutique day is Feb. 25

Do you have a gently used dress that could still shine at a prom?

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


NCMS Shadowing Experience

North Central Middle School recently collaborated with area elementary schools to make School to Work job shadowing experiences with faculty and staff a success for ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Stevens and Nelson announce engagement

Brian and Torill Nelson announce the engagement of their son, Mr. Kristofer Robert Nelson of Camden to Miss Lauren Beth Stevens of Mt. Pleasant.

February 14, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 90th Birthday, James A. Williams

James A. (Jimmie) Williams Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday today, February 14. His family wishes him a happy birthday from his wife of 65 years ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Feb. 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 | | Ariail


EQUUS Film Festival

Camden and Kershaw County have long been known for all things equestrian. From the hunt to the Cup, from trail riding to barrel racing, this ...

February 14, 2017 | | Editorials


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about ...

February 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Community blessed with volunteer spirit

As the director of this United Way, I see firsthand the incredible volunteer spirit and care so many have for our community. Rural counties have ...

February 14, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


What’s gonna happen in 2000s?

Ever since the 1980s began, I've been counting down to the new century.

February 14, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 14, 2017

After seven years in which the old Boylan Haven Mather Academy has continued to sit unused, a public hearing has been scheduled for March 6 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Camden Coin Club Spring show returns March 18

The annual Spring Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


AARON BLAKENEY SR.

Interment for Mr. Aaron Blakeney, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 PM at Cedars Cemetery, Campbell ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


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