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The small boat slid quietly from the soft, muddy bank and righted herself in the anxious waters of Lake Moultrie. She was eager for this return to her element and the buoyancy made her feel at home as she waited patiently for her crew and belongings to be gathered and stowed. Feet and hands clamored aboard and small eyes became big with anticipation. They were on a short journey, some 75 years in the making, to the old house at the bottom of the lake.

November 08, 2013 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go play outside

It's no secret that childhood obesity -- right here in Kershaw County and across the nation -- has reached epidemic proportions. And statistics indicate that obese kids become obese adults, complete with all the health complications that come with being overweight. At the same time, officials of national parks across the country are grappling with the fact that kids don't have the same enthusiasm for being outside that previous generations did. In fact, a movement called "Leave No Kid Inside" attempts to revive the spirit of adventure and exercise that is disappearing all too fast for all too many kids ...

November 08, 2013 | | Editorials


First Baptist sends 19 mission teams to Ecuador

"It is like we are seeing the threads of a beautiful tapestry woven together," Camden resident Kim Gill said when speaking of the impact Camden's First Baptist Church mission teams are having in Machachi, Ecuador.

November 08, 2013 | By Mary Ann Blaskowitz Special to the C-I | Camden


"Fall Festibrawl" benefits CPD charities

World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member and West Wateree resident "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will headline the Camden Police Department's third annual "Fall Festibrawl."

November 08, 2013 | | Sports


Erica Michelle Broughton

Funeral service for Erica Michelle Broughton, 26, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Abney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton and the Rev. David B. Turner will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Abney Baptist Church Building Fund, 5180 Bethune Rd, Kershaw, SC 29067 or Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

November 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sins of omission

WASHINGTON -- Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

November 08, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


L-EMS School Spirit

Lugoff Elgin Middle School cheerleaders Sidney Reynolds, Gracie Stockman, Lexi Edwards, McKenlee Davis, and T'jah Steele honored Breast Cancer month with Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan.

November 06, 2013 | | Education


Lila Reese Brockwell

Lila Reese Brockwell, 93, of Camden, SC, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013. Born August 14, 1920 in Horry Hill, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Nell Porter Reese. She was the widow of George H. Brockwell of Petersburg, VA. She and her husband resided in Hendersonville, TN for many years and were longtime members of Bluegrass Church in Hendersonville. She retired after 34 years of employment with the E. I. Dupont Company. Mrs. Brockwell was also preceded in death by her four sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service ...

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Monte W. Hartsell

Monte W. Hartsell passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 74. Born on June 4, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Murton Harry Hartsell and Violet Erie Booker.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Boykin "Jack" Rhame Jackson

Boykin "Jack" Jackson

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louise Gettys

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Olive Louise Evans Gettys, 96, of West Columbia, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Gettys Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. The Rev. John Hallman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be sent to the Gettys Cemetery Fund, 1620 Kellytown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Dunham

Mr. Terry Dunham, 55, of 434 Baxley Circle, Bethune, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1 p.m., at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, SC, with burial to be held in the church cemetery.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Daisy Holloman Baynard

Mrs. Daisy Holloman Baynard, 80, of 2204 North Lyttleton Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at Camden Second Presbyterian Church USA, Camden, SC. Burial: will follow in Cedar's Cemetery, Camden, SC.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Johnny Thomas Atkerson

Johnny Thomas Atkerson, 75, of Blythewood, peacefully left this world and entered into the Heavenly City the Lord had prepared for him on Monday, November 4, 2013. Born in Batesburg, SC on September 8, 1938, he was a son of the late Rev. John David and Iva Ruth Wise Atkerson. He was a man of many talents and hobbies, one of which was buying, selling, and restoring old cars. He was an avid fisherman and entered many tournaments at Lake Murray. Johnny also loved gardening, especially raising his prize tomatoes.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Avoid food safety pitfalls at Thanksgiving

By DEON LEGETTE

November 06, 2013 | | People & Places


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THOMAS D. BALDWIN - Elgin

ELGIN -- Graveside service with military honors for Thomas Douglas Baldwin, 71, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHNNY R. BRADFORD - Camden

CAMDEN -- Mr. Johnny Roosevelt "Stub" Bradford, 70, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Boykin, he was the son ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNIE B. BRANNAN - Bethune

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Annie B. McLauchlin Brannan, 96, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


LARRY LEON DOBY - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Larry Leon Doby, 58, of 514 South Gordon St., Camden, will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11 a.m ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT LEE JACKSON - Ridgeway

Ridgeway -- Mr. Robert Lee Jackson, 51, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in Ridgeway, he was the son of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES HICKSON LEE - Austin, Texas

Graveside service for Rev. James Hickson Lee, 48, of Austin, TX will be held at noon Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Rock Springs United Methodist ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNA RAILEY MELTON - Bethune

BETHUNE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Anna "Beth" Railey Melton, 86, who died peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016, were held at 2 o'clock ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


THOMAS CLYBURN NEAL - Camden

Thomas Clyburn Neal, 90, of Camden, SC, went to his eternal home on Friday, May 13, 2016. A funeral service to celebrate the life of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELFRIEDE BLASK NIXON - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service to celebrate the life of Elfriede Blask Nixon, 88, was held Sunday at at First Baptist Church, Camden. The Rev. Evan Smith ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WANDA R. WELCH - Rembert

REMBERT -- Graveside service for Wanda R. Welch, 52, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


Boykin Mill Farms featured in S.C. Ag + Art Tour

Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Bowers to play in North-South games

In a career in which he re-wrote virtually every offensive record in North Central High baseball history, Tyler Bowers cemented his place in the program ...

May 06, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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