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Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014

• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...

November 17, 2014 | | Editorials


The parable of the apple tree

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

November 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Now the rubber meets the road

November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.

November 17, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pet talk - Nov. 17, 2014

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.

November 17, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets


Inabinet - Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | | Inabinet


Ariail for Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Hunger and Homelessness Week

This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.

November 17, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


KCSD earns ‘Excellent’ Absolute rating on state report card

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.

November 17, 2014 | | Education


FAC will open chamber music series with ‘The Homecoming’

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 chamber music series with "The Homecoming," which features cellist Claire Bryant and pianist Julio Elizalde. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Wood Auditorium.

November 14, 2014 | | People & Places


Murphy Stover

Mr. Murphy Stover, 75, of Atlanta, Georgia and formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, November 5, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday. November 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church in Camden SC. Burial will take place in White Oak Baptist Church Cemetrey in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Demonstrative, Divine Fortune to tangle in Colonial Cup feature

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, a three-time Grade 1 winner this year, will square off with reigning Eclipse Award champion Divine Fortune in the 45th running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup at the Springdale Course in Camden on Saturday.

November 14, 2014 | | Equine


No change in the Forecast

The word for this edition of the Fearless Forecast is brevity.

November 14, 2014 | | Sports


Pit bulls

Two separate incidents in Kershaw County this week have proven, once again, the unpredictability of pit bulls and the danger of owning such dogs. We have wondered on prior occasions what moves people to possess breeds that have a history of violence.

November 14, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader: KCSD ‘missing the boat’

In regard to your article in Friday's (Nov. 7) paper about the defeat of the KCSD referendum. It would seem that the school district is missing the boat. Mrs. Few and CANT have obviously scoped this whole thing out and feel they can operate and expand the school district to every ones satisfaction within the current budget. The school district should take advantage of this knowledge and perhaps have a public meeting where they describe their program.

November 14, 2014 | Joseph Melanson Lugoff | Letters


OK Democrats, this is the bottom, but…

Let me begin with three points that won't surprise anyone and then a fourth that will surprise, maybe even shock you.

November 14, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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CMA’s 2018 looks bright

How was your 2017? Did you keep your new year's resolutions? Did you exceed the goals that you set for yourself?

January 09, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Timely financial reporting is vital

Each October, many state agencies -- including public colleges and universities -- are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. I ...

January 09, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Salvation Army thanks Kershaw County

I'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for making Christmas 2017 a wonderful success.

January 09, 2018 | Major Henry Morris, Area Commander The Salvation Army of the Midlands | Letters


ANN ANSLEY

Ann Gordon Ansley, 81, of Camden, South Carolina, wife of Hugh Cleveland Ansley, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIS BETHAY JR.

A visitation for Willis Derret Bethay, Jr., 83, of Camden, SC, was held Monday, January 8, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARY ANN DAWKINS

A funeral service for Mary Ann Dawkins, 92, will be held today, January 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with a ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


DORIS H. DUTILLE

A funeral service for Doris H. Dutille, 80, will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


NETTLES A. MYERS III

Nettles A. "Tripp" Myers, III, 49, died Monday, January 8, 2018. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROSA LEE OSBORNE

Mrs. Rosa Lee Osborne, of 7995 Osborne Road in Rembert, died Monday, January 8. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


FAYE POWELL

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sandy Faye Floyd Powell, 62, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


WESLEY “BUCK” TAYLOR

Funeral service for Wesley Alan "Buck" Taylor, 61, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


KCSO nabs two out of state fugitives

Two fugitives from out of state were caught in Kershaw County last week.

January 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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