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Truesdell and Bailey wed

Brittany Leigh Truesdell and Steven Joseph Bailey, both of Columbia, were married at 6:00 on the evening of May 30, 2015 at Bethany Westville Baptist Church in Westville. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Craigan Blankenship. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at 833 South Broad in Camden, with music provided by Aaron Williams of Double A DJ of Lugoff, food provided by Southern Way Catering in Columbia, and a guest appearance by "Cocky" from the University of South Carolina.

June 22, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Allen and Helsley join in marriage

Sarah Elizabeth Allen of Isle of Palms and Jacob Henry Helsley of Columbia were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wade Allen, and granddaughter of Herbert Lillard Allen and the late Nancy Lou Allen and Billy Lee Eudy and the late Sylvia Mae Eudy. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and from University of South Carolina with her Masters of Education in Educational Administration. She is currently teaching special ...

June 22, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ribbon Cutting

June 22, 2015 | | People & Places


SMS Jr. Beta Club

During the end of the school year, the National Junior Beta Club at Stover Middle School completed a service project in which they collected DVDs for the children at Palmetto Health Richland. They collected approximately 300 movies and raised $715 through classroom challenges for the purchase of additional movies. The movies were presented to representatives of Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital. Thank you to the students, staff, and community members who participated in such a worthwhile cause.

June 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: Charleston

The grief felt from the murder of nine innocent people at Charleston's historic Emanuel AME Church, one of the oldest African-American congregations in the nation, Wednesday night is encompassing many South Carolinians as we compassionately mourn the senseless loss of life taken while in the midst of a weekly prayer meeting.

June 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Walker: Critter calls

Would you welcome seven fawns, six flying squirrels, four prairie dogs, nine tortoises and nine cottontail rabbits into your home … all at once? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" if you are Camden resident Margaret Buckelew. Buckelew is the founder and operator of Pine Tree Hill Wildlife Care and Exotic Rescue, and she answers the call of duty for wildlife and exotic animals in Kershaw County and several surrounding counties.

June 22, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: A time to grieve

WASHINGTON -- Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.

June 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Leroy Stover II

Mr. Leroy Stover, II, 74, of Camden, died Thursday, June 18, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Albert Spears

Albert Preston "Al" Spears, 91, of Huntsville, passed away at home Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 surrounded by family.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bobby Shannon

A funeral service celebrating the life of Bobby Shannon, 80, of Lugoff, SC, will be held today, June 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Chuck Everett will officiate, with burial to follow in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 21, from 4 -6 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margy Elizabeth Harrell

Funeral service for Margy Elizabeth Harrell, 90, will be held today, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Letter: Reader says Charleston murders part of spiritual warfare

Charleston is the latest city to be clouded with Satan's darkness.

June 19, 2015 | Larry Kelly Camden | Letters


Editorial: Phil Minges

Phil Minges came to Camden to help build the DuPont plant and worked for the company for the next 50 years. He left in 2000 after serving four years as a Camden City Council member and an additional eight years as mayor.

June 19, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Jeb!

WASHINGTON -- If anyone should be feeling an overwhelming sense of Groundhog Day this presidential election, c'est moi.

June 19, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Preserving Camden’s heritage in the era of the modern age

"Why is Camden unique?" This is the first note on a faded yellow legal pad sheet found in a folder of papers from 1971 through 1973 found in the collection of the Camden Archives and Museum. These notes from the "Camden Committee" reveal the concerns of a group of Camden citizens in the early 1970s as Camden hurtled forward in the "modern age." We'll revisit this group's efforts in a bit. My advice, in hindsight, would be that they should have talked to Reid Buckley, who at the same time was writing a manuscript about his feelings about ...

June 19, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Parker: Take it down

WASHINGTON -- In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.

June 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: Denmark Vesey and Clementa Pinckney

One of the questions of the tragic killing of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is, why him? And, why now?

June 24, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Confederate descendant endorses flag removal

It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:

June 24, 2015 | J. Kennedy DuBose Jr. Camden | Letters


For the Record - June 24, 2015

Real estate transactions

June 24, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Salvation Army clothing bins at Russell & Jeffcoat

The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Hagins honored for Salkehatchie work

Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...

June 24, 2015 | | People & Places


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