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Noted and passed - Jan. 20, 2014

• The concept of balanced reporting in today's national media is pretty much a joke. Fox News isn't going to hide its favoritism of right-wing politicians, while MSNBC (and virtually all other national broadcast outlets, including the three major networks) cannot abide anyone who isn't a liberal. Pundits have had a field day with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the so-called Bridgegate affair. The general response from analysts on the left has been, "Well, he says he didn't know about it and we are going to take him at his word, but if he did know ...

January 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The General Assembly: stay tuned

I have some of my most interesting conversations with community members in informal settings like the grocery store, the Farmers Market, convenience store gas pumps and church. One Saturday this past summer while I was eyeing some Silver Queen corn at the Farmers Market, a lady I've known since I moved here asked me why I spend so much time talking about politics and legislation.

January 20, 2014 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Jan. 20, 2014

January 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Ellen Strak Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ellen Strak Davis, 99 of Camden will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. David Weaver and Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Davis memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Building Fund, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


State leaders aren’t great

Great leaders understand that by empowering other people, they become more powerful. Jesus, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King Jr. are good examples of people who understood this philosophy. Unfortunately, very few politicians in Columbia understand this concept. Otherwise, our state would have a first-class education system, a functionally ethical government, outstanding health care for all people, and safe roads. Hopefully, one day, we will have the courage to elect more politicians who understand that by empowering the electorate, our state becomes a stronger democracy of engaged citizens.

January 17, 2014 | Dan Outlaw Camden | Letters


Glenn McConnell

Camden and Kershaw County have had a long, pleasant relationship with the College of Charleston. Countless students from this area have attended school in the Holy City, and there aren't many people who have gone there and not liked it. So it was particularly interesting when Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell announced he would not seek re-election but would instead throw his hat in the ring to become president of the College of Charleston.

January 17, 2014 | | Editorials


These animals are waiting for you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Babe, a 3-month-old female hound mix and a female kitten 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or ...

January 17, 2014 | | Pets


Robert Mills’ trail in Camden

When I was a pre-teen, I absolutely devoured every Nancy Drew mystery book I could check out of the Charleston County Library or borrow from a friend. Oh, the adventures Nancy took me on as she snooped out the trail of a mystery. Each little clue she found led to another and another and they all eventually solved the mystery. The exotic situations in which she became involved were fascinating. She always solved the mystery, through each one's twisting, turning plot. Clue by clue.

January 17, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec. Notes -- Registration open for Zumba fitness classes at Bethune Rec. Center

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

January 17, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 | | Ariail


In luck we trust

WASHINGTON -- As we evaluate the efficacy of the War on Poverty, a single, unquantifiable factor stubbornly demands attention: luck.

January 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Erskine L. Hawkins

Mr. Erskine L. Hawkins, 63, of 265 Precipice Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1 PM. Services will be held at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will follow at St. Matthew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Vicki E. Ray

Funeral service for Vicki E. Ray, 76, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 2:00 -3:00 pm. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 45 Roseborough Rd, Lugoff, S.C 29078.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


MSG Jimmie L. Stinson, Jr.

MSG Jimmie L. Stinson, Jr. (US Army Ret.), 57, of Elgin entered into rest on Monday, January 13, 2014 at WJB Dorn Veterans Medical Center.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles “Chuck” Harbaugh

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Harbaugh, 71, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Albert John and Florence Stemper Harbaugh. He enjoyed reading, watching sports, and spending time with his extended family.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


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At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

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Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

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Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at ...

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After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

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Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

July 01, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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