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An old trick

One of the oldest political tricks in the book is for a candidate to make a statement that goes like this: "I'm running an honorable campaign and I will never repeat the accusations I've heard that my opponent is an embezzler." There are other variations: "Some refer to my opponent as a rotten scoundrel, but you'll never hear me say anything like that."

August 09, 2013 | | Editorials


Its time for Back to School

August 07, 2013 | | Education


Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pet Travel -- Aug. 7, 2013

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

August 07, 2013 | | Pets


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


July and August Births

CHRISTIAN MITCHELL STEPHENS

August 07, 2013 | | Births


Agnes Campbell

Graveside service to celebrate the life of Agnes Branham Campbell, 86, of Cassatt will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:30 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Claude Weathers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Claude Roland Weathers, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Relay for Life, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Hagens family.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Summer in the city

In the new August 2013 Southern Living, in "The 10 Commandments of Southern Style," Editor M. Lindsay Bierman writes, "Thou Shalt Support Local Businesses: When I built my lake house, I could have ordered fixtures, cabinets, and hardware online, but I went to brick-and-mortar shops for some face-to-face help with details and logistics. It may cost more, but it's worth it when every purchase has the power to support -- or drain -- your local economy." Another Bierman commandment: "Thou Shalt Reinforce a Sense of Place: Historic neighborhoods that fell victim to the flurry of teardowns and massive additions in the ...

August 07, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for August 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Ariail


Media change

In a rapidly changing world, perhaps nothing has been altered more radically in the last decade than the way people in Kershaw County and across the country receive their information. A generation ago, many families here subscribed to two or three different newspapers -- a local one, a morning "national and world" newspaper and an afternoon one to update them. They tuned in to one of three network television stations that would deliver clear reception if the antenna was pointed in the right direction and the weather was clear.

August 07, 2013 | | Editorials


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TERRY KEYS - Lugoff

Mr. Terry Keys, 64, of 882 Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, passed on Friday, April 22, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


DORRIS H. MELTON - Camden

Graveside inurnment services to celebrate the life of Dorris Houser Melton, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30 ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


MITCHELL SHIGGS - Camden

Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM HENRY STOKES - Richmond, Va.

William Henry Stokes passed away on April 1, 2016 in Richmond, Va., formerly of Bishopville.

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 | | Ariail


City, county must act quickly to find Kmart replacement

Today's announcement the Kmart in Camden will close by the end of July is very unwelcome news. It is not surprising, however. Simply driving ...

April 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.

April 26, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Coaches congratulate Stokes on 300th win

As longtime friends and friendly rivals of Randy Stokes, we would like to congratulate Randy on winning his 300th game as the head baseball coach ...

April 26, 2016 | Denny Beckley and Robbie Cash CHS and L-EHS head baseball coaches | Letters


Rich: The crazy Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A ‘no-kill’ future for our county

Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty ...

April 26, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear for April 26, 2016

The Kershaw County School Board made a much-postponed decision Thursday, appointing Betty Sue Webber, ATEC's acting director, to the permanent leadership position at the ...

April 26, 2016 | | Yesteryear


L-E netters even 4-4A mark with 5-1 win

Bouncing back from a pair of non-conference losses, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team took down visiting Ridge View, 5-1, on Tuesday as they improved to 4-4 ...

April 22, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kelly sets new CHS pole vault mark

Ryan Kelly set a new Camden High record in the pole vault as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs capped an undefeated home season with a ...

April 22, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Miss Temple City gives Motion an historic victory

Miss Temple City, which spent the winter at Graham Motion's barn at the Camden Training Center, became the first filly to win the $300 ...

April 22, 2016 | | Equine


Back-to-back losses throws wrench into Knights’ playoff hopes

North Central's journey to a possible berth in next week's AA state playoffs took a double whammy with a pair of conference losses ...

April 22, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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