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Roosters part of Camden’s heritage

This is a copy of my letter to the Camden Planning Commission and to Camden City Council. I have had many phone calls from people concerned about this proposed ordinance, as well as calls from my neighbors supporting my having roosters. I have been advised that I am grandfathered, but more restrictive covenants, and zoning ordinances are not the answer for Camden. Any noise nuisance noise cases should be handled on an individual basis, whether they are due to barking dogs, loud music, or roosters.

December 04, 2013 | Vickie Dawson Camden | Letters


Classically Carolina

"We are Camden, a place surrounded by history. Long a home of Native Americans, we were founded not long after Carolina was separated into North and South. Here, King Haigler, the Catawba chief, worked for peace among natives and colonists along the banks of the Wateree. Here, Patriots suffered one of the worst defeats in the Revolutionary War. Yet, from this place the tide of war would turn and ultimately lead to victory for a fledgling nation built on ideals of equality, freedom, and hope."

December 04, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reynolds named LCFS Employee of the Quarter

Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.

December 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Exploring Ancient Egypt

Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


INVISTA winter 2013 blood drive

INVISTA's annual holiday blood drive will be Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

December 04, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Power grab

One of the many problems in politics today is that many elected officials begin to believe they are smarter than the electorate and feel they should be able to make decisions that contravene public attitudes. They justify this, of course, in a myriad of ways. The recent resignation of a Colorado state senator is the ultimate in arrogance when it comes to ignoring the voters and trying to circumvent the will of the people.

December 04, 2013 | | Editorials


Montessori School welcomes grandparents

The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Mary Elizabeth Robinson Brevard

Passed away quietly in her sleep on November 26, 2013 in Vista, California at the home of her son, Von.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Charles Lloyd "Rick" McBride

A celebration of life service for Charles Lloyd "Rick" McBride, 66, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, The American Cancer Society, Abby Road Hospice, or the Agape Hospice House.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert Brisbon, Sr.

Herbert Brisbon, Sr., of 69 Brisbon Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ashley Grantham

Funeral service for Benjamin Ashley Lewis Grantham, 40, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Andrew Robert Henshaw

A celebration of life service for Andrew Robert Henshaw, 28, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Harris named 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year

Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Mary Ann Thompson

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Catoe Thompson, 63, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Brother Burch Kelly will officiate. A visitation will be held from 6-8 at the Camden Chapel.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County thanks volunteers

"The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) held a festive 15-year anniversary party on November 14 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Four hundred community supporters were invited to a red carpet awards show. Their collective efforts represent a community resolve that has provided health care to more than 5,000 Kershaw County patients from 1998 to 2013. This event was a thank you to clinic volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and financial assistance.

December 04, 2013 | | People & Places


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ELEASE S. GRANT

Funeral service for Elease S. Grant, 78, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with burial to ...

February 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


Elgin Town Council fills two council seats

Amidst low voter turnout, the town of Elgin filled two council seats during its election on Tuesday. Current council members Ed Smith and Dana Sloan ...

February 10, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Ariail - Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 | | Ariail


Coaches and schools

We join the Kershaw County School District and the community in congratulating and welcoming two new coaches/athletic directors to Camden High School and North ...

February 10, 2017 | | Editorials


Uncertainty is sweeping the globe

WASHINGTON -- The United States isn't the only country that's a complete basket case right now. Basically the entire world has reached record levels ...

February 10, 2017 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer troubled about DeVos confirmation

As a Kershaw resident who has had over 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator of independent (private) schools in the United states ...

February 10, 2017 | Leslie I. Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Ghost of the Wateree

The eerie cry can be heard on Lake Wateree on many foggy and misty spring nights.

February 10, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Inside the South Carolina mind

In 1929, Gaffney, S.C., native W.J. Cash wrote his seminal book "The Mind of the South." Every subsequent attempt to understand the mind ...

February 10, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


For the Record - Feb. 10, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 10, 2017 | | For the Record


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - Feb. 7, 2017

February 07, 2017 | | Ariail


Gang prevention

Does Kershaw County have a gang problem?

February 07, 2017 | | Editorials


Count Gorsuch

WASHINGTON -- To review the left's reaction to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is to infer he's the spawn of Dracula -- a cruel and ...

February 07, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Thank you, Kershaw County

This weekend The Annual Attic Sale benefitting the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County was held. Thanks to the hard work of our community $13 ...

February 07, 2017 | Sarah Reed Camden | Letters


The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

February 07, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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