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Ariail for Dec. 30, 2013

December 30, 2013 | | Ariail


Resolutely carrying on

For those of you who are faithful to this column, you will, no doubt, recall that last year I made brand new resolutions. I tossed out the old ones that I had failed at repeatedly and trudged ahead to new ones, optimistically believing that success was mine for the taking.

December 30, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Copy+Paste: SC Digital Learning and Georgia

There is a nifty computer function called "copy+paste." Virtually everyone who uses a computer has figured out how to use this function as it's very simple and very useful.

December 27, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Article V gives power to the people

It's no secret that folks aren't happy with Washington, D.C., career politicians -- both Democrats and Republicans -- have ignored the best interests of our country, allowed the debt to spiral out of control, and stripped the states of their rightful power.

December 27, 2013 | State Rep. Bill Taylor Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 | | Ariail


Reality isn’t so ducky

WASHINGTON -- It's Christmas and a strange white-bearded fellow uttering quack-quack-quack has streaked across the continent, dumping a large sack of something on America's hearth.

December 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Done for now

Congress finally made some semblance of an effort to work together a couple of weeks ago in passing a two-year budget agreement which will preclude the possibility of another government shutdown this year. That's the good news. The bad news is that with the agreement completed, lawmakers in Washington appear to be done with serious deficit reduction for the foreseeable future. Those members of Congress who believe the country needs to address the horrid deficits plaguing the country apparently have little leverage against their colleagues, who are apparently satisfied with the plan cobbled together by Republican Paul Ryan and ...

December 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP holds leadership retreat

In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers 20th Christmas gathering

God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


A Kershaw County connection

(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)

December 27, 2013 | By Drew Brooks Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer staff writer | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County cares

Many, many years ago, Tom and Cyndi Fussell started a tradition of serving the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving Day out of their restaurant in Camden. Kelly and I were fortunate to join them some years later, and -- several years ago -- formed a group called Kershaw County Cares to continue the tradition started by Tom and Cyndi. This year, more than 100 volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas days to come and prepare, serve and deliver more than 1,450 meals to Kershaw County's less fortunate!

December 27, 2013 | Todd and Kelly Warnock Kershaw County Cares | Letters


The night before Christmas

Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


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A perfect place to enjoy S.C.

If ever there is a perfect place to enjoy South Carolina, it is here, right here in Camden. Our hometown is quintessential Southern. We have ...

March 17, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The silent majority needs to help the sheriff

It's budget time in Kershaw county and agency heads are required to submit their budget requests to county council. For the past six years ...

March 17, 2017 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


YVONNE BINGHAM

Funeral service for Yvonne Bingham, 55, of Camden, will be held Saturday, March 18th, 4:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel, 714 W ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


Never too young to start a bucket list

A bucket list need not become a consideration only for the midlife crises victims or terminally ill. In fact, any time is a good time ...

March 17, 2017 | Anna Mock | People & Places


Wateree Elementary School vocabulary parade

After reading the story Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier, fifth grade students from Wateree Elementary School recently participated in their very own ...

March 17, 2017 | | People & Places


ROSA LEE BROWN

Mrs. Rosa Lee Brown, 89, of 1413 Highland Ave., Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 16, 2017 ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEROME COLLINS BUTLER

Mr. Jerome Collins "Big Alley" Butler, 69, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


HENRY GRANGER

A funeral service to honor the life of Henry Wright Granger, 77, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Kornegay Funeral Home ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARYALICE MOORE

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Maryalice Cook Underwood Moore, 73, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, March ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


NATHANIEL PEEBLES

Mr. Nathaniel Peebles, 61, of 127 Pine Drive, Bethune, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES W. TROUBLEFIELD

Charles W. Troublefield, Sr., 67, husband of Harriett Maxcy Troublefield, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


VERNA WAY

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Verna Parker Way, 82, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 21 ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


RAY WILLIAMS

Funeral service for Ray "Doc" Williams, 67, of 555 Blackjack Lane in Lugoff, SC, will be held Saturday, March 18th, 12:00 P.M. at ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


Junior Leadership applications due March 31

The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 31.

March 17, 2017 | | Education


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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