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Common Core equals government control

I found it interesting to learn from Dr. Frank Morgan's column of 10/21/13 that he sees it as ranting, sensationalistic and over the top to question the Common Core standards. After reading the article, I feel as though Dr. Morgan sees you as ridiculous and misguided if you don't believe these standards to be good for your local school district.

November 08, 2013 | Ed Tucker Camden | Letters


Front steps

The small boat slid quietly from the soft, muddy bank and righted herself in the anxious waters of Lake Moultrie. She was eager for this return to her element and the buoyancy made her feel at home as she waited patiently for her crew and belongings to be gathered and stowed. Feet and hands clamored aboard and small eyes became big with anticipation. They were on a short journey, some 75 years in the making, to the old house at the bottom of the lake.

November 08, 2013 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go play outside

It's no secret that childhood obesity -- right here in Kershaw County and across the nation -- has reached epidemic proportions. And statistics indicate that obese kids become obese adults, complete with all the health complications that come with being overweight. At the same time, officials of national parks across the country are grappling with the fact that kids don't have the same enthusiasm for being outside that previous generations did. In fact, a movement called "Leave No Kid Inside" attempts to revive the spirit of adventure and exercise that is disappearing all too fast for all too many kids ...

November 08, 2013 | | Editorials


First Baptist sends 19 mission teams to Ecuador

"It is like we are seeing the threads of a beautiful tapestry woven together," Camden resident Kim Gill said when speaking of the impact Camden's First Baptist Church mission teams are having in Machachi, Ecuador.

November 08, 2013 | By Mary Ann Blaskowitz Special to the C-I | Camden


"Fall Festibrawl" benefits CPD charities

World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member and West Wateree resident "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will headline the Camden Police Department's third annual "Fall Festibrawl."

November 08, 2013 | | Sports


Erica Michelle Broughton

Funeral service for Erica Michelle Broughton, 26, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Abney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton and the Rev. David B. Turner will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Abney Baptist Church Building Fund, 5180 Bethune Rd, Kershaw, SC 29067 or Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

November 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sins of omission

WASHINGTON -- Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

November 08, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


L-EMS School Spirit

Lugoff Elgin Middle School cheerleaders Sidney Reynolds, Gracie Stockman, Lexi Edwards, McKenlee Davis, and T'jah Steele honored Breast Cancer month with Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan.

November 06, 2013 | | Education


Lila Reese Brockwell

Lila Reese Brockwell, 93, of Camden, SC, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013. Born August 14, 1920 in Horry Hill, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Nell Porter Reese. She was the widow of George H. Brockwell of Petersburg, VA. She and her husband resided in Hendersonville, TN for many years and were longtime members of Bluegrass Church in Hendersonville. She retired after 34 years of employment with the E. I. Dupont Company. Mrs. Brockwell was also preceded in death by her four sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service ...

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Monte W. Hartsell

Monte W. Hartsell passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 74. Born on June 4, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Murton Harry Hartsell and Violet Erie Booker.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Boykin "Jack" Rhame Jackson

Boykin "Jack" Jackson

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louise Gettys

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Olive Louise Evans Gettys, 96, of West Columbia, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Gettys Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. The Rev. John Hallman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be sent to the Gettys Cemetery Fund, 1620 Kellytown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Dunham

Mr. Terry Dunham, 55, of 434 Baxley Circle, Bethune, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1 p.m., at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, SC, with burial to be held in the church cemetery.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Daisy Holloman Baynard

Mrs. Daisy Holloman Baynard, 80, of 2204 North Lyttleton Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at Camden Second Presbyterian Church USA, Camden, SC. Burial: will follow in Cedar's Cemetery, Camden, SC.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Johnny Thomas Atkerson

Johnny Thomas Atkerson, 75, of Blythewood, peacefully left this world and entered into the Heavenly City the Lord had prepared for him on Monday, November 4, 2013. Born in Batesburg, SC on September 8, 1938, he was a son of the late Rev. John David and Iva Ruth Wise Atkerson. He was a man of many talents and hobbies, one of which was buying, selling, and restoring old cars. He was an avid fisherman and entered many tournaments at Lake Murray. Johnny also loved gardening, especially raising his prize tomatoes.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


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May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Wildwood Lane project underway

Plans are underway to begin development on the Wildwood Lane Active Living and Pedestrian project in Lugoff. Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Director Michael Conley ...

May 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Man to be charged for hitting deputy head on

Once a Camden man is released from the hospital, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) plans to charge him with DUI (second offense), simple possession ...

May 19, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Backhoe Rodeo

The city of Camden's and Kershaw County's public works departments recently competed in the annual Backhoe Rodeo competition at City Hall Park, located ...

May 19, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Jordan to be new PTHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently selected Amy Jordan to serve as the assistant principal for Pine Tree Hill Elementary starting with the ...

May 19, 2017 | | Education


Masons honor Bowers for 60 years of service

Various Masons recognized Cecil A. Bowers for 60 years of service as a Master Mason with Lynchwood Lodge No. 197. Past District Deputy Grand Master ...

May 16, 2017 | | People & Places


Pierce closes career with second state title

Earlier this spring, when asked about his chances to repeat as the state's AAA pole vault champion, Camden senior Lindsay Pierce did not hesitate ...

May 16, 2017 | | Sports


Murphy earns SEC community service honor for a second time

Auburn junior and Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women's golf awards.

May 16, 2017 | | Sports


CARL BAILEY JR.

Carl Sylvester Bailey, Jr., 72, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Portland, ME, he was a son of Edna Conley Bailey and the ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN BOCKING

John Bocking, 87, of Lugoff, SC, passed away. He was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, the son of the late George Bocking and Hannah Storer ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOUISE BRANHAM

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Esther Louise Jordan Branham, 87, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN B. HOLLIS

Funeral services for John Benjamin "Tammie" Hollis, Sr., 56, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSE MARY SAYEG JOSEPH

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Mary Sayeg Joseph, 88, of Camden, SC, was celebrated Monday, May 15, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES REYNOLDS

Funeral services for James Emanuel Reynolds, 87, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Young leaders

We are pleased to see our youth getting involved in various activities that nurture and develop leadership skills. From the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce ...

May 16, 2017 | | Editorials


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