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Exotic lands

Being married to my husband was never boring! During the past 30 years, he planned trips for us to England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Greece and other usual tourist spots. Each of these had many fond and not-so-fond memories. Few, however, exceeded China, where I heard a young man tell me he had seen me in Playboy Magazine and want to show me to his mother at his home; Egypt, where a policeman insisted I give him my name so, when I disappeared, my family could hear of my loss, and one man insisted on ...

December 30, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Anne Frank exhibit coming to L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring noted World War II figure Anne Frank's life Jan. 7-Feb. 15.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


Orangeburg Councilwoman to speak in Camden fr Martin Luther King Day service

Dr. L. Zimmerman Keitt will be the Martin Luther King Day speaker at Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 W. DeKalb St., in Camden, on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. Keitt, a native of Camden and Orangeburg, is currently serving on Orangeburg's city council.

December 30, 2013 | | People & Places


BCBS donates to Kershaw County Adult Education

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of South Carolina, Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) will be able to complete upgrades to the technology it uses to offer its services.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


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


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More testing is not the answer

A recent national survey done by Gallup and the respected education organization Phi Delta Kappa had some very enlightening things to say about the obsession ...

September 15, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Writer, too, has a dilemma

I am glad to see that my good friend, Charlie Humphries, is still exercising his freedom of speech by using a member of the mass ...

September 15, 2017 | Buddy Clark Camden | Letters


GRADY BRANHAM

Grady Richard Branham, 90, of Florence, SC passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017. Grady was born in Kershaw County, SC, a son of the late ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH A. DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Sarah A. Drakeford, 66, of 1705 Garden Street, Camden, passed on Monday, September 11, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


GREGORY C. MARTIN

A graveside service for Gregory C. "Greg" Martin, 60, of Westville, was held Wednesday, September 13, in the Kershaw City Cemetery. The Revs. David Snodgrass ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


TOMMY “DERRICK” ROBERTS

Funeral services for Tommy Derrick Roberts, 57, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Faith Church of the Nazarene, Lugoff, with burial to ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


GRACE THREATT WALDEN

Funeral services for Grace Threatt Walden, 88, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


HENRY EARL WHITE

Mr. Henry Earl White, 57, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 9, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH H. WILSON

A celebration of life service for Ruth H. Wilson, 87, will be held Saturday at 1:30pm, with a visitation 1 hr prior at Powers ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARY J. WINDHAM

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


PAT WYLIE

A memorial service to honor the life of William Patrick "Pat" Wylie, 76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, September ...

September 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


Irma’s wind and rain lash Kershaw County

Even though it was hundreds of miles to the south and west, Hurricane Irma managed to leave a few marks on Kershaw County. Rain -- heavy ...

September 15, 2017 | By MARTIN L. CAHN and JIM TATUM C-I staff | Camden


Tisdale running for sheriff in 2018

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigator and current 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office investigator Eric Tisdale, released the following statement on Wednesday announcing his ...

September 15, 2017 | | Politics


KCMA scholarship benefit concert coming Sunday

The Kershaw County Music Association will host a scholarship benefit concert Sunday, featuring internationally acclaimed baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. Mr. Smith has sung in some ...

September 15, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Bass guitar provides love at first pluck

There is an unusual sight during halftime of Camden High School's football games this fall.

September 15, 2017 | | High School Columns


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