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The leadership vacuum

WASHINGTON -- Failure of political leadership knows no party. The past few days have offered an unfortunate demonstration of this sad maxim: House Speaker John Boehner ducking his appropriate role in countering the belief that President Obama is a Muslim, and the president himself, once again ducking a leadership role in dealing with the nation's fiscal crisis.

February 18, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Columbia College honors lists announced

A number of Kershaw County students were named to the President's List and Dean's List for the fall semester 2010 at Columbia .

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Lizzie Kibler McCormick

Mrs. Lizzie Kibler McCormick, of Cassatt, the widow of Deacon James McCormick, was born in Kershaw County to the late Jim and Martha Kibler on February 18, 1919. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, February 14, 2011, at her home. She was preceded in death by two children, Dorentha M. Ballard and Willeen M. Wactor.

February 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


School menus -- Feb. 18, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 21-25:

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Mandela's lesson for Egypt

Egypt's latest pharaoh has surrendered his crown.

February 18, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the week -- Feb. 18, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a lhasa apso dog who found its way to the shelter last weekend, and a 2-year-old female dilute calico cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...

February 18, 2011 | | Pets


Saints march past Lady Knights

Calhoun County outscored visiting North Central, 13-4, in the fourth quarter to score a come-from-behind, 35-28 victory over the Lady Knights in Tuesday's class A girls state basketball playoff opener.

February 18, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Prince Ave. Prep runs past Spartans

Ever since he started coaching basketball, Speedy Johnson's teams have been known for their full-court defensive pressure, which is used to try and turn opponents over and quicken the tempo of the game.

February 18, 2011 | | Camden Military


Furman snaps Lady Eagles' 54-game win streak

It took more than four years and 54 games to happen, but the Camden Middle School girls basketball team saw their 55-game win streak come to an end when the Lady Eagles fell to Furman Middle School in a 57-56 double-overtime thriller in the championship game of the Palmetto Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament hosted by CMS.

February 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Cup fan can now (bow) tie one on at races

Vineyard Vines is the newest sponsor to come aboard for the 79th annual Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, after having been approved by the Carolina Cup Racing Association. And, their arrival will add to the coffers of KershawHealth, which will benefit from the new association between Vineyard Vines and the CCRA.

February 18, 2011 | | Equine


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the city limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

February 18, 2011 | | Localife


Wife struggles to communicate effectively with in-laws

Dear Annie: Last summer, my husband became seriously ill while out of town. When I called his family, they started bossing me around and even called the hospital and berated the staff. I had my husband moved to a larger hospital in the city where his sister lives. She was with me when I talked to the doctor about the "do not resuscitate" order. But instead of repeating what was actually said, she told his family members that I was eager to pull the plug. She also told everyone that I didn't love him.

February 18, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Historical tapes of ‘Carbine’ Williams preserved in digital format

Camden is blessed with not only having exceptionally skilled people in its community, but also people interested in and willing to give generously of their time and skills.

February 18, 2011 | By Ross E. Beard Jr. Special to the C-I | Localife


Happy 60th Anniversary!

J. N. Wilson, Jr. and Elberta N. Wilson of Camden celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, February 18, 2011.

February 18, 2011 | | Localife


Rec Notes - Feb. 18

PAL baseball registration to begin next week

February 18, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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