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GOP searches for its missing white voters

Remember how Republican leaders vowed to improve their outreach to minorities after Mitt Romney's demographic disaster in November? Well, not so fast, amigos. A lot of folks in the Grand Old Party's conservative wing prefer to tap another group that let them down: the "missing white voters."

August 09, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Are you tough enough?

Throw together a ridiculous amount of mud and water, hundreds of live wires, several ice water-filled dumpsters, cargo nets, 15-foot walls, and the product that remains is a sustained trend in America -- one of endurance events. Also known as obstacle races, this adrenaline-fueled sport has exploded in popularity. More than 1 million people this year are expected to enter races of this nature in the United States. Who knew mud, sweat and barbed wire could bring as much allure as it does misery. We are not talking about a fitness trend, but what Running USA calls the "Second Running Boom ...

August 09, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Eloise Bourgette

Funeral services for Mary Eloise Robinson Bourgette, 86, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary Jean Lever McCaskill

Jean Lever McCaskill, widow of John Stephen (Billy) McCaskill, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Mrs. Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Gibbs Oliver. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Lee Johnson, 1327 James West Lane, Cassatt. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Hagins family.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation buys SCLEOA memberships for deputies

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation recently purchased S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA) memberships for every sworn officer at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). While each membership costs only $30, the benefits are substantial, according to a KCSO press release. Members receive a $5,000 line-of-duty death benefit, free legal representation for officers facing litigation stemming from line-of-duty incidents, scholarship opportunities for children of officers and discounts at motels and attractions.

August 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rec. Notes -- Aug. 9

Registration for the KCSD's sports fall program continues. The registration fee is $32 for football, soccer, baseball and soccer, and includes insurance. The registration fee for cheer leading is $25 and includes a uniform and insurance.

August 09, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for August 9, 2013

August 09, 2013 | | Ariail


An old trick

One of the oldest political tricks in the book is for a candidate to make a statement that goes like this: "I'm running an honorable campaign and I will never repeat the accusations I've heard that my opponent is an embezzler." There are other variations: "Some refer to my opponent as a rotten scoundrel, but you'll never hear me say anything like that."

August 09, 2013 | | Editorials


Its time for Back to School

August 07, 2013 | | Education


Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pet Travel -- Aug. 7, 2013

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

August 07, 2013 | | Pets


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Parker: Hillary’s viral nightmare

WASHINGTON -- You could say it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, it's hell to have a public record.

May 20, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


‘Hats off’ to fellow letter writer

I would like to "comment on the article in the newspaper from Friday, April 22 written by Mr. Edward R. Allen ("Reader: Washington gridlock by ...

May 20, 2016 | Sylvia Springs Camden | Letters


Letter: Nature causes transgenders...

One of my hobbies is studying people and their birthdays. I am not a pro, not have I ever gone to school and taken a ...

May 20, 2016 | Blanche K. Scott Camden | Letters


Richardson: The view from here

In working on the next changing exhibit at the archives, I have had to research the Battle of Hobkirk Hill pretty extensively. I am the ...

May 20, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: ‘Understanding each other’s history’

Last week in Charleston, a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big ...

May 20, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Bowers to play in North-South games

In a career in which he re-wrote virtually every offensive record in North Central High baseball history, Tyler Bowers cemented his place in the program ...

May 06, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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