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Michelle's valentine to men

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's no point trying to find something wrong with Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention. It was perfection.

September 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


NC hosts Carolina Challenge on Sept. 22

The seventh annual Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 inside The Castle at North Central High School.

September 10, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Camden Walmart awards local KCSD schools with grants

For the third year in a row, Camden Walmart has partnered with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 10, 2012 | | People & Places


Note and passed - Sept. 10, 2010

• Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky says he regrets not testifying at his child sex-abuse trial earlier this year. Sandusky, who's awaiting sentencing after being convicted of multiple counts of abusing young boys, still maintains his innocence despite crushing evidence against him and the testimony of several of his victims. Sandusky isn't likely to convince anyone that he's innocent.

September 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Falling on Fair

A post oak that stood guard over Camden Elementary School (seen to the right) for more than 60 years fell during the early morning hours Friday across Fair Street. Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland said the tree fell due to a combination of root rot, compacted soil, pavement around the roots and strong winds from a passing storm earlier in the night. Gilland said that as the tree fell, it took a utility pole and electric wire with it, and smashed into a security light across the street, causing an electric outage at the school and approximately 15 to 20 ...

September 10, 2012 | | Camden


David Cook

Funeral services honoring the life of David Lanier Cook, 83, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, September 10, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cook's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rita Cowan Gunter

Rita Cowan Gunter left this life Friday, September 7, 2012, excited about getting to her heavenly home and seeing her family who has gone before her. She was disappointed about leaving her family here behind, but they take comfort in the promises of our Savior, Lord Jesus, that He has prepared a place for all who believe.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Haile

Mr. Robert Haile, 69m, of 540 Knights Hill Road, Camden, S.C., formerly of 1305 Collins Circle, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bright E. Harris

Mrs. Bright E. Harris, 93, of 123 Buckingham Boulevard, Sumter, and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Born in Stonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Martha Patterson Hicklen, and wife of the late Richard J. Harris. A celebration of life services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Bishopville Church of Christ, Bishopville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Harris family.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tommy Lee Ransom

Mr. Tommy Lee Ransom, 70, of 1060 Marshall Road, Cassatt, S.C. passed on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Issac Robinson

Issac Robinson, 54, of Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden, died Saturday, September 8. Friends may visit at 935 Red Fox Road in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Alumni night planned for CHS band

An alumni night for former members of the Camden High School (CHS) band is set to take place Sept. 28. Marching Band Director Robert Spitler is seeking to bring together alumni to play with the current CHS band and perform the school's fight song, alma mater, among others. The event will take place during Camden's home game against AC Flora. Even those members who haven't played in years are invited to come out and give it a try. Camden Class of 1969 alumnus William "Rusty" Major explained that "if you were a member of the famed Scarlet ...

September 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Monday marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Dear Annie: On September 10th, people throughout the world will be observing World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual event co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

September 10, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for Sept. 10, 2012

September 10, 2012 | | Ariail


Better off today? Don’t ask

(This column was released for publication prior to President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention .)

September 10, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Rec Notes - May 1, 2015

Registration for swim lessons continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1-4 and June 8-11.

May 01, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Oliver, Webb promoted at SAFE

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently promoted to employees with Camden connections to regional branch manager positions. Brandon Oliver and Jenny Webb are now, respectively, the Region Three and Region Four branch directors, according to a press release.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Elease Williams Harris Smith

Mrs. Elease Williams Harris Smith, 85, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dennis Wayne Robinson Sr.

A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Wayne Robinson, Sr., 62, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Charlene Dixon "Cha Cha" Mathis

Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice Elizabeth Gainey

Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Collins

Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Coldwell Banker’s Camden office part of NRT purchase

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


First Palmetto acquires South State Bank branches

First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


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