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Armed, dangerous and dead

WASHINGTON -- So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.

June 13, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


It’s Burns vs. Connell for GOP KCC chair nod as Hartis pulls out of race

Even though Gene Hartis came in second, Julian Burns will face third-place finisher Ben Connell for a runoff on June 24 for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman.

June 13, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Politics


‘I am one of them’

I am a Green Beret, albeit an older one. I haven't worn my "Green Sponge" in over 40 years. I am also a Camden resident. When it was announced that my fellow Special Forces Association soldiers would be visiting the Revolutionary War Park (on Thursday) I made certain I would be there. It was a bitter-sweet experience.

June 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan, Camden Captain, Special Forces, 8th SAF & 7th SFG | Letters


Willie Lee Higgins Beckham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Matthews reelected as sheriff

"The citizens have spoken and they've spoken quite loudly."

June 13, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Politics


Rain arrives at perfect time for P-17

Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


This week in League III American Legion baseball

Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Baseball, wrestling camps slated for L-E High

Here are two more youth sports camps which are coming to the West Wateree region of Kershaw County over the coming weeks.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


North wins state Greco-Roman title

Noah North led four members of the West Wateree Wrestling Club who earned top five finishes at last month's South Carolina USA Wrestling State Championships held at Fort Mill High School.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


School gyms open for Kershaw County youth

The Kershaw County School District and the Kershaw County Recreation Department have partnered to offer free recreational opportunities to local youth age 12 to 18.

June 11, 2014 | | Education


1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson Sr.

Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of 1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson, Sr. Ret. US Army of Camden will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Johnson's memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walt Inabinet - June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 | | Inabinet


Eyes on Pinehurst

The eyes of the sporting nation will be focused on the Carolinas -- Pinehurst, N.C., to be specific -- for the next two weeks as the men's and women's U. S. Open golf championships are held at the classic Pinehurst Number Two course, designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross, who also crafted Camden Country Club. It will be the first time men and women pros have played their championships on the same course, and many are calling the back-to-back competitions a stroke of genius. Indeed, women pros, who've never garnered as much attention as their male ...

June 11, 2014 | | Editorials


Victor G. Yarborough

Victor G. Yarborough, 70, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014. He was the son of Ethal Mayo Yarborough and the late Amos E. Yarborough. Survivors include his children, Kilry Yarborough of Raleigh, NC, Keiah Yarborough-Minott of Stamford, CT and Karlon Yarborough of Bridgeport, CT. He will also be sorely missed by seven siblings, Alan, Melvin, Kenneth, Clarence, Jerry, Carolyn and Larry, sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was predeceased by two sisters, one brother and his paternal and maternal grandparents. He lived in Connecticut for many ...

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blanche Baskins Caulder

Funeral services for Blanche Owens Baskins Caulder, 83, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Baskins Family Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Cobb will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Do you know her?

"Before my brain became a tangled web of amyloid plaques, I could read for hours. Before my words became merely an alphabet of ashes, I ...

August 04, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Is American Dream dead in S.C.?

If you stop and really think about it, this is the most fundamental question one could ask about our state and nation.

August 04, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


GERALD GORDON HAYES

Jerry Hayes died peacefully, surrounded by his family in Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday July 26th, at the age of 77. He was born in ...

August 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSALEE LAWHORNE

Funeral service for Rosalee Lawhorne, 76, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Greenhill Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

August 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


ISABEL SMITH WHITE

"Do what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it, always to the ...

August 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


Three arrested for breaking into cars, home

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, whose last known address is on Broad Street in Camden; Marshall Marlin Minich, 17 ...

August 04, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever ...

August 04, 2017 | | Education


S-LCOG seeks public comment on new econ dev strategy

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is currently seeking public comment on the region's new five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


For the Record - Aug. 4, 2017

Real estate transactions

August 04, 2017 | | For the Record


Mid-Carolina Credit Union breaks ground on flagship branch in Lugoff

Mid Carolina Credit Union hosted a groundbreaking event for their new two-story 12,000-square-foot main office on Tuesday. The Lugoff facility will be located next ...

August 04, 2017 | | Business


Historic Camden restoring battlefield forest

Historic Camden is developing a ten-year reforestation plan to restore the Longleaf Pine forest at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road north of Camden ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


Camp Emmanuel celebrates 10 years

Camp Emmanuel, at Emmanuel Methodist Church in Antioch, recently celebrated its 20th year with speakers, field trips and lots of fun. Despite the large numbers ...

August 04, 2017 | | People & Places


Roger Rules

Abigail Rose Bates (left) and Alejandra Vergara are this year's recipients of Roger Jennings Davis Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships, which are $1,000 each ...

August 04, 2017 | | People & Places


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