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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


Core measures ensure quality patient care

Our patients pay KershawHealth an enormous compliment every time they entrust us with their care. Why? Because they expect they will receive excellent clinical care here, no matter what their need – and we work hard every day to ensure they do.

September 10, 2012 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Voter suppression laws (bills) threaten true equality

I am appalled by the number of states across America who have introduced "voter suppression bills." About a dozen states are actively pushing legislation that would make it more difficult for college students, the elderly, disabled, and minorities to vote. It is sad that these state legislators have abandoned a real concern to ensure that all Americans are afforded the right to vote. Instead, these legislators are introducing measures to make the voting process more difficult.

September 10, 2012 | Reverend Dr. P.W. Wise, Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Camden | Letters


A stone, a leaf, an empty chair

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention's un-highlight -- the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.

September 10, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Manning at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

September 10, 2012 | | Sports


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Rec Notes - May 22, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 22, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - May 22, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Wheat, a 2-year-old male yellow lab mix dog. 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 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

May 22, 2015 | | Pets


ATEC FFA chapter earns gold status

State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.

May 22, 2015 | | Education


DMES reports honor rolls

Doby's Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period

May 22, 2015 | | Education


BES reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.

May 22, 2015 | | Education


Gloria Theresa Welch

Funeral services for Gloria Theresa Welch, 79, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


High school football officials needed

The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.

May 15, 2015 | | Sports


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