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Keeping the dream alive

By chance, we happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognizing me laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.

February 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 24, 2014

• We commented just last week on the wise decision by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee to turn down unionization with the UAW. But Gov. Nikki Haley's statement that unionized plants aren't welcome at all in South Carolina is off the mark. Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who's running against Haley, said South Carolina should remain a right-to-work state, where workers have the right to decide whether to join unions. That's a more reasonable position.

February 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Should S.C. pay for surveillance?

Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation and Medicaid waiver programs. One component of the budget was almost completely ignored, however, and it shouldn't be. The governor's proposed spending plan includes $8.5 million in total funds -- $5.3 million from the federal government -- for a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Fusion Center.

February 24, 2014 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Few today remember The Orangeburg Massacre

If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.

February 24, 2014 | By Jack Bass College of Charleston | Columns


Greenville knocks Dogs from tourney

Greenville outscored visiting Camden, 27-8, over the final 11 minutes of play to advance to the third round of the AAA state basketball playoffs with a 41-34 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

February 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Food for the Soul announces new board members, service numbers

Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.

February 21, 2014 | | People & Places


Frances Justice Glenn Kirby

Justice Kirby, 79, of Camden, South Carolina, passed away on February 18, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Roy "Pap" Glenn and Frances Collins Glenn of Rock Hill, SC.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


The Mills Courthouse -- not!

Long before I came to work in Camden, my husband and I would drive up here from Sumter to have a lunch date some Saturdays. As we passed the Robert Mills Courthouse, the historic preservationist part of me would smile in satisfaction that the people of Camden preserved this landmark. Sumter's oldest courthouse, which Mills modified, was torn down in the name of "progress" years ago -- and they built a Maxway in its place! Really!

February 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


UAW defeat

The recent union defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant is yet another sign that the United Auto Workers, once an indomitable force in this country, is merely a shell of its former shelf. Where the American economy is concerned, that's a good thing. Employees at the Chattanooga plant turned thumbs down on the union despite a protracted lobbying effort by UAW officials; in fact, Volkswagen itself had been in favor of the union and had allowed organizers nearly unlimited access to its plant while denying that same right to opponents.

February 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Carmon attending Padres' top prospects minicamp

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Camden native and former Camden High and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball standout Stephen Carmon is one of 41 players in the San Diego Padres' minor league system currently attending the organization's minicamp for top prospects in Peoria, Ariz.

February 21, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Republicans getting to yes

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.

February 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Olando Jamell Jenkins

Olando Jamell Jenkins, 26, of 1045 Spaulding Ave., Sumter, South Carolina, passed on Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Haven United Methodist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at New Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery Bishopville, SC.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Edward David Moser

Edward David Moser, 60, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center. He loved sports & was a true Buckeye fan, born & breed, just ask Brutus.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Murphy earns SEC community service honor for a second time

Auburn junior and Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women's golf awards.

May 16, 2017 | | Sports


CARL BAILEY JR.

Carl Sylvester Bailey, Jr., 72, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Portland, ME, he was a son of Edna Conley Bailey and the ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN BOCKING

John Bocking, 87, of Lugoff, SC, passed away. He was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, the son of the late George Bocking and Hannah Storer ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOUISE BRANHAM

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Esther Louise Jordan Branham, 87, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN B. HOLLIS

Funeral services for John Benjamin "Tammie" Hollis, Sr., 56, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSE MARY SAYEG JOSEPH

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Mary Sayeg Joseph, 88, of Camden, SC, was celebrated Monday, May 15, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES REYNOLDS

Funeral services for James Emanuel Reynolds, 87, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

May 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Young leaders

We are pleased to see our youth getting involved in various activities that nurture and develop leadership skills. From the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce ...

May 16, 2017 | | Editorials


A Trumpian world of shifting reality

WASHINGTON -- Facts aren't facts; truth isn't true; reality isn't real.

May 16, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer grateful for cardiac clinic

The Kershaw County community served by Providence South Carolina Heart Center is very blessed to have an exceptional group of doctors and employees who support ...

May 16, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


City committed to strong infrastructure

Good government is forever working to sustain future prosperity and building for tomorrow. The city budget must always include infrastructure, just as our vision must ...

May 16, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What I wish my graduation speaker had said

At the end of this month, our high school seniors will be walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. High school graduation is a ...

May 16, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Celebrating Diversity

The ALPHA Center hosted its annual Multicultural Festival on the grounds of Midway Elementary School in Cassatt on April 29. The center provided food and ...

May 16, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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