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My husband often gave me gifts -- many for no reason at all -- such as trips to foreign lands, jewelry, excursions to New York to see plays, etc. However, one of the gifts he presented to me with delight was not appreciated. I had just retired from teaching and wanted nothing more than to sit in a chair and never hear anyone call for Mrs. Pruett or Dr. Pruett again. Actually, I wanted to vegetate. Instead, my husband, who retired before me, signed us up for a New Life program. (I had no idea how lasting this contract was to be ...

August 14, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Miss Kearse, Mr. Lostetter wed

Mary Kathryn Kearse of Columbia, South Carolina and Adam Brent Lostetter of Lugoff, South Carolina were married on July 27, 2013. The couple was married at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, South Carolina. The 6:00pm ceremony was officiated by Reverend Frank J. Griffith. A reception followed at Aberdeen in Camden, South Carolina.

August 12, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements

Fisher stays red-hot with a score in Phipps Stakes

Arcadia Stable's Take Her Tothe Top won her maiden steeplechase victory in spectacular fashion when the well-bred five-year-old mare pulled away to a 3 1/4-length victory in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares last Thursday.

August 12, 2013 | | Equine

CHS holds meeting for JV, freshmen football players

All players interested in playing on either the Camden High School junior varsity and/or ninth grade football teams are asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. inside the commons area which adjoins the school's gymnasium.

August 12, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

A family matter

WASHINGTON -- When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company's syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We're a family.

August 12, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Beyond sound bites

At the end of the most recent KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, I was approached by a television news reporter with a number of questions. I couldn't answer his questions at that time because they do not lend themselves to sound-bite answers, so I'd like to take this column to present a reasoned response to the questions.

August 12, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Pet talk - Aug. 12, 2013

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child's birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting. Is your child ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet? Will the new animal negatively affect his or her health? Though your child may think your wary attitude is unnecessary, these are valid questions for every parent to ask themselves and their family before welcoming a new pet into their home.

August 12, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets

Ariail for August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - Aug. 12, 2013

• Former president George W. Bush, one of the most active chief executives the country's ever had, was diagnosed recently with a blocked artery and had a stent inserted to correct the problem. We've stated before that Bush might not have been a great president but is a fine man, and he has never said critical things about President Obama despite Obama's constant blaming of Bush for the country's ongoing economic problems. We found it interesting that when a reporter asked Obama spokesman Jay Carney if the president had contacted Bush to wish him well after his ...

August 12, 2013 | | Editorials

Josephine Brown

Mrs. Josephine Jackson Hardy Brown, 76 of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Camden, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook may be viewed/signed at

August 12, 2013 | | Obituaries

Night moves

August 09, 2013 | | Sports

Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

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

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Thinking dangerously

ELON, N.C. -- When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were ...

October 11, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Fine Arts Center announces new boardmembers, award winners

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County held its Annual Meeting earlier in the month in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the ...

October 11, 2016 | | People & Places

Cyclists coming for Camden’s Arbor Day Celebration

Camden residents may see up to 105 cyclists with STIHL'S Tour des Trees heading towards the Colony Inn on Thursday, October 13 for Camden ...

October 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous

ADK, bulldozer,Three Branches Road before KCC

Kershaw County Council meets today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a proclamation designating October Alpha Delta Kappa Month, a resolution for the lease ...

October 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County

Thomas Eugene Peters

LUGOFF –Thomas Eugene Peters, 63, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. Born in Pittsburg, PA, he was a son of the late James Aliwisus and ...

October 10, 2016 | | Obituaries

Howard M. Branham Jr.

LUGOFF – A graveside service for Howard McLaurin Branham Jr., 75, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev ...

October 10, 2016 | | Obituaries

Maria Blake

CAMDEN -- A memorial service to celebrate the life of Maria Gabriela Chacon Blake, 91, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, today ...

October 10, 2016 | | Obituaries

Helping bring home a state title

October 07, 2016 | | Tennis

Changes come to Colonial Cup

ont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races are now on sale.

September 30, 2016 | | Equine

Kershaw County Library events - October

Camden Branch

September 27, 2016 | | People & Places

CHS fall sports schedules


August 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle

Lugoff-Elgin fall sports schedules


August 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

North Central fall sports schedules

North Central

August 26, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle

CMA Cross Country schedule

Cross Country

August 26, 2016 | | Camden Military

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