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• If you listened to President Obama's speech last week, you probably got the idea that the United States imposes an unfairly high tax burden on citizens who make the least money. In reality, the bottom 50 percent of all earners pay only 2.7 percent of all taxes. That's hardly confiscatory.

April 18, 2011 | | Editorials


1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS wins 18 regional science fair awards

This is only the second year that Camden Middle School's seventh-grade students have competed in the tegional science fair but they came out on top, earning seven out of 10 awards given for seventh-grade best regional projects.

April 18, 2011 | | Education


Miss Sran, Mr. Bodie engaged

Miss Alexandra Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Garrett Evan Bodie of Camden announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of CMSgt (Ret.) and Mrs. Timothy A. Bodie of Camden, S.C.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Stokes, Mr. Norton plan autumn wedding

Ms. Brenda H. Stokes of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. George Donald (Aileen) Stokes Sr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Amy Elizabeth Stokes of Atlanta, Ga., to Mr. Sean Patrick Norton of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick (Sherry) Norton III of Atlanta, Ga.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Thomas and Marian McCaskill of Lugoff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011 with family and friends. They have three daughters, Cheryl Schwartz (Billy), Connie Frith (Bill) and Carol Johnson (Craig) all of Lugoff and a deceased son, Thomas McCaskill III of Oklahoma. They are blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents a Lyceum Series Program

At the beginning of the American Revolution the British army was far superior to the Patriots forces in size and in training. Yet six years later, they surrendered at Yorktown.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Issac McCoy

Funeral service for Issac McCoy, 54, of Cheraw Road in Cassatt will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in DuBose Cemetery. He died Monday, April 11, 2011.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 15, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old Siamese mix kitten and a 12-week-old Labrador mix puppy. 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@camden.net. The shelter's ...

April 15, 2011 | | Pets


Alice D. Wonderling

Services for Alice D. Wonderling, 76, of Lugoff, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Local businesses ... always first

The city of Camden's idea to have a free concert April 23 to observe the opening of the new Town Green is a great idea, and it will indeed be a festive event that will show off the new facility and its attractions. Unfortunately, planning for the event didn't go as smoothly as it should have, and local food merchants ended up both hurt and aggrieved over the way things were initially planned. They had a right to be disgruntled.

April 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Miss Camden Teen supports the arts through community service project

Hi, my name is Blythe Neal and I am an eighth grader at Camden Middle School. Let me tell you about myself. I play clarinet in the band, was a 2010 CMS cheerleader, run cross country for CHS, and have taken dance for 12 years including jazz, contemporary, ballet/pointe, tap, hip hop and musical theatre with the Southern Strutt dance company. I am also a member of the Camden Junior Shag Club and the SC Junior Shag Association. Currently, I am your Miss Camden Teen 2011 and will be competing in July 2011 for the title of Miss Teen ...

April 15, 2011 | By Blythe Neal Camden Middle School columnist | High School Columns


Bulldog netters improve to 10-0

This is more like it.

April 15, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Public comments

During this past Tuesday evening's Camden City Council meeting, it was both refreshing and encouraging to see so many folks at the meeting and most particularly to hear from those who spoke during the public forum segment of the meeting. I certainly applaud all who were there. It is the right of every citizen to be able to speak about those things that affect their lives and their community.

April 15, 2011 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


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Medical marijuana

Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.

April 11, 2014 | | Editorials


American Legion accepting Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


David Lawerence Kelly Jr

A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Demons give Cavaliers the boot

Now this is how you end a drought.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons netters rip RNE twice

With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gators take a bite out of Dogs

First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.

April 11, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons sweep RNE

Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thanks from Historic Camden

The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.

April 11, 2014 | Historic Camden Foundation Board of Trustees | Letters


Gullible and guilty

Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...

April 11, 2014 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Ariail for April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 | | Ariail


Southern charm

WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.

April 11, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Among the state's elite

April 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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