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Camden Library lists upcoming events

Here are some of the upcoming events at the Camden (main) branch of the Kershaw County Library. All branches of the library will be closed for Labor Day, Sept. 7.

August 28, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Fred W. Collins

Mr. Freddie (Fred) Wayne Collins, 70, of Rock Hill died August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Hospice in Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Collins bravely battled 2 types of cancers the last few months. He was predeceased by his parents, James H. Collins and Louise C. Collins of Rock Hill. A USC graduate, Mr. Collins chose to be a whole body donor. Surviving are his brother, James W. Collins (Jan) of Colorado Springs, CO and his sister, Phyllis Collins David (Bob) of Camden SC. His Celebration and 'Garden Party' will be Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11am at his home, 225 Cummings ...

August 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Births - Aug. 28, 2015

ANDREWS

August 28, 2015 | | Births


Demonstrative eyes third New York Turf Writers’ victory

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, the reigning Eclipse Award winner, will shoot for his third victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) against a high-quality field on Thursday.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


County bowlers invited to compete in a variety of leagues in Kershaw

Bowlers from Kershaw County who are looking for a place to take part in league competition may do so at the town of Kershaw Recreation Department's bowling lanes.

August 26, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Can’t play the game without it

August 26, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” start Tuesday

Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2 at 6 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. A Raisin in the Sun is known as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre," by Newsweek magazine. The production will be held October 22-25 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC.

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Lugoff teen wins title of World’s Teen Miss Tourism 2015

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff recently brought home the National title of World's Teen Miss Tourism 2015. She was crowned Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Her division included nine teens aged 16-18 from Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia and Mississippi. She also won the titles of Miss Cover Model and Most Photogenic. Prizes awarded included two trophies, three crowns, three banners, a full length fur coat, jewelry and hair care and makeup products. The World's Tourism pageant is held annually in July. Gibson hopes to host a South Carolina pageant in the near future to send delegates from ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Writers creative workshop September 26

The Camden Writers will host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical College, 1125 Little Street in Camden. Bob Strother, a seasoned South Carolina author, will deliver the keynote address. Strother has published more than 80 short stories, a short story collection and two novels; his writing has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and recognition from renowned literary organizations including the Green River Writers' and the Gulf Coast Writers' Associations. Esteemed guest faculty include Kim Blum-Hyclak, whose poems have been widely published in the Southeast, and Carla ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Blaney Fire Department spaghetti fundraiser a success

Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner to raise funds for the fire department.

August 26, 2015 | By Patricia Harmon | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jury duty

Sitting on a jury is inconvenient at best, time consuming at least and, at worst, scary, depending on the case being heard. It is also one of the most important, honorable duties for which an American can be chosen.

August 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats

There's a certain demographic in this country -- it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name -- which has no sense of personal responsibility.

August 26, 2015 | | Columns


Burns: Control our destiny; invest in our future

Open for Business! Recently Kershaw County had wonderful news in Economic Development with expansions at Suominen and Haier. Our leaders on the Kershaw County Council, in Elgin, Camden, Bethune, and the School Board, as well as in the State Government, won't stop there; we will strive to bring more. We are "the Great Place", and we must work to keep it so through sustainable growth. There is more work to do.

August 26, 2015 | By Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns


Jenkins: Camping with kids

This summer was a busy one. Among other trips, we made our annual pilgrimage to Table Rock State Park to camp and commune. We've camped lots over the years, beginning when the kids were a few months old. However, this year's trip was the first where I felt fully organized. I thought I'd offer a few tips we've learned from experience. Primitive, backcountry campers can stop reading here. You'll either be disgusted or bored. While we camp in a tent, we don't compromise many other comforts. Just getting in the woods is a great ...

August 26, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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LF-R quickly douses another house fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews worked quickly to stop and control a house fire in Lugoff within six minutes of entering the home Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


C-I to become twice weekly newspaper in October

Following a national trend, and to perform as efficiently as possible, the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) will transition from publishing three times a week to a twice ...

September 02, 2015 | | Business


Fulton Leroy Mullis

Funeral services for Fulton Leroy Mullis, 70, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest ...

September 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Aug. 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Katrina

Today's editorial is inspired by Marshall Ramsey's elegant cartoon (above) recognizing the courage, resilience, strength and persistence of those whose lives were irrevocably ...

August 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC ...

August 31, 2015 | | Education


A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last ...

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Kershaw County fall sports schedules

Camden

August 26, 2015 | | Sports


Bulldog Club continues its membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

August 14, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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