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Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine

Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News

CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports

Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements

Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places

Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine

Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

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CHS girls win, boys second in own invitational

Camden High received a 1-2 finish from its girls' and boys' track teams in Saturday's fourth annual Bulldog Invitational at the Camden High Track ...

March 06, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle

Camden soccer teams open up with setbacks

The Camden boys' soccer team opened regular season play last Thursday night with a 2-1 road loss against 4A Lancaster.

March 06, 2018 | | Sports

Ariail - March 6, 2018

March 06, 2018 | | Ariail

Editorial: More festivals

We would like to offer our great appreciation and hearty congratulations to all who made the second annual Irish Festival happen. Aside from the normal ...

March 06, 2018 | | Editorials

Column: A longing for pine pollen

Cold weather? Stay up North. My dash says it's 48 degrees as I drive by a swamp, yet singing frogs drown out my heater ...

March 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Easy doesn’t do it

He doesn't mean it.

March 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Letter: Living in Kershaw County

We chose to move to this community over 50 years ago because we wanted to live in or near a small SC town, with good ...

March 06, 2018 | Richard T. Lackey Camden | Letters

Letter: Run government like a good business

Most people, myself included, really don't pay a great deal of attention to the details of how our elected officials run our county government ...

March 06, 2018 | Bill Denton Camden | Letters

Letter: Firearm dealer’s advertising offensive

Palmetto State Armory recently released a statement in support of the Second Amendment. It included this sentence: "It is our hope that we can approach ...

March 06, 2018 | Rev. H. Pickett Wall Camden | Letters

Column: Tidbits about Wateree River bridge

In 1841, Thomas Whitaker was president and William Lang was treasurer of the Bridge Company. From 1863-70, John M. Desaussure was president and Colin McCrae ...

March 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Funeral service for Shirley Cynthia Johnson Baskins, 81, was held on Monday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


A Celebration of Life service will be held for Carl V. "Chuck" Branham III at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Liberty Hill Lakeside ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Donald Leslie Branham, 45, was held on Monday, March 5 at Mels Chapel Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. The ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Services for Charles Wilhelm Gomez, Jr., 72, will be private.

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries

Irish Fest

The second annual Irish Festival, a fundraiser for the Montessori School of Camden's scholarship program, was held in downtown Camden Saturday. In the first ...

March 06, 2018 | | Camden

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