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Food for fines at the library

At some point, most people have had fines for overdue library books. As offenses go, it's pretty slight. Nonetheless, librarians report that patrons will often avoid the library after accruing fines, both to avoid paying them and from embarrassment. Many library services can't be utilized once excessive fines accrue. Even new online services, like downloading e-books and music, are blocked if a patron's account is not in good standing.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


The Bruces to celebrate 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Bruce Sr., of Camden, formerly of Abbeville, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club to host April meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 9. Most of the members will gather together to carpool and caravan up to Liberty Hill to the home of Sunshine Smith. For those who do not know Sunshine, her personality matches her name to a tea! The program will be on organic gardening and this is the perfect place for it. She will share with the members her wonderful garden and many secrets and insights for a successful green garden.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to hold Easter-themed gathering

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 227 Friendship Road, Camden (Carolyn Brown's) at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9th. Everyone will depart at 3:15 p.m. to car pool to 1559 Wild Turkey Lane (Mary Acken's). Mary will host the club along with Nancy Wylie and Michelle Herod.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


Voter ID

Politicians are known to exaggerate from time to time, and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn followed that tradition earlier this week when he said a South Carolina law requiring voters to show a picture ID when going to the polls hearkens back to the Jim Crow era, when all sorts of measures prevented blacks from going to the polls. Those days are gone forever, though they remained in force for too long, and the new law -- it's being challenged by the Obama administration's Justice Department -- poses no threat to trying to disenfranchise people. Rather, it's a safeguard ...

April 06, 2012 | | Editorials


The planes that didn’t crash

Most of us are familiar with the antiquated adage of "no news is good news" or its cohort, "bad news travels fast." With the former, the absence of information to the contrary justifies continued optimism. Bad news is usually associated with more urgent matters; matters we are inclined to transfer more quickly to one another. Good news is boring, right? News is defined one way as "matter that is newsworthy." Newsworthy is defined as "interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting." If we really think about it, good news rarely fits the definition of "news" because it is ...

April 06, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Helen R. Owens

Graveside service for Helen R. Owens, 72, Cassatt, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Steve Leigh, the Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bobby James Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Luther Martin

Funeral service for Sgt. Luther Martin, 79, of Camden, will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


David Meyers

Memorial services for David Lee Meyers, 63, of Camden, will be held at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higgensville, in Higgensville, MO. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Drakeford aims for third CCC term

Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford announced recently she is seeking re-election for a third term.

April 06, 2012 | | Politics


Obamacare faces the Supremes

Obamacare faced a tough crowd at the Supreme Court. But those tough, probing questions from Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's key swing voter, give defenders of the Affordable Care Act reasons to have hope.

April 06, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 6, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Zipporah, a 3-year-old domestic orange and white cat, and Allie, a 1-year-old female German Shepherd dog. 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 ...

April 06, 2012 | | Pets


Rec notes -- April 6, 2012

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

April 06, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Sheheen files for return to Senate

Known for his bipartisan approach to government reform and economic development, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen has announced his bid for re-election to Senate District 27, including areas in Kershaw, Chesterfield and Lancaster counties.

April 06, 2012 | | Politics


BUNNY BUSINESS

Small armies of children gathered both in Camden Tuesday and in Conifer Acres in Lugoff Monday for the rec department's annual events where some 1,000 eggs are planted at each site.

April 06, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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William "Bill" Carlos

Mr. William "Bill" Carlos entered eternal rest on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Kershaw Health. He was born in Camden, South Carolina, on February 19, 1929, to the late John and Ida Carlos. He was educated in the public schools of Kershaw County. He attended Kirkwood Elementary School and graduated from Jackson High School. He later worked as a presser and tailor at a local cleaners. Bill lived the majority of his adult life in Mt. Vernon, New York. He retired from the New York Sanitation Department prior to relocating to Camden, South Carolina. Bill received Christ as his Savior ...

October 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Alzheimer’s hope

Here in Kershaw County there are hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, the cruel malady that attacks the brain. There are millions of Americans across the country who have fallen prey to Alzheimer's, yet research efforts to find a cure have been consistently disappointing over the last few decades. But two researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have been successful in essentially growing Alzheimer's in a petri dish, and scientists hope that's going to be a breakthrough in studying possible new treatments for the disease.

October 17, 2014 | | Editorials


First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of Oct 24, 2014 will be payable October 31, 2014.

October 17, 2014 | | Business


A little panic might be helpful

WASHINGTON -- Now, now, let's not panic.

October 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Not just guns - Part Two

Hollywood's most recent spate of pirate movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series starring Johnny Depp, illustrates the age-old stereotype of "the pirate." Depp is the perfect swaggering pirate, his full head of dreadlocks wrapped in a cloth, waistcoat belted with heavy leather, on occasion an 18th century skirted frock coat and a tricorn hat. Pistols and swords in his belt within easy reach for a fight. Soft leather boots folded down at the top. Swashbuckling at its best. Depp embodies the definitive pirate style.

October 17, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Former superintendent supports Phase 2 referenda

One of the best things about being an educator is the opportunity to share in the success of students' educational careers. Watching students learn to read, speak a foreign language or pass an AP exam are highlights that I've shared with numerous young people over the years, but none of them comes close to what I consider one the best highpoints I ever experienced: the excitement that I saw on the faces of the students from North Central High School years ago when I informed them about the improvements being made to their school as part of Phase 1 ...

October 17, 2014 | Herbert M. Berg, Ed.D., KCSD Superintendent, 2003-2007 Alexandria, Va. | Letters


B&B owner supports Graham

The city of Camden needs experienced professionals, invested citizens working for everyone; the city of Camden needs Jeffrey Graham elected on Nov. 4. Join me in voting for a man with a proven record:

October 17, 2014 | Col. (ret.) Katherine Lemay Brown, USAF Owner, Bloomsbury | Letters


Reader supports Branham

The probate court handles estates, conservatorships and guardianships among other things, all of which are important because they affect the lives of people. When choosing the right candidate for the position of probate judge, we first should take into consideration the candidate's experience and knowledge of the job they are seeking. Debbie Branham is a paralegal with 20 years of experience, handling more than 1,000 probate and estate matters. She has been in the courtroom assisting an attorney in trial. She understands the law, the procedures of the court and the probate process. She has the experience and ...

October 17, 2014 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


What parents need to know about 'unrated' DVDs

"World War Z" was released in theaters on June 21, 2013. The zombie apocalypse film, based on the book of the same name by Max Brooks, went on to gross over $200 million domestically and ranked as the 13th highest-grossing film of 2013.

October 15, 2014 | Ben Tullis Deseret News | National


Allergy season not quite over yet

Sneezing, itchy nose and watery eyes -- each a symptom of allergic rhinitis.

October 15, 2014 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | National


Twelve-year-old athlete cries foul on Dick's Sporting Goods

Women have made great strides since Title IX banned sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. This piece of legislation signed by President Nixon in 1972 encouraged thousands of young women, once sidelined, to lace up their shoes, grab their gear and change history.

October 15, 2014 | J'Nel Wright FamilyShare | National


Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits

One of the nation's most recognized Roman Catholic Church-affiliated universities is extending employee benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages. The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to step into the gay marriage debate and appears to contradict current Catholic teaching that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."

October 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Catholic synod's new openness toward gays represents tremors rather than earthquake

On Monday, news broke that Catholic leaders might be warming up to homosexual church members. Rather than use the language of disorder and sin, the Synod of Bishops on the family's midterm report said that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

October 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Put down your camera and see a mongoose

I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


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