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Christmas trees make a perfect post-holiday gift for S.C. wildlife

Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.

January 02, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy uses her college vacation time to add another trophy to her collection

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy turned part of her Christmas vacation into a busman's holiday as the Elgin resident and Auburn University freshman won the women's division of the seventh Carolinas Young Amateur played over the Magnolia course at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.

January 02, 2015 | | Golf


Demons survive NC scare to take MCCCU tourney crown

With the way North Central's luck has been this season, first-year Knights' head coach Cary Phillips was hoping that at least this one break would go his team's way.

January 02, 2015 | | Sports


LF-R raffles fire helmet

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray along with Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer want to thank everyone who participated in the recent fundraiser to offset some of the medical costs incurred by Spitzer's son, Carson. LF-R raffled off a genuine leather Cairns brand fire helmet that had been donated by fire equipment vendor Safe Industries.

January 02, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: GOP

We mentioned in an editorial earlier this week that Republicans in Washington have great opportunity ahead of them; the country is tired of deadlock and is looking for an effective Congress which will pass legislation and put much of the partisan bickering behind. But if the GOP is to move ahead, especially with Hispanic and African-American voters, it must put behind it the long history of party members associated with race-tinged organizations or statements.

January 02, 2015 | | Editorials


Scully: A time to remember

Happy New Year to all. Thank you especially to those bright spirits for whom the glass is always half full. Thank you to those who give others the benefit of the doubt. Thank you to those who see the advantages of moving forward with new projects and new ideas, regardless of possible complications and delays. Thank you to those who understand that you get what you pay for. Thank you to those who know from long experience that Camden has the most exceptionally kind and understanding people on the planet.

January 02, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes for Jan. 2, 2015

Volleyball

January 02, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pageant queens gear up for 2015 Miss Camden and Camden Teen Pageant

The 2015 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Camden High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Eight young ladies from around the county will compete for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from any contestant or by calling 427-2566. Photos courtesy of Kim Forrest.

January 02, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS girls finish strong in Lake Marion tourney

Camden bounced back from a tournament-opening 53-33 loss to AAA top-ranked Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday to win its final two games in the girls' portion of the Lake Marion Invitational which concluded Monday afternoon.

December 31, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Jackie Keitt

Mr. Jackie Keitt, 74, of 1978 Bunker Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, December 28, 2014. The family will receive friends at the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charlie Burris Mathis, Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Charlie Burris "Buck" Mathis, Jr., 83, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Buck's memory to the American Lung Association of SC, 1817 Gadson St., Columbia, SC 29201 or the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce, SC 29033.

December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries


Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County breaks ground; United Way presents a check for $2,000

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently broke ground on their 37th home located at 1429 Gordon Street. In just a few months, the property will become home to the Holliday family. James, Pamela and Jalen look forward to becoming homeowners in just a few short months.

December 31, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Veronica Wooten retiring after 34 years with Farm Credit

AgSouth Farm Credit's South Carolina Regional President Ronnie Summers has announced the retirement of Veronica Wooten, a loan specialist in the Lugoff office, effective Dec 31, after 34 years of service to the agricultural lender.

December 31, 2014 | | Business


Editorial: Hello, 2015

As we wind down 2014 and enter another new year -- could 15 years possibly have passed since the vaunted millennium? -- there is much to look forward to here in Kershaw County and across the country. For the first time, there appears to be some traction in the economy, both locally and nationally, following a downturn that has been the worst financial period since the Great Depression.

December 31, 2014 | | Editorials


Parker: The joke's on us

WASHINGTON -- A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punchlines.

December 31, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Column: My Atlanta angel

Writing amounts to solitary confinement. The hours alone reward you though when a book comes out: meeting folks who love books. When book events conclude ...

April 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Pride in city based on many aspects of life

The pride we feel for our city is based on many aspects of life. Chief among them -- loving people, generous businesses, dedicated community service organizations ...

April 13, 2018 | | Columns


Column: The downing of a president

WASHINGTON -- We've seen this movie before.

April 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: I believe in freedom of speech

I believe in freedom of speech.

April 13, 2018 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Letter: Heartfelt thanks to ‘Good Samaritan’

I want to extend my deeply heartfelt "thank you" to the kind, compassionate, good Samaritan who came to my aid after I was involved in ...

April 13, 2018 | Barbara Davis Camden | Letters


GLORIA JUSTINE JENKINS

A celebration of life service for Gloria Justine Jenkins, 58, will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

April 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


DOUG KING

A service to celebrate the life of James Doug King, 87, will be held Saturday at noon. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

April 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


J. GWYNNE WILSON, M.D.

J. Gwynne Wilson, M.D., age 92, a physician specializing in Radiology, died on April 2, 2018, at home in Sausalito, CA. Born and raised ...

April 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment ...

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin mayor graduates from MASC Institute

Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons recently graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina ...

April 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin


First Palmetto announces quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $455 per share of ...

April 13, 2018 | | Business


KCSD to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the district's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget and ...

April 13, 2018 | | Education


Clinic Classic offers three run/walk events

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, a 5K and a 10K race.

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


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