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Last year President Obama approved a budget plan that would change the way Social Security increases are calculated, moving them from a process determined by the consumer price index to one set by a process known as chained consumer price index. That was encouraging to the millions of Americans who are concerned about the runaway spending problems that are threatening the nation's economy. Many economists favor the chained concept as being a more accurate way to measure the rate of inflation.

February 26, 2014 | | Editorials


Ariail for Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Feb. 26, 2014

DeKalb Street tree-planting to be getting underway soon

February 26, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Camden High School’s Miss Gold and Black Pageants

The Junior Miss Gold and Black and Miss Gold and Black pageants were held on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. The pageants are sponsored by the Camden Bulldog Club as a fundraiser for the club's efforts to provide for all of the athletic teams at Camden High.

February 26, 2014 | | People & Places


'Can-Do' food drive a sucess

For the month of January, the Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA youth ministry conducted a canned and non-perishable food drive for a monthly mission project supported by members of the church. January was titled as "Can-Do Anything" month based on the scripture Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." With a goal of 1000 food items for the project, AWANA clubbers and church members brought in more than 1700 items of food. Pastor Eric Boone announced the Mission Project each Sunday to the parents and church members; who brought food donations in each week ...

February 26, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Rebecca Joy Kelly

Mrs. Rebecca Joy Kelly, 85, of 889 Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Josie Lawhorn

Ms. Josie Lawhorn, 65, of 848-A Whitehead Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday February 24, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ray Carl Strickland

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ray Carl Strickland, 84, of Elgin, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin, SC, with entombment in Magnolia Cemetery Mausoleum, Charleston, SC. Rev. Dr. Bill Coates, (Sr. Pastor FBC, Gainesville, GA) and Rev. Jeff Grubbs, ( Chaplain, Agape Hospice) will officiate. Music will be provided by Philip Strickland, Worship Arts Pastor, (Eastlake Community Church, Irmo SC) and Ruby Goff, pianist. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Zoel Lee Tucker

Mrs. Zoel Lee Tucker, 93, of 1045 Linden Trail, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Representative Funderburk recognized as Inaugural Health Policy Program Fellow

S.C. Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk along with ten other members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized in the inaugural class of fellows from the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health's (IMPH) Health Policy Fellows Program. That program, supported by The Duke Endowment and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, provides members of the General Assembly with clear, evidence-based health policy information in a non-partisan manner.

February 26, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones, 51, of Granger Street, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Burlington, VT. Kenneth was born in Camden, SC to Lewis Jones Sr. and Simmlean Jones. Kenneth was educated in the local schools of Lugoff, SC. After graduating from Lugoff Elgin High School he was employed at Richtex Brickyard, Diamant Boart of America, and Shoney's of SC. In 2001 he relocated to Bellows Falls, VT where he was employed at Melsur and Heath Care and Rehabilitation Services. He was recently employed at Whitney Blake Company until his health failed and retired on January 11, 2014.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


12 candidates, 12 ideas

In the 2014 election, the post of State Superintendent of Education is open. The incumbent Mick Zais is not running again. By my count, to date there are 12 people that are announced candidates -- 10 Republicans and two Democrats.

February 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CHS father/son baseball camp includes USC tickets

The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.

February 26, 2014 | | Sports


KCPRD offers Dixie Youth, Dixie Boys umpire clinics

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.

February 26, 2014 | | Sports


Four scouts conferred Eagle rank

The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.

February 24, 2014 | | People & Places


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Workforce is number one business concern

The number one concern of businesses considering coming to central South Carolina, and therefore, Kershaw County, is workforce. Mike Briggs, President and CEO of the ...

March 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The downtown duck pond

In 1798, a committee composed of James Kershaw, John Kershaw, William Lang, James Chesnut and Samuel Mathis surveyed the land which would be called "The ...

March 21, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Paying for enrollment growth

Kershaw County is growing, to be sure. The County's "Vision 2030" Plan, a very thorough and visionary document, contains a projection that the population ...

March 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for March 21, 2017

Columbia psychic Mary Green will make an encore appearance before the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's Coffee Club Tuesday in Camden.

March 21, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are a Terrier mix black puppy, and Pretzel, a 2-year-old Labrador, Retriever mix female ...

March 21, 2017 | | Pets


Dogs, Demons stay perfect in regions

Don't look now but both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin used Friday night baseball wins to stay atop their respective conference standings. North Central, on the ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


NC, L-E softball teams lose region games

Rain and cold weather forced the North Central softball team to postpone games with Lee Central and Westwood early last week. Not having played those ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - March 21, 2017

Real estate transactions

March 21, 2017 | | For the Record


County Births - March 21, 2017

BAKER

March 21, 2017 | | Births


Protective Packaging Inc. celebrates 30 years

Thirty years ago Tom Price, president and CEO of Protective Packaging, Inc., began his endeavor to become a successful custom folding carton manufacturer in a ...

March 21, 2017 | | Business


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ATEC students win community awareness competition

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 | | Ariail


ALPHA Center

We would like to take a moment to applaud and thank the dedicated board and staff of the ALPHA Center for the services it provides ...

March 17, 2017 | | Editorials


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