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Invisible Involvement and “Backpack Dumps”

With the beginning of a new school year, I often get asked how parents can help students to be successful in school. Over the years, my thoughts on this topic have evolved quite a bit. As a result, I have come to be a big proponent of what I call "invisible involvement."

September 16, 2013 | Frank Morgan | Columns


Percy William Bronson

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Percy William Bronson, 71, of Lugoff will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Camden, SC. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 16, 2013 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Bronson's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thelma Lawson

Funeral service for Thelma Lawson, 61, of 276 Watts Hill Road in Elgin will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:30 P.M. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 1687 Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


United Way of Kershaw County hosts Day of Caring

Stephen Smoak and Pam Alderman and other associates of Savage, Royall and Sheheen L.L.P. volunteered to serve lunch to the community at Food for the Soul on Wednesday as part of the United Way of Kershaw County's Day of Caring. Many individuals and agencies throughout the county lended their support, as well. See page 10 of today's C-I for full coverage of the event.

September 16, 2013 | | Kershaw County


William Parker

Funeral services for William L. Parker, 72, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, will burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Barbara Segars will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery at P.O. Box 275 Bethune, S.C. 29009.

September 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lurena Bolden Warren

Mrs. Lurena Bolden Warren, 81, of 910 Chestnut Street , Camden, SC, passed on Thursday September 12, 2013.

September 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Adavance tickets being sold for Demons vs. Dogs

Even though the game is still a week away, fans wishing to avoid the anticipated long lines at the ticket booth can buy their tickets in advance for next Friday's Lugoff-Elgin at Camden football game.

September 13, 2013 | | Sports


Gun Rights

The issue of second amendment gun rights will be a major talking point in next year's national elections, following the recall in Colorado of two state legislators who had played a prominent role in passing gun restrictions in that state. Two senators, both Democrats, lost their seats when Republicans rose up against the new laws. And the results have prompted Democrats in Colorado to step back and assess their policies for the future.

September 13, 2013 | | Columns


KershawHealth

In a previous letter, I recommended that the Board of Trustees consider partnering with a proven health care system to fix the problems at KershawHealth. What they have decided to do is to go through a time consuming process to sift out a new CEO from among a large number of candidates. Once chosen, that person would then have to take some time to select a team of administrative professionals to implement change. Then they would have to come up with a plan, which would then have to be discussed/debated with the Board of Trustees.

September 13, 2013 | | Letters


CHS, L-EHS rivalry week to raise money for United Way

At a time when some rival high schools steal each other's mascot or paint graffiti on the other team's football field, students from Lugoff-Elgin High (LEHS) and Camden High (CHS) use the time to give back to the community through the United Way of Kershaw County.

September 13, 2013 | | Education


Coming down

In keeping with the projected schedule of demolition for the Maxway building, the above photo shows that demolition is well underway. The Maxway building closed for business in Camden about a dozen years ago and will be cleared by the end of September or early October.

September 13, 2013 | | Camden


Edna Nelson Ford

Funeral service for Mrs. Edna Nelson Ford, 95, of Capitol Heights Md. formally of Camden, South Carolina will be held at Camden First United Methodist Church on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing one hour prior to service 12:00-1:00 p.m. Final burial at Broom Hill Baptist Church.

September 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Henry Louis Spann

Funeral service for Mr. Henry Louis Spann, 61, of 268 Williams Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:00 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may visit at the residence of John and Eva Ward at 416 Easy Street in the Pickett-Thomas community. He died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Clarence "Jake" Thompson

Funeral service for Mr. Clarence "Jake" Thompson, 88, of 146 Battleship Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one prior to the service at the church. He died Saturday, September 7, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Old Obama would question new war plans

President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria, but his decision makes sense. When proposing military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find someone with whom to share the blame.

September 13, 2013 | Clarence Page | Columns


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Howard Lee Johnson

Mr. Howard Lee Johnson, 59, of 1504 Campbell Street in Camden passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. Viewing only is planned and will be held ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mary Hartzler

Mary Goodwyn Hartzler, 95, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born September 20, 1921 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elliott Brevard

Funeral service for Mr. Elliott Brevard , Jr., 78, of 1606-A Kershaw Hwy in Camden, will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:00 P.M ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Local residents help Red Roses win USTA Southern Sectional

A trio of Camden residents helped the Red Roses tennis team, based out of Rock Hill, to the USTA Southern Sectional 65-plus tennis title. The ...

November 18, 2016 | | Tennis


NC's Cunningham finalist for Mr. Football

North Central running back/defensive back Cedrick Cunningham has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football.

October 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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