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Carolina and Clemson football

The college football season is over and many football widows are excited about that. Now on Saturdays the honey-do list may get a little more attention. For Carolina and Clemson fans, it's been a great season. Both teams were 11-2, won exciting dramatic bowl games and were ranked in the top 10 nationally in the final coaches' poll.

February 01, 2013 | Roger Smoak Camden | Letters


Gun violence

We noted recently that we don't see much reason for people to own assault-type weapons and magazines that hold large amounts of ammunition. And we certainly don't see any harm to the second amendment in requiring background checks for all people who are purchasing guns. But in the ongoing debate about gun violence in this country, which has reached epidemic proportions, we are all being naive if we think instituting new laws is going to stop such violence. That doesn't mean some measures aren't wise and won't make a small difference in the ownership of ...

February 01, 2013 | | Editorials


Moral and spiritual death

Once again we are faced with a horrible massacre at a school. This time it was a Connecticut elementary school. As frustrating to every American as they are devastating to those immediately involved, my prayers are with those suffering beyond my imagination.

February 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Where certainty ends....

How do we regard change in our lives? Do we view change as a good thing, simply a revision of the timeworn replaced by a positive update perhaps? Or do we see change as a painstaking event, an alteration of the ordinary? Do we know the timing of change or does it arrive as a complete surprise? Is change perpetual or as random as snow in Camden? There is change that skulks in at the most unexpected moments like an uninvited guest. And then there's the type of change we invite in and embrace with open arms. Some change ...

February 01, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CFD honors professional, volunteer firefighters

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently named its professional and volunteer recipients of its Carl S. Hammond Firefighter of the Year awards. Lt. Tyheine Bennett, who joined the CFD in 2001 is the 2012 Professional Firefighter of the Year. Mark Parker, who originally joined the department in 1988, is the 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.

February 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rec Notes -- Feb. 1, 2013

The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball. Girls must be seven by May 1, 2013 to play softball. Girls must be 10 years old by Jan. 1 2013 to play Fast Pitch. Registration Fee is $32. Registration dates and locations:

February 01, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Feb. 1, 2013

February 01, 2013 | | Ariail


Can the GOP escape its bubble?

Here we go again. Whenever I try to offer a little helpful advice to Republican leaders, I have grown accustomed to hearing from some cranky conservative or two who blow me off, saying they're "not about to take advice from a liberal like you" -- or words to that effect.

February 01, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Safety commission seeks answers after meeting

What triggers someone to bully, steal, use drugs or even commit such a violent act as a mass shooting?

February 01, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Margaret Drakeford Smith

Margaret Drakeford Smith, 89, the widow of Jared Manly Smith, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She was born to the late Bryan and Sue Drakeford near Camden, SC on April 27, 1923. She leaves a legacy of loving kindness and the ability to see the good in everyone. If you knew her, you are richer for the experience.

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Elise Nine Jones Lee

Mrs. Elise Nine Jones Lee, 79, of 2167 Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 1 p.m., High Hill Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard S. Williams

A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Stanley "Yank" Williams, 73, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Wayne Flowers and Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard's memory to Parkinson's Disease: National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd ...

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Betty Duncan Catoe

Graveside services for Betty Duncan Catoe, 74, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Scotch Cemetery with Rev. Frank Davis and Rev. Larry Fraser serving as officiants. The family will receive friends Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville, SC.

February 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Soaring above the competition

February 01, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Crunch time has arrived for county hoop squads

Dreher outscored visiting Camden by a 14-6 count in overtime to come away with a 67-59 victory over the visiting Bulldogs in a Region 4-AAA basketball game played on Tuesday night in Columbia.

February 01, 2013 | | Sports


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THOMAS D. BALDWIN - Elgin

ELGIN -- Graveside service with military honors for Thomas Douglas Baldwin, 71, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHNNY R. BRADFORD - Camden

CAMDEN -- Mr. Johnny Roosevelt "Stub" Bradford, 70, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Boykin, he was the son ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNIE B. BRANNAN - Bethune

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Annie B. McLauchlin Brannan, 96, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


LARRY LEON DOBY - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Larry Leon Doby, 58, of 514 South Gordon St., Camden, will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11 a.m ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT LEE JACKSON - Ridgeway

Ridgeway -- Mr. Robert Lee Jackson, 51, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in Ridgeway, he was the son of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES HICKSON LEE - Austin, Texas

Graveside service for Rev. James Hickson Lee, 48, of Austin, TX will be held at noon Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Rock Springs United Methodist ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNA RAILEY MELTON - Bethune

BETHUNE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Anna "Beth" Railey Melton, 86, who died peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016, were held at 2 o'clock ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


THOMAS CLYBURN NEAL - Camden

Thomas Clyburn Neal, 90, of Camden, SC, went to his eternal home on Friday, May 13, 2016. A funeral service to celebrate the life of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELFRIEDE BLASK NIXON - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service to celebrate the life of Elfriede Blask Nixon, 88, was held Sunday at at First Baptist Church, Camden. The Rev. Evan Smith ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WANDA R. WELCH - Rembert

REMBERT -- Graveside service for Wanda R. Welch, 52, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


Boykin Mill Farms featured in S.C. Ag + Art Tour

Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Bowers to play in North-South games

In a career in which he re-wrote virtually every offensive record in North Central High baseball history, Tyler Bowers cemented his place in the program ...

May 06, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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