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‘I am one of them’

I am a Green Beret, albeit an older one. I haven't worn my "Green Sponge" in over 40 years. I am also a Camden resident. When it was announced that my fellow Special Forces Association soldiers would be visiting the Revolutionary War Park (on Thursday) I made certain I would be there. It was a bitter-sweet experience.

June 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan, Camden Captain, Special Forces, 8th SAF & 7th SFG | Letters


Willie Lee Higgins Beckham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Matthews reelected as sheriff

"The citizens have spoken and they've spoken quite loudly."

June 13, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Politics


Rain arrives at perfect time for P-17

Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


This week in League III American Legion baseball

Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Baseball, wrestling camps slated for L-E High

Here are two more youth sports camps which are coming to the West Wateree region of Kershaw County over the coming weeks.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


North wins state Greco-Roman title

Noah North led four members of the West Wateree Wrestling Club who earned top five finishes at last month's South Carolina USA Wrestling State Championships held at Fort Mill High School.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


School gyms open for Kershaw County youth

The Kershaw County School District and the Kershaw County Recreation Department have partnered to offer free recreational opportunities to local youth age 12 to 18.

June 11, 2014 | | Education


1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson Sr.

Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of 1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson, Sr. Ret. US Army of Camden will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Johnson's memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walt Inabinet - June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 | | Inabinet


Eyes on Pinehurst

The eyes of the sporting nation will be focused on the Carolinas -- Pinehurst, N.C., to be specific -- for the next two weeks as the men's and women's U. S. Open golf championships are held at the classic Pinehurst Number Two course, designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross, who also crafted Camden Country Club. It will be the first time men and women pros have played their championships on the same course, and many are calling the back-to-back competitions a stroke of genius. Indeed, women pros, who've never garnered as much attention as their male ...

June 11, 2014 | | Editorials


Victor G. Yarborough

Victor G. Yarborough, 70, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014. He was the son of Ethal Mayo Yarborough and the late Amos E. Yarborough. Survivors include his children, Kilry Yarborough of Raleigh, NC, Keiah Yarborough-Minott of Stamford, CT and Karlon Yarborough of Bridgeport, CT. He will also be sorely missed by seven siblings, Alan, Melvin, Kenneth, Clarence, Jerry, Carolyn and Larry, sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was predeceased by two sisters, one brother and his paternal and maternal grandparents. He lived in Connecticut for many ...

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blanche Baskins Caulder

Funeral services for Blanche Owens Baskins Caulder, 83, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Baskins Family Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Cobb will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Doris Catoe Chavis

Funeral service for Doris Catoe Chavis, 81, will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oakridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Kershaw. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The Family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for June 11, 2014

County seniors to graduate

June 11, 2014 | | Yesteryear


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Happy Anniversary

Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie J. Hayes of Camden celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 16, 2018, with family and friends.

April 10, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Special Olympics is April 20 at CMA

The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camden Military Academy.

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


11th annual Clinic Classic is April 28

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

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club recognizes scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to seven Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


School Days - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


NAOMI DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Naomi Inez Wheeler Drakeford, 79, of 665 Westvaco Road, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A Celebration of Life and ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


COLE FELDER

Mr. Cole Felder, 84, of 1595 Cassatt, Road, Cassatt, passed on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


RUTH VINSON GRAHAM

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth Vinson Graham, 90, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


JAMES RILEY

A small celebration of life service will be held for James Riley, at the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church in Camden, Friday, April 13 ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL ROGERS RULEY

Mr. Michael Roger Ruley, 68, of 1581 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photos: Farmers Market opens

Despite less than ideal weather, the Kershaw County Farmers Market enjoyed a successful opening day Saturday in its new location in downtown Camden. In the ...

April 10, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EMS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 10, 2018 | | Education


Open for business - Camden Wellness

Camden Wellness recently opened at 1029 Broad St. in downtown Camden. The new business offers an array of wellness services, including daily fitness classes, therapeutic ...

April 10, 2018 | | Business


Mid-Carolina Credit Union holds 57th annual meeting

Mid Carolina Credit Union, serving more than 14,000 members in Kershaw and Richland Counties, reently held it's 57th Annual Meetingt at Lugoff-Elgin High ...

April 10, 2018 | | Business


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