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Filling in the blanks

WASHINGTON -- In his speech last Monday night to a public thoroughly, and understandably, befuddled about U.S. policy in Libya, President Obama began to fill in some important blanks. The White House would dispute this assessment, but Obama's remarks came unfortunately late. Rallying the public behind "kinetic military action," my favorite new phrase, requires explanations sooner rather than later. This is especially true when it is a kinetic action of choice, not necessity; in the nervous aftermath of Iraq and Afghanistan; and in the relentless context of a 24/7 news cycle.

April 04, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec Notes - April 1, 2011

Line dance in the morning, line dance in the evening

April 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Teenagers can be friends with parents

Being a teenager means getting lumped into a category labeled that all teenagers are rebellious, reckless, and absolutely can't wait to get away from their parents. Some may be like that, but it's not fair to put a label on those who aren't. Why is

April 01, 2011 | Christinia Stokes CHS Columnist | Localife


George Keys

George Keys, of Camden, died March 31, 2011.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ellen McGee

Ellen McGee, 75, of Dixon Road, Elgin, died Thursday, March 31, 2011.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sulina P. Prather

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Sulina Parker Prather, 86, of Camden will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Prather's memory to the American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darrell Stephens

James Darrell Stephens, age 77, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at KershawHealth Center. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Belk Funeral Home in LAMAR with interment in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 1, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a trio of lovebirds and a 10-week-old male Labrador-hound mix puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

April 01, 2011 | | Pets


Vanilla cities, chocolate suburbs

So you think we Americans know ourselves? New census numbers reveal that a lot of our 20th century racial and ethnic assumptions are overdue for an overhaul.

April 01, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Dr. Joseph scores second ace

Ever the gentleman and sportsman, Camden's Dr. Paul Joseph Sr. was ready to congratulate one of his two playing partners, Al Underwood and Larry Conger, when the three golfers made their way onto the green at the eighth hole at the Camden Country Club last Monday to get what was an apparent hole-in-one ball.

April 01, 2011 | | Sports


A trip back in Carolina Cup time

The National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) in Camden has many photos from previous Carolina Cup races and is looking for your help in identifying anyone whom you may know in these two photos. If you can identify any of the persons pictured in either of these two photos, please contact the NSM at 432-6513 or vie e-mail at hope@steeplechasemuseum.org.

April 01, 2011 | | Equine


Norma Carter

Norma Jean Thomas Carter, 59 years old, of Camden, passed away Sunday morning, March 27, 2011. To cherish her memories, she leaves two daughters and one son; Desi Pate, Dawn Schofield and Andre Carter.; one sister, Kim Engram; one brother, Levi Newman and a host of grandchildren and other relatives.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ophelia Hayes

A funeral services to celebrate the life of Ophelia Dixon Hayes, 84, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Dr. Condy Richardson and Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hayes's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church Building Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or A. Sam Karesh Wing, 1315 Roberts St., Camden, SC 29020.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


NC girls fall to Chesterfield

Recently, the North Central softball team has not been able to extend Chesterfield to a full seven-inning game.

April 01, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- April 1, 2011

April 01, 2011 | | Viewpoint


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These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Charlie, a male 1-year-old Great Dane (Charlie loves children) and Tiger, a 5-year-old neutered male black and gray tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 18, 2014 | | Pets


Scully elected to Association of South Carolina Mayors board

Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


Rec Notes: Soccer camp begins July 28

This Soccer Camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 22 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth levels. Coach Wittig is the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ...

July 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | | Ariail


Not so transparent

President Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in history, has delivered perhaps the least transparent. Following the trend of other recent presidents, Obama has kept a tight lid on the press, rarely interacting with reporters in a spontaneous fashion and instead relying on the spin of his White House press directors. And it has gotten worse the longer Obama has been in office; one report last week indicated that the administration was denying access on a variety of subjects with increasing regularity. The Associated Press reported, "In category after category -- except for reducing numbers of old requests and a ...

July 18, 2014 | | Editorials


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Joey Matthew Tyner

Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


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