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Miss Graham, Mr. Brown wed

Miss Aimee Elaine Graham and Mr. Brent Allen Brown, both of Lugoff, were united in marriage March 26, 2011 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown, Sr. Mr. Les Kelley officiated the 2:30 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony on the grounds at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown, Sr.

March 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Obama's 'Goldilocks' doctrine

Americans can always be counted upon to do the right thing, Winston Churchill is said to have said, after exhausting all of the alternatives. In that spirit, President Obama intervened in Libya after taking his time in figuring out what the right thing is.

March 28, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


School board to discuss ATEC, budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may take action on ATEC recommendations during its meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will present the school district's preliminary 2011-12 budget.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


New KCSD mentoring program uses cell phone technology

It's 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday. Do you know where your high school student is?

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Writing award winners named

Jackson School fifth-grader LaBria Wilson and North Central Middle School eighth-grader Rachel Robinson have been named the Kershaw County School District winners in the 2011 State Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Sharing a story

Faith Amick's fifth-grade class at Midway Elementary School finished their study of folktales and fairytales by sharing stories with children from the kindergarten classes. The fifth-graders each prepared a favorite story to read aloud at a special storytime in the school media center that delighted the kindergarteners. Here, Donovan Holloman is enthralled by Paul Zelinsky's version of "Rumpelstiltskin" as read by Ashley Sims.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


A chapter in history

Wateree Elementary School's fifth-graders reenacted scenes from the book "Ruby Bridges" as part of their Black History Month celebration. Students/"federal marshals" Seth Branham, Bridges Young, William Christianson and Zac Branham offer police protection to Ruby, portrayed by Tayjah Steele, as she enters the all-white school for the very first time.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Miss Lindsay, Mr. Finley plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Crosland (Jay) Lindsay, Jr. of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to Mr. Jason Nicholas Finley, both from Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Langston (Lanny) Finley, III of Camden.

March 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Local churches repair 15 homes

The Weatherization and Repair Ministry (WARM) completed it's latest project on Dec. 30-31. The 140 volunteers worked together to repair 15 homes in Kershaw County. WARM is supported by local churches including Camden First UMC, Emmanuel UMC, Gordon Street Church of God, Lyttleton Street UMC, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, River Church, Salem UMC, Spring Hill UMC, St. John UMC, St. Matthew Baptist, St. Matthew UMC, St. Paul UMC, Union Baptist Church and Unity UMC. If you or your church would like to be a part of the ministry, contact Lyttleton St. UMC at 432-3191.

March 28, 2011 | | Localife


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Friends may visit at 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden.

March 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret M. Duvall

Graveside memorial services to celebrate the life of Margaret M. Duvall, 87,of Melbourne, Fla., will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ron Taylor will officiate. Memorials may be in Mrs. Duvall's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

March 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Noted and passed -- March 28, 2011

• If ever a college coach deserved firing, it was Bruce Pearl, the Tennessee basketball head man who lied to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations he'd committed, and then committed additional illegal acts after denying he had done anything wrong in the first place. Pearl was a flamboyant coach who took the Volunteers to basketball heights they'd seldom attained, but his cheating was too flagrant to ignore.

March 28, 2011 | | Editorials


Absence of funeral escort complicates stressful time

I attended a funeral this week and after the coffin was closed for the last time and the family was preparing to enter, the funeral director had to announce to those in attendance to be careful to obey all traffic laws because there would be no police escort as there had been in the past.

March 25, 2011 | Trancey Twitty Camden | Letters


RFL fundraiser Saturday

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, City Manager Kevin Bronson, City Economic Development Director Wade Luther and Sheriff Jim Matthews have all agreed to be "celebrity" dunking booth "victims" for the second annual City Slickers Car Show & Fund Raiser for Relay for Life Saturday.

March 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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


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