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A personal recollection

As South Carolinians continue their celebration of Black History Month, I am today even more uplifted than ever by the profound contributions of African-Americans to the never-ending challenge to improve our communities, our state and our nation.

February 25, 2011 | Fred R. Sheheen Camden | Columns


County sets efficiency, prosperity as targets

The 2011 Kershaw County Council is off to a quick start. First, we were faced with the resignation of the county administrator. Fortunately, Frank Broom, a seasoned county and city administrator, stepped forward. The Council unanimously voted for Mr. Broom to become the interim county administrator. Mr. Broom has wasted no time in demonstrating his exceptional leadership skills in the public arena. Many lingering issues were immediately resolved and many new initiatives were suggested.

February 25, 2011 | Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School menus -- Feb. 28-March 4

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 28-March 4:

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Pets of the Week - Feb. 25, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old male Labrador mix puppy and a 1-year-old male domestic medium-haired 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 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 ...

February 25, 2011 | | Pets


Slow-starting Spartans cruise past Providence AC

Having already breezed past Providence Athletic Club in their first meeting some three weeks earlier, the Camden Military Academy basketball team started out slow, but overcame a rough beginning to post a 74-49 victory over the visitors in a Tuesday night game played inside the White Field House on the CMA campus.

February 25, 2011 | | Camden Military


Children’s consignment shop opens, donates profits to local charities

Started by stay-at-home moms, Mommy-Wise is now a business benefiting parents in a struggling economy.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Kelley joins Farm Bureau as agent

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC) recently contracted with Frankie Kelley to serve as an agent in the Kershaw County office located at 1102 Church St.

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Sheheen is SC Addictions Professional of the Year

Frank Sheheen Jr., a lifelong resident of Camden, was awarded the South Carolina Addictions Professional of the Year by the S.C. Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC). The award was presented in November at the annual conference. The recipient receives this honor for significant contributions to the profession of addictions counseling in the areas of prevention, treatment, research and administration. Sheheen has been the director of the S.C. Recovering Professional Program for the past seven years and has worked in the addictions profession for more than 23 years. He has served as president of SCAADAC in ...

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


CHS class of ’81 plans 30-year reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 will host its 30th Reunion on Saturday, June 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Relay For Life fundraisers approaching in March

The City Slickers Car Show and Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Camden. The event will include a dunking booth with local celebrities, and people's choice awards for classics, "oldies but goodies," trucks, cycles and pro-mods. Registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary at 432-2421. The rain date is Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


‘Alice in Wonderland’ tumbles onto the FAC stage

It's a little bit Alice and a little bit Through the Looking Glass! Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) as they welcome the Midlands' only professional theater for families and young audiences­ -- Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) -- for their production of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person. This performance is sponsored by Modern Turf.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Camden Pageant to be held Saturday

The Miss Camden Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Camden High School. There will be two winners, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. The girls competing are (first row) Ashley Bowers, Blythe Neal, Julianna Cobb, Virginia Baker, Amanda Bodie, (second row) Meagan Kirkley, Carley Powers, Sallie Pierce, Lauren Jeffcoat, Rebecca Cobb, Erica Catoe and Maggie Jones. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alpine Agency or from any contestant. Tickets can also be purchased by e-mailing MissCamdenScholarshipPageant@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


First black sales person at Camden Belk recognized

(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)

February 23, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon | Localife


Vincent Rawlinson

Vincent "Poppa" Rawlinson was born on October 22, 1965 in Columbia, SC. He was the son of the late James Rawlinson Sr. and Gracie Jacobs Rawlinson. Vincent, of Lugoff, entered into his eternal life on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:14 p.m. He was a proud member of St. James Deliverance Pentecostal Assembly Church and their usher board.

February 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Logan Raye opens

Logan Raye, a luxury spa and salon that is well-known in the Columbia area, has opened a new facility at 1025 Broad St. in Camden. Sewell Gelberd, owner of Logan Raye in Columbia, said he heard via the beauty grapevine that an existing salon was closing shop in Camden. He was introduced to Billy Silver, who owns the building where the former shop was located. Soon, Gelberd and Silver were discussing partnership in a Camden-based Logan Raye. The new shop employs more than 10 technicians on hand each day: Barbara Copeland, Vivian Watkins, Tina Branham, Andrea Finch, Ashley Parrott , Samantha ...

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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August 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they'll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

August 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The art of the hot dog

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Gary signs pro contract to play in Luxembourg

When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.

August 20, 2014 | | Sports


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fielding girls' golf team in '14

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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