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Lara E. Hoyt

A private memorial service celebrating the life of Lara "LeeLee" Elizabeth Hoyt, 39, of Camden was held Sunday January 9, 2011. Another memorial service in New York will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made in Ms. Hoyt's name to the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, GRASP, 666 Broadway, Suite 830, NY, NY 10012.

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Alfred Jiles Jr.

Alfred Jiles, Jr., 67, of Bishopville, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Alfred, Sr. and Almetta Dinkins Jiles. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance, with burial to follow in Scott Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mr. Alfred Jiles, Jr. with arrangements.

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Grace Watkins Shirley

Grace Watkins Shirley, 88, went home to Glory on January 7, 2011, after a long illness. Mrs. Shirley was born in Lee County, South Carolina, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Brannon Watkins and Carolyn Davis Watkins. She was a graduate of Kershaw High School and spent her professional life as a bookkeeper, having retired from the office of William F. Bodie, CPA. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden all of her adult life, where she taught four-year-old Sunday School for more than thirty years. While she was in good health, Mrs. Shirley was ...

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Boomers, embrace your inner grouch

We baby boomers begin to turn 65 this year, which gives us a new excuse to be grumpy.

January 10, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The mane event

Kershaw County's equine heritage will be celebrated again through the Downtown Camden Guild's (DCG) unique civic art project featuring painted aluminum jockey silks displayed on downtown light posts.Delete - Merge Upbodycopy

January 10, 2011 | | Camden


Scholastic press honors

The Lugoff-Elgin High School 2010 yearbook staff received an All-State rating from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 Messy yearbook. In addition to receiving the highest ranking possible, the staff also won the Palmetto Award for creating the best book in its particular state division. The staff includes (first row) Celia Duggan, Kayla Melton, Anna Stevens, Tyler Kirkland, MaCaylee Jones, Lexi Church, Brittney Wright, (second row) Shawn Chapman, Shantella Adams, Ashleigh Dailey, Savannah Catoe, Aliya Summerville, Annie Kate Herlong, Stephan Hunter, (third row) Bill Ogle, Hayley Ranson, Kayley Miles, Megan Kirkland, Toby Brettelle, Carrie Lynch, Cady Murphy ...

January 10, 2011 | | Education


Council leads Dogs past Crestwood in 6-AAA opener

Camden opened play in Region 6-AAA play with a convincing 54-31 win over homestanding Crestwood in a Friday night game played in Sumter.

January 10, 2011 | | Sports


Other closings, announcements

* Central Carolina Technical School (including Camden campus) will be closed Monday.

January 09, 2011 | | News


KCSD schools, offices to be closed Monday

The threat of a wintry mix is closing all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices Monday, according to an e-mail sent to the media by KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | | Education


All city of Camden offices closed Monday

The city of Camden posted the following message on Facebook early Sunday evening:

January 09, 2011 | | Camden


Kershaw County government offices closed Monday

The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:

January 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County squads come up empty

Speedy Johnson and the Camden Military Academy basketball team's Tuesday went from bad to good and in the end, back to bad.

January 07, 2011 | | Sports


A new sheriff

Hundreds of people filed into Camden's First Baptist Church earlier this week to witness the swearing-in of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, and it was good to see that it took Matthews only a few minutes to sign mutual assistance pacts with the sheriffs of five neighboring counties, signaling a new day of cooperation among the local department and those of surrounding areas. It was appropriate that a large number of law enforcement officials from other departments -- county, state and federal -- attended the ceremony to watch the former DEA agent take the oath and pledge to do "my very ...

January 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Blanche E. Brannon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Blanche Edna Brannon, 87, of Bethune will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Brannon Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Miss Brannon's name to Bethune Presbyterian Church, PO Box 326, Bethune, SC 29009.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Is there a vaccine for that?

Good morning, and please step into my office. I'm Dr. Tucker.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


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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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