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Parents deal with racism from family

Dear Annie: My husband and I adopted our daughter at birth. When my mother-in-law found out that "Amanda" is biracial, she informed my husband that we were no longer welcome in her home. Initially, she admitted it was simple racism, but now she says it's because she can never accept a child "not of my own blood." When our daughter was 3, Mom visited and told Amanda that she was a "friend," not a relative.

December 12, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Looks worse than it is...

No one was hurt in this two-car traffic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on South Broad Street (U.S. 521) near Historic Camden. Lt. Mike Stone of the Camden Police Department said the accident occurred after one driver attempted to make a left turn onto Ehrenclou Drive and struck another vehicle. The car was traveling north on Highway 521 and made the turn in front of oncoming traffic heading south. "Basically a car turned left in front of the other and they couldn't avoid each other and collided," Stone said. He said no one was ...

December 12, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Government center decorates for Santa

The Kershaw County Government Center has looked a little more like Santa's workshop lately as county offices have been decked out with candy canes, garland, and all kinds of other holiday decorations.

December 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV

A memorial service for Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV, 40, of Camden will be held at Grace Episcopal Church Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Marzullo's memory to the Marzullo Educational Trust, C/O TD Bank, 315 East DeKalb Camden, SC 29020.

December 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


Debates as un-reality TV

Karl Rove, a star political strategist, is outraged that Donald Trump, a star real-estate mogul and reality show host, is staging a reality show with real Republican presidential candidates and calling it a debate. Yet, with all due respect, Trump is only exploiting a process that political strategists like Rove already hijacked.

December 12, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Let them clean toilets

WASHINGTON -- It is a rare day when Al Sharpton emerges as the voice of sagacity, but when Newt Gingrich has the microphone, all things are possible.

December 12, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Blazing TRAILS

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) is hosting Jennifer Lanier (standing), a graduate student in the Library and Information Science School at the University of South Carolina. Lanier is completing an internship this fall at L-EMS with Mrs. Anne C. Lemieux. Here, Lanier works with Julie Stockman's 8th grade ELA classes on the steps of the "Research Process." This is the first of several lessons Lanier will be completing with this group. Lanier is utilizing TRAILS (Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of the students. A pre- and post-assessment is ...

December 12, 2011 | | Education


The sounds of SMS

Leslie M. Stover Middle School students participated in the 2011 SC All State Chorus. These students auditioned and were accepted in the Spring of 2011 as a part of the Stover Middle Chorus. In the fall, some Stover and Lugoff-Elgin High School students had to learn a new repertoire of music for the ACDA All State Chorus Festival at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Members include Haylee Pagan, Moriah Payne, Ty Morgan, Kayce Robinson, Kendra Mills, Gabriel Medina, Montanna Marsh, Emily Murphy, and Kaitlyn Fuller. Stover Middle is very proud.

December 12, 2011 | | Education


Rally for reading!

December 12, 2011 | | Education


Tax tips for Dec. 12, 2011

If you earned income in the last few years but you didn't file a tax return because your wages were below the filing requirement, the Internal Revenue Service may have some money for you. The IRS also has millions of dollars in checks that are returned each year as undeliverable.

December 12, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Military briefs for Dec. 12, 2011

Air Force Airman Kenneth A. Brandon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 12, 2011 | | Military


Leon Robinson

Leon Robinson, of Camden, husband of Sally Robinson, died December 10, 2011. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, David Robinson and his wife, Paula Belmar; daughters, Rebecca Robinson and Katherine Furgason; grandchildren, India, Robbie, and Mia Robinson, and Sophie Cooper; a brother, Eli Robinson and his wife Lila, of Long Island, NY.

December 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


Betty Altman

A memorial service for Betty Jean Roberts Altman, 83, of Camden formerly of Atlanta, GA will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. Altman's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Bill and Luna Clark were married December 10, 1951 and are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They live on Bayview Drive in Lugoff and have two children, Barry Dean Clark and Norma Lee Wilson. They have four grandchildren Michelle Clark, Justin Lee Wilson, Morgan Lee Wilson and Zackary Lee Wilson.

December 09, 2011 | | People & Places


School menus -- Dec. 9, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Dec. 12-16:

December 09, 2011 | | Education


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WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Crime Report - July 29, 2015

Emergency Service Management (EMS) personnel transported a Lugoff man with a stab wound to the shoulder by ambulance to a Columbia hospital Sunday.

July 29, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Yesteryear - July 29, 2015

How hot was it? It was so hot…

July 29, 2015 | | Yesteryear


MASC honors city with Achievement Award

The Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) recently honored the city of Camden with an Achievement Award at the municipal association's annual meeting held ...

July 29, 2015 | | Camden


Sidewalk Survey - July 29, 2015

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For the Record - July 29, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 29, 2015 | | For the Record


Murphy qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur

Auburn rising sophomore golfer and 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was one of nine players to advance from the U.S. Women's ...

July 27, 2015 | | Sports


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he ...

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


NCHS offers sponsorship opportunities for its athletic teams

The North Central High School athletic department is kicking off its 2015-16 "Be a Knight Supporter" drive by offering several sponsorship options at the school.

July 24, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldog Club kicks off 2015-16 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

July 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Country Club netters bring home a USTA state championship

Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend ...

July 24, 2015 | | Tennis


CHS seeking players for girls' golf team

In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.

June 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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