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Feature photo: A musical donation

Alexis Boykin gets ready to play a Steinway grand piano anonymously donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Midland's Jackson Teen Center (JTC) in Camden. Admiring the piano are (from left) Camden Mayor Tony Scully, Camden Business Alliance (CBA) members Patricia Richardson and Ned Towell, JTC Music Director Eddie Ballard, JTC Executive Director Bryan Mayes and JTC members Tanajb Bracey and Hope Gumbs. The CBA, with cooperation from Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, recently arranged the generous donation.

June 08, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Editorial: Agendas

Wednesday, the S.C. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill requiring governing bodies to publish agendas before public meetings. The S.C. Senate unanimously did the same the day before. As of Thursday morning, the bill was on its way to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk, and we hope she signs it.

June 05, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader responds to ‘Beechwood’ letter

I read, with interest, Mr. Dan Burger's letter entitled "Hunt Cup resident unhappy about Beechwood plans." I had the privilege of working under Dan at the May Plant, and I know him to be an intelligent man of character and integrity. Therefore, it is with great respect for the man and his viewpoint with which I reflect upon his letter.

June 05, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Letter: Father’s Day

During this time of year when we celebrate Father's Day, I am reminded of my own heritage, and I am grateful for the way my father raised me.

June 05, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Parker: Jenner’s coming-out party

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.

June 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Moving forward in the new economy

In visiting towns across South Carolina, I see unprecedented progress. Everywhere, it seems, city and county residents are organizing to improve their downtowns, their schools and their industrial parks to attract new business and ramp up economic development.

June 05, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Walker: What about Bob?

The scruffy gentleman terrier mix had been at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter for almost six months. Walter Crowe's team knew he was a great dog, but so far, Bob had always been passed over for other available dogs. Then, one loving Walter Crowe caretaker suggested Bob be sent up north for adoption through the local rescue Fostering Foster. That one suggestion leads to a happy ending. But first, some details.

June 05, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I guest columnist | Columns


KCSD hires four assistant principals for 2015-16

At its meeting Tuesday, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the hiring of four new assistant principals for the 2015-16 school year.

June 05, 2015 | | Education


Annie Blanche Williams

Mrs. Annie Blanche Williams, 72, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Ben M. "Bennie Mack" and Almeta Brown "Snook" Stoney. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.for viewing.

June 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rose Parker

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Rose Ellen Price Parker, 90, of Camden, were held Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Taylor Wells officiated. Memorials may be made in memory of Rose to the A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to the charity of one's choice.

June 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larry Dwayne Johnson

Mr. Larry Dwayne Johnson, 38, of 100 Circus Lane, Cassatt, passed on Friday, May 29, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 5 in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Hartsville with burial in Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt.

June 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - June 5, 2015

The Kershaw County Recreation Department continues to accept registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps:

June 05, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Eight presented at ‘Pearls of Perfection’ Cotillion

The Camden chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presented eight debutantes at its 6th annual "Pearls of Perfection" Debutante Cotillion, held May 16 at the Camden Shrine Club.

June 05, 2015 | | People & Places


Jackson School reports third quarter honor roll

Jackson Elementary School recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.

June 05, 2015 | | Education


65th Anniversary

June 03, 2015 | | People & Places


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Parker: The mourning after

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

July 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader, wife support removing Confederate battle flag

Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.

July 01, 2015 | Max Ford Camden | Letters


Reader: take advantage of 'living history'

I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.

July 01, 2015 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 1, 2015

Safe Escape

July 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - July 1, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Bessie Mae Williams

Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Catoe Roberts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harold Denver Moak

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ellen Kahler

Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Laverne Brown Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


A night and a tournament to remember

The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


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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