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Pearl Branham

Funeral services celebrating the life of Pearl Wages Branham, 94, of Elgin, were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Reverend Kenneth Jackson and Reverend John Corder officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

January 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lorene Crim

Lorene Crim, 75, of Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

January 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pauline Futrell Drakeford

Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1214 Campbell Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.

January 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Langford Peake

Mr. Langford (L.P.) Peake, 82, of Lake Wateree, died Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Lake Wateree Baptist Church with Mr. George Eleazer and Hospice Chaplain Mark Bredholt officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home, 96 Wateree Estates Rd., Winnsboro, SC 29180.

January 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


David Robinson

Services for David Robinson, of Camden, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 7.

January 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ronald A. Smith

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronald A Smith, 94, of Camden will be held Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby James will officiate.

January 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Make the paper with your picture

Share your favorite pictures with the C-I for the opportunity of appearing on the homepage of our website, as well as in print in the Localife section. Beginning in January, we will be hosting a "photo of the month" contest. Winning pictures will also be features in the print edition as well as online. Entering is simple, but first, you must log in on our website.

January 05, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Kiwanis Club makes donation to library

Camden Kiwanis President Frank Bernhardt (left) presents Amy Schofield (middle), Kershaw County Library director, with a check for $311, raised by a fall carnival coordinated by Kiwanis member Beth Lee-Moeller (right). These funds will be used to support early literacy materials and programs at the library

January 05, 2011 | | Localife


CAA Members’ Show on display at FAC, chamber choir auditions to be held Saturday

The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from Jan. 6 through Feb. 4 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The opening reception is Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

January 05, 2011 | | Localife


Oath of office

The laws of man and of God stood side by side in the sanctuary of Camden First Baptist Church Tuesday as 5th Judicial Circuit Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr. (center) administered the oath of office to Jim Matthews, the first new sheriff in 16 years in Kershaw County. Matthews' wife, Heather, held the Bible upon which he pledged his service. Additional details on the ceremony and Matthews' vow to work with other law enforcement agencies will be featured in Friday's C-I.

January 05, 2011 | | Politics


Volunteers needed to provide tax help

The Camden First Community Development Corporation is seeking volunteers interested in helping prepare tax returns under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

January 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pet Talk for Jan. 5, 2011

Cold weather brings extra responsibilities for horse caregivers. Proper nutrition, access to water, adequate shelter, regular hoof care, and, depending on circumstances, dental attention, vaccinations, and parasite control are all winter concerns for the equine enthusiast.

January 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 5, 2011

January 05, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Cancer detection

Despite the great medical advances of the past half-century, cancer has proved an elusive enemy; for many strains of the disease, survival rates are scarcely better now than they were decades ago. So every new discovery is met with enthusiasm, and that's certainly the case for a new blood test announced earlier this week by Boston scientists, who are teaming with Johnson & Johnson to market a test that will help doctors determine what cancer cells are doing and how best to attack them.

January 05, 2011 | | Editorials


Springdale traffic area poses numerous hazards

In addition to Steve Parrott's letter of Dec. 22th I would like to add my concerns about the dangerous intersection at U.S. 1 and Springdale Drive and the numerous accidents there. I am also a resident of the Springdale area and see logging trucks as a big problem, but so are other vehicles. The 45-mph speed limit approaching the final curve at Wal-Mart needs to be lowered to 35 mph. Drivers go zooming in at 50 to 60 mph. Not only is this a busy intersection but there is a lot of traffic entering and exiting the numerous ...

January 05, 2011 | Carol Meckstroth Camden | Letters


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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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