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Miss Starling, Mr. Ray wed

Miss Meghan Elizabeth Starling and Mr. Stuart Darrel Evans Ray of Columbia were united in marriage August 6, 2011 at Spring Valley Baptist Church in Columbia. Dr. Robert Winburn officiated the 6:00 p.m. double ring ceremony.

August 08, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Local AYP performance better than state results

Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its "all or nothing" ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state's accountability test for grades 3-8.

August 08, 2011 | | Education


NC changes football scrimmage with Lamar; CHS, L-E have Friday scrimmages

Due to the heat-related death of a freshman football player whose funeral will be held today, Lamar High School's coaching staff asked North Central if it could change the time and site of tonight's football scrimmage between the two schools.

August 05, 2011 | | Sports


Black Obama voters' blues

It is only in comparison to today's Republican Party, divided between its old-school establishment and its Tea Party zealots, that today's Democrats look unified.

August 05, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Polk, Lee elected officers for state archives foundation

Two Kershaw County residents have been elected officers on the executive board of the S.C. Archives and History Foundation.

August 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- Aug. 5, 2011

Registration is underway for fall recreational sports including football, soccer, baseball, cheerleading and fast pitch softball.

August 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Leaders must set example for open government

I got a call from a school board member recently asking what to do when her board goes into executive session and then talks about things that cannot legally be discussed there.

August 05, 2011 | Bill Rogers Executive director, S.C. Press Association | Columns


Reassessment inconsistencies

Most people are very upset about the recent property tax assessments including myself. After reading the comments of County Assessor Randy Roberts and Deputy Assessor Mark Griffiths it sounds like the excuses have already started to justify the increases. Their comments of " location, location, location" and "having unique housing markets in Camden" must be very specific in these markets.

August 05, 2011 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


Got game?

I am not ashamed to admit that, at the instant the ref blows his final whistle and the scoreboard flaunts her last digits, a palpable degree of sadness, of disappointment comes over me like a dark cloud stealing the sun's warmth on a winter day. Reality sets in. Football season is over. The rivalries and intensity, the festivities and friends, the tradition -- all will be missed until next season. And I'm not alone. For many, it's about playing the game but, in more, watching the game. The game, defined one way as "a physical competition conducted according ...

August 05, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


MSC upgrades

The Montessori School of Camden has upgraded Beard Hall in preparation for the 2011-2012 school year. Denton Builders gutted the toddler room, replacing the flooring, adding all new cabinetry and sinks and painting the room. In addition, a covered space at the exit of the infant room was added and lighting in the room was upgraded. Surveying the upgrades are classroom staff Cintyia Moreno, Heather Conder and Meredith Hines.

August 05, 2011 | | Education


Food for the Soul holds inaugural Pass the Plate celebration dinner

Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County, will conclude its Pass the Plate summer fundraising campaign on Saturday, Aug. 13 with a special event to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at it's center located at 110A East DeKalb St. in Camden, behind United Way.

August 05, 2011 | | People & Places


Miss Gold and Black to sponsor ice cream breakfast for charity

Charleston Thompson, a rising high school senior and the reigning Camden High School Miss Gold and Black is sponsoring an Ice Cream for Breakfast Sunday from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC).

August 05, 2011 | | People & Places


Happy 70th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Samuel of Ridgeway will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 9. The Samuels have seven children, 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. They plan to celebrate their anniversary at home with family and friends.

August 05, 2011 | | People & Places


Camden Wal-Mart opens ‘The Spark’ as information ‘hub’ for Kershaw County events

In May, Wal-Mart held a ribbon cutting to introduce "The Spark" to our community. "The Spark" will serve as a hub for all information around events in the Camden/Kershaw County community. This resource will improve communication between those organizations that are making our community so great and those who would like to know more about what is going on in their community. They felt it would be the perfect vehicle to conveniently expose more than 50,000 visitors weekly, to what the community has to offer. One example of how "The Spark" would work, is if a person is ...

August 05, 2011 | | People & Places


Carey Rick Brown

Funeral service for Carey Rick Brown, 55, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

August 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


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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


Editorial: Working together

Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

June 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Waiting for Obama

(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)

June 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Ariail for June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Patterson and English to wed in November

Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.

June 29, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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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