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Open primaries

South Carolina Republican officials don't like a ruling made by U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs allowing open voting in primaries, the system that's used in the state now and has been for decades. Under that plan, voters can choose which party's primary they want to participate in from year to year. But lawyers for the GOP are asking Childs to examine whether that might be unconstitutional. Childs, in her earlier ruling, had said that if Republicans want to exclude people from their process, they could choose a new method such as conventions or petitions.

June 01, 2011 | | Editorials


What is your best childhood memory?

June 01, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


The James Collection

Longtime educator and community leader M. Andrew James (second from right) unveils the M. Andrew James Collection in the Jackson School Media Center. During an appreciation dinner in March that honored James, Camden Second Presbyterian Church presented him with a series of books to be placed in the school's library in his honor. James was joined at the unveiling by (from left) Jackson School Media Specialist Paulette Williams, incoming Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin and his wife, Daisy James.

June 01, 2011 | | Education


On Duty Again

Continuing an honored tradition, members of James Leroy Belk Post 17, American Legion, posted flags on the graves of veterans at various cemeteries throughout Kershaw County Saturday as Memorial Day approached.

June 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Flushing New York

NEW YORK -- In a slender essay titled "Here Is New York," E.B. White wrote about the implausibility of the great city, mentioning among other things the millions of gallons of water needed each day just so people could brush their teeth.

June 01, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Camden First UMC to mark pastor's anniversary

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate the third anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Ellis White Jr., Sunday at the church.

June 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


State residents urged to fish for free June 4-12

As schools break for summer vacation and the warm weather sets in, the time to get out on the water and go fishing and boating is here. Free fishing days, June 11-12, allows South Carolina residents who would like to try the sport of fishing to go without having to purchase a license.You can take advantage of the state's 28 tackle loaner sites housed in state and county parks all over South Carolina. These sites allow you to rent, free of charge, everything you need for a day of fishing, except for the bait.

May 30, 2011 | | Sports


This week in League III

Monday: Dalzell-Shaw at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Cheraw at Hartsville (7 p.m.); Manning-Santee at Sumter (7:30 p.m.)

May 30, 2011 | | Sports


Smith Scholarship awarded to six local students

The late James and Nell Smith, former co-owners of Camden Food Shop, created a scholarship for students attending local Baptist churches with high academic achievement.

May 30, 2011 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club announces 2011-12 officers

The May meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club was held May 9 at Proctor Hall. Officers for the 2011-12 garden club year were installed and awards for the 2010-11 garden club year were presented. Nancy Carlson was named King Haiglar Garden Club Member of the Year. New members inducted were Sandra G. Lease and Ellen Vaughan. Officers for the 2012-11 year are Judy Smith, corresponding secretary; Jane Hannon, first vice-president; Cheryl Black, recording secretary; Carolyn Brown, president; Bettysue Webber, third vice president; Nancy Wylie, second vice president; Linda Shaylor, first vice president; and Marguerite Glasgow. Also installed, but not ...

May 30, 2011 | | People & Places


True to his promise

Keeping true to a promise he made to a group of fifth-graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005.

May 30, 2011 | | People & Places


Happy Birthday!

Ms. Rosa Henry McQuillar has already celebrated the milestone birthday of 100 years. While her next birthday isn't until July, her family and friends held a celebration in her honor on Mother's Day, May 8.

May 30, 2011 | | People & Places


Don’t forget the reason behind Memorial Day weekend

Dear Readers: Today is Memorial Day. We know for many, this is simply part of a long weekend. But we hope you will keep in mind the reason behind the holiday -- a day to remember those servicemen and women who have died serving their country. Please honor our fallen heroes by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of veterans. It is also customary to fly the flag at half-staff until noon.

May 30, 2011 | | Dear Annie


KershawHealth to explore Palmetto Health collaboration

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees unanimously passed a motion last week authorizing the organization's CEO to enter into a non-exclusive letter of intent to explore collaboration opportunities with Palmetto Health in Columbia.

May 30, 2011 | | Healthcare


Noted and passed

• We welcome newly hired Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter, who comes to this area from Abbeville County; we hope Carpenter can lend some stability to a position that's had too much turnover in recent years. And while we're at it, let us offer a tip of the hat to Frank Broom, former Camden city manager, who served as interim county administrator and was able to "straight shoot" with council members, partly because he didn't have to worry about their becoming angry and siding against him, a concern that "regular" administrators naturally must harbor.

May 30, 2011 | | Editorials


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Editorial: Fringe groups

We're not too high on elected officials who hew to positions on the fringes. Like many, we believe adherence to strict political philosophies is one of the primary reasons for the polarization in American politics today. There just aren't many lawmakers in Washington today who are willing to sit down and work things out despite their political differences, as there were for decades.

April 10, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader says unions created America’s middle class

Production workers at Boeing's plant in South Carolina will soon decide whether they want union representation.

April 10, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Parker: Revenge of the help

WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.

April 10, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: The rent you pay

I had the pleasure of attending the United Way's volunteer recognition dinner this week.

April 10, 2015 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Herbert M. Shepherd Jr.

Herbert Meade "Shep" Shepherd, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, April 9, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

April 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


Friends of the Library annual book sale this weekend

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale returns to the Old Armory, 1034 W. DeKalb Street this weekend. The sale began Thursday with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non members were allowed to purchase a membership at the door.

April 10, 2015 | | People & Places


Local historian guest speaker for Lynches Fork Historical Society meeting

Miles Gardner, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker for the evening during the April 13 meeting of the Lynches Fork Historical Society Meeting, to be held at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.

April 10, 2015 | | People & Places


Murphy ties for second at Bryan National Collegiate

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Auburn freshman and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Kelli Murphy fired a final-round 69 (-3) to lead the 29th ranked Auburn women's golf team on Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate.

April 08, 2015 | | Golf


Race to the Press Box 5k honors Dorton and Evans

The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

April 03, 2015 | | Sports


CMA spring sports schedules

Baseball

March 09, 2015 | | Camden Military


North Central spring sports schedules

(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central

March 09, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Lugoff-Elgin spring sports schedule

Baseball

March 09, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden High spring sports schedules

Baseball

March 09, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Clinic Classic 5k hits the streets on April 18

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

February 18, 2015 | | Sports


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