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S.C. and missing the future

You may not know the name, but we in South Carolina need to listen to Larry Page. He is a very bright and very rich young man.

April 02, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Meet the commanders

Members of Lugoff American Legion Post 195 not only hosted National American Legion Commander Donald Dellinger (center) March 5, but escorted him to Fort Jackson and a chance to meet its commander, Brigadier Gen. Brian Becker (third from left). The group got a chance to see training of new Army privates. Post 195 members on the trip included Vice Post Commander James Donahue (second from left), Post Adjutant and S.C. Military Liaison Bill Heil (fifth from right) and Post Finance Officer Bob Levangie (second from right). Joining them were Mickey Miller, S.C. American Legion National Executive Committee member ...

April 02, 2014 | | Military


For the Record - April 2, 2014

Real estate transactions

April 02, 2014 | | For the Record


Guild blacksmith at Historic Camden

If you get mesmerized watching skilled blacksmiths work the forge, then plan to stop by Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. At the site's traditional forge and assorted portable forges, will be members of the Philip Simmons Artist-Blacksmith Guild of South Carolina.

April 02, 2014 | | Localife


Dr. Daisy Belton Alexander

Funeral service for Dr. Daisy Belton Alexander, 94, of 1419 Campbell Street in Camden will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be Thursday, 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and one hour prior to service on Saturday. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

April 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Birdie Mae “Johnnie” Fletcher

Mrs. Birdie Mae "Johnnie" Fletcher, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Deacon Tee Fletcher. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at Four p.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the Church cemetery. Mrs. Flecther will be placed in the church at Three p.m. for viewing. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1415, Camden, SC 29021.

April 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson, 74, of 2503 Haile St in Camden passed peacefully on Friday, March 28, 2014 at her residence.

April 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gary named to All-Region basketball squad

FLORENCE -- Francis Marion University graduate student and Camden native Evrik Gary has been named to the 2014 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast District basketball team.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


Children's fishing tourney set April 12

The third annual Child Crappie Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 12 on Lake Wateree.

April 02, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Eagles are Berry good in blanking Dogs

One night after suffering a one-run loss to rival Lugoff-Elgin, the Camden baseball team may have let that one setback turn into two as the Bulldogs were throttled by Chapin, 10-0, in a game stopped in the sixth inning by the 10-run rule.

March 31, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons start well but fall to RNE, 2-1

Sometimes, a leadoff single on the first pitch of the game is an omen.

March 31, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons cannot swat away Yellow Jackets

How strong is the Irmo tennis team? The Yellow Jackets are good enough to have pinned the first losses of the season on the Lugoff-Elgin first and second singles players, Hunter Horton and Hunter Johnson, respectively.

March 31, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Griffins get past NC, 6-5

Fairfield Central scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to rally from a 4-3 deficit and hold on for a 6-5 win over North Central in a Region 3-AA baseball game played Thursday night in Boonetown.

March 31, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


New-look Chapin edges Dogs, 4-3

Fortunately or, unfortunately, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak knows how things work in regard to the tennis program at Chapin.

March 31, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Blizzard, Lady Demons shut out Sumter

Fortunately or, unfortunately, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak knows how things work in regard to the tennis program at Chapin.

March 31, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Medical marijuana

Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.

April 11, 2014 | | Editorials


American Legion accepting Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


David Lawerence Kelly Jr

A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Demons give Cavaliers the boot

Now this is how you end a drought.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons netters rip RNE twice

With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gators take a bite out of Dogs

First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.

April 11, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons sweep RNE

Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.

April 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thanks from Historic Camden

The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.

April 11, 2014 | Historic Camden Foundation Board of Trustees | Letters


Gullible and guilty

Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...

April 11, 2014 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Ariail for April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 | | Ariail


Southern charm

WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.

April 11, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Among the state's elite

April 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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