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The presidency

It's not easy being president these days. If you doubt that, look no further than a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, a respected non-partisan entity that doesn't have an ax to grind with either major political party. The new poll shows that President Obama is now regarded as the worst president since World War II, surpassing George W. Bush, who was previously considered the worst. It's no coincidence that the two chief executives at the bottom of the standings are the last two to serve in the Oval Office.

July 04, 2014 | | Editorials


These animals would love to meet you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Tiny, a 10-week-old Chihuahua mix and Spaz, a 2-year-old spayed female calico long haired cat. 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.

July 04, 2014 | | Pets


Hoisting some cold ones for Ron Muir

Just the other day, I was out by the Atlantic Brewery when a friend reminded me of a memorial service we'd attended there a few years earlier.

July 04, 2014 | | Columns


KC all-star squads come up short in tourney finales

Bishopville knocked Kershaw County West from Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone sub-district tournament play with an 8-4 win over the West Wateree-based squad in Monday's championship contest played in Darlington.

July 02, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


For the Record - July 2, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 02, 2014 | | For the Record


Lauretta B. Goodwin

Mrs. Lauretta B. Goodwin, 66, of 1600 Black River Road in Camden died Monday, June 30, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Grady Wilson Horton

A funeral service for Grady Wilson Horton, 99 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marvin Thompson

Marvin Thompson, 29, of Camden entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014 at McCleod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Brett Randall "Randy" Williams

A graveside service for Brett Randall "Randy" Williams, 60, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to The American Cancer Society.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Appearances do matter

WASHINGTON -- Dear Secretary Clinton,

July 02, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reader: Councilman Jones should apologize for ‘bunker’ comment

Dear Councilman Jimmy Jones, how out of touch are you with Kershaw County citizens to tell those who may disagree with you to go back to our bunkers?

July 02, 2014 | Anthony Thomas Lugoff | Letters


Yesteryear for July 2, 2014

Kershaw County ready for July 4

July 02, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Natural gas leak shuts part of Elgin

A natural gas line rupture caused authorities to evacuate a 400-foot area and shut down U.S 1 in both directions for several blocks in downtown Elgin on Tuesday.According to both Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray and Elgin Police Department (EPD) Harold Dennis Brown, it appears a flat-bed truck ran over the gas line.

July 02, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


What is S.C.’s civic health?

As with so many things about South Carolina, when it comes to trying to assess the "civic heath" of our state, there are no easy answers. The answers are that we are both healthy and weak, consistent and conflicted, simple and complex.

July 02, 2014 | By Phil Noble S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Ariail for July 2, 2014

July 02, 2014 | | Ariail


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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


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | | Ariail


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


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


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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