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Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

County woman to recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held ...

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ALPHA Center celebrates with ‘A Picnic Among Friends’

Every year, The ALPHA Center celebrates diversity with its annual "A Picnic Among Friends" community event.

October 09, 2015 | | Camden

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Elgin gets update on flood recovery efforts

Elgin suffered much of the effects of this past weekend's heavy rains. Like the rest of the county, Elgin is in recovery mode, and ...

October 09, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Kershaw County added to FEMA list

Kershaw County is now among those in South Carolina eligible for assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). S.C. Gov. Nikki ...

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Births - Oct. 9, 2015


October 09, 2015 | | Births

Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS student is Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and ...

October 09, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

New pet adoption center grand opening Saturday

The Kershaw County Humane Society (KCHS) will hold a grand opening of the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center at 128 Black River Road in Camden from ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Billy ‘Bug’ McCaskill

Mr. Billy "Bug" McCaskill, 57, of 3083 Bethune Road, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas Belton Heath

Mr. Thomas Belton Heath, 95, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

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Three new businesses open in Bethune

Downtown Bethune is celebrating the openings of three new businesses, all of which held ribbon cutting ceremonies Wednesday.

October 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

Roy Hood Sill

Funeral services for Roy Hood Sill, 88, will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Chaplin Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Stone Pavilion, CM Tucker Nursing Center, Attn: Maria Barerra, 2200 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29203 or KershawHealth Hospice, 214 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Dunah G. Gandy

Dunah Gregory Gandy, daughter of Ben and Dessie Montgomery Gregory, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Edward Gandy and son, Greg Medlin.

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patricia K. Castleberry

Mrs. Patricia Ann "Betty" Kirkland Castleberry, 66, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Born in Ridgeway, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Lillie Bell Simons Kirkland. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Castleberry will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Castleberry ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Camden student inducted into honor society

Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Stephens was initiated at College of Charleston.

October 02, 2015 | | Education

Pets of the Week - Oct. 2, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Elaine, a very sweet Australian Shepherd Mix and a gray male cat. Elaine is being successively treated for a skin condition. While the shelter is in transition to its new location on 128 Black River Rd., Camden, these pets are at the shelter's old location at the south end of Fair Street. The shelter is managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

New pet adoption center grand opening Oct. 10

The Thiel-Meyer Animal Adoption Center has grown from a dream to a reality. The late Judy Thiel, who served as Kershaw County Humane Society's Board president, and Austin Meyer, a Columbia native and developer of the flight simulator X-Plane, set this project in motion three years ago and the shelter is ready for business. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

Crime Report Extra - Oct. 2, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to deadline issues and space considerations, the C-I was unable to publish most reports from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. Our regular crime report will now appear on Tuesdays.)

October 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

God’s Helpers Mother/Daughter Banquet

Kershaw County School Board Trustee Shirley Halley will be the guest speaker for God's Helpers 15th Annual Mother/Daughter Banquet, to be held Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Halley graduated with honors from Claflin University in 1971 and earned a Masters Degree from S.C. State University, as well as achieving 30 more hours above her Masters from the University of South Carolina. She taught for a year in Marion County before spending the next 36 years teaching in the Kershaw County School District. She is active in her church and the community, serving as Sunday School ...

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Program to discuss Native American colonial experience at Camden Archives

Continuing the discussion of the American Revolution in South Carolina, the Camden Archives and Museum will host a lecture that delves into the Native American experience just prior to and during the American Revolution.

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

NC girls cruise past Chesterfield

It seems like a long time ago since North Central lost its conference-opening volleyball match to Buford.

October 02, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Blues in the night

Well, it's time for the annual Carolina Downhome Blues and Hurricane Joaquin (Andujar)Watch Party and Festival in Camden. And the Fearless Forecast is not about to be left waiting at the station this weekend.

October 02, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Lady Bulldogs move atop 4-AAA standings

Even though her team may have jumped into the driver's seat when it comes to the Region 4-AAA volleyball standings, Camden head coach Paige Wilson is still not conceding that the Lady Bulldogs are ready to park the car in the garage.

October 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Product review: Belt-drive Classic from Priority Bicycles

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In the past decade, belt-drive bikes have transitioned from a novelty to a legitimate alternative to the traditional chain. Things started getting serious in 2007, when a manufacturer called Gates released an impressive system called the Carbon Belt Drive. The Carbon Belt Drive employs a 1/2-inch wide belt that won’t stretch or rust like a chain will.

October 01, 2015 | Grant Olsen | National

Is 'The Walk' worth your time?

ON THE WIRE — In addition to this week's highly anticipated release of “The Martian” another film is headed to the big screen as well, and when I say the big screen I mean to the really big screen.

October 01, 2015 | John Clyde | National

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