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Knights aim to start off on the right foot

How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Mother, children nearly walk in on burglar

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man Monday on a charge of second-degree burglary after he allegedly made his way inside a Kershaw area home and hid when a woman and her two children arrived after school.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Murder trial starts Monday

Almost exactly a year after a Bethune senior citizen lost his life over his moped, his accused killer is set to go to trial. Willie Thomas Starnes, 33, of Magnum Road Bethune, is charged with the Aug. 24, 2013, death of Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education

JTC closes summer with flag football all-star game

The American League defeated the National League during Saturday evening's all-star game, 32 to 28, at Camden's Zemp Stadium, capping the first-ever flag football season sponsored by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC), ALPHA Center and local businesses.

August 22, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education

Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts

Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife

Local USC honors student studies oversees in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife

Local actress plays Revolutionary War heroine

Often called "Daring Dicey," 14-year-old South Carolinian, Laodicea "Dicey" Langston, leaves her mark in history.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife

James Rudolf Melton

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Rudolf Melton, 86, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Pastor Jeff Grubbs and Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Melton's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169 or Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Eduardo Renardo Carlos

Funeral service for Mr. Eduardo Renardo Carlos, 27, of Marietta, Georgia, will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Carlos died Monday, August 18, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Cora Williams Niland

Mrs. Cora Williams Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Springdale Healthcare Center, in Camden, SC.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Teresa “Terri” Rodgers

Funeral services for Teresa Gail "Terri" Rodgers, 56, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, S.C. The Rev. Marvin Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Shirley Garrison Woodyard

A Celebration of Life for Shirley Garrison Woodyard will be held Friday August 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Ms. Woodyard, 77, passed away on May 3, 2014 at Myrtle Beach Estates. Born July 23, 1936, in Portland, TN, she was a daughter of the late Stephen E. Garrison and the late Drucilla Douglas Garrison. Ms. Woodyard was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Camden where she sang with The Silvertones Choir and was part of the Faith Sunday School Class 4. She was a graduate of Camden High School, and a retiree ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

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Veterans warned about potential ‘scams’

As a veteran, beware of pension advance products that offer to pay military retirees a lump-sum payout in return for their monthly retirement payments.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife

County students test scores better than state average

Standardized test scores released this week by the South Carolina State Department of Education show local students exceed state averages and, in many cases, outperform their Midlands counterparts.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife

Rev. Eva Mae Drakeford Miller James

Rev. Eva Mae Drakeford Miller James, 80, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Second Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, August 8, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Crawford Funeral Home Kershaw.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Jessie Hickman

Mrs. Jessie Hickman, 62, of Bishopville entered into rest on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Life Care Center in Columbia. Arrangements will be announced later.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Charlese P. Lloyd

Miss Charlese P. Lloyd, 61, of 716 Market Street in Camden died Fridday, August 8, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Doris Jackson Dowey

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jackson Dowey, 87, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Lugoff on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dowey's memory to Kershaw County Home Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff ...

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Martha Ketchin Gardner

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Martha Ketchin Gardner, 90, of Camden will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William C. Hayes and Rev. Kyle Goodman will officiate. Memorials may be made in Martha's memory to Pinedale Residential Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden, SC 29020 or to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street., Camden, SC 29020.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Sarah Pitts Peake

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Sarah Pitts Peake, 76, of Lugoff, SC will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Peter McKoy

The American Red Cross is partnering with the health cabinet of Bethesda Presbyerian Church to sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife

KC Gamecock Club ready to kick off football season

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold a "It's Great To Be a Gamecock Fall Kick-off Party "on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

Emmie Hunter Zirkle

A memorial service for Emmie Hunter Zirkle, 71, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Everett and the Rev. John Larrick Zirkle III officiating. Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Kentucky Ministries, 1062 Ridgeway, S.C. 29078.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Mary Ruth Grose Richardson

Mary Ruth Grose Richardson died July 29, 2014. She was born in Jacksboro, TN on August 6, 1923 to James W. and Emily Grose. Mary met and married her husband, Jesse, in 1942. Together they had four children: Carole Jean (Terry Allen); Mary Linda (Robert Carlton); Ruth Anne (John W. Moyer); and William R. (Leslie) Richardson; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

August 08, 2014 | | Obituaries

CHS Family Day, Color Run benefits United Way

Camden High School is sponsoring a Color Run and Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle

KCSD: 1¢ sales tax will cover all Phase 2 projects

Based on a report from the S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (SCRFAO), the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 1-cent sales tax will completely offset the need to raise any millage for a $130 million bond issue to pay for projects in Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP). Phase 2 projects include new school construction, renovations to existing schools and upgrades to athletic facilities.

August 08, 2014 | | Education

Camden’s Burns knew general killed in Afghanistan

A retired U.S. Army major general living in Camden knew and served with an Army major general killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.

August 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military

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