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The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Charlotte Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters

Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries

Sports Figures

Who is your favorite all-time sports figure?

July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Sidewalk Survey

Camp Emmanuel kids learn about fruits and vegetables

More than 25 youngsters, ranging in age from 3 to 12 years, learned about fruits, vegetables and healthy eating as part of Camp Emmanuel at Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Piggly Wiggly Produce Manager Jane Hunter explained a wide variety of fresh produce and provided samples for the children with the help of Jessica March, another Piggly Wiggly produce department worker who cut the fruits and vegetables into bite-size pieces.

July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Miscellaneous

Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear

Crime Report - July 23, 2014

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer answered a call to KershawHealth on Saturday in response to a patient with a bullet wound.

July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife

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

Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine

KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

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Donald A. Truesdale

CASSATT – Funeral service for Donald Albertus "Red Dog" Truesdale, 67, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

Mendle Thomas Hoffman Sr.

Mendle Thomas "Tommy" Hoffman, Sr. 81, passed away June 12, 2014. He was born and lived most of his life in Columbia SC until he moved to Swansea, SC in 2008. He was the son of the late Sam Peter Hoffman and Sarah Mickle Hoffman. He retired from USC and was a former member of Greene Street United Methodist Church and a member of Woodman of the World. He loved working in the outdoors including taking care of the W. Gordon Belser Aboretum for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army and ...

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

‘From Man of the World to Monk’:

University of South Carolina history professor Yates Snowden used the phrase for the title of this column in a letter of his in 1922 when he was describing his dear friend, Shirley Carter Hughson. Who was Hughson, why describe him in this manner, and what connections did he have with Kershaw County?

July 07, 2014 | | Columns

Lewis C. Holland Sr.

CAMDEN – A service to celebrate the life of Lewis Calvin Holland, Sr., 71, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Ronnie Holland will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Kidney Foundation.

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

Michael R. Rush

CAMDEN – A Celebration of Life Service for Michael Roger Rush, 56, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacks of Love Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

Passing the Rotary Gavel

Camden Rotary tradition continues with the passing of the club's first president, Dr. John Corbett's gavel and lapel pin from outgoing president Alfred Mae Drakeford, right, to incoming president Kevin Rhodes. Rhodes will lead the club's service projects for this years theme Light Up Rotary.

July 07, 2014 | | Localife

Ariail for July 7, 2014

July 07, 2014 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - July 7, 2014

• We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend, with fireworks, grilling out and generally having fun. We should all remember, of course, that the Fourth is Independence Day, commemorating that day 238 years ago that the original 13 colonies declared their independence from the British crown. Actually signed on July 2, final approval came on July 4 and, so, with that date on the publication, Americans came to celebrate that date as its independence from England. Since then, brave men and women have fought and died both to secure that independence and maintain this country's freedoms. Among those ...

July 07, 2014 | | Editorials

‘So, how are you doing?’

The title of this week's column is the oft-asked question I've received since my surgery back on June 13. The polite thing to answer, of course, is "Oh, I'm fine."

July 07, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

The art of frying biscuits (and everything else)

Mama used to fry biscuits. If you knew Mama, that doesn't surprise you because she fried every food possible. In the course of her life, I knew her to fry green beans, corn, grits and cornmeal mush.

July 07, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns

Camden’s Gates helps open door to IEA title for Creekside Farm

One of Camden's own has brought home a national championship along with her team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips.

July 07, 2014 | | Equine


Volleyball camp on tap for CHS

It is a short list of youth summer sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of July 7 with just one session on tap for the week.

July 04, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

Camden dentist drowns in Lake Wateree

William J. Biggins, 61, a Camden dentist for more than 30 years, drowned Wednesday afternoon in Lake Wateree. According to S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spokesperson Capt. Robert McCullough, Biggins drowned while swimming in the lake sometime between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

July 04, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Elgin looks to sell old police station

Elgin Town Council discussed the possible sale of a former police station at 1200 Ross St. during its June meeting. Council held the meeting Monday evening instead of Tuesday night when it usually meets.

July 04, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

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