Reid Buckley will read from his latest prose book Infinity, Dec. 10 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Books on Broad, located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Seating is limited.
December 06, 2013 | | Arts
Drs. Moss and Owen of Camden recently provided dental screenings for children at Jackson Elementary School. Above, Dr. Cathy Moss screens a young student. In two hours, the dentists were able to screen 500 children.
December 06, 2013 | | Localife
Tuesday afternoon in Rectory Square, the city of Camden dedicated a park bench to former Camden Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham. Graham served as mayor of Camden from 2008 to 2012. Camden City Manager Mel Pearson welcomed all attendees and praised Graham and his "wonderful family" for their contributions; Camden resident Katherine Brown offered the invocation.
December 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden
Terry J. Gunn is now acting as KershawHealth's interim chief executive officer (CEO). Gunn signed an employment agreement Wednesday with KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chair Karen Eckford and began working that day.
December 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.
December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire
A majority of Kershaw County citizens who participated in a recent survey said they would support additional taxes to increase recreation and public safety services provided by the county.
December 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.
December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education
High school girl's data on Battle of Camden to be used for class study
December 04, 2013 | | Yesteryear
While it may not have been on the flat track, The Elkstone Group LLC's Bodie Island roared to a 2 ¾-length win a short trip from where he was developed when he jumped his way to victory in the $20,000 Hobkirk Hill Starter Allowance at the Nov. 23 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden.
December 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine
December 04, 2013 | | Ariail
Shopping for friends and family members can be fun, but it can also be very stressful. I can't tell you how many holidays have come and gone where I've waited until the last minute to buy Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest. It's not because I don't have the opportunity. Bien au contraire, mon ami, ce n'est pas vrai.
December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns
WASHINGTON -- If you peruse the news on any given day, the farm bill/food stamp debate produces two general impressions: Republicans are heartless turkey thieves; Democrats are spendthrift welfare caterers. If only neither were a little bit right.
December 04, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
This is a copy of my letter to the Camden Planning Commission and to Camden City Council. I have had many phone calls from people concerned about this proposed ordinance, as well as calls from my neighbors supporting my having roosters. I have been advised that I am grandfathered, but more restrictive covenants, and zoning ordinances are not the answer for Camden. Any noise nuisance noise cases should be handled on an individual basis, ...
December 04, 2013 | Vickie Dawson Camden | Letters
"We are Camden, a place surrounded by history. Long a home of Native Americans, we were founded not long after Carolina was separated into North and South. Here, King Haigler, the Catawba chief, worked for peace among natives and colonists along the banks of the Wateree. Here, Patriots suffered one of the worst defeats in the Revolutionary War. Yet, from this place the tide of war would turn and ultimately lead to victory for ...
December 04, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.
December 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire
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A 14-year Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) veteran deputy died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School (WES) Tuesday afternoon.
November 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire
Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).
November 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Robert Lee Evans, 50, of Lugoff, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.
November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries
By CLIFTON H. ANDERSON Special to the C-I Grief is a healthy, human response to situations such as the death of a loved one; separation or divorce; injury or disability; loss of employment, property or pet; and even children leaving home, especially for the first time. Accepting your loss can help you live a happy, full life again. During holiday time, many people are dealing with loss ...
November 29, 2013 | | Localife
During the National Fire Prevention Week last month, firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department visited the Lugoff Schools to promote fire and life safety initiatives to children and adults. The national fire prevention campaign for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires: Get Cooking with Fire Safety." Firefighters spoke with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First-Grade classes at Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools during the week.
November 29, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin
Kershaw County citizens who are currently coaching teams through the county's recreation department can now serve on the county's Recreation Advisory Commission. The change is a step closer to becoming official following a unanimous first reading vote of an amendment to the ordinance establishing the commission in the first place.
November 29, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County
The Holiday shopping season has begun and the 2013 Holiday Sales Show at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner. The dates are set for December 6-18, and the vendors are lined up for this year's event.
November 29, 2013 | | Arts
The IRS warns consumers not to fall for bogus charity scams. They often occur in the wake of major disasters like the recent tornadoes in the Midwest or the typhoon in the Philippines. Thieves play on the goodwill of people who want to help disaster victims. They pose as a real charity in order to steal money or get private information to commit identity theft.
November 29, 2013 | | Miscellaneous
The Elgin community gathered at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church in Elgin Wednesday to dedicatea section of I-20 to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy killed in the line of duty in 1974. Police officers, state and local representatives and more joined members of the late Deputy Chris Potter III's family to honor him.
November 29, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty "Mama Betty" Godwin Owens, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Rus McDonald will officiate. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in ...
November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries
The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.
November 29, 2013 | | Education
Funeral services for Roy "Bigdaddy" Kelley, Jr., 79, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Worship Center with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Donald Goude, The Rev. Casey Mills, and The Rev. Randy James will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, or the Ronald McDonald House.
November 29, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Obituaries
There won't be many people in Kershaw County who'll be neutral about the South Carolina-Clemson game Saturday, as both teams come into the rivalry ranked in the nation's Top 10. It should be a great contest, with the entire nation watching. South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney have been unusually complimentary of each other in the days leading up to the game, with both of ...
November 29, 2013 | | Editorials
November 29, 2013 | | Ariail
WASHINGTON -- For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don't celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.
November 29, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns