Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.
May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters
I was browsing through a community newspaper recently -- not this one -- when I came across photos from the senior prom at a particular high school.
May 22, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.
May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns
I am a musician, so I am, of course, also a big music fan. As far back as my memory can stretch, way before I ever learned to play an instrument, I loved to listen to music. Mostly it was on the radio, but my parents and older sister had a few record albums, too.
May 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns
Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.
May 22, 2015 | | Columns
I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.
May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters
Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:
May 22, 2015 | | Miscellaneous
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Wheat, a 2-year-old male yellow lab mix dog. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...
May 22, 2015 | | Pets
State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.
May 22, 2015 | | Education
Doby's Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period
May 22, 2015 | | Education
Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.
May 22, 2015 | | Education
With economic development and workforce readiness being hot topics these days, SC Works is asking area business people to share their wisdom and skills with students in Kershaw County and the surrounding area so they will better understand what is needed in today's business world.
May 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business
Funeral services for Gloria Theresa Welch, 79, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA.
May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries
Judge John Ernest Kinard Jr. leaves a legacy as an intellectual and effective attorney and judge of great character as well as a devoted family man who preferred the simpler pleasures of life.
May 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden
What live community theater or musical performances would you like to see or, even better, be part of in Camden? That's the question being asked by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County as it reaches out to the community for input on how better to interact with the public in fun and productive ways.
May 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County
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Tomorrow from Noon to 3 p.m., Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host its first event in Scott Park to spread awareness about teen pregnancy prevention. The theme of the event is "Change the World, not Diapers."
May 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places
The Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Vicky Bertagnolli, the Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator for Aiken and Lexington counties, as guest speaker for the club's Monday, May 18, 2015 at the home of John & Charlene Henderson in Kings Grant in Lugoff.
May 15, 2015 | | People & Places
University of South Carolina men's head basketball coach Frank Martin and USC volleyball head coach Scott Swanson will join Camden native and USC offensive line coach/ co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott as guest speakers at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's annual spring meeting.
May 15, 2015 | | Sports
When -- and all indications are it is a matter of when, not if -- Capella Healthcare completes its lease/purchase of KershawHealth, it will likely hire a position Kershaw County's hospital has not had before: Chief Quality Officer (CQO).
May 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Based on a plan designed by Chairman Ron Blackmon, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may be more directly involved in educating the public about a proposed second set of construction-related referenda for November 2016.
May 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent in the history of the U.S. Senate, is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and though there's virtually no chance he will win, the self-described "democratic socialist" will be a headache for Hillary Clinton as she tries to stampede her way to the nomination. Media reports often focus on the fact that Republican presidential candidates must veer to the right to appeal to the party's conservative faction, but this is the clear antithesis, in that Clinton will now be forced to move to the left to try to satisfy ...
May 15, 2015 | | Editorials
(Glenn Tucker is on the road. We are reprinting this column, which appeared in 1973, his second year in Camden.)
May 15, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns
WASHINGTON -- It is nearly axiomatic presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.
May 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns
I have to admit, in a great many ways, I am a typical man. There can be no doubt that men and women think, feel and act differently in many, or most situations. That's not wrong; it's just the way we're made.
May 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns
Last Friday, 16 banker boxes of the late Reid Buckley's personal papers arrived at the Camden Archives and Museum. The archives already holds the manuscript versions of Reid's published books and papers about those published works. This recent donation are his day-to-day working files containing miscellaneous correspondence, Buckley family research, book reviews, manuscripts for screenplays he wrote, research materials for his published books, and such. The staff is eager to begin processing the collection and was peeking into various boxes this week. One of the first things they saw was a cardboard box dating to the 1970s which ...
May 15, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley recently spoke to S.C. Democrats gathering at their annual Jefferson Jackson fundraising dinner honoring the long-serving mayor.
May 15, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters
Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps is now underway at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.
May 15, 2015 | | Miscellaneous
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, an 8-month-old tabby kitten, and York, a 6-month-old male Brindle Hound mix. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail email@example.com. The ...
May 15, 2015 | | Pets
Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc. of Camden as the 2014 "Diamond Achiever" for the state of South Carolina. According to a press release, the award is presented to the state agency attaining the highest overall percentage rating in profitability, growth and policy retention. This is the third consecutive year Upchurch & Jowers has been named the state's "Diamond Achiever."
May 15, 2015 | | Business
Camden City Council declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month and Small Business Month during its meeting Tuesday night.
May 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden