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Ellna M. Porter

Ms. Ellna M. Porter, 81, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Fore! more years

If there is any sport which can test a person's soul, golf would have to be at or near the top of the list.

November 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Ariail for Nov. 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 | | Ariail

Black Friday

Thanksgiving generally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, though commerce in this country is a continually changing animal. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when many stores have kicked off big sales and deep discounts, appears to be lessening in importance. Retail experts say there's more of a trend now in discounting that starts before Black Friday and extends well beyond it. Shoppers have become so accustomed to discounting among retailers that many are determined from the outset not to pay full price for anything.

November 28, 2014 | | Editorials

What I’m thankful for

During this holiday season, I'm thankful for:

November 28, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Would you rather be taxed or fined?

WASHINGTON -- Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that feller behind the tree.

November 28, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Reader responds to Morgan’s response

It would ill-behoove me to verbally joust with the Kershaw Count school superintendent over matters of academia. I merely want to reflect on his response to my recent letter; then I am done.

November 28, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

A cry for justice

Well, folks, after more than three months of speculation, of debates, of arguing, bickering and online name calling, a grand jury in St. Louis County, Mo., finally came to a conclusion earlier this week. The 12-person panel was presented with and studied all the evidence in the case of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August and concluded there were no indications that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson committed any crime when he shot and killed Brown.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Yes, I know it's only just Thanksgiving but, admit it, many of you will be getting out the holiday lights and wreaths from the attic this weekend or going to buy your Christmas tree! Here at the city, we've had to start early as it takes time for us to deck the halls for December. Our street and electric department crews have been diligently working to decorate for Christmas. Thanks to their efforts, we'll have embellished light poles throughout the city and a lot of lit trees, too.

November 28, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Rachel Mickle and David Fletcher. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Eleven a.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mickle family.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Lewis Reynolds

Lewis Reynolds, 74, passed November 21, 2014. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:am, Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 4650 Flat Shoals Ave., Decatur, Ga. Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Pastor. Interment Washington Gardens, Decatur, Ga. Visitation Friday, November 28, 4-8pm. Meadows Mortuary, Inc., 419 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30316, 404-522-7478.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Linda Catoe Guell

Graveside funeral service to celebrate the life Linda Catoe Guell, 71, of Camden SC and having lived the past 50 years in the Washington DC metro area/Alexandria, VA, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, SC. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Friday, November 28, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Law enforcement warns of scammers around the holidays

Law enforcement officials are cautioning the public to always be wary of swindlers and those who try to get money from good people using a wide variety of unethical and illegal tactics. These con games know no season, but Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said criminals increase their efforts around the holidays. Using the old adage, "if it's too good to be true, it probably is," Floyd said everyone should be aware of possible scams and gave advice on what to do if they are contacted by anyone they don't know asking for money.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Audit finds good financial health for Kershaw County

Kershaw County is in good financial condition, according to the annual audit of the county books by the accounting firm Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin. The firm's Mark Wood presented the audit summary at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday. Wood said the audit was completed earlier than usual this year at the county's request so it would be concluded before newly-elected Council Chairman Julian Burns and Councilman Dennis Arledge take office in January.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Emmons is Elgin’s Citizens of the Year

Elgin Town Councilmember Melissa Emmons is Elgin's 2014 Citizen of the Year.

November 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

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Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014

• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...

November 17, 2014 | | Editorials

Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

The parable of the apple tree

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

November 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns

Now the rubber meets the road

November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.

November 17, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Pet talk - Nov. 17, 2014

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.

November 17, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets

Inabinet - Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | | Inabinet

Ariail for Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | | Ariail

Hunger and Homelessness Week

This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.

November 17, 2014 | | Miscellaneous

Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

KCSD earns ‘Excellent’ Absolute rating on state report card

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.

November 17, 2014 | | Education

Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Support grows for Lugoff arson victim Pearl Brown

Support for an arson victim who lost essentially all she owned continues to pour in from residents of the West Wateree area and other sections of Kershaw County. What authorities said was an intentionally set fire destroyed the home of Pearl Brown, 76 on Nov. 4. Investigators said the crime appeared to be an act of attempted revenge targeting the wrong house.

November 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

FAC will open chamber music series with ‘The Homecoming’

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 chamber music series with "The Homecoming," which features cellist Claire Bryant and pianist Julio Elizalde. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Wood Auditorium.

November 14, 2014 | | Localife

Murphy Stover

Mr. Murphy Stover, 75, of Atlanta, Georgia and formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, November 5, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday. November 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church in Camden SC. Burial will take place in White Oak Baptist Church Cemetrey in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 14, 2014 | | Obituaries

Demonstrative, Divine Fortune to tangle in Colonial Cup feature

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, a three-time Grade 1 winner this year, will square off with reigning Eclipse Award champion Divine Fortune in the 45th running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup at the Springdale Course in Camden on Saturday.

November 14, 2014 | | Equine

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