October 01, 2014 | | Ariail
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
October 01, 2014 | | Editorials
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
October 01, 2014 | | Yesteryear
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
October 01, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
I have always heard that home is where the heart is -- not always worded in that exact way, but it is definitely what was meant.
October 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
October 01, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
October 01, 2014 | J. Allen Miller Camden | Letters
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
October 01, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
October 01, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
October 01, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
October 01, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle
Camden High Volleyball will hold its Dig Pink event tonight with Cardinal Newman and Irmo coming to the Dog Pound for a 5 p.m. tri-match.
October 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle
While their Carter Street barn is preparing for a new string of horses which will learn the basics of the racing game, Frank and Daphne Wooten can only hope their next batch of Thoroughbreds will be as productive as their graduates who recently completed a strong summer of racing.
October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine
Just as his team seems to be on the rebound, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice will have to wait an extra week to see if the Spartans will be able to build on their momentum
October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.
October 01, 2014 | | Politics
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U.S. Naval Aircrewman Third Class Anastasia Day Reuwer, of Camden, having attained significant military experience in naval aircraft and having successfully completed the established personnel qualification standards and having demonstrated the requisite professional skills and knowledge while serving in Helmineron 14 (helicopters), has qualified as a Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist. She was pinned her wings March 16 at Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., after two years and nine months of training. She graduated from Camden High School in 2004 and attended the College of Charleston and Central Carolina Community College. She is the daughter of David Reuwer of Camden and ...
April 04, 2012 | | Military
April 04, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey
There are many people in Kershaw County who are no doubt shocked by the recent lawsuit filed against Camden Military Academy, in which the parents of a former cadet say he was not only hazed and beaten but sodomized and raped. Those allegations are yet to play out in a courtroom, but we would caution against a rush to judgment in this case. CMA has not been proven guilty of anything, and in the American system of jurisprudence, lawsuits can be filed in a fast and furious manner, usually with no penalty -- monetary or otherwise -- against the plaintiffs who file ...
April 04, 2012 | | Editorials
Alice Osborne Parker, 86, of 8005 Osborne Road, in Rembert, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Friends may visit at the home of John Parker, 8005 osborne Road. Plans will be announced by Collisn Funeral Home.
April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries
Like having to dig through the cereal box to get your prize, North Central found what it was looking for --- and needed --- in the bottom third of its batting order.
April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports
Scoring a season-high 122 points, the North Central boys' track team improved to 16-2 on the season by sweeping a five-team meet held in Boonetown last Thursday.
April 04, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle
After three years of heading to sites in and around Columbia to play in spring break tournaments, all three Kershaw County high school teams will stay at home this week for the Telasco Alarm Service Spring Break Baseball Tournament.
April 02, 2012 | | Sports
When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do.
April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine
It is customary in the wake of a major racial eruption to say that we Americans need to have a national conversation on race. Yet the fury surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin shows why it is so hard for us to hold that conversation.
April 02, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns
Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.
April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine
In 1957, Elisabeth Doby English wrote: "Over the mantel in a certain Nashville, Tennessee, home hangs the portrait of a handsome Confederate officer in his uniform that the small boys of the household call 'The Man over the Mantel.'" That portrait of Captain Alfred English Doby was painted by William H. Scarborough in 1865 from a Civil War photograph.
April 02, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns
Science fiction novels and comic books are filled with "What If?" stories. Marvel Comics had a long-running series of comics called, gee, "What If?" They still put a few out every now and then. Harry Turtledove is the master of alternate history fiction, supposing what America might have been like if aliens interrupted World War II or the South had won the Civil War.
April 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The Camden Junior Welfare League Provisional Class held its annual Belle of the Ball March 17. With the support of the residents of Kershaw County, the Junior League was able to give 40 young high school ladies the chance to wear a beautiful gown to prom. Belle of the Ball began in 2005 and has become a Junior League tradition. Each year before prom time, the Junior League gathers and sorts donated formal gowns and then offers them for free to underprivileged teens referred by area high schools.
April 02, 2012 | | Localife
April 02, 2012 | | Ariail
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jordan of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rachel Victoria Jordan of Sumter, to Mr. Andrew Neil Setzer of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Earl Setzer of Sumter.
April 02, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements