Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
July 28, 2014 | | Equine
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
July 28, 2014 | | Education
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.
July 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
July 28, 2014 | | Ariail
OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
July 28, 2014 | | Sports
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
July 28, 2014 | | Editorials
July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous
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Mrs. Margaret, our accountant, and I were discussing where the year had gone last week and we agreed that things just move so fast these days that we don't take the time to appreciate what matters anymore.
January 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday, Jan. 9 at the home of Nancy Langston. Her sprawling ranch home will be perfectly suited for the program scheduled. Woodley's Garden Center will be there and is sure to pack the house discussing "Everything you ever wanted to know about Roses".
January 06, 2012 | | Localife
The King Haiglar Garden Club will start 2012 with an exciting meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Jane Hannon will host the club at 586 Old Mill Lane. A wonderful program on herb cooking will be presented by Tripp Guinn. Betty Sue Webber and Harriett Thomas will co-host with Jane to provide refreshments for all!
January 06, 2012 | | Localife
Having the opportunity each month to write on an array of topics continues to deliver to me absolute satisfaction. Chosen subject matter usually encompasses certain resolute thoughts that have incited my interest or stirred my conscience in some manner. This month has proven to be no different except for, perhaps, the degree in which my awareness and inference of a fastidious topic has been kindled; the painstaking topic of war. Last week, we took in the Stephen Spielberg movie, "War Horse." The story has a universal message; one that portrays to its viewers the horror of war in which men ...
January 06, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Ace, a 1 1/2-year-old male German Shepherd, and an adult gray domestic shorthaired cat. 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@camden ...
January 06, 2012 | | Pets
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 9-13:
January 06, 2012 | | Education
OK, OK. I confess:
January 06, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns
I believe that a person who is elected to a position of leadership should never enter the post without a solid position about the future that he/she believes is best for the people who have elected him/her. I have spent my entire life, except for my college years, in Camden, and I am proud to say that my son, daughter-in-law and grandson live here also. As I have grown older, I have watched my beloved hometown shrink and be filled with parks that became run-down, infrastructure that became outdated, streets that were filled with potholes, and a city ...
January 06, 2012 | Pat Partin Camden City Council | Letters
Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.
January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
When they first met some three weeks earlier in Camden, the CHS boys' basketball team saw Newberry rally from a halftime deficit and use a 26-11 third-quarter run to pave the way for a 63-56 victory.
January 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle
Wrestling without their starters from five of the 14 weight classes, Lugoff-Elgin finished eighth in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School.
January 04, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
A group of bee enthusiasts known as the Wateree Beekeepers Association is creating quite a buzz locally as interest in its favorite backyard hobby continues to grow around the Palmetto State.
January 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous
When John McCain wrapped up the Republican nomination four years ago, one person was reportedly at the top of his vice presidential list -- Sen. Joe Liebermann.
January 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns
Dear Annie: I have been married to "Horace" for less than a year. This is his second marriage. His prior marriage was to his high school girlfriend, and they have two children together.
January 04, 2012 | | Dear Annie
With recent freezing temperatures across South Carolina, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts headed to the field should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it. Hypothermia occurs when exposure to the wind, cold and wetness drain heat from the body faster than it can be produced.
January 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports