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July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous

Not lost, just seeing the sights

In 1964, the World's Fair was in New York City. I was 6 years old and went with my parents and older sister to the fair. New York City seemed like a different world to a little boy from Dexter, Mo., but it was all good. We rode on subway trains, we had cheeseburgers in a diner where the staff had funny accents and rode the Staten Island Ferry and saw the Statue of Liberty. I saw a billboard that had the Marlboro man blowing smoke out of his mouth. We were living it up.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns

‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

‘Like ducks to water’

A group of Kershaw County children have learned to swim this week, thanks to a partnership between the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) and First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden. Patty Rose is the director of urban missions for FBC and said she became aware of the need for the swim lessons when kids in her program attended a pool party.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden

Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries

Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries

County council revising procurement code

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would modify the county's procurement code that regulates purchases. Before the vote, County Attorney Ken DuBose explained a proposed amendment to the ordinance.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Three seeking two seats on Camden City Council

Jeffrey R. Graham, Deborah H. Davis and Bob Williams are the three names city of Camden voters will see on November ballots as they try to fill two open seats on Camden City Council.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries

Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County

Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail

P-17ers in it to win it

As he was heading home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Thursday's evening's baseball game at Georgetown, Kershaw County American Legion baseball team pitching coach Will Dorton stopped by a gas station to fill his car's tank. While there, Dorton, who still had his Post 17 uniform on, had a local police officer come up to him asking how the team did and who was pitching in that night's third game.

July 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials

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Now that the cold weather has arrived, take measures to prevent hypothermia

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

Feed ’em the fullback

Football season is almost over, Christmas is past, and it's time to recall some of the memories from years gone by.

January 04, 2012 | Marty Few Lugoff | Letters

For the Record -- Jan. 4, 2012

Real estate transactions

January 04, 2012 | | For the Record

Keep an eye on this wild card

(Columnist Kathleen Parker is in vacation, In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.)

January 04, 2012 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

A new day at McDonald’s

Camden children had something to celebrate Dec. 16 as they were released from school for winter break. The McDonald's at 215 DeKalb St. treated youngsters to a brand-new Play Place, face-painting, a ceiling of balloons and Santa hats for every attendee to spread Christmas cheer. Joining to help celebrate was Ronald McDonald, 97.5 WCOS and the Camden Fire and Police departments. All guests at the event were entered in a raffle. Three lucky winners went home with iPods, and an unsuspecting customer won a brand new 32-inch flat screen television. The store was filled with families from 2 ...

January 04, 2012 | | Business

Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 4, 2012

January 04, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey

Yesteryear -- Jan. 4, 2012

Photo cutline -- Brady Williams – pries screening off Alexander Bracey's front door. He was one of 52 volunteers with Lyttleton United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship who spent their Christmas holidays restoring and repairing local homes for neighbors in need.

January 04, 2012 | | Yesteryear

Betty Hancock Nichols

Funeral services for Betty Hancock Nichols, 81, of Columbia, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with interment at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery at 1659 Kershaw Hwy., Camden, SC. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Memorials may be made to Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or to the charity of ones choice.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries

J. Lee Frost

A celebration of life service for J. Lee Frost, 55, of Camden, will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow at Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday January 3, 2012 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Frost's memory to the Arise and Build Fund, c/o Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries

Florence M. Newman

Funeral service for Florence M. Newman, 99, of Cassatt, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The burial followed in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Raymond Sellers officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, S.C.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries

David Price

A memorial service honoring the life of Edward David Price, 87, of Camden, will be held at a later date.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries

Pearl Tiller

Funeral services for Pearl Godwin Tiller, 93, of McBee, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Union United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Steven Todd, Rev. Charlie Short, Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 4379 Union Church Road, McBee, SC 29101.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries

NCHS JROTC teams move up in competitions

The North Central JROTC teams competed in the U.S Army JROTC Academic Leadership Bowl against all high school JROTC teams in the nation by way of the Internet. Team members were selected based on leadership, academic standin, and online testing. Cadets could only participate on one team -- leadership or academic -- with no crossover.

January 04, 2012 | | Education

Lewis Shrober Truslow

A memorial service honoring the life of Lewis Shober Truslow, 95, of Camden, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Truslow's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries

USC victory

There certainly are University of South Carolina football fans here in Kershaw County who probably thought the so-called "chicken curse" would never die. There were decades of gridiron mediocrity, a 21-game losing streak back in 1998 and 1999, and even many moments of doubt after USC hired Steve Spurrier, one of the great college coaches of all time. But the curse was laid to rest Monday when the Gamecocks won a resounding victory over Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl.

January 04, 2012 | | Editorials

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