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Sweet Gum Trail

Today the city of Camden hosts the official ribbon cutting of the Sweet Gum Trail, a walking trail connecting Scott Park to Woodward Park. We are pleased to see this project come to fruition and hope the public will take advantage of this wonderful new amenity. The trail, which is a half mile long, is a 10-foot wide hiker/biker trail, is not only a nice addition to the outdoor amenities available to the citizens of Camden and Kershaw County, is also the first step in a long-term plan to develop a trail system that will ultimately be able to ...

November 07, 2017 | | Editorials


Woody Goff

We would like to congratulate the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center on the recent selection of Woody Goff as the FAC's new permanent executive director. Goff replaces long-time FAC director Kristin Cobb, who left in July for a new opportunity with the Midlands Technical College Harbison Theater in Columbia.

November 03, 2017 | | Editorials


Happy Halloween

It's Halloween and we at the C-I want to remind people in Camden and Kershaw County to be mindful of our little ghosts, goblins and other such critters who go bump in the night.

October 31, 2017 | | Editorials


Happy 50th, LES!

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations and best wishes to Lugoff Elementary School, which celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this week. The school is a valuable and integral part of our community and we are happy to help celebrate such a remarkable milestone in a proud and accomplished history.

October 27, 2017 | | Editorials


Bobby Jones

We join the community in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of Bobby T. Jones, who passed away yesterday at the age of 84 after a courageous battle with cancer.

October 24, 2017 | | Editorials


CHS Hall of Fame

We would like to offer a tip of the hat and a hearty congratulations to the honorees for this year's Camden High School Hall of Fame.

October 20, 2017 | | Editorials


Community art project

We are intrigued and pleased with an interesting little event coming up this week.

October 17, 2017 | | Editorials


Amy McClester

We join the community in mourning the loss and commemoraing the life of Amy J. McLester.

October 13, 2017 | | Editorials


KCSD kudos

We would like to take a moment to offer our congratulations to the Kershaw County School District. Not only did the class of 2017's high school seniors achieve the highest graduation rate of all time for the district, several students -- a dozen, actually -- nailed perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 school year. The four year graduation rate rose from 91.3 percent to 92.2 percent; it jumps to 94.4 percent with the inclusion of students who graduate in five years.

October 10, 2017 | | Editorials


Blues festival

Yet another popular fall event kicked off last night with the opening party and first night performances of the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival.

October 06, 2017 | | Editorials


The RTA

Kershaw County will undoubtedly grapple with growing pains for the foreseeable future.

October 03, 2017 | | Editorials


Recycling woes

It appears recycling is becoming a little more complicated than it used to be, both in the city and elsewhere.

September 29, 2017 | | Editorials


Utility work

Lately, there seems to be some question as to when the city of Camden will finish some of its downtown infrastructure projects. The project to which many seem to be referring is something called "Project Blackhawk," which has been underway for a couple of years now and encompasses an area of downtown Camden between Lyttleton Street and the Kendall Mill village and involves placing utilities underground as well as resurfacing streets and replacing/repairing/installing curb, gutter and sidewalks.

September 26, 2017 | | Editorials


Local growth

"Grow or die," is a time-honored weightlifter's motto, but it is apropos for nearly all aspects of life.

September 22, 2017 | | Editorials


Animal rescue

Today, readers may notice a short feature and photos on the front page about Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, the truly dynamic duo behind Danny and Ron's Rescue.

September 19, 2017 | | Editorials


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Holiday thoughts

It's that time of the year again -- time for gatherings with family and friends, holiday cheer, counting of the blessings, all that.

November 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Annexation

A situation recently came to our attention regarding annexation issues.

November 17, 2017 | | Editorials


Green space

We are pleased to see recreation and green space opportunities coming to fruition.

November 14, 2017 | | Editorials


Holiday shopping

Two weeks from today, the holiday shopping season officially starts with the day known as "Black Friday."

November 10, 2017 | | Editorials


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