This week is Sunshine Week, that week of the year where journalists, especially in the newspaper business emphasize the importance of freedom of information acts (FOIA) and open government. Sunshine Week is a joint effort of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP). It's called Sunshine Week because the observation started in Florida by that state's press association in 2003. Florida is, ...
Camden City Council will continue its discussion of whether or not to join the Central Midlands Regional Council of Governments' (COG) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) during its work session Tuesday afternoon. Due to population changes reflected in the 2010 Census, the combined population of the city of Camden, town of Elgin and certain unincorporated areas of Kershaw County reached more than 50,000. Federal law requires that an MPO be ...
A new book written by State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden goes on sale today. "The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track" is, according to the back cover, "about South Carolina -- a South Carolina we know can exist if we join together in a common vision with leaders who actually care about our state."
All men. All out. That combination earned the praise of both a packed audience and judges at Camden High School's (CHS) basketball gymnasium for Lower Richland High School's Diamond Dawgs to win Saturday night. Wearing black clothes and gold ties, the team took the high school Mayor's Cup at the 2013 Camden step show and took the crowd by storm.
The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and Crimestoppers is looking for any information that might lead them to a car that struck and killed Derk Lawrence Maricle, 50, of Lugoff, early Friday morning. A SCHP spokesperson said Maricle was walking north on Blaney Road some time before 3 a.m. Friday when an unknown vehicle apparently struck and killed him. The collision took place near U.S. 1 near the Richland County ...
It's been almost 76 years since pioneering female aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean with navigator Fred Noonan while flying a Lockheed Model 10 Electra.
The city of Camden will have its day at the State House -- literally. As part of the city's effort to market itself, Camden's marketing consultant, Ashley Hunter, has arranged with state lawmakers to have April 11 declared City of Camden Day at the State House.
There are no longer finance, executive or governance committees among the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. On a unanimous vote, trustees decided Monday to abolish those three committees in favor of having the full nine-member board deal with the details of the decisions those committees make. The one exception may be the executive committee. "I would hope we abolish (these) committees, then I ...
KershawHealth is recording $1.5 million in other operating income -- actually $1.67 million with 10 percent placed in reserve -- for meeting Medicare-related "meaningful use" criteria set by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
There's a very good chance that the Camden Archives and Museum will become the new home of Camden resident Ross Beard's weapons collection. Camden City Council will consider a resolution authorizing just such an agreement at its meeting Tuesday evening.
"Max Wood loved Camden," Joe Sullivan said of his best friend who died Tuesday at the age of 88. Both Sullivan and his wife, Brenda, met Wood and his wife, Sibby, after the Sullivans moved to Camden in 1982. They became friends immediately, Sullivan said. He and others said Wood's love of Camden was evident not only in his support of the ...
Last July, I wrote about how disheartened I was that the Supreme Court of the United States refused, on a 5-4 partisan vote, to reconsider one of its worst decisions ever: Citizens United. The original 2010 ruling opened the door for "super" political action committees (Super PACs) to accept unlimited contributions and, in at least some cases, without full disclosure on where that money's coming from.
During the past six months, an unidentified man has pulled people over conducting "traffic stops" while claiming to be a deputy or police officer. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says the man -- who stopped several people as recently as this past weekend -- is not a member of law enforcement.
The Camden Business Alliance (CBA), formerly the Downtown Camden Guild, will hold its first "Breakfast Before Hours" event at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 upstairs in TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St.
I did not watch the Grammy Awards this year. Such affairs have lost their shine for me as I've matured and, especially when it comes to pop music, this former radio announcer quickly realizes he's lost touch with today's modern sounds.
A limb falling on a line on Lakeview Avenue caused a power outage Tuesday morning in a residential section of Camden.
It might not happen until at least 2016, perhaps later, but if the city of Camden decides to move ahead with a proposed plan to put a section of Broad Street on a "road diet," it will happen in four stages and take 18 months to complete. That was the word from Ernie Boughman of URS, the city's engineering firm, to Camden City Council during a 4 p.m. work session Tuesday. Council also learned ...
For more than two months, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) sought the driver of an unknown vehicle that fatally struck and killed a pedestrian on Blaney Road during the early morning hours of March 1.
As Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) waits to hear if the city of Camden will provide $24,000 in hospitality tax (HTAX) funds in conjunction with its bid for a 2014 national go-kart championship, a Mt. Pleasant-based company is making a request for assistance for a bicycle racing event at the track.
Somehow, the man who walked the Appalachian Trail all the way to Argentina to see his mistress got elected to Congress last Tuesday in a voting outcome that almost defies belief.
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