As Independence Day approaches, I'm disheartened by two recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decisions. Both were split decisions on how certain laws will be applied. (I'll save Thursday's healthcare decision another time.)
Mandatory historic designations continued to vex Camden City Council as it returned to discussing the possibility of transforming the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR).
In response to a significant downturn in outpatient surgery volumes, KershawHealth announced Tuesday that it will close one active operating room. The move will eliminate one management position and five clinical and surgical positions. Two current vacancies in the surgical department will also not be filled. KershawHealth officials said in a press release that it expects to save approximately $600,000 each year with the operating room closure.
Camden City Councilman Patrick D. "Pat" Partin will not run for reelection this fall. Partin made the decision official during an interview Thursday morning.
Camden City Council will consider at its meeting Tuesday evening first reading of an amendment to the city's sign ordinance, specifically a section concerning freestanding signs. If passed on second reading at a subsequent meeting, the ordinance would replace Section 157.069(A)(1) with the following language:
At various points since joining the C-I, people have asked me whether I'd ever be interested in working for a larger newspaper or for a paper in a larger market.
It's been 18 months since the city of Camden announced that Chick-fil-A was looking to locate in Camden. In January 2011, officials said they knew the restaurant company was looking to locate somewhere near Wateree River on West DeKalb Street.
County councilman. State attorney general's assistant. Private attorney. Circuit court judge. South Carolina U.S. Attorney. Chief of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).
Bear with me as I put a little of my comic book geek on to make a point about what makes the front pages of this newspaper.
Camden City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to amend recommendations made by the Camden Local Tax Fund Committee (CLTFC) in order to continue supporting efforts to obtain U.S. National Park Service (NPS) status for the Battle of Camden site. The battle site is some eight miles north of the city limits on Flat Rock Road. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) continues to make improvements at the site and is part of a consortium of groups working with federal officials to obtain the NPS designation.
Clarence Mahoney -- a former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and a former member of Camden's Bethesda Presbyterian Church's session, the ruling body of the church -- is now in a New Hampshire jail serving a seven and a half to 15-year sentence for sexually assaulting a male child.
The Camden Local Tax Fund Committee (CLTFC) will make its first-ever recommendations Tuesday on how Camden City Council should allocate $95,000 to tourism-related organizations. The CLTFC received requests totaling $164,317, nearly $70,000 more than which the committee had to work.
Whenever you get a promotion, or a new, better job somewhere else -- as you take on more responsibility -- you leave something behind.
For those of you who noticed that my name wasn't popping up on the front page a lot lately ... now you know why.
Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride.
It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.
Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.
Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.
During those times when it gets positively frigid here in Kershaw County -- say, 9 degrees when I woke up Friday morning -- I often tell people, "This isn't why I moved down South."
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight in Bethune as part of its quarterly commitment to meet in off-site locations around the county. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., be held in the Bethune Recreation Center and is open to the public.
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