Fifty years ago in April, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to be launched into space. Twenty-three days later, American Astronaut Alan Shepard became the second.
Citing thousands of added jobs and millions in commercial and industrial investment during the past several years, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby M. Hitt is calling Kershaw County a success.
"This turned out good."
A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy jumped into the bed of a moving pickup truck on U.S. 1 in order to arrest a female drug suspect.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will return to the site of a murder, meth lab and marijuana grow in Lugoff that sent six Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to the hospital Saturday.
It's not a done deal, but there's a good chance that if a new recreation center is built in Camden, it will be run by the YMCA of Columbia. If constructed, it would be built on the southern portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy site on Campbell Street.
After 10 years and a sometimes absurd number of plot twists, Tom Welling -- er, Clark Kent -- finally flew.
A total of five people are now charged in connection with Monday night's murder of a Camden man.
Three men have been charged with murdering a 39-year-old Camden man Monday night and may be connected to a series of weekend home invasions and a grocery store robbery.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men after they solicited sex from a pair of undercover female agents Friday afternoon.
More than 24 people were laid off Tuesday from KershawHealth as part of a "financial improvement plan" to deal with an expected $2.246 million drop in revenue this year. The projected revenue loss represents the expected fallout from the state of South Carolina's decision to reduce Medicaid reimbursements by a total of 11 percent. A 3 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements was announced April 1; another 8 percent reduction will go into effect July 1.
Victor Carpenter may be the next county administrator for Kershaw County.
As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.
The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.
Camden's historic Greenleaf Inn will go to the highest bidder today during a two-part, on-site auction set to begin at 10 a.m. on North Broad Street.
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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