Earlier this year, my wife and I thought about taking advantage of a long Labor Day weekend plus vacation days to visit a number of historical sites in several East Coast states. We looked at places to go in both North and South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York where her family lives.
Camden City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night to approve a low bid of $1.068 million by AOS Specialty Contractors of Columbia to transform the East Back Lot off Rutledge Street into the city's proposed Town Green.
A Camden man was killed early Thursday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 1 in east Camden.
There was a very good chance Sammie Tucker Jr.'s home -- the one he has owned and lived in on Springhill Road southeast of Camden since 1996 -- would have been sold to the highest bidder on the steps of the Kershaw County Courthouse Sept. 7.
A new pulmonolgist's office is open and an entire KershawHealth department will move into a new home, thanks to real estate purchases the county's healthcare system made in 2009.
I get a little excited this time of year about the new and returning shows that will be popping up on my TV (and, now, computer) screen. Yes, I'm a TV junkie and a bit more of a boob-tuber than I should be.
Eleven people were arrested during a two-week period and described as "Phase II" of an ongoing Camden Police Department (CPD) drug investigation.
Oddie Tribble Jr., the former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy accused of beating an arrested man with an asp 27 times Aug. 5, is no longer certified as a law enforcement officer. Neither is Jimmy Simmons, the deputy accused of not acting to prevent Tribble from harming the victim.
With Anton Gunn resigning his District 79 seat to accept a position as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the S.C. Democratic Party has been looking for a new candidate to face Republican Sheri Few in November. One candidate, Todd Wood of Kershaw County, has come forward.
Several years ago, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden asked the city of Camden to shut down a portion of Walnut Street bisecting its campus. Church elders said they were concerned about the safety of very young children dropped off at and picked up by their parents from the church's daycare program. They were also concerned about the heavy congestion that part of Walnut Street experiences during church functions.
My son, Caleb, turned 9 a week ago. Which, by the way, means, my other son, Joshua, will be 10 in early October. Where did the time go?!
In the near future, low-income, uninsured residents of KershawCounty will have an easier time accessing healthcare services, thanks to a $750,000 AccessHealth SC grant recently awarded to KershawHealth by the Duke Endowment.
The former treasurer of Lugoff's Larry Jeffers American Legion Post 195 was arrested Tuesday and charged with breach of trust over $10,000. Jerry Lee Poole, 64, of Wildwood Lane, Lugoff, is accused of writing checks to himself or otherwise withdrawing more than $51,000 from the post's building fund in order to maintain a gambling habit.
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.
OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.
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.
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.
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