For some reason, I had a very hard time coming up with a single topic to write about this week. So, I'll pull a "Noted and passed" and mention a little bit of a whole lotta that.
A proposed Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA) did not meet National Park Service (NPS) criteria necessary to receive the designation, according to a draft of a suitability/feasibility study published in November. Public meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Mills Courthouse on South Broad Street to discuss the draft study.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested for the second time an 18-year-old man for transporting contraband bound for a South Carolina prison. Deputies arrested Jonathan Hugo Gonzalez, 18, of Woodruff, around 8 p.m. Dec. 23 after spotting him traveling at nearly 90 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-20 westbound near the 105 mile marker.
New Year's weekend turned out to be a relatively quiet one, according to the heads of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Camden Police Department (CPD).
When I was a little kid, I loved imagining what things would be like when I grew up. I've kept right on imagining through today, whether it be through fiction I've written or some of these columns of mine you've read in years past.
Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, of Jefferson, the man accused of the abduction, rape and murder of Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw, now faces additional charges filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).
Ambulance crews took six people to KershawHealth to be treated for injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of West DeKalb and Campbell streets in Camden around 2 p.m. Friday. The Camden Fire Department (CFD) assisted emergency services personnel in stabilizing three of those victims before transport.
Remembrances of 9/11 -- the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- dominated the early half of the final quarter of 2011 as the county marked the 10th anniversary of the day that changed many things for America.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he has asked the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Kershaw County and Chesterfield County deputies arrested Miller Monday after he confessed to abducting and raping Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw and then beating her to death with a baseball bat.
The middle of 2011 took us past the Wateree River where a pirate ship temporarily weighed anchor, brought us the discovery of missing evidence from a 2010 trial, saw a longtime county official leave and a new city archives director come on board, and run a dog pack down in Camden's historic district.
A 23-year-old Chesterfield County man is in jail, charged with abducting, raping and killing a 30-year-old Lancaster County woman in Kershaw County.
Although Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies did not charge a 23-year-old Camden woman for larceny, she could still end appearing before a summary court judge for allegedly keeping a video game console from its rightful owner.
Last week, I named Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews as my 2011 Person of the Year. Inevitably, any thoughts of law enforcement bring me thoughts of crime. Sometimes reading crime reports can be the most enjoyable part of the day.
A review of this newspaper's top headlines during 2011 find that most focused on four subjects: new Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews; politics, in terms of new elected and appointed officials; crime; and the city of Camden's sports complex/YMCA controversy. For all intents and purposes, there was no getting away from these stories.
Dot Goodwin said she was in Camden's city hall when Camden City Council was discussing the then-pending hospitality tax several years ago when she noticed something.
Angel waited patiently outside as Leslie Fender sipped a cup of coffee inside a shop on Broad Street around a quarter to 10 on Tuesday morning. Even with her reins simply dropped on the curb, the well-trained 9-year-old quarter horse filly knew that Fender would come back out to continue their journey to Washington, D.C.
On a split, 6-3, vote, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, voted at its meeting Monday to approve a new version of its financial assistance, or charity, policy. The new policy will go into effect Oct. 1, the beginning of KershawHealth's fiscal year.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on changes to its "financial assistance policy." If passed, the new policy would change exactly who is eligible for charity care at KershawHealth.
There is no longer any doubt that America still has a long way to go before it can say that it has grown beyond the prejudices and fear and tragic cycle of action and reaction when it comes to relations between blacks and whites.
The American League defeated the National League during Saturday evening's all-star game, 32 to 28, at Camden's Zemp Stadium, capping the first-ever flag football season sponsored by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC), ALPHA Center and local businesses.
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