This week is National Newspaper Week but I felt that the federal government shutdown was more important and was struck by several things during the week I wanted to share.
It's hard to argue with the numbers: the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) has reduced its inmate population almost to 1998 levels and begun generating a surplus after several years of severe deficits.
Camden City Council will take up five proclamations and three resolutions during its regular meeting Tuesday. Council will not hold an afternoon work session.
Bill Byars spent his last day as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) Monday. It marked the third time Byars, who lives in Kershaw County just north of Camden, has retired from some type of public or government service.
Hundreds of people -- perhaps several thousand -- attended Camden's 18th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena Saturday. Many of those people lined a long stretch of Broad Street to watch as hundreds of fire trucks and related vehicles -- some vintage and some from as far away as Pennsylvania -- paraded through the city to the arena. Those same people cheered as a pair of skydivers, one trailing South Carolina's Palmetto flag, the other the American flag, landed in a field behind the arena.
Did you know that if you follow the first line of directions on a bottle of extra strength acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and its generic copies) you can actually exceed the safe amount you can take in 24 hours?
A majority of Camden City Council voted Tuesday night to award a more than $47,000 bid to a Colorado firm to rewrite design guidelines used by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC). An attempt to table the vote failed, 2-3, followed by a lengthy discussion and a 3-2 vote to award the bid to Winter & Company of Boulder, Colo.
On a night when the KershawHealth Board of Trustees was saying good-bye to three of its own and welcoming their replacements, trustees voted unanimously Monday to give a 2.25 percent across-the-board salary increase to employees beginning Oct. 1.
Tree limbs are believed responsible for a more than two-hour power outage in the northeast section of downtown Camden Monday night. Public Works Director Tom Couch said the outage affected the Chesnut Street circuit starting between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
Last week, I used a TV series to talk about bullies. This week, it's conspiracy theories through the lens of a single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (commonly referred to as TNG).
Camden City Council will consider signing an intergovernmental agreement with Kershaw County that would pool portions of each side's accommodation tax revenues to fund a tourism development director position employed by the city. Council will consider the agreement during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
How to define Camden? That is the central question surrounding a new effort to market the city to tourists that kicked off Wednesday night at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Using a series of three "fun" questions, Tripp Muldrow, of Greenville-based marketing firm Arnett Muldrow, got most of about 75 residents to help describe Camden:
I've always been a physically small person. As I'm sure many of you can imagine, that led to being bullied quite a bit as a younger person. In fact, I'd dare say that it wasn't until my sophomore year of college that most of the folks around me matured enough not to engage in such behavior.
I'm going to head some folks off at the pass right from the start with this column because I know they'll be fuming just from reading my headline.
The city of Camden may spend more than $630,000 to for utility and other improvements to both Dusty Bend and two locations in downtown Camden.
"Dimplez" and "Havoc" have been part of the Kershaw County step team program since they were 9 and 10 years old, respectively.
A long-vacant, but long-time landmark in Camden will be demolished in the coming weeks.
If you've never heard of it, allow me to introduce you to Goodreads. It is a website, mobile app and Facebook page devoted to ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:
The ALPHA Center, currently housed at the south end of Mill Street, will build a new $2.5 million facility on a 4-acre lot on ...
It's cliché to say someone's life has prepared them for their latest role, but it may actually be true for Katharine Spadacenta.
The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.
For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews just released a statement saying that, based on preliminary autopsy information on Adam Ray Davis, 30, this case is now ...
(Sunday is the beginning of Sunshine Week, a national celebration through March 18 of access to public information.)
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 50-year-old Cassatt man after he allegedly stole one of his father's vans and, later, assaulted ...
Students will start school this fall a little earlier than originally planned -- Thursday, Aug. 17, to be exact.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested Doris Hopkins Lester, 64, of Cassatt Road, Cassatt on various drug charges, including trafficking heroin after ...
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