Imagine a day when you can "invite" yourself to join a conversation between two of Camden's most notable historic figures by sitting on a bench outside the Camden Archives and Museum. You would be facing baseball legend Larry Doby, standing up to sign a baseball for Bernard Baruch, who was primarily responsible for funding what would later become KershawHealth. Baruch would be sitting on a bench opposite you, reading a book.
Three masked men entered the Dollar General at 1616 Jefferson Davis Highway around 7 p.m. Thursday and forced employees to open a safe at gunpoint and before tying them up. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report, the men got away with at least $2,000.
March 30, 1981, 2:27 p.m.
A county man was arrested and faces drug charges after an undercover agent working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) purchased 4 grams of marijuana from him at his residence.
It has become a too often repeated refrain: a drug dealer is busted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and put in jail. The next day, or even a few hours later, that drug dealer is back on the street, selling drugs again.
An east Camden man and woman who were the victims of a November home invasion have now been arrested themselves on charges of bootlegging and trafficking cocaine.
Strong winds, with at least one unofficially reported 51 mph gust on Lake Wateree, blew through Kershaw County early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees in some areas, limbs onto power lines and even causing a couple of accidents.
After several days of hard rain, Friday morning's skies lightened to blue, a parade of puffy gray and white clouds slowly marching by. The sun, as much as it could, began to dry the muddy ground around barns far back from Springdale Race Course's schooling course off Knights Hill Road.
If there are times when you think that we publish a lot of KershawHealth stories in this paper, there's a very good reason for that.
It wasn't coolers, but kegs that turned out to be the story of the day in Springdale Race Course's College Park at Saturday's Carolina Cup.
For the eighth time in 10 years, a KershawHealth nurse has been named a Palmetto Gold recipient by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF). The 2011 KershawHealth Palmetto Gold nurse is Mary Young, RN, surgical west nurse manager. The SCNF launched the awards in 2002.
While not disclosing any specifics, KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch says the public health care system's senior leadership team recognizes the financial challenges it is facing and is developing initiatives to deal with them.
Two people were arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana at their Frost Road, Camden, home after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received a tip about a man they were searching for.
The pilot killed when his Piper PA-20 crashed in Elgin early Friday afternoon has been positively identified as Wolfgang Buergel, 71, of East Aurora, N.Y., a rural community located about 15 to 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, N.Y.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into another round of automobile break-ins in Lugoff. A dozen such incidents were reported Friday morning in or near the Hunters Crossing subdivision where similar incidents were reported in January.
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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