"September was not a good month."
Speaking to perhaps 30 people in Camden High School's auditorium, three candidates vying for two seats on Camden City Council had their last chance to present their views on how to secure Camden's future Tuesday night. Incumbent Walter Long faced challengers Phyllis Hampton Dye and X. Willard Polk during a forum sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County School District.
Months of campaigning had come to an end. John Carl West's term as governor was beginning. The scene was the inaugural ball. It was time for West and his wife Lois' first dance as South Carolina's governor and first lady.
Camden City Council showed its support of the fight against homelessness and hunger beyond merely making a proclamation Tuesday morning. It did proclaim the week of Nov. 14-20 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, but with Councilman Pat Partin's lead, it also lauded the efforts of those organizations, especially Food for the Soul.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of two men who allegedly robbed a Bethune couple in their home Saturday night.
In addition to my own father, I think I can ascribe some of my upbringing to Tom Bosley.
"We got the bigger of the two fish," said Kevin Bronson, Camden's city manager, to members of Camden City Council during a work session Thursday.
Cypress Pointe LLC, under contract to purchase the old Camden Middle School (CMS) site, was to have completed its due diligence on the property by Sept. 30. The developer was given an additional 30 days by the Kershaw County School District, until Oct. 31, to complete the process, according to Robert Horton with Re/Max real estate company, who is representing Cypress Pointe. He said they are still working through contractual issues.
With two weeks to go before the Nov. 2 election, Kershaw County sheriff candidates Jim Matthews (R) and Sammie Tucker Jr. (D) made their final appeals to the public during a forum at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
A 76-year-old Elgin man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting the 82-year-old woman with whom he has shared a Wildwood Lane home for 30 years.
With the Boston Tea Party, colonists who would soon call themselves Americans took a stand: taxation without representation would not be tolerated.
Looking out her display window while creating a paper maché snowman, Melissa Goodale has seen something that was a nuisance turn into what she says is a real problem.
More than a dozen heroes were honored Tuesday night by the city of Camden for their roles in saving the life of Lugoff resident Virginia Wilder.
Two Camden men were arrested early in the morning Oct. 5 after they were caught with approximately $1,200 in meat and other food items they allegedly stole from a Market Street restaurant.
Shakeem Coleman, Imani Simon, Deneshia Reid, Precious Williams and Shynell Wells were all called to Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews' office Friday afternoon. They didn't know why and more than one was, perhaps, a little hesitant about getting there promptly.
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.
It took 40 years for William G. "Bill" Major, who died Sunday at the age of 92, to talk about what he saw in the early days of August 1945.
Let's make something perfectly clear: The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is not dead, but the S.C. Supreme Court is sure acting like they're trying to kill it.
For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.
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