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FAC to host 8th annual Jazz Festival

His given name was John Birks Gillespie, born in Cheraw in 1917. To the world, though, he was known better by his nickname, "Dizzy."

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


Plum Pretty takes a bit out of Apple Blossom field

It was a mixed bag for horses with Camden connections at the races this past weekend.

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Powered by Powers, Dogs double up L-E

On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.

April 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


The RC Pit hosts $10,000 race weekend

With Radio Control Racing (RCR) competitors coming in from as far away as California, this weekend projects to be a busy three days at the RC Pit Supercross in Lugoff.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Foxes blow past L-E, 11-1

Suddenly, the Lugoff-Elgin offense seems to have been swept away quicker than the first inning gale-force winds which descended on Optimist Field Tuesday evening.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden horses look to keep Keeneland momentum going

By TOM DIDATO

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Boyd hits the exacta in $20K Hunter Derby

On her way into the Bonham Oval show ring atop her trusted mount, Brunello, in the second and final round of Friday night's $20,000 International Hunter Derby presented by the Tack Room, Liza Towell Boyd hopped off one of her horses, and then got aboard another before making her way into the ring.

April 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kohn opens season on the DL for Angels

A strained right forearm landed Camden native Michael Kohn on the 15-day disabled list to open the 2012 Major League season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

April 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ridge View holds off North Central in 11-10 slugfest

Some ballparks giveth. But when it comes to American Legion Park, the big ball yard in Camden usually takeths away.

April 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons get help from rival Dogs in 7-3 win

Saving their best for last, Lugoff-Elgin and host Camden sent their respective aces to the mound in Wednesday's Telasco Alarm Service Camden Spring Break Tournament finale.

April 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


King, Knights keep Bulldogs in check, 6-3

Like having to dig through the cereal box to get your prize, North Central found what it was looking for --- and needed --- in the bottom third of its batting order.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bowers bounces back from uneven start to help Demons get past Ridge View, 8-5

On a young and deep Lugoff-Elgin pitching staff, Zack Bowers sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Friday's $20,000 Hunter Derby highlights Camden Spring Classic

Now comes time for a different equine event.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kingsley, Murphy enjoy Cup day

When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Young injured in day’s first chase

Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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How sweep it is!

Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.

July 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Weather throws wrench into P-17 playoff series

One night after heavy rains in the Georgetown area forced the postponement of Tuesday's game two of the state American Legion second round playoff series between Kershaw County and host Georgetown, weather problems stopped the following evening's game dead in its tracks.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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