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Drakeford will present NCHS with golden football tonight

Tyronne Drakeford will be returning to his high school alma mater tonight as part of a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.

February 02, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


County hoop teams come up empty

It was another long night for all six Kershaw County basketball teams with local entries dropping a trio of doubleheaders last Friday night.

February 02, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Camden Military Academy at Pinewood Prep (BB – 5:30 p.m.); Dreher at Camden (BB – 6 p.m.); Westwood at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

February 02, 2016 | | Sports


Council book signing slated for Saturday at KC P&RD offices

Former Camden High and Jacksonville University basketball standout Harvin Council Sr. will sign copies of his second book, The Journey to Success, at a book signing at the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department office in Camden on Saturday, Feb. 6 from noon until 3 p.m.

February 02, 2016 | | Sports


Camden ART to host noted photographer

At its February meeting, Camden ART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will host nationally known photographer Jerome De Perlinghi. The meeting will take place in the Bassett Gallery at the FAC Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Any guests who would like to join Camden ART may do so at this meeting for a discounted membership fee of $10. This will allow them to meet the membership requirement to exhibit their art in the upcoming exhibit scheduled for May

January 29, 2016 | | People & Places


NC comes up empty in Buford

Buford turned a close game into a more one-sided contest by outscoring the North Central girls, 44-11, in the second half and took an 80-39 victory over the visiting Lady Knights on Tuesday night in Lancaster County.

January 29, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Strong cast brings “Little Shop of Horrors”to life

A strong cast of singer-actors brings sci-fi rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" to life this weekend in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Director Jami Steele, the FAC's director of education and theater, brings out the best in the 20 performers, including newcomers and seasoned actors, for this Camden Community Theater production.

January 29, 2016 | Special to the C-I, Sheila McKinney | People & Places


Belle of the Ball event underway

The Camden Junior Welfare League will be holding its Annual Belle of the Ball Event in February. Belle of the Ball started as a project for the league's provisional members and has become a CJWL tradition. Each year before prom time, the CJWL gathers and sorts donated formal dresses and then offers them for free to needy teens referred by area high schools. Local businesses also help support BOTB by offering complimentary services for raffle prizes including hair and nail salon services, dress alterations and dry cleaning, restaurant gift certificates, and sunless tanning. The CJWL is looking for donations ...

January 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Helping Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County continues to work -- and get help in working -- on assisting deserving families to become homeowners. On Jan. 16, the local AKA Sorority cleaned up a Habitat home. The organization thanks AKA members (first photo, from left) Alfred Mae Drakeford, Jacqie Howard, Theresa Young-Evans, Maude Cooper, Lisa Perry and Katherine Wright for their time and dedication. Also on Jan. 16, congregants from First Baptist Church of Camden helped build a roof on a Habitat home. They included (second photo, from left) Ed Wright, Jody Stevens, Don Cook, Ronnie Kinnett and Troy Bolin. Habitat for Humanity ...

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County receives grant from Black River Co-op

Black River Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $50,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, the 200-acre county-owned park located at I-20 Exit 101. According to a press release, the county will use the grant funds to further develop the industrial park currently served by the cooperative.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for Jan. 29, 2016

January 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: ‘A great year’

Listening to Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean at Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, as recounted in one of today's front page stories, confirmed our happy suspicions: 2015 was a great year, as McLean put it, for Kershaw County from an economic development standpoint.

January 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Clinton’s cracked credibility

WASHINGTON -- The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night's Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young -- a potential new voter -- this close to the caucuses.

January 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Bethune Woman’s Club thanks merchants for help

I would like to express my thanks to the merchants of Bethune who so very graciously assisted with two projects sponsored by the Woman's Club of Bethune. They also supported a gift-wrapping project by the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Youth Group.

January 29, 2016 | Martha C. Stokes Bethune | Letters


Rampell: Let Glass-Steagall rest in peace

The debate over Glass-Steagall needs to die already.

January 29, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


State wrestling tourney to kick off on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin will send 13 wrestlers into the 4A Lower State indvidual championships on Feb. 19-20 at Fort Dorchester High School.

February 05, 2016 | | Sports


Bulldogs bear down on a playoff berth

Senior guard Taylor Kelly gave Camden's post-season playoff prospects a shot in the arm as his 22 points helped the Bulldogs to a 54-48 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Scully: The heart and mind of Bud Ferillo

During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...

February 05, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Paper or plastic and ‘glocal’ issues

A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both ...

February 05, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 5, 2016

February 05, 2016 | | Ariail


Lugoff-Elgin High School senior is 2016 BGCM Youth of the Year

Tyler Maple, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is the 2016 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands (BGCM) Youth of the Year.

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


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