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Dogs return to Flora tonight

Camden and host A.C. Flora never started their scheduled Friday night game in Forest Acres after rain and lightning hit the area before the first pitch could be thrown in that key Region 4-AAA contest.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Bowers' big night propel Knights past CMA

Tyler Bowers had a good week in the span of a few hours.

April 10, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons get past Blazers, 5-2

At this time of year, when teams are jockeying for playoff spots, when you win a game like this you take it and just move on.

April 10, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogfest celebration on tap Saturday at CHS

DogFest, A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, April 11 at American Legion Park in Camden. The annual event is planned to offer fun for all ages.

April 08, 2015 | | Sports


Rusty Knights fall to Lions, 8-2

While most baseball teams used spring break to play in tournaments, North Central was forced to settle for a pair of practices.

April 08, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Forgotten Man makes a name for himself at Stoneybrook

Betsy Mead's Forgotten Man made a winning move on the final turn at the Carolina Horse Park and drew clear to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $25,000 Sandhills Cup, the featured optional allowance hurdle at the 64th annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase on Saturday in Raeford, N.C.

April 08, 2015 | | Equine


David Whiteley looks to join his father in the National Racing Hall of Fame

Thoroughbred trainer David Whiteley was one of 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.

April 08, 2015 | | Equine


Ariail for April 8, 2015

April 08, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Cancer

It seems that everywhere you look in Kershaw County, you find cancer. It's not that this area is a pocket for the disease; rather, it's just, sometimes, peering around us, the often-deadly malady seems to be more pervasive than ever before. The American Cancer Society warns trying to spot trends in cancer rates is not for the casual observer but must be undertaken by medical and statistical professionals, so we'll not venture there. But there certainly seems to be more attention to the disease now -- probably a good thing. For while cancer still cuts down more than ...

April 08, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Born-again parenting

WASHINGTON -- For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.

April 08, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: Legislature is halfway home but still lost

This week the S.C. legislature reached the mid-point of the 2015 session, so they celebrated by closing up shop and going home for a week or so. Given their lack of substantive achievement so far, I'm not sure anyone will really realize they are gone.

April 08, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - April 8, 2015

Bethune shifting to new area code

April 08, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - April 8, 2015

April 08, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


For the Record - April 8, 2015

Real estate transactions

April 08, 2015 | | For the Record


UWKC participating in summer food service program

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years old or younger without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

April 08, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


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Ariail for April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: An eyesore

In the most recent installment of our "Is Kershaw County being left behind?" series of articles on economic development, we looked at some non-industrial pieces of the puzzle. One highly visible sign of economic health in a community -- successful or poor -- is the number of active storefronts, whether individual buildings or as part of shopping centers.

April 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The fire

We stood in the charred remains of a life that once was -- my sister and I -- and said not a word. What was there to say? Finally, I spoke.

April 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Central downs Knights to take fourth in Region 4-AA

Central broke open a close game by scoring a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth frames to lock up the fourth and final playoff slot in Region 4-AA baseball with a 14-3 win over host North Central last Friday night.

April 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Dutch Fork trips up Demons

Dutch Fork wrapped up the Region 4-4A baseball title with a 3-1 win over Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night at Optimist Field.

April 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Tracy E. Bennett Jr.

Tracy E. Bennett, Jr., 29, of 1188 Shady Lane in Camden, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements..

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Garland D. Collins

Funeral service for Garland Dexter "Tootsie" Collins, 87, will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Dentsville Masonic Lodge, El-Bethel Faith Community Church or a charity of one's choice.

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


FAC Multi-Cultural Committee seeks input

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) Multi-Cultural committee is currently planning its 2015-2016 season. The committee would like to invite other cultural representatives of the community to join the committee and share their thoughts and ideas about the possibility of a holiday event to showcase different cultures. The committee is requesting that any interested persons please send their contact information to executive director Kristin Cobb at kcobb@fineartscenter.org.

April 27, 2015 | | Arts


Dogs drub Dreher, 10-0

With a post-season berth already in hand, Camden began its climb up the Region 4-AAA baseball ladder on Thursday with a 10-0 win over Dreher in Columbia.

April 27, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County Sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (G – 4 p.m.); Hartsville at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Central at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Columbia (GSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Lexington (GSOC – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at River Bluff (TEN – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 27, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Social Security

Lawmakers in Washington have long ignored the fact that the Social Security system in this country is broken. On the brink of insolvency, Social Security needs major revamping, whether it comes in the form of benefit reductions, tax increases or both. Congress has refused to consider benefit cuts decades out in the future, even for young adults who are just now starting to pay into the system. They are turning their backs on such simple fixes as delaying the age by a year or two at which people can start receiving their monthly allotments. Bear in mind, we aren't ...

April 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

WASHINGTON -- When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.

April 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - April 24, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sadie, a 1-1/2-year-old female hound mix dog, and Taffy, a 1-1/2-year-old female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

April 24, 2015 | | Pets


Noble: Business leaders in ‘small town’ S.C.

It is often said South Carolina is a big small town where everyone knows everyone else. And if we don't know someone personally, then it's usually "I know who they are."

April 24, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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