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Boykin Christmas Parade set for Dec. 21

The 21st annual Boykin Christmas Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.

December 12, 2014 | | Localife


FAC presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presents Camden Community Theatre's production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" at 7 p.m. Friday thru Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military.

December 12, 2014 | | Localife


L-E heads to Camden tonight

Lugoff-Elgin travels to Camden tonight for a 6 p.m. doubleheader in the first of two consecutive Friday night contests between the two rivals. North Central is also home tonight as the Knights and Lady Knights host McBee in a 6:30 p.m. start.

December 12, 2014 | | Sports


MCCU Holiday Classic on tap at L-E

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13 inside the Demons Den.

December 12, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Knights kick off region campaign with two wins

North Central opened defense of its Region 4-AA wrestling championship by sweeping a Tuesday night tri-match at Central.

December 12, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Dogs avenge loss to Lancaster

Placing five players in double figures while scoring 31 fourth quarter points, Camden improved to 2-1 on the season with an 82-78 victory over visiting Lancaster in a Tuesday night boys' basketball game played inside the Dog Pound.

December 12, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E sweeps North Central, falls to B-C

Demons get sweep of Knights: Lugoff-Elgin bounced back from last Thursday's loss to Andrew Jackson by knocking off host North Central, 69-59, in Tuesday's boys' basketball action at The Castle in Boonetown.

December 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights swept by Demons

Lugoff-Elgin bounced back from last Thursday's loss to Andrew Jackson by knocking off host North Central, 69-59, in Tuesday's boys' basketball action at The Castle in Boonetown.

December 12, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Leopards cruise past two foes; improve to 8-1

With their 60-match win streak having been brought to an end with a loss to Sullivan Middle School last weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team is starting a new string of victories.

December 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for Dec. 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: KershawHealth deal

If people in Kershaw County had their druthers, they'd probably prefer that KershawHealth, the facility that grew out of the old Kershaw County Memorial Hospital, would be locally owned. But in a day when consolidation and economies of scale are bywords, it finally became impossible, and KershawHealth trustees voted unanimously Monday night to sell the hospital to a company partnered by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee and the Medical University of South Carolina. A caveat: some might argue with the word "sell," since the transaction is a complicated arrangement, but in essence, that's what it is.

December 12, 2014 | | Editorials


Rampell: The cycle of the taxi wars

WASHINGTON -- Deregulating the taxi industry? Been there, done that.

December 12, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Reader praises local ministry

During this past Thanksgiving season, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Rev. Johnnie Smith's ministry, which, year-round, feeds, clothes and gives shelter to those in need.

December 12, 2014 | Mary Ann Branham Lugoff | Letters


Rose awarded for truck driver research at Winthrop

Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.

December 12, 2014 | | Education


Danielle Montgomery

Miss. Danielle Montgomery, 33, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Anna Wright Montgomery and the late Richard Montgomery. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at Two p.m., at Community Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Miss. Montgomery will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Montgomery family.

December 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


McBee takes down Knights

Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


B-C upends Demons

After scoring 88 points in last Friday's win over Camden, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-51 decision against host Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday night non-region contest played in Cayce.

December 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons host Dogs tonight

The back end of the Wateree River Rivalry between Lugoff-Elgin and Camden will take place tonight when L-E hosts the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in a 6 p.m. start inside the Demons Den.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Rampell: Congress knee-caps the IRS

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up.

December 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letters: Reader proud of vets, kids, county council

Anytime we, as a county, can truly honor something or someone, a warm feeling can overcome you. This is good. This experience happened Dec. 9, the final (regular) Kershaw County Council meeting of 2014. One had to be there to witness this "proud of you" feeling obviously everyone certainly felt.

December 19, 2014 | Howard Buckholz Jr. Cassatt | Letters


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