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The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is one of the country's best for its use of technology.

April 08, 2015 | | Education


Marshall White Jr.

Mr. Marshall White, Jr., 89, of 6470 Springhill Road, Rembert, passed on Friday, April 3, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


James B. Watts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Bailey Watts, 79, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Watts family will also receive friends following the burial at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in Jim's memory to the Fine Arts Center ...

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard Nielsson

Dr. Richard Nielsson passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. He was born March 31, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas. He is the son of Francis T. and Mildred S Nielsson, deceased, of Tampa, Florida. He is predeceased in death by his wife Donna Braun Nielsson. He is survived by his children and stepchildren Aric Nielsson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Susan Nielsson of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Donna and Andrew Wodarczyk of Lugoff, South Carolina. He is survived by his grandchildren Aric Nielsson Jr., Taylor and Alyssa Nielsson, and Kristin and Kimberly Wodarczyk, Casey Carlisi, Alexis Biesecker, and Sarah and David Bekete.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Janie Haile

Ms. Janie Haile, 68, of 6 Belmont Drive, Camden, South Carolina, passed Sunday, April 5, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Col. Earl A. Butts

A graveside service for Colonel Earl Adolphus Butts, USAF Ret., will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC, conducted by the Rev. James Barnhill. Following the service, the family will be receiving friends at the home of Mrs. John Hill, 1820 Brevard Place, Camden.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lt. Col. Donald Lang

et, 90, died peacefully on March 28, 2015 after a long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Marian Rodgers Lang; parents, Howard and Ella M Lang; brothers, Howard and Roger Lang; a sister, Elizabeth Lang; and his grandson, Kyle Sandel. He is survived by sisters, Mary Lou Mahoney and Nancy Asbill; children, Donald J. Lang, Jr. (Susan), Carol Lang Webb (Michael), Kevin J. Lang (Christy), and Lisa Lang Sandel (Billy). Mr. Lang is also survived by 5 grandchildren, David Sandel, Stephanie Judy, Joseph Prater, Peter Lang, Michael Lang; and 2 great-grandchildren, Keenan and Amberlyn Judy.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries




This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Hartsville at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 7 p.m.)

April 06, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs, Demons fall in tourney finales

Richland Northeast scored nine runs in the first two innings to win the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament championship with a 9-3 victory over Camden on Thursday night.

April 06, 2015 | | Sports


Parking area directly behind L-EHS football stadium to be closed off

A parking area directly behind the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium will be closed off as a safety precaution starting this week.

April 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Ariail for April 6, 2015

April 06, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 6, 2015

• We considered it fantastic news when Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews announced the arrests of nine suspects on drug charges and outstanding warrants last week. The case was a perfect example of law enforcement agencies working together toward a common goal. It started with Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, who made a simple traffic stop in his town. That reportedly resulted in information that led to a more in-depth investigation that involved the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), who went to work infiltrating the drug scene in the Bethune area, making ...

April 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: More than an Easter basket

Before Thanksgiving, as I "juned" around the kitchen -- a mountain word Mama used to mean "fast moving" -- preparing for company, it occurred to me that I should invite Jerry.

April 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: What freedom means to a 13 year old

Below are excerpts from essays written by eighth graders from a school district in the midlands on the topic of "What Freedom Means to Me." As you read these excerpts, check to see how these students feel about their country. Also check to see if parents and teachers have taught them many concepts on citizenship, civics and American democracy.

April 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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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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