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Man arrested following knife assault

On Sept. 20, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jacob Elary Allred, 34, of Longleaf Drive, Elgin, and charged him with assault and battery first degree after he cut a man following an argument.

September 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Floyd joins AgSouth Camden

AgSouth Farm Credit Regional Business Development Manager Al Baldwin announced that Spencer Floyd has accepted a position as a loan officer with AgSouth Farm Credit. Floyd has been a marketing specialist with AgSouth for the past two years, where he assisted in growing the association's portfolio in the northernmost regions of AgSouth's territory in both Georgia and South Carolina. He will remain in Camden, where he will focus on developing more personal relationships with the ag and rural communities in Richland, Kershaw and Fairfield counties.

September 25, 2018 | | Business


College News - Sept. 25, 2018

With the expansion of its Kershaw County campus earlier this year, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has been able to increase course offerings in the industrial engineering and technology division. In addition to a welding certificate, this fall, students were also able to choose to enroll and complete the following programs: Basic Mechatronics Certificate, Advanced Mechatronics Certificate and Associate Degree in Engineering Design Technology.

September 25, 2018 | | Education


‘Homes for Heroes’ now available

Homes for Heroes, a homebuying program for people woring in such occupations as law enforcement and healthcare, is now available in Kershaw County.

September 25, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Venegas, CMA run past competition

Camden Military Academy's David Venegas raced to his second straight win in helping the Spartans to victory in a three-team cross country meet hosted by Wilson High School on Tuesday.

September 21, 2018 | | Sports


Lady Demons pass first test in 4-5A

It was business as usual for the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team which opened action in Region 4-5A play with a convincing 3-0 sweep over Irmo in a Tuesday night contest played inside the Demons Den.

September 21, 2018 | | Sports


CHS girls open region play with win

The Camden High girls' tennis team opened Region 4-AAA play with a 4-2 road victory over Chester on Tuesday.

September 21, 2018 | | Sports


Lady Knights stay perfect by taking down AJ in 3

Stop us if you have heard this one before.

September 21, 2018 | | Sports


Carolina Cup tickets, parking spaces on sale for March 30, 2019 race day

It is never too early to begin thinking about the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 21, 2018 | | Sports


Blues Festival returns Oct. 4-6

This October marks the 22nd year for the award-winning Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden. Produced and presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, this year's event is scheduled for October 4 through 6 and will feature more than 23 artists in 13 venues over three days. Venues include the FAC's Bassett Gallery, Shull Pavilion, Douglas-Reed House and Performing Arts Wing; The Venue on Broad; Gadgets of Camden; Steeplechase Sports Bar and Grill; Books on Broad; Davis & Sons Guitar Shop; Sam Kendall's; ¡Salud! Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Lounge; La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant; the Kershaw County ...

September 21, 2018 | | Arts


High School Column: Life changes

For some people, change isn't easy. It is something that doesn't resonate well with them. Maybe it makes them a little anxious. Perhaps they know the outcome could be phenomenal, but they're terrified to step out of their comfort zone and welcome such differences with open arms. Maybe change doesn't bother them, though. It could thrill them, spinning their lives around in the best way possible. It could be viewed as an adventure or an opportunity, a way to branch out and become someone new.

September 21, 2018 | By Kaleigh Mullis, Senior Lugoff-Elgin High School | High School Columns


Ariail - Sept. 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Retirement haven

Readers may recall our editorial of May 25, in which we suggested that more effort should be put into marketing Camden and Kershaw County as a premiere retirement destination. Our reasoning was -- and continues to be -- that we already have most, if not all, of the important elements in place for making our community a desirable place for retirees seeking a place to spend their golden years. Our simple, relaxed, small Southern town charm combined with a flourishing cultural scene, wide variety of outdoor amenities, quality shopping and restaurants, close proximity to larger urban areas, and generally pleasant climate in ...

September 21, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Campbell Street Corridor to be showcased

The African American Cultural Center of Camden opened its doors to the public on Feb 24. Located at 517 York St., the center is an annex of the Camden Archives and Museum and each year displays two changing exhibits featuring Camden's African American history. The center is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1 until 4:30 and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (closed on holidays). During our first six months we have had 512 visitors come to explore our opening exhibit -- the history of Camden's own Baseball Hall of Famer ...

September 21, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Change is good; you go first

As I craft my first article as the new Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), replacing someone who dedicated 11 years to our schools, I could think of no better way to begin than by starting with the subject of change. When you think about it, no one really enjoys change, but in the world of education, change is inevitable and fast moving. In many of our school districts across the country, the use of technology is one example of this paradigm shift in the classroom. The decreased time for feedback, increased collaboration and increased student engagement are ...

September 21, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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CHS football tickets available online

Football fans attending Camden High football games at Zemp Stadium and who would like to avoid the ticket lines can now do so by purchasing ...

October 17, 2018 | | Sports


Ariail - Oct. 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Register to vote

We want to remind everyone that tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17, is the last day to register to vote in 2018 General Election. We strongly encourage ...

October 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Neva’s peace and joy

There was a woman and her husband I loved most of my life. Many people loved them because they were merry, kind and loving to ...

October 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: How important are state assessments?

Tests and school go hand-in-hand, but that is not necessarily bad. Let me shed some light on why I think state assessments are important.

October 16, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Power conceeds nothing without demands

Our children are growing up in times of economic uncertainty. Just as our grandparents and great grandparents learned vital lessons through economic adversity, what we ...

October 16, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Letter: New CES should have electronic marquee

The new Camden Elementary School is almost completed. This new facility is a tremendous achievement that will blend extremely well into the Historic District. I ...

October 16, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Storm scenes

While Camden and Kershaw County was largely spared by the wrath of Hurricane Michael, the storm still caused some mayhem with blustery winds and soaking ...

October 16, 2018 | | Camden


USC launches equine industry study

A horse is a horse of course, but horses are also an economic force. A recent American Horse Council study finds that the U.S ...

October 16, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Man dies in auto vs. motorcycle crash

A man riding a motorcycle died following a collision with an automobile Friday afternoon in east Camden.

October 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


FRANKLIN BRADFORD

Nelson-Haile Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Franklin Bradford, 58, of 3509 Lake Ave., Columbia, SC, who passed on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Arrangements ...

October 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


HOWARD BRIMMER

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Howard Marvin Brimmer, 68, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 14 ...

October 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIE CALDWELL JR.

Mr. Willie Caldwell Jr., 71, of 300 Davis Street, Bishopville, SC, passed on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 17 ...

October 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


JAMIE GARDNER

Funeral service for James Lee "Frog" Gardner, 46, was held on Monday, October 15, 2018. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

October 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


LILLIE MAE GIVENS

Mrs. Lillie Mae Givens, 89, of 1208 Black River Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Monday, October 8, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted today ...

October 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


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