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Miller Orchestra still going strong

Reading your article recently about Paul Tanner it appears from your last paragraph that you think the Glenn Miller Orchestra is no more. To the contrary. It is still the number one big band in the world. They travel worldwide. They were recently in Asheville N.C. at the Grove Park Inn's "Big Band Weekend" along with the Tommy Dorsey Band. Nick Hilscher is the current Director. Nick is from Atlanta, Georgia.

February 20, 2013 | Bob White Cassatt | Letters


Recovering drug addict needs parent’s support and trust

Dear Annie: I am a 19-year-old heroin addict striving toward recovery. I go to five Narcotics Anonymous meetings a week, but I have occasional setbacks. After the most recent incident, I left drug paraphernalia in the bathroom. I took full responsibility and was ashamed and disgusted with myself. But the first thing my mother said was, "Did you leave that out on purpose so your sister could find it and start experimenting? She's only 13!"

February 20, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Yesteryear - Feb. 20, 2013

Mercury Falls to 9

February 20, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Feb. 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 | | Ariail


Thank you for pondering

Re: The letter from Geraldine Stanley (Pondering) dated 15 February 2013. I would like to say "Thank You" for taking the time to write that letter.

February 20, 2013 | Becky Baird Lugoff | Letters


John "JC" Carter

Mr. John "JC" Carter, 75, of 116 New Bridge Road, New Milford, New Jersey, formerly of Camden SC, passed on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:30 PM, at Good Hope- Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow at the church cemetery.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Alphonso Peeples

Alphonso Peeples was born on September 3, 1942, to the late Willie and Mary Lane Peeples. He departed this life on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at KershawHealth Hospital, in Camden, South Carolina.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert King Cox

A service to celebrate the life of Robert King Cox, 63, of Camden, SC will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Norris Funeral Home in Martinsville, VA with burial to follow in the Cox Cemetery. Rev. David Wright will officiate.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Tax tips - Feb. 20, 2013

While each individual tax return is unique, there are some tax rules that affect every person who files a federal income tax return. These rules involve dependents and exemptions. The IRS has six important facts about dependents and exemptions that will help you file your 2012 tax return.

February 20, 2013 | | Business


Price House to host annual Black History month exhibit, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist to host Sunday

On the first floor of Camden's historic Price House, located at Broad and York streets, the annual Black History Month exhibit will be held today through Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each middle school and high school, including Camden Military Academy, were invited to submit a poster for the exhibit.

February 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Niece picture

For the second year in a row, actress and model Kate Upton is the cover model for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. The 20-year-old is the niece of Camden resident Sibby Upton Wood, long-time benefactor of The Upton Trio, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and the S.C. Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities. "She's a very nice girl and I'm very proud of her," Wood said of her niece, who was born in St. Joseph, Mich., from which Wood and her husband, Max, moved to Camden 43 years ago. Upton is an American Paint ...

February 20, 2013 | | Camden


James Webster

Mr. James Webster, 58, of 506 Gordon Street Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


"A Year with Frog and Toad" coming to the Wood Auditorium

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is bringing another wonderful children's show to the FAC. After several sell-out shows in Columbia, the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) will present the musical comedy A Year with Frog and Toad, Saturday, in the Wood Auditorium. Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $8. A Year with Frog and Toad is sponsored by Modern Turf.

February 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Sidewalk Survey -- Feb. 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


Knights of the Guild-East joust at Equine Center

Sir Jefferson, the Blue Knight of Concord -- a member of the Knights of the Guild-East -- prepares for a jousting demonstration at the S.C. Equine Center outside of Camden Feb. 9 during the S.C. Horseman's Council Expo. Other Knights of the Guild-East include the Red Knight, Sir Troy; Green Knight, Sir David; and the Pink Knight, Lady Kayleigh. Based in Concord, N.C., the group delivers an "Early Act FirstKnight" character education program for schools throughout the Carolinas. The program teaches students how to become noble, service-oriented people, along with why it is important they do so. Other ...

February 20, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


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Youth sports camp on deck throughout county

Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:

July 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Hill piles up golf honors

Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.

July 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KC East Ozone All-Stars

July 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for July 6, 2015

July 06, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Sibby’s legacy

We offer our condolences to the family, friends and all of us who benefited from Sylvia Upton "Sibby" Wood's life. Wood, also known as "Sib," supported or was otherwise involved in so many things here in Kershaw County, they are almost too numerous to count. But count them we shall try as we mourn her death last week in Michigan at the age of 81.

July 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The legacy of light

Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I say this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.

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


Reader: leaders must catch up with 21st century

Recently, the United States Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for generations to come. Many conservatives and the GOP seemed woefully ignorant of our healthcare system.

July 06, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader appreciates Max Ford letter

A big thank you to Max Ford's letter dated July 1. It was a great history lesson for me.

July 06, 2015 | Carolyn Johnson Camden | Letters


Teal: ‘Muscle’ memories

When we examine our experiences over time, our recollections of some of them stand out like posts supporting our "fence of life." These are memories we will never forget. Some refer to them as "muscle" memories, very strong ones.

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


LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


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