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Dr. William Blanding’s ‘treasure’ map

Dr. Blanding wrote "This gold mine is on the land of Mrs. Kirkley on the east side of Big Lynches Creek-two miles from the Brewer Gold Mine. In 1830 some gold was found in a branch which in a short distance passes into Big L.[ynches] C.[reek]. Soon after this discovery it was found on a sand hill nearby. Some detached pieces, from 1 to 5 pie[ces] were found-others attached to the fragments of quartz.

August 05, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Noted and passed - Aug. 5, 2013

• Misconduct among airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has risen dramatically during the last three years, including many incidents of theft, groping and other abnormal behavior. Also, some screeners are often late for work or don't show up at all, delaying the travel process for many passengers. Going through security is trying enough under perfect circumstances and can become nearly unbearable when screeners are unprofessional. The TSA needs to deal with this situation and get rid of the bad apples as soon as possible.

August 05, 2013 | | Editorials


Weiner’s Schnitzel

WASHINGTON -- Would that Anthony Weiner were old news.

August 05, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


KCSD tops in academic performance

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) grade on the 2013 state report card was a high B -- only 1.3 percentage points below an A -- while local third through eighth graders' PASS scores were higher than state averages in 37 of 40 categories. More than 83 percent of KCSD students passed the state's high school exit exam (HSAP) on their first attempt.

August 05, 2013 | | Education


Bethune man wins $1 million in lottery

Sunday morning, an unidentified man in Bethune checked a S.C. Education Lottery Powerball ticket he'd bought the night before from the Winner Circle Mini Mart. He then turned to his wife and told her she wouldn't have to go to work the next day.

August 02, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


John Phillips

John Phillips. 77, husband of Judy Phillips, died Aug. 1, 2013, at a local nursing center. Arrangements will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Jackson

Funeral service for Michael Ransom Jackson, 67, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at North Columbia Church of God with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Parham and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to North Columbia Church of God, 1004 Lorick Road, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Moore

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Willie Joe Moore, 77, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Lugoff, SC. Rev. Adam China will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or The American Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor Street, Ste. 101, Columbia, SC 29201.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Tax tips - August 2, 2013

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

August 02, 2013 | | Business


Ariail for August 2, 2013

August 02, 2013 | | Ariail


Inabinet for August 2, 2013

August 02, 2013 | | Inabinet


Give Obamacare a chance

Why are congressional Republicans so determined to repeal Obamacare? They're terrified that, once Americans have it, they might want to keep it.

August 02, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The tax code

Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Dave Camp, a Republican who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, are trying to overcome partisan rancor to begin structuring a long-needed new platform for the U.S. tax code. As it is, the code is impossibly complex and cumbersome.

August 02, 2013 | | Editorials


Mildred Ellen Cherry

A Graveside service for Mildred Ellen Cherry, 87, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Royal Pines Cemetery, Winnsboro, S.C. The Rev. Donald Goude will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Worship Center Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 581, Camden, 29021.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Coziness befits this town

WASHINGTON -- I'll probably regret this, but here goes: I write today in defense of coziness. My text is Mark Leibovich's "This Town," his delicious indictment of inside-the-Beltway incestuousness in its various manifestations.

July 31, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Scully: The heart and mind of Bud Ferillo

During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...

February 05, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Paper or plastic and ‘glocal’ issues

A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both ...

February 05, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 5, 2016

February 05, 2016 | | Ariail


Lugoff-Elgin High School senior is 2016 BGCM Youth of the Year

Tyler Maple, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is the 2016 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands (BGCM) Youth of the Year.

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


W.A.R.M. volunteers

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


KHGC meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Proctor Hall. Marguerite Glasgow wil host the group; Sherry Sweet-Miller, Grace ...

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


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