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Bowers' reign as S.C. Rodeo Queen coming to an end

Camden High School student and current South Carolina High School Rodeo Queen Jess Bowers will relinquish her crown during this weekend's South Carolina Championship High School Rodeo.

May 23, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Local couple chosen as District Couple of the Year for Gold Wing Road Riders Association

At the recent convention of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), Phil and Judy Stone of Camden were selected as the SC District Couple of the Year.

May 23, 2012 | | Localife


Ballet Exam session planned at The Dance Place

The Dance Place, the official Cecchetti USA Ballet Exam Center for South Carolina is pleased to announce the second annual Cecchetti Ballet Exam Session to be held on May 26 and 27. Students of both The Dance Place and The Studio at Gander Hill will be examined by National Senior Examiner, Deborah Vinton. Vinton, Fellow of Cecchetti USA and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England and holder of the Maestro Cecchetti Final Diploma, will be coming from Sarasota, Fla., in order to examine local students from Kershaw County.

May 23, 2012 | | Localife


L-EHS students named to honor rolls

Lugoff-Elgin High School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Spring notes

May 21, 2012 | | Education


City to discuss ATAX distribution

The distribution of $27,000 in accommodations tax (ATAX) will be considered by Camden City Council at its meeting Tuesday.

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Hunley replica to be at archives

On the evening of Feb. 17, 1864, the moon cast a white glow over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The USS Housatonic, the Union Navy's largest ship at 1,240 tons, lay at anchor in the ocean two and one half miles outside the harbor entrance. The blockade of Charleston was commanded from her position. Through the frigid waters the brave, determined crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley navigated from Breach Inlet out to sea, moving toward the Housatonic at three knots. By the time the Union lookout on the ...

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Boland seeks election to school board Seat 9

"Are you crazy? Why are you running? Why do you want to get involved in politics now?" are the questions Kershaw County School Board Seat 9 candidate Celia Boland said she has been asked.

May 21, 2012 | | Politics


Workshops for artists and crafters to be held at FAC Wednesday

The Olde English District Commission in partnership with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will hold "Open Your Art to the World" workshop Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center located at 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden. This is the third of five in a series of workshops to discuss opportunities for artists, artisans, crafters and food entrepreneurs to expand their retail and e-commerce potential.

May 21, 2012 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Welsh, Mr. Cousins wed

Miss Erin Leigh Welsh of Camden and Mr. Curtis Joshua Cousins of Sumter were united in marriage on May 18, 2012 at Sans Souci Farm in Sumter. Reverend Jimmy Atkerson, grandfather of the bride and Reverend Walter Shealy, grandfather of the groom, officiated the 6 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at San Souci Farm Pavilion.

May 21, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Mizzell, Mr. Kelly plan summer wedding

Ms. Paulette Mizzell, of St. Matthews and Mr. Travis DeWitt Kelly of Camden are proud to announce their engagement. Ms. Mizzell is the daughter of Ms. Diane Blain Mizzell of Bishopville, the late Mr. Paul Franklin Mizzell of Santee and Mr. John Allard Hodge of Sumter. Mr. Kelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Singleton Kelly Jr. of Camden.

May 21, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed -- May 21, 2012

• It's satisfying to see a future generation of leaders in training. Junior Leadership Kershaw County recently graduated its 24th class of youth, who completed a year-long program of team-building and leadership development activities. We congratulate the graduates of this year's Junior Leadership academy, which represents Camden, North Central and Lugoff-Elgin high schools and Camden Military Academy, and commend the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Kershaw County School District and Camden Military Academy for their joint sponsorship of this program.

May 21, 2012 | | Editorials


Senior recollections

I meet several times a year with the district's Student Cabinet, a group comprised of student government leaders from all four grade levels at each of our high schools. This group gives me a valuable perspective that I can't really get anywhere else. For example, the Student Cabinet was instrumental in the selection of new technology for our one-to-one computer program. It was actually pretty cool to watch. I asked the members of the Cabinet to come in and work with all the devices under consideration and give specific feedback. Their input was extremely insightful. This is a ...

May 21, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CHLC to recognize new Mary Chesnut volumes

The recipients of the Community Impact Award, to be given by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission o at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall Courtroom, are Marty Daniels and Barbara McCarthy for

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


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Ariail for Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

October 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The love or hate of air conditioning

It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.

October 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

October 20, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

October 20, 2014 | Donnie Wilson CFO, Kershaw County School District | Columns


Camden residents support Graham for city council

I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.

October 20, 2014 | | Letters


Reader supports Reuwer

I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...

October 20, 2014 | Thomas Bettendorf Camden | Letters


Reader: ‘vote no twice’

I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.

October 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden in Region 4-AAA cross country championships at Chapin (5 p.m.); Region 3-AA fourth-place finisher at North Central in first round of AA state volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)

October 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa McCray

Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


What people are saying about the right to die

Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor earlier this year. She was told she'd have six months to live. This coming Nov. 1, Maynard will end her life through assisted suicide, according to Deseret News National.

October 17, 2014 | | National


Five ways grandparents can help with kids

You can't walk around a craft store without seeing one of those plaques, framed pictures or cross-stitched designs -- those sayings that sit on mantles, hang above fireplaces and are stuck to car bumpers:

October 17, 2014 | Heather Merrill FamilyShare | National


Violence on film rises with access to the real thing

In the opening of "Fury," the story of an American tank crew in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt's character stabs a German soldier in the head before casually wiping his blade clean on his enemy's uniform.

October 17, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Bound together: marriage rates and the American dream

The American "retreat from marriage" may portend harm for the American Dream, says National Marriage Project director W. Bradford Wilcox, who outlines policies that hamper rather than help children's future stability in a commentary for the Heritage Foundation.

October 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


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