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Breaking ground

A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.

January 25, 2013 | | Camden


Tree Pruning 101 -- Part 1

Nothing irks me more than to see a tree improperly pruned. Well, improper planting and no watering of new trees irks me too, but I'll save that for another time. Today I'd like to focus on the basics of tree pruning and next month I'll talk about utility line pruning. Being a hands-on person it's usually easier for me to show how-to rather explain how-to but I'll try. There's just so much to explain about the subject that there are text books and day-long seminars specifically dedicated to tree pruning so bear with me.

January 25, 2013 | Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Jan. 25, 2013

January 25, 2013 | | Ariail


Saddened by all of us

I never failed to get excited after coming home from my travels and seeing the Kershaw County line sign as I'm heading towards home. I have such fond memories of growing up here, being in elementary school in Pine Tree Hill and waiting for the Christmas parade on Broad Street, visiting the Kershaw County Library and being read to by the librarians there, playing tennis at Rectory Square and Hampton Park, swimming, boating and skiing at Lake Wateree, running at Scott Park, eating a burger at BSL or Little Midget or, if you're old enough to remember, even ...

January 25, 2013 | Bill Berthelette Lake Wateree | Letters


Their fair share

We commented Wednesday on the majesty of presidential inaugurations -- President Obama's, to be specific -- but noted that oath-taking day is one in which all Americans can take pride in the way our government operates. With the exception of Beyonce's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner -- was she lip-synching or not? -- there was little controversy to be observed.

January 25, 2013 | | Editorials


Obama 2.0: the sequel

President Barack Obama's critics are shocked, shocked to hear him sound in his second inaugural address like what he is, a liberal progressive. One wonders what they expected.

January 25, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Rec Notes -- Jan. 25, 2013

Baseball Registration

January 25, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Christine Joy Smith

Funeral service for Christine Joy Smith, 96, of 142 Joy Road in Camden will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11:00 A.M, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1163 Bishopville Highway, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Monday, January 21, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Real Estate Transactions -- Jan. 23, 2013

Real estate transactions

January 23, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Feature photo: A bird's eye view

January 23, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Sheheen Named Rodel Fellow by Aspen Institute

Kershaw County State Sen. Vincent Sheheen has been nominated to be part of the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership Program at the Aspen Institute. Sheheen senator will join 24 other elected officials from around the country who have been recognized as "America's emerging political leaders with reputations for intellect, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to civil dialogue." Fellows include mayors, state representatives and senators and state-wide elected officials.

January 23, 2013 | | Politics


KCSO, Columbia PD arrests man for molesting young girls

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Columbia Police Department recently arrested a man for molesting two young girls, one in Kershaw County and one in Columbia.

January 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sixteen Kershaw County educators receive national board certification

Sixteen Kershaw County educators -- one first time applicant and 15 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of KCSD teachers who are National Board certified to 125.

January 23, 2013 | | Education


William Alvin Hall

Funeral services for William Alvin Hall, 85, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson and Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church Nursery, 1684 Old Georgetown Rd West, Cassatt, S.C. 29032.

January 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Mae Outen

Funeral service for Willie Mae Outen, 73, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be, Peanut Hendrix, Corey Grooms, Justin Caskey, Chris Williams, John S. Williams and Johnny Williams.

January 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


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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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