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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:
Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.
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.
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.
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.
A big thank you to Max Ford's letter dated July 1. It was a great history lesson for me.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.