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An old trick

One of the oldest political tricks in the book is for a candidate to make a statement that goes like this: "I'm running an honorable campaign and I will never repeat the accusations I've heard that my opponent is an embezzler." There are other variations: "Some refer to my opponent as a rotten scoundrel, but you'll never hear me say anything like that."

August 09, 2013 | | Editorials


Its time for Back to School

August 07, 2013 | | Education


Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pet Travel -- Aug. 7, 2013

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

August 07, 2013 | | Pets


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


July and August Births

CHRISTIAN MITCHELL STEPHENS

August 07, 2013 | | Births


Agnes Campbell

Graveside service to celebrate the life of Agnes Branham Campbell, 86, of Cassatt will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:30 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Claude Weathers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Claude Roland Weathers, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Relay for Life, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Hagens family.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Summer in the city

In the new August 2013 Southern Living, in "The 10 Commandments of Southern Style," Editor M. Lindsay Bierman writes, "Thou Shalt Support Local Businesses: When I built my lake house, I could have ordered fixtures, cabinets, and hardware online, but I went to brick-and-mortar shops for some face-to-face help with details and logistics. It may cost more, but it's worth it when every purchase has the power to support -- or drain -- your local economy." Another Bierman commandment: "Thou Shalt Reinforce a Sense of Place: Historic neighborhoods that fell victim to the flurry of teardowns and massive additions in the ...

August 07, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for August 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Ariail


Media change

In a rapidly changing world, perhaps nothing has been altered more radically in the last decade than the way people in Kershaw County and across the country receive their information. A generation ago, many families here subscribed to two or three different newspapers -- a local one, a morning "national and world" newspaper and an afternoon one to update them. They tuned in to one of three network television stations that would deliver clear reception if the antenna was pointed in the right direction and the weather was clear.

August 07, 2013 | | Editorials


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Foxhounds return to Springdale on Saturday

Foxhounds once again will take over the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, May 7, when the annual Carolinas' Hound Show returns.

May 03, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Demons knocked out of 4A playoffs; Lady Bulldogs need win

Lugoff-Elgin was eliminated from the 4A District 1 state baseball tournaments with losses to Dorman and Laurens, respectively, last Thursday and Friday evenings.

May 03, 2016 | | Sports


CHS sends 20 athletes into AAA qualifier

Camden will send 20 athletes into Saturday's AAA state qualifier after 11 Lady Bulldogs and nine members of the boys' teamcame home from last ...

May 03, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Six Kershaw County farms featured during June’s Ag + Art Tour

Six Kershaw County farms, the Kershaw County Farmers Market and more than 20 artisans will be featured during the upcoming S.C. Ag + Art Tour ...

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


KFA Camden Crew enjoys successful season

The competitive dance program at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), operated by Alexis Kelley McDonald of Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA,) and ...

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


KMA Spring Concert Sunday

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will hold its spring concert on Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the ...

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


Best in Show

Traveler, a black Labrador Retriever, won Best In Show at the 80th Grace Episcopal Dog Show, held Saturday at Rectory Square. Shown here from left ...

May 03, 2016 | | Camden


Father charged with unlawful conduct toward child

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, on Saturday, charging him with unlawful conduct ...

May 03, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - May 3, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 03, 2016 | | For the Record


KCSD communications recognized by NSPRA

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 18 awards for excellence in communications from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association ...

May 03, 2016 | | Education


Habitat celebrates Community Build Day

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County held its first Community Build Day on Friday, April 15 with the help of local business Cantey Foundation Specialists ...

May 03, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Births for May 3, 2016

BAKER

May 03, 2016 | | Births


Mosquito dunks available to residents, business owners again

In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free mosquito dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito dunks are ...

May 03, 2016 | | Kershaw County


MAMIE B. BOYKIN - Camden

Mrs. Mamie B. Boykin, 98, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden died Sunday, May 1, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA M. COSGROVE - Camden

Virginia Monica Grady Cosgrove, 97, of Camden, SC, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Holly Hedge. A family funeral mass ...

May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


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