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The year begins for 2012-2013 Junior Leadership class

Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 25th year in August with a two-day retreat for the 2012-13 class that included conquering a high ropes course.

October 03, 2012 | | Education


Romney hasn't lost election

It seems your paper has taken the same position as the national media in promoting President Obama and denigrating Mitt Romney. Your contention that "Romney has lost the election" (Sept. 24.) based on his "47 percent" statement seems to echo the liberal national press. Let's drop the political rhetoric, step back for a moment and logically and objectively analyze what Romney meant (which is exactly the courtesy you would have given President Obama). He never implied that he does not care about all of America; he was simply stating a fact that a coalition of people would vote for ...

October 03, 2012 | Pat Sims Camden | Letters


‘Y’ will benefit community

On November 6th I will vote "Yes" for the City to build a sports complex. The architectural sketches promise a beautiful building which will make Camden more attractive. If we want this town to be competitive with others and appealing to families and industries, then it is time to embrace this opportunity.

October 03, 2012 | Susan White Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Oct. 3, 2012

KC Council to report on planning

October 03, 2012 | | Yesteryear


CHS netters split pair with B'wood and Chapin

Following a 6-0 dismantling of Westwood last Tuesday, the Camden High tennis team fell for the second time in five Region 4-AAA pairings in a 4-2 defeat at Chapin on Thursday.

October 03, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Clarence Benjamin, Jr.

Mr. Clarence Benjamin, Jr. of Fairburn, GA entered into rest on Friday, September 27, 2012. Professional services have been entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home.

October 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Chapin snaps Lady Bulldogs' region win streak

For the first time in more than five seasons, the Camden High volleyball team dropped a conference match.

October 03, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Crime Report - Oct. 3, 2012

In recent weeks, at least one Kershaw County resident reported receiving several telephone calls from someone claiming they were from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The caller advised the resident that the KCSO had warrants for her arrest for bad checks and that she needed to send money to clear up the situation.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Carson A. Ham, Jr.

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Carson Allison Ham, Jr., 74 will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Malvern Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Revs. Craig Thompson, Buster Morris and Luke Tolbert will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 5:00---7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Ham's memory to Malvern Hill Baptist church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, SC 29020 or SC Oncology Associates, 166 Stone Ridge Drive Columbia, SC 29210

October 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gance Jones

Funeral service for Grace Jones, 89, of Chapin, will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


James L. Massey

James L. "Shotgun" Massey of 508 Dove Rd., Camden, SC entered into rest Monday, October 1, 2012 at his residence.

October 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Roland Bryant McClain

Mr. James Roland Bryant McClain ("JR", "Pop"), formerly of Camden entered into rest on October 1, 2012 in West Columbia, SC. He was born in Camden in 1926 to the late James Edward Bryant and Jessica Stoney Bryant McClain.

October 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Armed robber steals money from Elgin store

An man armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered the Dollar General in Elgin just before 8 p.m. Sept. 27, demanding money. The Elgin Police Department (EPD) and Crimestoppers are now asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCFLA to meet Oct. 15

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the KCFCL Building, 634 W. DeKalb St. The speaker for the meeting will be Beth Richardson, Lexington County Clemson Extension Area Forester. Ms. Richardson's presentation will cover loblolly and longleaf pine management and the mistakes that landowners make that lower the return on their investment. As dinner is served, please notify bettyhslade@gmail.com or 432-8528 by Thursday, Oct. 11 if you plan to attend. The KCFLOA Board invites all those interested in Forest ...

October 03, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lugoff man charged with passing counterfeit currency

South Carolina U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Kershaw County man for passing counterfeit currency.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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