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Dr. William Blanding’s ‘treasure’ map

Dr. Blanding wrote "This gold mine is on the land of Mrs. Kirkley on the east side of Big Lynches Creek-two miles from the Brewer Gold Mine. In 1830 some gold was found in a branch which in a short distance passes into Big L.[ynches] C.[reek]. Soon after this discovery it was found on a sand hill nearby. Some detached pieces, from 1 to 5 pie[ces] were found-others attached to the fragments of quartz.

August 05, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Noted and passed - Aug. 5, 2013

• Misconduct among airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has risen dramatically during the last three years, including many incidents of theft, groping and other abnormal behavior. Also, some screeners are often late for work or don't show up at all, delaying the travel process for many passengers. Going through security is trying enough under perfect circumstances and can become nearly unbearable when screeners are unprofessional. The TSA needs to deal with this situation and get rid of the bad apples as soon as possible.

August 05, 2013 | | Editorials


Weiner’s Schnitzel

WASHINGTON -- Would that Anthony Weiner were old news.

August 05, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


KCSD tops in academic performance

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) grade on the 2013 state report card was a high B -- only 1.3 percentage points below an A -- while local third through eighth graders' PASS scores were higher than state averages in 37 of 40 categories. More than 83 percent of KCSD students passed the state's high school exit exam (HSAP) on their first attempt.

August 05, 2013 | | Education


Bethune man wins $1 million in lottery

Sunday morning, an unidentified man in Bethune checked a S.C. Education Lottery Powerball ticket he'd bought the night before from the Winner Circle Mini Mart. He then turned to his wife and told her she wouldn't have to go to work the next day.

August 02, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


John Phillips

John Phillips. 77, husband of Judy Phillips, died Aug. 1, 2013, at a local nursing center. Arrangements will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Jackson

Funeral service for Michael Ransom Jackson, 67, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at North Columbia Church of God with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Parham and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to North Columbia Church of God, 1004 Lorick Road, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Moore

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Willie Joe Moore, 77, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Lugoff, SC. Rev. Adam China will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or The American Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor Street, Ste. 101, Columbia, SC 29201.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Tax tips - August 2, 2013

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

August 02, 2013 | | Business


Ariail for August 2, 2013

August 02, 2013 | | Ariail


Inabinet for August 2, 2013

August 02, 2013 | | Inabinet


Give Obamacare a chance

Why are congressional Republicans so determined to repeal Obamacare? They're terrified that, once Americans have it, they might want to keep it.

August 02, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The tax code

Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Dave Camp, a Republican who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, are trying to overcome partisan rancor to begin structuring a long-needed new platform for the U.S. tax code. As it is, the code is impossibly complex and cumbersome.

August 02, 2013 | | Editorials


Mildred Ellen Cherry

A Graveside service for Mildred Ellen Cherry, 87, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Royal Pines Cemetery, Winnsboro, S.C. The Rev. Donald Goude will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Worship Center Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 581, Camden, 29021.

August 02, 2013 | | Obituaries


Coziness befits this town

WASHINGTON -- I'll probably regret this, but here goes: I write today in defense of coziness. My text is Mark Leibovich's "This Town," his delicious indictment of inside-the-Beltway incestuousness in its various manifestations.

July 31, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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CHS celebrates its student-athletes at Bulldog Club Banquet

Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school on May 17 with former Camden All-State football player ...

May 31, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle




CHS’ Abbott takes the triple crown

Will Abbott's senior year at Camden High School started with his signing a National Baseball Letter of Intent with The Citadel in November.

May 31, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Man arrested for killing common law wife

A Camden man is in jail on murder and other charges after killing his common law wife early Sunday morning at a West DeKalb Street ...

May 31, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


McLean named SCEDA Local Developer of the Year

Earlier this month, the S.C. Economic Developers' Association (SCEDA) named Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean as its Local Developer of the Year ...

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


CES reports honor rolls

Camden Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


BES reports fourth quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its fourth quarter honor rolls for the school year.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


CMS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Camden Middle School recently reported its fourth quarter honor roll for the school year.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


SBA disaster loan deadline is June 28

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina of ...

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Pets of the Week - May 31, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are a a 1-month-old female American short hair kitten and Jake, a nearly 1-1 ...

May 31, 2016 | | Pets


KEON T. BOYKIN - Bishopville

Mr. Keon T. Boykin, 29, of 1136 Horse Pen Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Friday, May 28, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARJORIE H. EWART - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Marjorie Hutson Ewart, 87, was held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOE L. MUNGO - Bethune

Mr. Joe L. Mungo, 71, of 3038 Mungo Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Thursday, May 27, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 2 ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


ULUS HOPPER - Lugoff

Funeral service for Mr. Ulus Hopper, 77, of Lugoff, will be held today, May 31, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 | | Ariail


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