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The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | People & Places


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring persons to be school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class for interested persons will be held July 28-31 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


Sheriff doesn’t support firearms ordinance as proposed

I want to go on record by saying that I am opposed to the "firearms discharge" ordinance as it was originally introduced. However, I am in favor of one if it can be revised to better fit Kershaw County. I also want the public to know that I am pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). As sheriff, I have approved hundreds, if not thousands, of concealed weapons permit applications. I am also an avid hunter and gun owner.

July 16, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters


Reader grateful for Karesh Wing

My rehabilitation stay at the Karesh Wing was an amazingly good experience. I transferred from KershawHealth after surgery (broken femur) on June 8th, and I was released to return home on July 8th.

July 16, 2014 | Dan B. Mackey Camden | Letters


Reader thankful for surgeons

I would like to commend Dr. Bright Williamson, Dr. Edward Gill and their staffs as well as the staff at KershawHealth for the excellent care I received during my recent unexpected surgery.

July 16, 2014 | Mary Elizabeth Boykin Camden | Letters


Yousef’s story

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.

July 16, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - July 16, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 16, 2014 | | For the Record


KCSD releases 2014-15 registration information

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this month at their children's schools.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


KC Council on Aging -- ‘focal point’ for seniors in the community

For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.

July 16, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden Coin Club Fall Coin Show returns Sept. 27

The Camden Coin Club's annual Fall Coin Show returns Saturday, September 27, at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 16, 2014 | | Camden


Post 17 installs new officers

American Legion Post No. 17 installed new officers on July 7 for 2014-15 including Commander Clay Carruth; 1st Vice Commander David Fuller; 2nd Vice Commander Bill Haynes; 3rd Vice Commander Charles Moore; 4th Vice Commander John West; Sergeant-at-Arms Perry McCoy; Finance Officer Jimmy Mayor; Service Officer Billy Bell; Adjutant James Rabon; past Adjutant William Barrett; Historian Glen Inabinet; and members-at-large Dennis Belue, Richard Lackey and Ashby Rhame.

July 16, 2014 | | Military


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Demons’ Wilson wins at Honey Badger tourney

For all its success on the mat, the one tournament which was a thorn in Lugoff-Elgin's side was the Honey Badger tournament.

October 17, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs host Southside in Wednesday's tourney opener

Camden will begin defense of its AAA Upper State volleyball title as the Region 4-AAA champion.

October 17, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons rolling into Thursday’s 4A playoffs

Darlington provided little resistance as Lugoff-Elgin ran the table in winning the Region 6-4A volleyball crown with a three-set road sweep last Thursday.

October 17, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Buford holds off NC for Region 4-AA title

After having split a pair of five-set matches by winning on their respective home courts, North Central and Buford traveled to Andrew Jackson High School ...

October 17, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail - Oct. 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 | | Ariail


Community art project

We are intrigued and pleased with an interesting little event coming up this week.

October 17, 2017 | | Editorials


The death of hypocrisy

WASHINGTON -- Hypocrisy, one of the most damnable sins, has been rendered obsolete. When everybody's a skunk, nobody smells the stench. Or, more to the ...

October 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


CACCE meeting was enlightening, informative

I have recently returned from a Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the content of the learning sessions as ...

October 17, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Schools can’t develop workforce alone

Every time there's a societal, economic or other crisis issue of some sort, public schools are usually expected to solve it … oftentimes without any ...

October 17, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Kendall Mill Village tour, concert Sunday

A fresh look at a resilient old section of Camden is to be offered Sunday when the Kershaw County Historical Society, with the Camden Community ...

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Courtney Halley to wed Nicholas Winn

Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Halley of Camden, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Halley to Nickolas Winn, son of ...

October 17, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 100th! birthday

Margaret Philllips Stevenson turned 100 on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th birthday

Mrs. Lucille Brazell of Lugoff is celebrating her 90th birthday on October 17. She is the widow of Roy Brazell Sr.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


SARAH L. GASKINS

Funeral services for Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following in Gaskins ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILA JOHNSON

Funeral service for Mrs. Lila Johnson, 79, of Elgin, will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Greenhill Baptist Church, 2215 ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


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