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Broad Street’s trees

I am constantly hearing that the trees on downtown Broad Street obscure the signs on the stores and for that reason should be cut down and replaced. This has happened entirely too many times, and it would be a matter of time before we repeated the same problem again. My suggestion, following the example of downtown Sumter and downtown Greenville, would be to let the trees grow even higher and remove the bottom branches, thus offering a clear view of the store signs and in the meantime providing the shade and beauty that tall trees offer a city. Have the ...

May 29, 2013 | Louise Burns Camden | Letters


KCSD principals to hold new jobs July 1

At its May 21 meeting, the Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) approved three administrative changes for the 2013-14 school year.

May 29, 2013 | | Education


Child care tax credit

If you are a working parent or looking for work this summer, you may need to pay for the care of your child or children. These expenses may qualify for a tax credit that can reduce your federal income taxes. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is available not only while school's out for summer, but also throughout the year. Here are eight key points the IRS wants you to know about this credit.

May 27, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Input from home

I know I should probably write about the current multiple scandals in Washington. And with the investigations into the Benghazi terrorist attacks, the revelation of the Department of Justice pulling the Associated Press' phone records, and the outrageous political vendetta being revealed at the IRS, there would certainly be no shortage of material.

May 27, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Christmas charged again with CSC

An Elgin man arrested back in September 2011 on two charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor is in jail yet again on a similar charge.

May 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Be safe this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays that are celebrated in our state. We saw an influx of traffic this weekend due to families traveling for the holiday weekend and an increase in motorcycles traveling back and forth to Myrtle Beach for the annual memorial weekend bike rally. Memorial Day is the start of the 100 deadly days of summer. This is the time that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In the past we have seen an increase in fatalities due to more traffic on the highway. In 2012, we had a total of 217 fatalities during ...

May 27, 2013 | Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly S.C. Highway Patrol | Letters


Red Cross responds to Oklahoma tornado, offers volunteer training

In response to the May 20 tornado in Oklahoma, the American Red Cross has mobilized volunteers and dispatched relief supplies and response vehicles to help people in need.

May 27, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 27, 2013

• We're happy to see that Camden native Michael Kohn is back in the Major Leagues as a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. Kohn is 1-0 during the young season, with 12 appearances at the time this was written. He's compiled a steady 2.45 earned run average. Like all Camdenites, we wish him success and a long career in "the show."

May 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden Fire Department to receive fire safety trailer thanks to grant

The city of Camden received a grant for $58,900 through the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will fund 95 percent of the purchase of a fire safety trailer. The trailer will help educate the community on how to prevent and extinguish household fires, specifically kitchen fires.

May 27, 2013 | | Camden


Lugoff Toyota ribbon cutting

May 27, 2013 | | Business


A happy proclamation

Ross Beard (far right) accepts a copy of a joint S.C. House and Senate proclamation Thursday from S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk (second from left) as Camden Mayor Tony Scully (far left) and Gen. John Greene, S.C. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve chair (center), look on. The three-page resolution -- something Funderburk said was unusual -- recognizes and honors Beard for his "devoted service to the Palmetto state and to express profound gratitude to him upon the opening of the Ross Beard Collection at the Camden Archives and Museum." Funderburk made the presentation during the military collection ...

May 27, 2013 | | Camden


Surrogacy exposed

WASHINGTON -- Women's reproductive rights have enjoyed a half-century or so of well-defined proponents and opponents, but the recently flourishing fertility industry, from egg harvesting to surrogacy, has produced fresh and surprising alliances among former foes.

May 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Books for L-EMS students

Using grant funds from Rotary District 7770, the West Wateree Rotary Club recently donated a collection of books to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. Titles included books focused on character building, award winners, and summer reading titles. Students assisting with the unpacking include Trey Stevens, Abby Gary, Marie Neville, Abby Davis, Tyler Matthews, Emily Branham and teacher Karen Bullard.

May 27, 2013 | | Education


KCSO arrests ‘career criminals’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men they say are career criminals, one from Lugoff, the other from Columbia. A third man is being sought.

May 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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L-E training staff gets national honor

Lugoff-Elgin High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award for its Athletic Training program sponsored by Anna Harvley ...

May 27, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Youth sports camps kick off first week of summer vacation

The 2016 summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County kick off next week.

May 27, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Ernest Health

Along with a rather contentious debate on exactly how to fund some extra items in the county's proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget, Tuesday's ...

May 27, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: A trump too far?

WASHINGTON -- If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either.

May 27, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Contrast this with the official start of hurricane season just a week away. The 2016 Atlantic ...

May 27, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Come here and talk about guns

The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting their endorsement. Among his promises to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Columns


Schmucker’s open for business

Freeman and Heather Schmucker, along with their family, cut the ribbon during Schmucker's Amish General Store's grand opening at 1040-A Broad St. in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Business


District 50 candidates will debate June 2 in Lee County

The Lee County Observer -- a Camden Media Co. newspaper -- and Bishopville radio station WAGS and the Lee County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Politics


Woman arrested for leaving infant in car while she shopped

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 46-year-old Lugoff woman Tuesday after she allegedly left a 16-month-old boy and a dog unattended in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


RUTH ANDRADE - Rembert

REMBERT -- Funeral service for Ruth Andrade, 84, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELISHA DUBOSE - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Elisha DuBose, 81, of 1346 Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, June 1st, 3:00 P.M. at ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELLA MAE MITCHELL - Camden

Mrs. Ella Mae Mitchell, 85, of 715 King Street, Camden, passed on Monday, May 23, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURA M. NELSON - Rembert

Rembert -- Mrs. Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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