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KershawHealth’s core commitment to patient care

There have been recent media reports about hospitals in South Carolina facing cuts in Medicare payments due to rising rates of hospital-acquired infections and hospital readmissions. These reimbursement reductions come as part of a drive by the healthcare community, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to increase patient safety and quality of care. There's nothing wrong with that -- we all should be held accountable. Hospitals across the country are working hard to attack the complex issues involved in care and to institute best practices to improve outcomes.

July 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Exit exams no longer required for diplomas

As the result of a change in state law, South Carolina students -- including those from Kershaw County -- in the class of 2015 will no longer have to pass the state's exit exam as a requirement for graduation from high school. Starting this month, the deletion of the exit exam requirement also applies to any student in the graduating class of 1990 and later.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


Melissa Justice Lilly

Melissa Justice Lilly, of Camden, formerly of Logan, West Virginia, wife of Richard Dean Lilly, Sr. passed away after a sudden illness on July 8, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born on October 26, 1970, in Holden, West Viriginia, she was the daughter of Terry and Ruby Estep Robinson.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Virginia Smith Norwood

Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Smith Norwood, 65, of Camden will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden with burial in St. Peter United Methodist Church cemetery, Flint Hill Road in Camden. Friends may visit at 1605 Fairfax Drive in Camden. She died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Barbara Ann Steen Price

Funeral services celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Steen Price, 69, of Bishopville, will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, July 14, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dave Robinson and Rev. Alvin Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Barbara Ann's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - July 14, 2014

• For years, the public and the media have made fun of celebrities for mangling The Star-Spangled Banner at sporting and other major events. While we didn't hear of any particular instances this Independence Day, we did hear of one local "star" who did their hometown proud: 12-year-old Louisa DeLoach. As we related on our front page Wednesday, Louisa is a rising seventh-grader at Camden Middle School. She played percussion in the sixth grade band and also plays guitar. She also sings our national anthem. The first time most people heard her do so was at this year's Carolina ...

July 14, 2014 | | Editorials


Jackson returning to BES, MPES

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday selected former Kershaw County School District (KCSD) principal Theodore Jackson to serve as interim principal for Bethune Elementary School and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School. Jackson is following Davy Branham who moved to North Central High School as principal.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


The power of hard labor

It was an early summer morning, an enchanting time when flowers are blooming, blackberries are spurting to full growth and the birds are happy to have sunny warmth. I had taken myself out to the back porch where I often settle down to write after I have finished a gentle run.

July 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Tommy Neal Lester

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Tommy Neal Lester, 72, will be held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kershaw County Council on Aging.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Inabinet - July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 | | Inabinet


No-no helps Florence close out Jets

Kershaw County Post 17 was one of two teams in the Lower Ttate American Legion baseball playoffs to have earned a berth in the second round of the post-season with a three-game sweep.

July 11, 2014 | | Sports


Smith's stab put finishing touches on 4-3 win

Just when it looked as if host Horry County was on the verge of tying Tuesday's second game of the American Legion baseball Lower State playoff game with Kershaw County, Post 17 first baseman Gunner Smith stepped in.

July 11, 2014 | | Sports


Van Davis Sr.

Haile's Funeral Home announced the death of Mr. Van S. "Boo" Davis, Sr., 40, of 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, South Carolina who passed on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

July 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dwayne Thomas Hall

Mr. Dwayne Thomas Hall entered enternal rest on July 3, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Visitations will be held on July 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

July 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Dogs knock off third-ranked Lakewood

On the day in which Lakewood moved into the third spot in the latest 4A state boys' basketball coaches poll, Camden brought the Gators down ...

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


MCCU Holiday Classic hoops tourney on deck

The third annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19-20, at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena ...

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


Unearned wins leads to CHS splitting matches

Forfeits played a major factor in the Camden wrestling team's splitting a pair of non-region matches with 4A opponents this week.

December 15, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon Holiday Classic opens tonight at L-E

Lugoff-Elgin will host its 26th annual Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday inside the Demons Den and the school's ...

December 15, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - Dec. 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 | | Ariail


Building the future

People driving around the county, especially around Camden, may see a number of projects in various stages of progress. In fact, several of these are ...

December 15, 2017 | | Editorials


An unchanging family

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I ...

December 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Season’s reason

More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could only find rest in a stable among cattle and ...

December 15, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Women’s rage unleashed

WASHINGTON - That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.

December 15, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Was land purchase a mistake?

Kershaw County property details are a matter of public record. One can go online and find a lot of interesting facts. In the matter of ...

December 15, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters


JAKE CARTER

Mr. Jake Carter, 84, formerly of King St., Camden, passed on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


RITA E. GOODMAN

Rita Elizabeth Goodman, 61 of Stockbridge, GA died December 13, 2017. She was born in New Bern, N.C. on March 6, 1956, to the ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


PAMELA GRIGSBY

Funeral services for Pamela Kay Jeffers Grigsby, 58, will be held today, December 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church, with ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


BARBARA JOHNSON

Funeral services for Barbara Jean Geneva Johnson, 66, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Willie Dyers will ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHNNIE JOHNSON JR.

Mr. Johnnie Johnson, Jr.,, 71, of 1008-B Seegars Mill Rd., Camden, passed on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


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