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Sheppard has big guns blazing in Smithwick

Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he will seek to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races in the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1).

July 30, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Kaleigh Ward to marry Mr. Grant Cox in September

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.

July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The legend of Lloyd Seay

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - July 28, 2014

• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...

July 28, 2014 | | Editorials


Tourney action continues in Sumter

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 28, 2014 | | Sports


An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


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County point-in-time homeless count is Jan. 24

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count will take place in Kershaw County January 24 through 28 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Art and Geometry

Recently Pam Horton's Honors Geometry classes had two special guests: Mrs. Donna Royson and Ms.Cindy Bundrick. These ladies helped students make a real-life ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Area students achieve academic honors

Southern Wesleyan University announced dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. The following students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Probate process workshop Feb. 2

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host a Probate Process Workshop on Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m. in the council chambers of the ...

January 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


KCSD teacher career fair scheduled for Jan. 27

Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


PERRY REDDICK

Funeral service for Perry Donald Reddick, 60, was held on Sunday at Powers Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Cemetery. Minister Kimberly Tillman officiated.

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN CHARLES SIMMONS

A service to celebrate the life of John Charles Simmons, 56, will be held today, January 16, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Powers ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


ELLA CATHERINE TEAL

Funeral services for Ella Catherine Teal, 88, of Columbia, S.C. will be held 11 o'clock, Tuesday, January 16th, in Boyce Chapel, at First ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


Lawson, Gators hand Demons a 66-49 setback

Before his team traveled to meet Lakewood on Friday night, Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball head coach Garrett Knight said the host Gators' size and athleticism concerned ...

January 16, 2018 | | Sports


KCMA music competition Feb. 10

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its annual music scholarship competition ...

January 16, 2018 | | People & Places


Looking to the future, remembering the past

As I am about to start the second semester of my senior year, I have come to the realization that time is truly flying. So ...

January 16, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


My freshman to senior years at CMA

High school is tough; boarding school is tough; but a military school is even tougher, especially if you're going in as a freshman and ...

January 16, 2018 | By Matthew Rush, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Ariail - Jan. 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Dog problems

Readers will notice a story on today's front page regarding problems some Elgin area residents have been having with feral dogs.

January 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Gratitude in 2018

Hello 2018! A new year is upon us, and I am so excited about all the great things in store for our beautiful city! I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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