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Goodwin tapped as superintendent in Chesterfield County

Dr. Harrison Goodwin was named this month as the new superintendent of Chesterfield County School District.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


INVISTA to host blood drive

Summer is coming and so is the INVISTA blood drive. June 5 is the day when the American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in the parking lot waiting for your gift of life. Did you know 1 pint of blood can save three lives? Increased warm weather activities lead to increased accidents and the need for a robust blood supply. The strange fact is blood can't be manufactured by any means other than the human body. The blood supply relies on your generous donations.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


Local Lander University students earn academic honors

Lander University recently announced its President's List, Dean's List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2011. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President's List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean's List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.

May 16, 2012 | | Education


CHS, L-E and NC slate spring football games

All three Kershaw County high school football teams will close out their two weeks of practice with their annual spring games this week.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 14, 2012

• With the Major League Baseball season in its infancy, we're struck by one fact about the New York Yankees: the team must have the biggest -- we're talking in terms of physical size here -- pitching staff in the history of the league. Excluding Hiroki Kuroda, at 6-1 and 190 pounds the dwarf of the group, New York's starting rotation averages nearly 6-6 in height and 257 pounds. Hurler C. C. Sabathia is the biggest of the group at 6-7, 290. We don't know how well they'll pitch this year, but we doubt you'll see many ...

May 14, 2012 | | Editorials


'Giving Your Boxwood a $100 Haircut'

Twenty-five years ago, near Barboursville, Va., stood the ruins of an octagonal house near the edge of a vineyard.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Creepy nation

Actor George Clooney is handsome and personable in the style of Hollywood male stars of the 1930s/1950s, which is a relief. But what a nation of creeps we have become. He is giving a supper at his home for the benefit of President Barack Obama's re-election, which, it is estimated, will reap $15 million from people anxious to say that they have shared a salad with the actor and gazed at the president. This spectacle is shameful to contemplate and it makes one wonder what kind of a country we have become when empty-headed vainglorious non-entities pay good ...

May 14, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


Can Historic Camden expect $400,000?

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Historic Camden, we are thrilled -- no giddy -- to read in the mayor's candidacy article last Wednesday of the "recent funding of over $400,000.00 in infrastructure improvements supporting Historic Camden as a huge step forward in the dream of achieving National Park Status."

May 14, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters


Leaders Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.

May 14, 2012 | | Education


Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday

A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


‘Voices of Camden: A Quarrel With Oneself’ returns to FAC with a Titanic twist

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Monday as "The Voices of the Titanic" join "The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself" at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The popular Tony Scully monologue class hits the stage for the annual spring presentation.

May 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Teen Miss L-EHS collects donations for local charities

Katie Johnson, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, plans to compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in June as Teen Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School in Hartsville. Since winning her school's pageant in January, she has been busy collecting donations for several charities around the midlands. She has collected donations for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (the official charity of the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant Inc. system) in Columbia, Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, Camden Habitat for Humanity Store and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden.

May 14, 2012 | | People & Places


College senior weighs future options

Dear Annie: I am a college senior, graduating in May. I am currently undertaking two internships, and one of them will include a job offer when a position opens up. But I don't know if I should take it.

May 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Eloise Wood Wright

Eloise Wood Wright, 79, of 429 Watts Hill Road in Elgin died Friday, may 11, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


John E. Drakeford

A memorial service for John E. Drakeford, 75, of Cayce, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Platt Springs United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Rebecca J. Shirley. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

May 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Demons turn back Raiders, 4-2

Having seen some of the upsets in 4A first round baseball play in which fourth seeds defeated number-one seeds, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes was feeling pretty good about his team's 4-2 win over Laurens in the District IV opener.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Walt Inabinet - May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015 | | Inabinet


Playoff hunt begins for Dogs, Lady Demons

While baseball and softball are already in their second or, in some instances, third round of the post season, the other spring sports begin state tournament play this week.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


County squads try to stave off elimination

Three Kershaw County teams will try and keep their 2015 seasons intact when they all play tournament elimination games tonight.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 4, 2015

• We stand with Kershaw County Council in recognizing Bobby Jones on his long years of service not just to his hometown of Bethune, but the entire county. From his many years as a teacher, coach and principal to his time on and chairing the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission to serving as a counselor at The ALPHA Center, Jones epitomizes public service in Kershaw County. He is also a very nice man, giving hugs to men and women alike, and surprising folks with pound cakes, mostly of the lemon variety. But it is his contributions, large and small, to ...

May 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Historical Society Column - May 4, 2015

When the 15th and 17th Corps of Sherman's Army entered Kershaw District on February 23, 1865, at Peay's Ferry on the Wateree River west of Liberty Hill, then crossed the district in three days, and were poised to exit it on Lynches River at Young's Bridge, Tillers Ferry and Kelly's Bridge, locally the war was all but over.

May 04, 2015 | | Columns


A message from ‘Mr. BB’

As we celebrate our first anniversary of the Jackson Teen Center, I want to share some great things that are happening.

May 04, 2015 | Bryan Mayes, director, Jackson Teen Center Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands | Letters


Rich: Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

May 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military Briefs - May 4, 2015

Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.

May 04, 2015 | | Military


Bridge over Sandy Creek being replaced

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Watson Street near Elgin.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Benson to be Bethune and Mt. Pisgah principal

An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

May 04, 2015 | | Education


Janie Ruth Hough Thomas

Mrs. Janie Ruth Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Henry Robinson Jr.

Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill Community), died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Stan Melton

A funeral service to honor the life of William Stanley Melton, 64, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, May 4, 2015 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Cassatt. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Stan's memory to Kershaw County Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1684 Old Georgetown Road W., Cassatt, SC, 29032 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for ...

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita B. Jordan

Funeral service for Juanita Brown Jordan, 84, will be held on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Women's Auxiliary.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


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