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CHS netters rebound to top A.C. Flora, 4-2

It may not rank anywhere close to being one of the biggest of his 560 tennis coaching victories at Camden High, but Thursday's 4-2 win over visiting A.C. Flora was one which Roger Smoak cherished, nonetheless.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs lose lead, game to Hartsville

Call this the one that got away.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Service to the board

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Carol Thompson (left) and Kim DuRant (right) were recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) with special lapel pins for reaching milestones in their years of service on the board. School Board Chairperson Mara Jones (center) presented the pins to Thompson and DuRant at the Feb. 7 school board meeting. Thompson, who has the longest tenure of any current school board member, was recognized for 15 years of service. She serves as the board's chaplain and has also been the vice chairperson in the past. DuRant was recognized for 10 ...

March 12, 2012 | | Education


James L. Branham

Funeral service for James LeGrande Branham, 65, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steve Dixon

Mr. Steve Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Julia Ann Salmond

Funeral service for Julia Ann Salmond, 61, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Amy Nicole Smith

Amy Nicole Smith, 38, of Sumter, beloved daughter of Lynn and Cynthia M. Smith, died on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Library to offer free downloadable music

Songs from artists in the Sony Music catalog -- artists such as Daughtry, Miranda Lambert, T-Pain, Paul Simon and many more -- will soon be available to download from the Kershaw County Library's website.

March 12, 2012 | | People & Places


FAC presents second annual Kershaw County’s got Talent

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning on March 21 the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent--a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. If you sing, act, play an instrument, dance, juggle, are a comedian or just have an amazing talent, then this competition is for you! See if you can move forward to the final competition scheduled for March 24 at the FAC. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonald's ...

March 12, 2012 | | People & Places


Lugoff Toyota to build new dealership

Construction will begin this spring on a new home for Lugoff Toyota, to be built on the dealership's existing site at 878 U.S. 1 South in Lugoff.

March 12, 2012 | | Business


Public land

They put the war dead in the library. The Yankees took all of the livestock, food, and feed. The hungry rats quickly became a problem.

March 12, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed - March 12, 2012

• In the wake of revelations that some NFL teams paid bonuses to defensive players for delivering such hard hits that offensive players were knocked out of games, it would be naïve for anyone to believe this is a new wrinkle. But league commissioner Roger Goodell needs to deal with this and put an end to it, especially in light of all the recent revelations about brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head.

March 12, 2012 | | Editorials


Brash Limbaugh

Americans praise civility, but we constantly reward rudeness. That annoying fact of life helps to explain why the blessings that Rush Limbaugh brought to the Republican base recently turned into a curse.

March 12, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Rabid raccoon reported in lake area

A raccoon from the Lake Wateree area of Kershaw County tested positive for rabies, prompting the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to advise individuals to be especially cautious and avoid wild animals.

March 12, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - March 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

March 27, 2015 | | Pets


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