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Editorial: Beechwood’s future

We recently reported a deal to transform Beechwood -- a 65-acre property with a century-old home on Camden's Knights Hill Road -- into a retirement community is dead, for the moment.

January 19, 2016 | | Editorials


Reader not happy with Beechwood outcome

Last Friday, this newspaper headlined "Beechwood retirement center contract terminated." Is anyone really surprised the project was killed? There are elements of our populace that would like nothing better than to see no growth or progress in Camden. They are very happy with things as they are. In fact, they think we have already progressed too far beyond the idolized Revolutionary War times. While giving lip service to growth and progress, they put so many limitations on it that what they visualize is of no value. When your interest in growth is restricted to things horse related, antiques and tourism ...

January 19, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Parker: Nikki Haley’s righteous gamble

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By broad consensus, the winner of Thursday night's GOP debate was Donald Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with most of the post-game commentary focused on "the fight" between Cruz and Trump.

January 19, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Auxiliary president: King inspired community volunteering

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American icon whose legacy many of us choose to honor by volunteering in our communities. King was a man who taught the world that passivity does not make a better community -- active, concerned citizens are the ones to enact change.

January 19, 2016 | Teresia Hayes, Camden State President, American Legion Auxiliary | Letters


Rich: The yarns of life

Something the other day took me back to a time, many years ago, when I followed the tight, winding roads of the mountains to present myself at the door of my maternal grandmother's house.

January 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: From NCLB to ESSA

After several years of what has become typical partisan haggling, Congress has finally reworked its foundation education legislation. "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) has been replaced by the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA). NCLB, which basically reduced educational accountability to standardized test results, had pretty much overstayed its welcome. The law's rigid "beat'em with a two-by-four" approach to educational improvement ended up creating more confusion and conflict than promoting actual progress.

January 19, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - Jan. 19, 2016

Lugoff-Elgin Senior Mary Carolyn DeBruhl of Lugoff has danced away with the title of Miss Darlington County 2003. The Miss South Carolina preliminary was held at the Center Theatre in Hartsville. She performed a cloggin routine to "Banjo Fantasy" and won the talent award as well as the crown. Contestants also competed in interview, swimsuit and evening gown.

January 19, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Local 4-H Rabbit Club members win awards

Members of the Kershaw County 4-H Rabbit Club recently won several awards at the Southern Pride Rabbit and Cavy show. In the morning youth show, Ishiyo Dorrill's Holland Lop buck won second place (first photo), and Omari Dorrill's blue Mini-Rex doe and male junior chocolate Mini-Rex (second photo) were both judged Best of Variety. The Dorrill sisters also won second and fourth place respectively for rabbit showmanship in their age class.

January 19, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Committee seeking contact information for 1960s, 1970s CHS band members

A tribute and memorial are in the planning stages to honor William H. Basden Sr., who, in the 1960s and 1970s, made his Camden High School (CHS) marching bands a dominant force in South Carolina and throughout the United States.

January 19, 2016 | | Camden


Camden Jaycees celebrate successful Stocking Fund drive

Since the mid-1940s, the Camden Jaycess has helped thousands of Kershaw County residents with its annual Stocking Fund. Every year, the Jaycess host multiple fundraisers to support its efforts every Christmas season, and this year was no different. The Jaycees' work at the Carolina and Colonial cups, its annual golf tournament and a pulled pork fundraiser allowed the organization to serve 250 families throughout the county.

January 19, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - Jan. 19, 2016

Real estate transactions

January 19, 2016 | | For the Record


College & University News - Jan. 19, 2015

Robert Alexander Ruth has been named to the Dean's List for the fall quarter of 2015, with a GPA of 3.50 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. Ruth is a freshmen majoring in sports/entertainment/event mangement. He is a 2015 graduate of S.C. Virtual Charter School.

January 19, 2016 | | Education


Bhatia named Capella SVP/chief medical information officer

Capella Healthcare recently named Vishal Bhatia, MD, MBA, as senior vice president and chief medical information officer (CMIO), according to a press release issued by Capella President and CEO Michael Wiechart.

January 19, 2016 | | Business


Perfect spellers

January 19, 2016 | | Education


Nancy Wood-Brunson

Service for Ms. Nancy Inez Wood-Brunson was held Monday, January 18, 2016, 11:00 AM at Fort Clark Baptist Church, 424 Veterans Row in Elgin, South Carolina. Viewing was 5PM - 7PM at Collins Funeral Home on Sunday and one hour prior to service at the church. Friends may visit at 631 Rabon Circle in Elgin. Ms. Brunson died Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


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L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Scully: The heart and mind of Bud Ferillo

During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...

February 05, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Paper or plastic and ‘glocal’ issues

A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both ...

February 05, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 5, 2016

February 05, 2016 | | Ariail


Lugoff-Elgin High School senior is 2016 BGCM Youth of the Year

Tyler Maple, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is the 2016 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands (BGCM) Youth of the Year.

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


W.A.R.M. volunteers

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


KHGC meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Proctor Hall. Marguerite Glasgow wil host the group; Sherry Sweet-Miller, Grace ...

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


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