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Lawsuit No. 3

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has been sued for the third time since taking office only a few months ago. While we aren't legal experts, we do see a few interesting developments here, the first one being that Matthews has been no shrinking violet when it comes to making statements about the way the department was run prior to his election. Of course that's not uncommon in South Carolina law enforcement circles; after all, sheriffs are elected and not appointed, and politics is part of the process. Some say Matthews continued his criticism of former Sheriff Steve McCaskill ...

August 05, 2011 | | Editorials


Throw the bums out

Back when I was in journalism school -- in the days when Gutenberg was still trying to figure out movable type and four guys named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were just starting to jot down their thoughts -- we were always taught to be subtle when writing opinion pieces.

August 05, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Fire forces Lugoff family out of home

The Lugoff Fire Department was dispatched to Meadow Drive in Lugoff July 27 initially for a reported brush fire close to a home. The first arriving firefighter reported to incoming units that the fire was actually inside the home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof.

August 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune Lions present checks, awards

The Bethune Lions Club had a very busy meeting recently. First, it had a presentation to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. To ensure the students at Bethune Elementary School are provided an arts enrichment program, the Bethune Garden Club, Bethune Lions Club and Bethune Woman's Club banded together and presented the (FAC) with checks totaling $1,000. The FAC will provide the arts enrichment program to Bethune Elementary during the 2011-2012 year.

August 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real estate transactions -- Aug. 3, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

August 03, 2011 | | For the Record


Scrapbook -- Aug. 3, 2011

It's funny how often a problem becomes an answer! I dropped a quarter in a kitchen drawer. It was "lost in the clutter"! I had to throw out stuff that just gets in the way. I found the quarter, and for a "bonus" I found that lost nut pick. It feels better when clutter doesn't get in the way.

August 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Tax tips -- Aug. 3, 2011

Many taxpayers spend time during the summer months updating their résumé and attending career fairs. The Internal Revenue Service reminds job seekers that you may be able to deduct some of the expenses on your tax return.

August 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear -- Aug. 3, 2011

Photo cutline-- 1976 Rifle Team Wins -- The Kershaw County 4-H Rifle Club team won state competition last week at State 4-H Conference, having the four high individual scores in the state. Members and leaders for the team are leader Stuart Smith, members Alan Burgess, Steve McIntosh, Steve Jernigan, Marshall Reu, and leader Peggy Jernigan.

August 03, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Leslie Wood

Mr. Leslie Wood, 88, of Lugoff, departed this life Sunday July 31, 2011 at Kershaw Health, Camden. He was a Veteran of World War II United States Army. He was a retiree of E. I. DuPont, Camden South Carolina. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-five years; Mrs. Viola S. Wood, four daughters; Byrdyne (Franklin) Bell of Augusta, GA, Brenda Wood of Lugoff, SC, Sandra Wood of Columbia, SC and Shelia (Floyd) Bracey of Lugoff, SC; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister; Inez Cunningham of Lugoff, SC and a host of other relatives and friends.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 3, 2011

August 03, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 3, 2011

August 03, 2011 | | Ariail


KC teens attend conference of more than 1,500 youth

Latter-day Saint teenagers from North and South Carolina gathered last week on the campus of East Carolina University for a Christian youth conference. The theme of the conference "One, But Not Alone" is based on the New Testament scripture "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Romans 12:5).

August 03, 2011 | | Localife


Charles Cushman Jr.

Charles V.B. Cushman, Jr., age 85, of Camden, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at his summer home in Chadds Ford, PA., that he shared with his wife, Joanne Bahr Cushman. Charlie was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 9, 1926, and spent his childhood in Upperville, Virginia. His entire adult life was spent in Camden. Charlie worked extensively in thoroughbred horse racing and training and he was very active in supporting the Kershaw County Hospital Foundation as well as the Camden equestrian community. Charlie not only rode in a Carolina Cup race back in his early days of riding ...

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Local photographer’s work goes to international exhibition

Two photographs created by Patty Hallman of Hallman Photography LLC in Lugoff have recently been accepted into the Loan Collection and General Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2011 International Photographic Competition. Hallman's work will be on display at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 15-17, 2012, in New Orleans, La. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of professional photographers and several photographic associations.

August 03, 2011 | | Arts


Uninsured Kershaw County residents offered free medical care Friday

Uninsured Kershaw County residents will be able to receive free medical, dental and eye care at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia on Friday and Saturday as part of SC Mission 2011.

August 03, 2011 | By Cassie Staton Special to the C-I | Healthcare


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Woodworkers Club collects and delivers school supplies

The Kershaw County Woodworkers Club started collecting school supplies back in June for their annual school supplies drive.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


4H recognizes L-EHS student for leadership

Clemson University's 4H program recently named Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Sidney Goff as one of 10 state winners at its 4H Congress Awards Banquet. Sidney's award includes a college scholarship and trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County quilters will attend Quilts of Valor event

Quilters from around South Carolina, including the Quilters of Kershaw County, will attend a fundraiser for the S.C. Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the S.C. National Guard Armory in Columbia.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Morris College residence halls to be named for two Kershaw County women

Morris College opened two new residence halls this year, and is naming one of them one in honor of two deceased Kershaw County natives: Dr. Daisy B. Alexander and Audree Adamson Clark. The new structures were made possible by a 10 million dollar gift given by Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Book review: 'Hope After Suicide'

"HOPE AFTER SUICIDE: One Woman's Journey from Darkness to Light," by Wendy Parmley, Cedar Fort, $14.99, 216 pages (nf)

September 22, 2014 | | National


Sci-fi once predicted the future. Has it become stale?

It's easy to anyone who watches the original "Star Trek" series of the 1960s to see similarities between Capt. Kirk's handheld communicator and a cellphone.

September 22, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


10 ideas of what God looks like

When you think of God, what do you see?

September 22, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Breathing the invigorating air of enlightenment

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September 22, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News | National


My love-hate relationship with all things cyber

It is invasive in our homes, our families, and our personal lives and it is because of the things you and I are doing! It is our blog posts, our Instagram updates, our Facebook statuses, our Pinterest boards and our lives that are causing all of us adverse reactions.

September 22, 2014 | Tiffany Sowby FamilyShare | National


Volunteer 'ally' families pull poor out of poverty

It's a common problem for those trying to climb out of poverty that the more money they make, the more they lose.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


5 everyday phrases that have religious origins

Have you ever had a moment so overwhelming and unbelievable that you thought, "I'm at my wits end!"? You might be surprised to know that this phrase actually originates from the Bible in Psalm 107, where King David gives thanks to the Lord for all he's done for his people, despite their misgivings.

September 22, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Student debt pushing retirees toward poverty

Rosemary Anderson, from Watsonville, California, took out two student loans in her thirties when she earned her bachelor's degree, and her master's, totaling $64,000. She has worked at least one job most of her life, in addition to raising her two children.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Parent's prison time devastating for kids, study finds

Kids who have a parent in jail or prison suffer significant health and behavior problems, according to a study that says parental incarceration could be worse for kids' health than divorce or a parent's death.

September 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago

(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.

September 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


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