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New orthopedic surgeon joins Camden Bone & Joint

Orthopaedic surgeon T. Chris Tran, MD, has joined doctors Andrew Piasecki and James Nichols at Camden Bone & Joint. He will perform inpatient and outpatient surgeries at KershawHealth, and his practice will focus on general orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tran is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

July 14, 2014 | | Healthcare


KershawHealth’s core commitment to patient care

There have been recent media reports about hospitals in South Carolina facing cuts in Medicare payments due to rising rates of hospital-acquired infections and hospital readmissions. These reimbursement reductions come as part of a drive by the healthcare community, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to increase patient safety and quality of care. There's nothing wrong with that -- we all should be held accountable. Hospitals across the country are working hard to attack the complex issues involved in care and to institute best practices to improve outcomes.

July 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Exit exams no longer required for diplomas

As the result of a change in state law, South Carolina students -- including those from Kershaw County -- in the class of 2015 will no longer have to pass the state's exit exam as a requirement for graduation from high school. Starting this month, the deletion of the exit exam requirement also applies to any student in the graduating class of 1990 and later.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


Melissa Justice Lilly

Melissa Justice Lilly, of Camden, formerly of Logan, West Virginia, wife of Richard Dean Lilly, Sr. passed away after a sudden illness on July 8, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born on October 26, 1970, in Holden, West Viriginia, she was the daughter of Terry and Ruby Estep Robinson.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Virginia Smith Norwood

Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Smith Norwood, 65, of Camden will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden with burial in St. Peter United Methodist Church cemetery, Flint Hill Road in Camden. Friends may visit at 1605 Fairfax Drive in Camden. She died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Barbara Ann Steen Price

Funeral services celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Steen Price, 69, of Bishopville, will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, July 14, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dave Robinson and Rev. Alvin Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Barbara Ann's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - July 14, 2014

• For years, the public and the media have made fun of celebrities for mangling The Star-Spangled Banner at sporting and other major events. While we didn't hear of any particular instances this Independence Day, we did hear of one local "star" who did their hometown proud: 12-year-old Louisa DeLoach. As we related on our front page Wednesday, Louisa is a rising seventh-grader at Camden Middle School. She played percussion in the sixth grade band and also plays guitar. She also sings our national anthem. The first time most people heard her do so was at this year's Carolina ...

July 14, 2014 | | Editorials


Jackson returning to BES, MPES

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday selected former Kershaw County School District (KCSD) principal Theodore Jackson to serve as interim principal for Bethune Elementary School and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School. Jackson is following Davy Branham who moved to North Central High School as principal.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


The power of hard labor

It was an early summer morning, an enchanting time when flowers are blooming, blackberries are spurting to full growth and the birds are happy to have sunny warmth. I had taken myself out to the back porch where I often settle down to write after I have finished a gentle run.

July 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Tommy Neal Lester

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Tommy Neal Lester, 72, will be held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kershaw County Council on Aging.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Inabinet - July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 | | Inabinet


No-no helps Florence close out Jets

Kershaw County Post 17 was one of two teams in the Lower Ttate American Legion baseball playoffs to have earned a berth in the second round of the post-season with a three-game sweep.

July 11, 2014 | | Sports


Smith's stab put finishing touches on 4-3 win

Just when it looked as if host Horry County was on the verge of tying Tuesday's second game of the American Legion baseball Lower State playoff game with Kershaw County, Post 17 first baseman Gunner Smith stepped in.

July 11, 2014 | | Sports


Van Davis Sr.

Haile's Funeral Home announced the death of Mr. Van S. "Boo" Davis, Sr., 40, of 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, South Carolina who passed on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

July 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


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2-year-old found safe

The Camden Police Department issued the following press release at 9:30 a.m. today (Friday):

May 18, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Creel to be new Blaney Elementary principal

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to select Windsor Elementary (Richland School District 2) Assistant Principal Sherrill Creel ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


NCHS listed again as one of best in U.S.

For the fourth time in five years, U.S. News & World Report magazine is ranking North Central High School (NCHS) as one of the best ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


For the Record - May 18, 2018

Real estate transactions

May 18, 2018 | | For the Record


Colleges, universities honor area students

Erin Elliott, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major from Elgin, was among the more than 45 Coastal Carolina University students who were recently inducted ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


Kershaw County Ag+Art Tour returns June 2-3

Visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to experience firsthand where their food comes from, meet real farmers, watch artists in action, and event ...

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


FRC hosting ‘College Bound 101: Campus Secrets’ on May 29

As high school students graduate, the Family Resource Center (FRC) wants to ensure that those attending college have a safe, healthy and memorable experience.

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs). Adoption Center hours are Tues-Fri, 10 ...

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


I often get questions or laughs about my dog

My dog, Wren, is a Chug, a rather funny-looking mixture of a Pug and Chihuahua. She has a brownish coat and a tail that curls ...

May 18, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Raymie Woolfe passes away in Viginia at 82

Raymond G. (Raymie) Woolfe Jr. who, at 16 while a high school student in Camden, became the youngest jockey at the time to win a ...

May 18, 2018 | | Equine


Dogs finish 13th in state tourney

Battling tougher conditions on Tuesday than they did in Monday's opening round of the AAA state golf championship at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca ...

May 18, 2018 | | Golf


WILLIE LEE ADAMS

Mr. Willie Lee Adams, 48, of 277 Douglas Street, Camden, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM CARLOS

Mr. William "Bill" Carlos, 78, of Camden passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Services are incomplete at this time. Collins Funeral Home Inc. is caring ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


RAYMOND K. COLEMAN

Mr. Raymond K. Coleman, Sr, 80, of Camden, passed away May 14, 2018. He was born May 18, 1938 in Camden, SC. Public viewing will ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


DELORES ADAMSON JONES

Delores Adamson Jones, 60, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Lillie Mae Adamson of Cassatt. She ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


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