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 ...
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.
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.
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.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 ...
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.
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.
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.