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Robert Ariail -- Feb. 22, 2012

February 22, 2012 | | Ariail


County fortunate to have Matthews

I recently watched the YouTube video rant by a member of Elgin Town Council and a friend of his who criticized Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews and his department for "doing their job." To compare modern law enforcement to Nazis during World War II is an affront to the men and women who put their lives on the line for Kershaw County citizens.

February 22, 2012 | Steve Smith Columbia | Letters


Yesteryear -- Feb. 22, 2012

Photo cutline -- DEA Agent James McGivney presented awards in Columbia Friday to Kershaw County law enforcement personnel who were involved in several successful drug busts. Receiving awards were Bethune Police Chief Richard De Vors, Cpt. Jack Cobb of the Camden Police Department and Tom Leach with the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office. Seated is Officer Selina Hansen of the Camden Police Department.

February 22, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Pre-season tourneys open spring campaign

While the start of the regular season for Kershaw County high school spring sports teams does not begin until the first week of March, that will not stop at least four programs from getting a head start to their respective campaigns by playing in pre-season tournaments.

February 20, 2012 | | Sports


Palmetto Dance Center qualifies for national dance championships

During the weekend of Feb. 10-12, dancers from Palmetto Dance Center competed at Encore Dance Competition for the Stars and qualified all 34 of their routines for the National Dance Championships to be held this July in Savannah, Ga. The solos, duos, and teams brought home twenty-three first place trophies, seven second place trophies, three third place trophies, and one fourth place trophy. In addition to these age division winnings, the group brought home additional trophies for 10 First Place Overall winnings, two Second Place Overall Winnings, and one third Place Overall Trophies. The awards didn't stop there because ...

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Smith, Mr. Hudson engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clyburn Smith, Jr of Camden, S.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Smith to Phillip Edward Hudson, Jr. of Camden, S.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Edward Hudson, Sr of Camden, S.C.

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Herndon to seek State House seat

Saying he wants to help reform state government, Kershaw County businessman David Herndon has announced his candidacy for State House District 52.

February 20, 2012 | | Politics


Weeks elected to state hospital association board

KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie J. Weeks was elected to the South Carolina Hospital Association Board of Trustees (SCHA) at the association's annual meeting Jan. 30. Weeks previously served on the SCHA board and was chairman in 1994.

February 20, 2012 | | Healthcare


Grants and savings equal city improvements

Just recently, I was talking with a group of local citizens when someone mentioned the new street lights. In the past three years, the City of Camden has received and utilized grants in excess of $3 million for several improvements. A combination of grant funds and some tax dollars has been spent to move many electrical lines underground:

February 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Quality education has cost

A community member asked me recently why I place so much emphasis on the budget. The exact words were, "I think that's all you ever talk about." I guess I have to plead guilty to keeping the budget as a front burner issue. When I think about the discussions I have about our schools with parents, staff, students and community members, most of these discussions revolve around smaller class sizes, additional academic and extracurricular programs, competitive compensation, materials and supplies, technology and additional staff in areas such as nursing, maintenance, classroom assistants and clerical. All of these are areas ...

February 20, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


America in ‘decline’ denial

Is America in decline? No way, says President Obama, proudly speaking of our standing overseas. But some grim new reports on our educational gaps remind us that decline is like charity -- it begins at home.

February 20, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 20, 2012

February 20, 2012 | | Ariail


Teen killed in single-car crash

A Camden High School student died in a single-car accident on Haile Street just outside Camden early Sunday morning.

February 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Grace Holiday Wilson

Mrs. Grace Holiday Wilson, 88, of 175 Lewis Circle, Rembert, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Wilson Family.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Maxie Webster

Services for Maxie Evon "Bud" Webster, 74, were held on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NTAF, in honor of Andy Crowson, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Demons turn back Raiders, 4-2

Having seen some of the upsets in 4A first round baseball play in which fourth seeds defeated number-one seeds, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes was feeling pretty good about his team's 4-2 win over Laurens in the District IV opener.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Walt Inabinet - May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015 | | Inabinet


Playoff hunt begins for Dogs, Lady Demons

While baseball and softball are already in their second or, in some instances, third round of the post season, the other spring sports begin state tournament play this week.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


County squads try to stave off elimination

Three Kershaw County teams will try and keep their 2015 seasons intact when they all play tournament elimination games tonight.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 4, 2015

• We stand with Kershaw County Council in recognizing Bobby Jones on his long years of service not just to his hometown of Bethune, but the entire county. From his many years as a teacher, coach and principal to his time on and chairing the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission to serving as a counselor at The ALPHA Center, Jones epitomizes public service in Kershaw County. He is also a very nice man, giving hugs to men and women alike, and surprising folks with pound cakes, mostly of the lemon variety. But it is his contributions, large and small, to ...

May 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Historical Society Column - May 4, 2015

When the 15th and 17th Corps of Sherman's Army entered Kershaw District on February 23, 1865, at Peay's Ferry on the Wateree River west of Liberty Hill, then crossed the district in three days, and were poised to exit it on Lynches River at Young's Bridge, Tillers Ferry and Kelly's Bridge, locally the war was all but over.

May 04, 2015 | | Columns


A message from ‘Mr. BB’

As we celebrate our first anniversary of the Jackson Teen Center, I want to share some great things that are happening.

May 04, 2015 | Bryan Mayes, director, Jackson Teen Center Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands | Letters


Rich: Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

May 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military Briefs - May 4, 2015

Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.

May 04, 2015 | | Military


Bridge over Sandy Creek being replaced

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Watson Street near Elgin.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Benson to be Bethune and Mt. Pisgah principal

An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

May 04, 2015 | | Education


Janie Ruth Hough Thomas

Mrs. Janie Ruth Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Henry Robinson Jr.

Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill Community), died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Stan Melton

A funeral service to honor the life of William Stanley Melton, 64, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, May 4, 2015 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Cassatt. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Stan's memory to Kershaw County Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1684 Old Georgetown Road W., Cassatt, SC, 29032 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for ...

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita B. Jordan

Funeral service for Juanita Brown Jordan, 84, will be held on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Women's Auxiliary.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


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