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Police reports and FOI Act

A bill has been introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives that would, in effect, give police agencies in the state the right to withhold all incident reports, a move that would strike a serious blow to the public's right to know via the state's Freedom of Information Act. The legislation, known as H. 4740, was introduced by Rep. Chris Murphy of Summerville and co-sponsors include such powerful lawmakers as Rep. Bobby Harrell, the Speaker of the House, and Rep. James Harrison, chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

February 17, 2012 | | Editorials


County wrestlers vying for spots in state championships

Lugoff-Elgin will send one wrestler from each of the 14 weight divisions into the two-day 4A Upper State wrestling championships which open tonight at Laurens High School.

February 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ready to get his kicks at USC-Upstate

February 17, 2012 | | Sports


Legislative delegation seeks input on new precinct name

The Kershaw County Delegation is seeking input from voters in the Camden 3 and Camden 4 precincts on ideas of a name for a new combined precinct that will vote at Camden Elementary School.

February 15, 2012 | | Politics


Letitia Sikes

Graveside inurnment services for Letitia Sandlin Sikes, 79, of Camden will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Bostic Sandlin Cemetery, Corn Mill Road, Beulaville, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 7:00 -8:00 PM with a prayer service beginning at 7:15 PM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1301 Mill Street Camden, SC Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sikes's memory to Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, 1619 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Fred Shipton

A celebration of life service for Fred Shipton, 82, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines, the Rev. Kirk Baker, and the Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Linda J. Horton

Funeral service for Linda Joyce Horton, 64, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Refuge Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday at 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Louise Ella Lee

Mrs. Louise Ella Lee, of Camden, died Tuesday, February 13, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Lee family.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Reddick

Funeral service for James Reddick, 64, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Unity United Methodist Church Family Center Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Augustus Rodgers will officiate.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Annual Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea planned at FAC

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is pleased to announce two annual events celebrating Black History Month. The seventh annual Gospel Fest takes place Feb. 18, followed by the Heritage Tea Celebration on Feb. 19. This dedicated committee has put together these special programs celebrating the spirit of community with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The special sponsorship of this weekend's celebration is provided by the Piggly Wiggly of Camden.

February 15, 2012 | | People & Places


Leroy Goodwin

Mr. Leroy Goodwin, 63, of 1054-C Gray Fox Road, Lugoff, died Saturday, February 11, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Goodwin Family.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Price House to host annual Black History Month exhibit

Camden's historic Price House at the corner of Broad and York Streets will host The annual Black History exhibit will be held at Camden's historic Price House at the corner of Broad and York Streets Feb. 22 to 25, from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., Sunday, February 26, Camden Second Presbyterian, located at 816 Market Street, will host the annual Sunday evening Black History Month program. Both events are free and open to the public.

February 15, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden man arrested in counterfeiting scam

A 40-year-old Camden man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly used counterfeit money to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal.

February 15, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Griffin to be guest speaker for Joseph B. Kershaw Camp

Chuck Horton, Commander of the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Camden, announced that their guest speaker for the Feb. 16 meeting, Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Camden Seafood Hut, will be Civil War Historian Dr. John Griffin, who has spoken to their Camp on several previous occasions.

February 15, 2012 | | People & Places


Citizen Rainey

John Rainey is wearing a coat and tie as he strides slowly across the grass of his 17-acre estate -- called Fox Watch Farm -- which is just outside the small town of Camden. It's after midday, and the sun is turning the nearby dogwood trees gold.

February 15, 2012 | (This story was originally published in the weekly newspaper Free Times of Columbia.) By COREY HUTCHINS | Politics


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Scully: Bono and the Battle of Camden

At the Battle of Camden's 235th anniversary, I spoke on behalf of the city. I remembered Bono, rock star and humanitarian, stating every country ...

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Adult Ed staffers honored

Three Kershaw County School District adult education staff members were honored with regional and state awards this summer by the South Carolina Association of Adult ...

September 04, 2015 | | People & Places


Autumn wins big

Autumn Sturkie of Cassatt won the title of Ultimate Grand Supreme at the Belles of the Beach pageant Sparkles & Spurs in Hartsville on April 11 ...

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Councilman invites residents to hear bond alternative

A few weeks ago, on a 4-3 vote, county council approved first reading of a general obligation bond for economic development. The dollar amount of ...

September 04, 2015 | Councilman Jimmy Jones Kershaw County District 4 | Letters


Reader appreciates kind grocery bagger

Thank you for your excellent coverage of local news. We are truly grateful to have enjoyed your newspaper all these years. We are truly a ...

September 04, 2015 | Alexa Bates Lugoff | Letters


Seniors Golf Tournament is on September 25

Calling all 50 and older golfers: registration is now underway for the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department's annual Seniors Golf Tournament.

September 04, 2015 | | People & Places


Gretchen Watts Roepke

A graveside memorial service to celebrate the life of Gretchen Watts Roepke, 58, of Columbia, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, September ...

September 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marjorie Knowles Garber

Marg Garber, a wife, mother, sister, friend, and a believer in Christ, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 2. She was ...

September 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Samuel Terry Dukes

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Samuel Terry Dukes, Sr., 78, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September ...

September 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Johnny L. Copeland

Mr. Johnny L. Copeland, 88, of Huntersville, N.C., formerly of Camden, passed on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 ...

September 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


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