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Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) receives his first-place S.C. Sheriff's Association (SCSA) pistol match trophy from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The competition is held every year at the SCSA's summer conference. This year, the SCSA held the pistol match at the Myrtle Beach Police Department's indoor firearms training facility, located at the old Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Competitors, all of whom are South Carolina sheriffs, competed in a timed combat-type course which required speed and accuracy. The second-place winner was Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson who also won second place in the 2012 ...

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A Waggly Tails cookout

Piggly Wiggly of Camden raised $3,624 during its two-day Waggly Tails cookout last recently. The community came together and the ribs, chicken and hot dogs were completely sold out by the end of the day on Saturday. Several dogs were also adopted during the event, including Dixie by John Jackson; Drake by Jessica Marsh and her son, James; and a yet to be named dog by Kaitlyn Anderson. The grill masters were Piggly Wiggly Manager Steve Jackson, Tony Dixon and Robert "Cowboy" Mothershed. Here volunteers Cecilia Stevenson, Carla Knight and Susan Seegars pose for a picture.

July 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


KCSO charges fugitive sex offender

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl he met online is in jail after being located by Lexington County authorities.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


How Zimmerman won

As the father of a young man who is close to the same age, size and build as Trayvon Martin, I sympathize with his parents.

July 19, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


License plate readers

We're aware, of course, that in an age of terrorism and violence, law enforcement officials need all the help they can get in dealing with potential incidents. The recent bombing at the Boston Marathon is yet another piece of evidence that people with ill intent can strike at any time. And one of the factors that led to that crime being solved was the presence of security cameras in the area.

July 19, 2013 | | Editorials


Going head to head with an All-American

July 19, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Springdale 5K entrants follow the hoof prints

Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run, one-lap walk and one-lap Kids' Fun Run to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

July 19, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


John Tucker

Mr. John Thomas "Buddy" Tucker, Sr., 73, of 1539 Smyrna Road, Elgin died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Tucker family.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Your Dream Home

What is one thing your dream house would have to have?

July 17, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


June and July Births

BAYLEE RAYNE IVESTER

July 17, 2013 | | Births


The Wateree District of the Boy Scouts holds awards ceremony

The Wateree District of the Boy Scouts of America had its awards ceremony March 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyttleton Street Methodist Church. Around 80 scouts and friends attended this event. Above: a group picture of most of the award recipients from the Wateree District of the Boy Scouts of America awards ceremony; right: district officers being sworn in for 2013.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Porkchop Productions returns to the Kershaw County Library

Porkchop Productions, South Carolina's highly praised children's theater troupe, will present "The Three Goats Gruff" at the Kershaw County Library Monday. Two performances will be presented: the first one at 10:30 a.m. at the Elgin branch and the second at 2 p.m. at the Camden branch.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Conservation Day Camp

The Kershaw County Conservation District announces its 2013 Conservation Day Camp. Beginning Tuesday, August 6, natural resource professionals will guide young explorers through three days of adventure at Goodale State Park.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Memorial blood drive to be held Thursday

In honor of local firefighters and law enforcement and in memory of the Arizona Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew, Heritage Community Bank will be hosting a memorial blood drive through the American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff fire truck dedication, open house Saturday

The public is invited to a new fire truck dedication and open house at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Camden Jaycees’ golf tourney will benefit group’s annual Christmas Stocking Fund

Spaces are filling up quickly for the Camden Jaycees' Annual Golf Tournament which benefits the organization's yearly Christmas Stocking Fund.

September 19, 2017 | | Golf


Demon harriers show improvement at Lake Murray Invitational meet

One week after having Hurricane Irma cancel the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic, the Lugoff-Elgin cross country teams competed in Saturday's highly competitive Lake Murray ...

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights welcome L-E, 10 others into tournament

A three-set sweep over visiting Central last Thursday night kept the North Central volleyball team hot on the heels of Region 4-AA leading Buford.

September 19, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Demons extend streak to 3

It started with a win over North Augusta and continued with Thursday's 3-0 sweep over Region 6-4A rival Hartsville.

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS runners make best of bad situation

Hurricane Irma may have caused the cancellation of the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic but it could not dampen the spirit of several members of the ...

September 19, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons come up empty in falling to Thoroughbreds

Sometimes in order for a team to be successful, they need a humbling wake up call. That was exactly what happened Friday night as Lugoff-Elgin ...

September 19, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Ariail - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Animal rescue

Today, readers may notice a short feature and photos on the front page about Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, the truly dynamic duo behind Danny ...

September 19, 2017 | | Editorials


How Democrats won the presidency

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.

September 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 15, 2017

Dear Danica Patrick,

September 19, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School construction projects update

Last November, voters in Kershaw County approved a two-question $129 million referendum to move forward with a number of critical school construction projects. These projects ...

September 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Historian and author to speak on Carolina Backcountry History during KCHS program

A multi-faceted historian and author of several locally relevant books will speak at the Kershaw County Historical Society's 3 p.m. public program Sunday ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Former USC football players visit DME students

Authors Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, who are also former University of South Carolina football players, visited with all Doby's Mill Elementary School students ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


LILY S. BRANHAM

A memorial service for Lilly S. Branham, 84, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Reconnu ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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