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Mosquito dunks available to residents, business owners

In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free Mosquito Dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito Dunks are biological control discs which are deployed in standing water. One Mosquito Dunk treats 100 square feet of water surface and can be broken into several portions to treat multiple trouble spots. Each environmentally safe, nontoxic disc works up to 30 days and kills mosquitoes before they are old enough to bite.

April 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Pets of the Week - April 8, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Max, a 1-1/2-year-old male Retriever/Terrier mix, and Rosie, a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

April 08, 2016 | | Pets


Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge closes

Camden-Lugoff Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 2603 closed in recent days, according to Lodge Leader John Powers.

April 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Probate Process workshop April 29

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host its second annual Probate Process Workshop on Friday, April 29 at 9 a.m. at the Kershaw County Courthouse, 1121 Broad St., Room 207, Camden. The workshop will be led by Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham and is free and open to the public.

April 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Mohaymen fourth in the Florida Derby

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Mixed emotions prevailed at trainer Kiaran McLaughlin's barn on Sunday, the morning after Shadwell Stable's multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen suffered his first career loss in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

April 05, 2016 | | Equine


LFHS meets April 11

The Lynches Fork Historical Society meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Woman's Club. The public is invited.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


FAC receives $8,000 grant from Duke Energy

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) recently received an $8,000 grant from Duke Energy. Through its grants, the Duke Energy Foundation supports local non-profits who make a contribution to the communities in which they live through programs, services and the economic impact they have on the community in which they serve.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Music Association Spring Concert April 14

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 5, 2016

April 05, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: The stage is set

As we reported Friday, the stage is now set for most of this year's local political races. We know Bobby Gary will finish out Willie Mickle's unexpired term in the Kershaw County Council District 1 seat he held immediately before Mickle. We also know Gary will face his special election opponent Al Bozard in November's general election.

April 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Trump learns thinking is hard

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he's not.

April 05, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Asheville resident thankful for puppy from Camden

Nineteen years ago in March, we purchased a Jack Russell Terrier puppy at a steeplechase in Pinehurst, N.C. The breeder was said to be from Camden, S.C., but I do not remember the name.

April 05, 2016 | Eleanor Jones Asheville, N.C. | Letters


Resident unhappy with The State newspaper

As I drive through my neighborhood in north Camden and other areas around the city, I find plastic bags with The State newspaper advertising in them lying on the open road, in driveways and on the side of the roads. These bags with their contents have been there for days now. They are waterlogged, driven over and generally trash.

April 05, 2016 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Rich: Mama comes around again

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental, but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor so any little bit of something might be valuable down the road.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: Memorable sounds

Last month, our column dealt with a sound from the late 1860s in Kershaw County, the sound of the auctioneer's gavel at a tax or bankruptcy sale as he hammered it down and said "sold" for a piece of county property. It was an unforgettable sound, especially if it were your property being sold.

April 05, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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Dogs head to playoffs after emotional win

Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found ...

April 29, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Playoffs ... at a glance

Lugoff-Elgin was scheduled to open 4A state baseball and softball playoff action last night while Camden kicks off the double-elimination, post-season today.

April 29, 2016 | | Sports


Loss sends L-E netters to Lower State

Having a berth in the 4A state tennis tournament already in pocket, Lugoff-Elgin entered Tuesday's home match with Region 4 rival Westwood playing for ...

April 29, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: Trump’s plans ‘knee jerk’ at best

How might a Trump presidency play out on a day-to-day, week-to-week, year-to-year basis? Some may choose to have him elected just to continue to hear ...

April 29, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


USC student wants investment in early ed

All kids deserve a strong start to life.

April 29, 2016 | Ja’Varis Crim Camden | Letters


Reader thankful of support for daughter with diabetes

I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Camden for their outpouring of support for my daughter, Caroline.

April 29, 2016 | Lisa Woolard Camden | Letters


HAROLD W. FLYNN - Camden

Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the The Covenant Place of Sumter. Graveside services were conducted by the ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


BENJAMIN J. GRIPPER - Camden

Mr. Benjamin Jermaine Gripper, 24, of 652 St. Paul Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA COOK JOHNSON - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Patricia Cook Johnson, 63, will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Household of Faith ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


ERIC E. JONES - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Eric Eugene Jones, 52, of 755 Knights Hill Rd in Camden, will be held Monday, May 2, 2016, 1:00pm at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN V. JOYNER - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for John Virgil Joyner, 84, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


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