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Runners up

Make plans to lace up your sneakers and hit the track for the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course. The 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way's Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community. Participants are invited to include the whole family or to bring their dogs along for the walk. Last year, more than 400 people attended the event, with more than half actually running or walking the course. KershawHealth will provide free ...

July 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Bachmann's 'submerged' benefits

She's a famous foe of "big government" in her presidential campaign. Yet Rep. Michele Bachmann says it is no big deal that her family is reported to have received several hundred thousand dollars in government benefits. We'll let the voters decide how big of a deal they think it is.

July 25, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Traffic stop results in seizure of prison contraband

A routine driver's license check by the newly formed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit netted the arrest of a Columbia man believed to supply contraband tobacco and cell phones to prison inmates.

July 25, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Barbara Ann Abercrombie

Memorial service for Barbara Anne Abercrombie, 78, of Newberry, will be held Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. The Rev. Karen Radcliff will officiate. The family will recieve friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1005 College Street, Newberry, S.C. 29018.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mary Jane Adamson

Mrs. Mary Jane Adamson, 86, of Lawhorn Road, Camden, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Marie F. Campbell

Funeral services for Marie F. Campbell, 87, of West Columbia, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Congaree Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. John D. White. Burial will be Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, SC. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia is assisting the family.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Monroe Lee

Mr. Monroe Lee, 87, of 205 Laurens St., Camden, passed away Friday morning. He was the husband for 62 years of Suzanne Lee. He was the son of the late Burnie and Janie Reed Lee.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Wright

Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday July 19, 2011.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dorothy June Hoffman

Dorothy June Hoffman, nee Arnold, the daughter of Nova and Thelma Arnold, was born on April 18, 1925 in Milan, Missouri, and passed away July 17, 2011 in Camden, South Carolina.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Richard Kelly

Mr. Richard "Ric-Ric" Kelly, 57, of 690 Ivybush Trail, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, July 15, 2011. Funeral services were conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, S.C.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Proper etiquette for taking wedding cake home from reception

Dear Annie: My husband and I recently attended my niece's evening wedding. We are not well, and I told my sister that I didn't know how long we could stay. When she told me the wedding cake would be cut at 11:30 p.m., I asked her to bring a slice home for me.

July 22, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Young STARS

Safety of all kinds -- Internet, boating, fire and highway -- was a key topic for youngsters attending the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) STARS Camp. The campers also learned about bullying/cyber-bullying, basic first aid and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. In addition to a visit from the KCSO K9 unit, the youngsters met a special guest, Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter of Gilbert (standing, fourth from left), who was severely injured in Afghanistan when he threw himself in front of a grenade to protect a friend. Carpenter, who has been nominated for the Medal of Honor, spoke to the ...

July 22, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011 | | Ariail


Pets of the week -- July 22, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Colt, a 1-year-old neutered shepherd mix dog, and Charlie, a 4-month-old male orange tabby kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street 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 shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

July 22, 2011 | | Pets


Rec notes -- July 22, 2011

Girls and boys ages 6 to 14 are invited to get their kicks at summer soccer camp. It's the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their games.

July 22, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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