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Term limits

There are countless reasons that our system of government in Washington is broken so badly, but there's one concept -- it's in effect in many states, already – that would effect immediate change and would help solve our crisis in government: term limits. Of course it's not a new concept, but limiting people to a particular number of terms, whether in the House of Representatives or the Senate -- would help free many elected officials to make decisions based on what's best for the country rather than on getting re-elected.

May 25, 2012 | | Editorials


2012 KC Post 17 Roster

1 – Cody Mailly (L-E)

May 25, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Dollhouse gets a home

An anonymous donor recently left an antique dollhouse as a gift to the Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity Store. The staff (pictured) at Habitat auctioned the dollhouse to the highest bidder earlier in May.

May 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Politics and law enforcement don't mix

I, along with most other Kershaw County residents, was surprised and stunned by Kershaw County Council's recent idea to shift control of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office from the voters to themselves. I thought the idea alone was ridiculous. Then some councilmen raised the bar from ridiculous to ludicrous with explanations that their intent was to "…take the politics out of county law enforcement…" What?! Take the politics out of county law enforcement by having county politicians run it? And make no mistake, whatever is said now about control of the proposed county police department, it would be ...

May 23, 2012 | Joe Dorton Sr. Elgin | Letters


The CNG

We're glad to see that automakers in the United States are getting serious about producing vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), a fuel that is readily available in this country and much cheaper than gasoline. It's estimated that the U.S. has more than a 100-year supply of natural gas presently on hand, and prices have been falling, as opposed to the costs of gasoline. And, of course, running vehicles with a native fuel lessens dependence on the Middle East and its volatile politics. As we pointed out recently, we're enthusiastic about the fuel-efficient diesel-powered ...

May 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Latino politics

Historians will view this 2012 president's race as a watershed moment in the history of the Latino political community.

May 23, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


A visit from the top

American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong (center) paid a visit to the American Legion Department of S.C. on his annual visit. While in the Columbia area, American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff was the host post, taking the commander on a tour of the FN gun factory in Columbia. The group – which included (from left) Post 195 adjutant Bill Heil, Department of S.C. adjutant Jim Hawk, Bill Collins with Post 195 and Post 195 vice commander Jerry Schuler -- also toured the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, and the commander visited Dorn VA Hospital. Wong, who addressed the S ...

May 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS honor roll students named

Camden High School has reported its honor roll students for the third quarter.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


The likability sweeps

WASHINGTON -- A presidential race recently focused on high school has come to resemble a popularity contest of the same vintage.

May 23, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Cooper chosen to serve on CERRA Advisory Board

Camden Middle School teacher Lori Cooper is among a group of educators from across the Palmetto State who have been chosen to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement's (CERRA) Advisory Board.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Yesteryear - May 23, 2012

Photo cutline -- 37 Years' Service -- Mrs. Inez G. Ogburn, chief clerk with the Kershaw County Department of Social Services (DSS), receives a certificate and pin for 37 years of service with the agency during ceremonies at the DSS District VI office in Sumter. Presenting the award to Mrs. Ogburn is District VI Adult Services Supervisor Horace C. Jackson, as Mrs. Katherine Baxley, county director of Kershaw DSS observes.

May 23, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Area students earn Dean’s List honors

Several Kershaw County students were named to the Furman University spring 2012 Dean's List.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


For the Record -- May 23, 2012

Real estate transactions

May 23, 2012 | | For the Record


Library to host legal forum

Have questions about your legal rights? On Thursday, May 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Elgin Branch of the Kershaw County Library will present a program on the services available to residents of the state from the South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS). This program is free and open to the public.

May 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Reunion Weekend set for July

The Camden High School African American Alumni Association will hold a Reunion Weekend 2012 July 13 – 15 with the theme "Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future."

May 23, 2012 | | People & Places


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CHS celebrates its student-athletes at Bulldog Club Banquet

Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school on May 17 with former Camden All-State football player ...

May 31, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle




CHS’ Abbott takes the triple crown

Will Abbott's senior year at Camden High School started with his signing a National Baseball Letter of Intent with The Citadel in November.

May 31, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Man arrested for killing common law wife

A Camden man is in jail on murder and other charges after killing his common law wife early Sunday morning at a West DeKalb Street ...

May 31, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


McLean named SCEDA Local Developer of the Year

Earlier this month, the S.C. Economic Developers' Association (SCEDA) named Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean as its Local Developer of the Year ...

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


CES reports honor rolls

Camden Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


BES reports fourth quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its fourth quarter honor rolls for the school year.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


CMS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Camden Middle School recently reported its fourth quarter honor roll for the school year.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


SBA disaster loan deadline is June 28

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina of ...

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Pets of the Week - May 31, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are a a 1-month-old female American short hair kitten and Jake, a nearly 1-1 ...

May 31, 2016 | | Pets


KEON T. BOYKIN - Bishopville

Mr. Keon T. Boykin, 29, of 1136 Horse Pen Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Friday, May 28, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARJORIE H. EWART - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Marjorie Hutson Ewart, 87, was held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOE L. MUNGO - Bethune

Mr. Joe L. Mungo, 71, of 3038 Mungo Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Thursday, May 27, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 2 ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


ULUS HOPPER - Lugoff

Funeral service for Mr. Ulus Hopper, 77, of Lugoff, will be held today, May 31, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise ...

May 31, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 | | Ariail


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