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KC squads play twinbill in Sumter tonight

Due to torrential rains which rendered the playing field at Riley Park in Sumter unplayable, Tuesday's scheduled second game of the second round state American Legion playoff series between Kershaw County and the Sumter P15s was postponed until Wednesday.

July 18, 2018 | | Sports


Column: Marquette conservatives wrong

WASHINGTON -- Free speech won; decency lost.

July 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fountain camp set for CHS Saturday

Former Camden High and Clemson University defensive end Maurice "Mo" Fountain will host a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday, July 7.

July 06, 2018 | | Sports


West All Stars off to state tourney

After having won the 10-team Coach Pitch All-Star District IV Tournament hosted by the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department at Kershaw West Complex in Elgin, the Kershaw County West team will open play in the AA Coach Pitch 2018 State Tournament on Saturday, July 7 at Greenwood Athletic Park in Florence County.

July 06, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


Editorial: Welcome to the neighborhood

Readers will notice the front page story today by senior writer Martin L. Cahn about new Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins, who officially started the job on Monday. We would like to be among the first to welcome Dr. Robbins to Kershaw County and judging by the story, he appears to be a great fit for the district and we trust his family will find Kershaw County a great place to live.

July 06, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Grandma’s petunias

Vintage petunias. I had forgotten them, those flowers grandma loved. Surely I saw them in youth. As I sort through my mental album I think I recall them. Pale colors, pastel petals of white and pink, possibly lavender, and a delicate softness. Seems Grandmother Walker grew them on her porch, a wide, columned porch destined to burn. There, on that doomed veranda, they grew in pots, over-spilling, upside down, their blooms a bit like inverted antebellum skirts. In the flowers' throats, dark veins converged, a floral case of perspective.

July 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Message in a bottle

As I walked down the beach on this July 4th admiring all the spirited displays of American pride, my mind kept wandering to thoughts of our Founding Fathers. Looking down at the surf, I imagined seeing a glass bottle rolling in with the surf. Of course, this bottle contained a message, a note of sorts from George and friends. It would tell us the United States was not born in peace but in conflict. They would be speaking from their own experiences inside Independence Hall almost two and a half centuries ago where our Constitution was debated and, in 1788 ...

July 06, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Supreme hysteria

WASHINGTON -- If Chicken Little and Cassandra had a baby, they'd name him Jeffrey Toobin.

July 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


KC 4-H Club competes at state horse show

The Kershaw County 4-H Horse Club had 13 members compete in the SC State 4-H Horse Show on June 20 - 22 at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Arena. Seven of the members qualified and will represent South Carolina at the 4-H Southern Regionals in Perry, Ga. in August. All of the members had a successful show with three Division Championships (Ava Woody -- Jr. Western, Summer Rabon -- Sr. Western and Ranch) and 2 Division Reserve Championships (Jenna Woody -- Jr. Western and Jerica Bozio -- Ranch). In addition to riding their horses, members competed in Creative Arts with Addison Lee winning Best ...

July 06, 2018 | | People & Places


Whitney Williams Hinson to wed Charles Thomas Fitts III

Little Miss Reagan Elise Hinson of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Lugoff, SC, proudly annouces the engagement of her mother, Whitney Williams Hinson, to Dr. Charles Thomas ('Trey') Fitts III of Columbia, SC. Whitney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ray Williams of Lugoff, SC.

July 06, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Alisha Fritts to wed Mr. Nick Carey

Ms. Beverly Blackwell of Bethune proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Alisha Fritts to Nick Carey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Brenda) Cartonia of Camden and Tom and Michelle Carey of Buffalo, New York.

July 06, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


Free business seminars offered at KC Library

The Kershaw County Library and the Downtown Camden program have partnered to offer Summer Seminars for small business owners and other members of the public July 10th - August 7th at the Camden Library branch, 1304 Broad St. Please find a brief description of each week's seminar below, to be included in the community calendar, as you see fit. All "seminars" will be held from 4-6 p.m.

July 06, 2018 | | People & Places


ELDENE STERNBERG

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Eldene "Dene" Johnson Sternberg, 91, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 9, 2018 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St. #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or to Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

July 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


FAC executive director arrested for DUI

Woody Goff, executive director of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will have a court hearing Aug. 8 on DUI (first offense) and open container charges in connection with his arrest by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy around 4:15 a.m. June 23.

July 06, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect injured following high speed pursuit

A 24-year-old Elgin woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after she flipped the SUV she was using to flee from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on June 29.

July 06, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Clemson Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Sara Marcengill has joined Clemson Extension full time as the new 4-H Agent for Kershaw County. She is from Westminster, S.C. and received her ...

July 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


CMC receives $20,000 diabetes grant

The CVS Health Foundation and National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) recently awarded the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCKC) a $20 ...

July 20, 2018 | | Healthcare


For the Record - July 20, 2018

Real estate transactions

July 20, 2018 | | For the Record


Bulldog Club kicks off its annual membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2018-2019 school year.

July 17, 2018 | | Sports


Golf, football and wrestling camps close summer slate

Here is the list of youth sports camps scheduled in Kershaw County for the weeks of July 16 and July 23:

July 17, 2018 | | Sports


Ariail - July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Stay cool

Today, we have the unpleasant job of reporting some bad news: the death of a 77-year-old Kershaw County man from heat stroke.

July 17, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Grilling safety tips

Now that summer is in full effect and the 4th of July has kicked off our official grilling season, there are some things you need ...

July 17, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Big hat Texan

Most Texans are good people, but you can unfortunately bump into one who has done it quicker, better, faster and had it cost more or ...

July 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Saving NATO from Donald Trump

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to President Trump, it's hard to pick his worst decision from the plethora he has provided.

July 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: What about the ad hoc committee recommendations?

Last fall, county council authorized the formation of an ad hoc committee, which included representation from council, the school board, the business community, the city ...

July 17, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


GEORGE JAMES CLARK

A memorial service for George James Clark, 77, will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, with ...

July 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


GRACE HOLLEY

A service to celebrate the life of Grace Horton Holley of Camden, SC, age 99, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July ...

July 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


ALFONSO “MAN” WILLIAMS JR.

Alfonso "Man" Williams, Jr, 46, of Lugoff, entered into rest on Friday, July 13, 2018. Public viewing will take place at Collins Funeral Home, Inc ...

July 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature photo: New Camden Elementary School

July 17, 2018 | | Education


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