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Two weeks ago on a trail found somewhere between the middle of nowhere and a dense forest, 67 passionate, energetic hikers began a 30-mile walk in the park. Well … maybe "a walk in the park" is not the best way to describe it. Perhaps a grueling, elevation-changing, humid, snake-sighting, flash-flooding trek would be a better way to characterize these thirty miles. I should also mention we jumped on the trail starting at 3:30 a.m. wearing headlamps and were required to finish the miles within 12 to 15 hours.

May 12, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Do-right women in a do-wrong world

WASHINGTON -- For those lately bereft of leadership, the past few days have provided both a respite and a reason for hope.

May 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - May 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

May 12, 2017 | | For the Record


United Way of Kershaw County meets fundraising goal

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is celebrating reaching its goal of $800,000 for 2017. The UWKC wants to congratulate the community for helping reach the milestone, Campaign Chair Robert Gulledge said.

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


PLAY to host All-America town halls

Kershaw County's PLAY Foundation -- whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the county while enhancing social and physical development of county youth -- is seeking to have the county named an "All-American City."

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC pins nurses, pharmacy techs

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned nine pharmacy technicians and 48 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held May 3 in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center and the Associate Degree in Nursing pinning was held May 4 at the Sumter Opera House, both located in downtown Sumter.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


KCSO receives national awards

On the heels of earning its sixth consecutive DUI Enforcement Agency of the Year Award for departments with 51-100 officers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently received the Traffic Unit Team of the Year for DUI Enforcement from the National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA)

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin student inducted into national honor society

Spartanburg Methodist College student Olivia P. Burley of Elgin was recently inducted into Psi Beta, the national Psychology honor society for students at two-year colleges.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


Weylchem celebrates 50 years

During Tuesday's Kershaw County Council Meeting, WeylChem US, a chemical manufacturer headquartered in Germany, received a proclamation by county council honoring and congratulating the company on 50 years of operations at its Elgin site. Pictured from left are Councilman Dennis Arledge; Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr.; Brad Branham, WeylChem Vice President of Public Relations; WeylChem Chief Operating Officer Christian Bremer; KCC Chairman Julian Burns; WeylChem Director of Business Development Kevin Drost; WeylChem Chief Executive Officer Philippe Robin; Councilman Ben Connell; WeylChem Human Resources Director Renee Baker; Councilman Tom Gardner; Councilman Al Bozard.

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Elgin man charged with murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man and charged him with murder following a shooting at his Elmwood Boulevard North residence on Tuesday afternoon.

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


FLOSSIE VIRGINIA BREWSTER

Mrs. Flossie Virginia Brewster, 90, of 512 Saddle Drive in Camden died Wednesday, May 10. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARGARET JEAN DAVIDSON

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Jean Davidson, 93, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, in lieu of flowers.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs. Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Drive, Sumter, SC, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


DIANE WATKINS PORTEE

Mrs. Diane Watkins Portee, 56 of 1801 Hasty Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Friday, May 5, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHANTEL RICHARDSON WYNN

Mrs. Shantel Richardson Wynn, 26, of 378 Eskie Dixon Road, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Monday, May 8, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


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GEORGE E. WILLIAMS

Funeral service for Mr. George E. Williams, 79, of 1620 James West Road in Cassatt, will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, 1:00 P ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


HFKC to accept grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning Sept. 1. The application process will close on Sept. 30.

May 26, 2017 | | Healthcare


UWKC searching for home repair volunteers

United Way of Kershaw County is seeking volunteers from church groups and civic organizations to assist with its home repair program which provides services for ...

May 26, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


MES announces fourth quarter honor roll

The following students were recently named to the Midway Elementary School Honor Roll for the 4th quarter:

May 26, 2017 | | Education


Rabid fox attacks two in county

Two Kershaw County residents are undergoing post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies after being attacked by a fox on May 20.

May 26, 2017 | | Healthcare


Camden: Classically Carolina

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford looks over the recently published official city magazine, Camden: Classically Carolina which is a joint venture of the city of ...

May 26, 2017 | | Business


County’s youth sports summer camp season kicks off next week

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 23, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 | | Ariail


To our graduates

We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to our graduates. You did it!

May 23, 2017 | | Editorials


Chamber has much to celebrate

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center has a lot to celebrate! On May 12, the chamber hosted its Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony ...

May 23, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Good luck, Mr. President?

PALM BEACH - So the pope, the president, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a bar ...

May 23, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer encourages expression of opinion

Recently, a letter from Ms. Nancy Larsen was published entitled "Trump, Congress and Healthcare." My compliments to Ms. Larsen for a very well articulated post ...

May 23, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Nimblewill

As the road twisted and turned while rising up through the elevation of the tree-smothered mountain, I slowed the car and looked at the place ...

May 23, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Horses, history and a call for help

A Sunday afternoon sitting on the porch talking history, horses and dogs with Janson Cox was almost more than I could ask for. Mr. Cox ...

May 23, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for May 23, 2017

Camden City Council approved second reading and final approval of an ordinance granting six or more properties as historic designations, as recommended by the Camden ...

May 23, 2017 | | Yesteryear


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