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CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


First Palmetto acquires South State Bank branches

First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Liverpool FC America hosts youth soccer tryouts

Liverpool FC America will hold soccer tryouts for boys and girls ages 8-18 on May 11 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department soccer fields located along Highway 1 in Lugoff.

May 01, 2015 | | Sports


Net Gains

More than 100 of the top junior tennis players in the region will be descending upon Camden for the second annual Classically Carolina United States Tennis Association (USTA) Junior Championships.

May 01, 2015 | | Tennis


Foxes take Dogs best shots in seventh to rally for 6-5 win

Hartsville scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, needing just one hit, to rally from a 5-4 deficit to take a 6-5 victory over visiting Camden in a Tuesday night contest played at Jimmy White Field in Kellytown.

May 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


2015 Humanities Festival schedule of events

May 1

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: James Metts

In the last 42 years, Kershaw County has had a number of sheriffs, some of them who performed more efficiently than others. Over that entire period, nearby Lexington County had only one -- James Metts, who was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to taking money in return for letting two illegal immigrants out of jail. Though he had no direct connection to Kershaw County, many here were familiar with him through his long service in another Midlands county and a great deal of publicity he received.

April 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Lee Correctional visit with Claire Bryant a moving experience

BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.

April 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: ‘The hearts of the Old Armory’

On April 14, I was getting ready for work when I received a phone call stating that I did not need to come to work because we were closing for good. I thought my friend was joking. After realizing he wasn't, I got in my car and drove to the restaurant. What I witnessed was truly shocking and devastating. All of the daytime employess were sitting on the patio, banned from going inside. One employee was sitting in her car, just crying. The police were at every entrance and the IRS swarmed inside. I can't even tell you ...

April 29, 2015 | Tandria Marallo Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader not happy with Farmers Market move

The saying goes, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Unfortunately, my first impression of the choice for the relocation of our (Kershaw County) Farmers Market at the southern edge of Historic Camden was a very, very bad one.

April 29, 2015 | Linda Kennedy-Rogers Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘A long-standing pattern’

It is part of a long-standing pattern whereby the North Charleston criminal justice system surveiles, harasses, profiles, threatens, tickets, endangers and incarcerates Black American members of society. The Holocaust remembered comes to mind. All human life deserves protection.

April 29, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


For the Record - April 29, 2015

Real estate transactions

April 29, 2015 | | For the Record


WES’ Kryptonite War

Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...

April 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Sidewalk Survey - April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


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Editorial: Car seat check

Ensuring that children, especially small children, are safe while traveling in a car is, obviously, a priority for most parents. By now, everyone knows to ...

April 24, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Being corrected by others

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind ...

April 24, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen ...

April 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: More parts to economic development

Your recent in-depth look at economic development in Kershaw County was an example of good research and reporting. However, two key elements were missing from ...

April 24, 2018 | Linda Franklin Moore Camden | Letters


Landslide on stage at Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its Finally Friday Free Concert Series this Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul Volunteers

Kershaw County Realtors Melissa Kinlaw (left) and Mindy Player (right) volunteer for Food For the Soul in Kershaw County by serving lunch to those in ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Miles Gardner speaks at Bethune Woman's Club

Lynches Fork Historical Society President Steven Stokes (right) with historian and author Miles Gardner show off Gardner's latest book during the society's April ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Column: The final frontier

Camden Military Academy (CMA) ... the final frontier. Sure, I'm referencing Star Trek, but it's hard to make a good opener. I suppose I ...

April 24, 2018 | William Larson, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Dogs, Demons to host opening round contests

Scoring four times in the top of the seventh, Camden wrapped up the second seed from Region 4-AAA with a 5-4 road win at Chester ...

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Playoff preview

The AAA and AAAA state baseball tournament is scheduled to open tonight with the softball postseason slated to kick off on Thursday.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


L-E netters look ahead to 4A tourney

Fortunately for the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team, last week's 4-2 loss to Blythewood in the regular season finale was not their final match.

April 24, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Registration continues for Saturday’s 11th annual Clinic Classic

The 11th annual Clinic Classic will take place this Saturday, April 28.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Take a Child Fishing tourney returns to Wateree on May 19

The 35th annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament, in memory of Lib and Tommy Phillips, will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Clearwater ...

April 24, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights win on PKs

For the second straight match, the North Central girls' soccer team went into penalty kicks and came away with a win.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


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