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Foundation calls for philanthropy nominations

Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands including Kershaw County by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of the community, is calling for nominees for the 2012 Best of Philanthropy Awards, accepted through July 13.

July 04, 2012 | | Localife


Yesteryear - July 6, 2012

Photo cutline -- Careful construction -- All good engineers must take great care in their construction plans. That's why Benji McKay and Jimmy Biggins are putting each building block in place with utmost caution. They were just a few of the children busy at the YMCA day care center earlier this week.

July 04, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Making the moral case

Conservatives, beware: you can have reams of information, piles of studies and folders of charts at your fingertips. And you can still lose the debate.

July 04, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


KCSD free/reduced price applications now online

Applications for free and reduced price meals for the 2012-13 school year are now available online.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


School news - July 4, 2012

Crystal Noelle Johnson had reached the zenith of years of study when on the morning of May 18, she walked across the stage and received her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. It was the natural culmination of her life and years of dedication.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for July 4, 2012

July 04, 2012 | | Ariail


A true Camden hero

A significant number of people in Kershaw County probably believe -- incorrectly, of course -- that the Camden Archives is filled with musty, boring documents that only an historian could love. That's not the case, of course, and the current exhibit of Larry Doby memorabilia is a prime example. Now on display and running through the end of the year, the Doby exhibit tells the story of a man who came second behind the famed Jackie Robinson in breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier but found far less fame from doing so. The display kicks off here in Doby's ...

July 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Two-way standout

AUGUSTA, GA. --- Camden native and Francis Marion University basketball player Evrik Gary was named to the Peach Belt Conference's 21st annual Presidential Honor.

July 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Post 17 can’t hold off Lexington

As he and his team got off the bus for Monday night's game at Lexington, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith saw and heard the athletic director of the host team giving members of the Post 7 squad a talk on sportsmanship.

July 04, 2012 | | Sports


Golf, hoop camps set for next week

After a July 4th holiday week in which no camps were held, there are two basketball and a golf camp which Kershaw County youngsters may attend next week. All three camps are under the direction of the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

July 04, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy earns spot in U.S. Girls' Junior Championship tourney

It was a whirlwind week of playing tournament golf in both Carolinas for Kelli Murphy.

July 04, 2012 | | Golf


NCHS announces fourth quarter honor rolls

North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the 4th Quarter.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


Eloise C. Rabon

Graveside service for Eloise Crosby Rabon, 91, will he held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ted Allen

Funeral Services for Ted Allen Wood, 55, will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at James Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. A Viewing was held Tuesday, July 3 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Another viewing will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Inez Mickle

Inez Mickle, 81, of 1488 John G. Richards Road in Camden died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Reader: SCHSL decision sends wrong message

Regarding the S.C. High School League decision concerning the so called "brawl" after the Camden-Dreher football game, the league has the legal authority to assess such penalties since the schools are, by their own action, voluntary members. And I understand the league's objective of trying to emphasize that such conduct is not acceptable and should be dealt with appropriately.

October 29, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Express Care

One of the problems with the expense of health care is the fact that many people tend to use a hospital's emergency room as their primary care facility, going there with normal ailments such as flu and severe colds. Emergency room care is expensive -- too costly to be used in that way. KershawHealth is no different than other hospitals in that regard, and the decision to "split" the emergency department there is a sound one.

October 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Deadline to purchase discount Colonial Cup tickets is Nov. 1

The deadline to purchase $20 discount general admission tickets for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races is Saturday, Nov. 1.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


CHS baseball golf tournament set for Nov. 13

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 29, 2014 | | Sports


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kindness makes you more attractive, study shows

A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing -- and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Why millennial men save more than women

A number of Stephanie Cooper's friends think she's crazy -- simply because the 25-year-old already has begun squirreling away money for retirement.

October 27, 2014 | Chuck Green Deseret News | National


The worst colleges in America

For years, the buzz in higher education has centered on the U.S. News ranking of the best colleges and universities. Ben Miller at the New America Foundation has looked at the best and the worst, ranking the institutions most likely to blow it.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


A broader definition of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


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