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Funding the sheriff’s office

On April 1 Sheriff Matthews spoke to the members of the American Legion Post 17. We were amazed that the sheriff's office was able to perform so many functions so well with so few on his staff.

April 12, 2013 | Walter Barron Camden | Letters

Not a ‘quota woman’

Margaret Thatcher never cared much for feminists and other progressive equal-rights movements. Yet she deserves to be honored by those of us who do, whether we like the result of her politics or not.

April 12, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Rabies vaccination clinic set for Saturday

A rabies clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Farm & Garden, 2487 Springvale Road, in Kershaw County. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is partnering with participating veterinarians across the state to help residents protect their pets and themselves against rabies, the agency announced today. Local veterinarian Hamilton Tetterton will offer Saturday's clinic.

April 12, 2013 | | Healthcare


What do your waking hours mean to the spinning earth? Can you tilt the axis, change the seasons, speed up or slow down the day or night? Can you manipulate tides or winds or clouds or storms? Do you have a part to play in the saga that is your life? Do you have a vote in the outcome of your own legacy?

April 12, 2013 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns

American Legion accepting Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 9-15 at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citizenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25% of their class.

April 12, 2013 | | People & Places

Ariail for April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 | | Ariail

Library to host Grammy winning duo

Saturday at 6 p.m., the Camden Branch of the Kershaw County Library will open for a special performance of The Okee Dokee Brothers, a Minneapolis, Minn. based folk duo. The show is free and open to all ages, with a family focus.

April 12, 2013 | | People & Places

Artist Katie Walker’s exhibit to open Friday at the FAC

Sitting on the Floor With 600 Sheets of Paper, an exhibition by artist Katie Walker, is scheduled to open Friday in the Bassett Gallery of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

April 12, 2013 | | People & Places

Bert Willson

Funeral services for Bert Lewis Willson, 92, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 12, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive-Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 12, 2013 | | Obituaries

Bruce J. Von Alexander

Funeral service for Bruce J,Von Alexander, 57, of 728 Boyd Road (Knights Hill community) in Camden will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, 4:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 12, 2013 | | Obituaries

L-E meets CHS in Saturday's Dogfest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday at Camden High's baseball/softball complex at American Legion Park in Camden. The original date of the event was rained out last month.

April 10, 2013 | | Sports

McPhail to speak at KCFLOA meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association (KCFLOA) will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the FCL Building, corner of Broad and Church Streets, 632 W. DeKalb St.

April 10, 2013 | | Kershaw County

No biology teacher

I have taught many subjects, for some of which I certainly did not have certification, such as speech, debate and mathematics. I have even been pressed into emergency teacher status for a special education class and the band. Each one of the preceding two could have a paper printed about the experience. However, the one I feared most and the one the students really wanted me to do was become their teacher for the sex education part of the biology class!

April 10, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Sending our tax dollars outside of Kershaw County

A local businessman asked me the other day how things went for us at the Cup. I told him that we were told by the Camden Police Department that our services would not be needed so we concentrated on DUI enforcement after the race and the results were good. We only made two DUI arrests, but a lot of open container violations were cited and we wrote a lot of warning tickets.

April 10, 2013 | Jim Matthews, Sheriff Kershaw County Sheriff's Office | Letters

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Tiffany Hampton

Ms. Tiffany Hampton 22, of 9139 Atlas Cedar Road, Charlotte, passed on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2015. She was the daughter of Jerome and Mercida Hampton ...

October 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Nancy Louise Council

Funeral services for Nancy Louise Council, 82, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, with burial to follow in ...

October 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

County woman recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held ...

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ALPHA Center celebrates with ‘A Picnic Among Friends’

Every year, The ALPHA Center celebrates diversity with its annual "A Picnic Among Friends" community event.

October 09, 2015 | | Camden

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Births - Oct. 9, 2015


October 09, 2015 | | Births

Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS student is Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and ...

October 09, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

New pet adoption center grand opening Saturday

The Kershaw County Humane Society (KCHS) will hold a grand opening of the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center at 128 Black River Road in Camden from ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Billy ‘Bug’ McCaskill

Mr. Billy "Bug" McCaskill, 57, of 3083 Bethune Road, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas Belton Heath

Mr. Thomas Belton Heath, 95, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

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