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Dot-com bust again?

Most Kershaw County residents will no doubt recall the dot-com bubble of about 15 years ago, when a host of new Internet-based businesses saw their stock prices soar to stratospheric levels, only to come crashing violently to earth a short time later. Many of these companies had dizzyingly fast ascents on the stock market even though they produced no profits; some were barely more than concepts. The investing world declared that such a thing would never happen again, that investors had wised up to such pie-in-the-sky behavior.

October 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Christian Community Ministries in need of donations

Christian Community Ministries of Kershaw County needs the following items for the food pantry: rice, cereal and macaroni and cheese.

October 26, 2011 | | Localife


Good TV, bad politics

WASHINGTON -- The operative maxim in cable television can be summed up as follows: Is it good TV?

October 26, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Yesteryear -- Oct. 26, 2011

Photo cutline -- Happy Anniversary, May Plant! -- Albert Haid, Regional Chef for the Southern area, ARA Food Services, Atlanta is shown with Tom Kessler, May Plant Cafeteria Manager. Chef Haid was a the May Plant to assist in preparing cake squares, two big Anniversary Cakes and other party food used during the recent Open House which celebrated the 25th anniversary of DuPont's May Plant.

October 26, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Painting with a purpose

Two fourth-graders from Malvern Hill Baptist Church and Camden Elementary School had a goal: revamp the visitation room at the Department of Social Services (DSS) to make it more child-friendly for foster children who come through. McKenzie Taylor and Madison Williams ran two lemonade stands to raise the money. They also received two gift cards donated by Wal-Mart totaling $125, a can of paint donated by Lowe's and the hard work from the Malvern Hill Baptist Church youth group to complete the project. The group, including the two girls, sanded, painted walls and bookshelves, cleaned, steam cleaned the furniture ...

October 26, 2011 | | Localife


Bethune observes October as Alpha Delta Kappa

Bethune Town Council unanimously proclaimed October as International Alpha Delta Kappa Month. Council also used the meeting to discuss the need for a message board along with areas in town that needed to be cleaned.

October 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


TruVista to buy Georgia cable systems

Chester-based TruVista, which provides communications and technology services in Kershaw County, has entered into two definitive asset purchase agreements to acquire the cable television systems serving Toccoa and Clayton, Ga.

October 26, 2011 | | Business


Robert L. Lackey

A graveside service for Roland Lynn Lackey will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 23, 2011 at Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at their home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 24, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sarah Ella Morris

Funeral service for Sarah Ella Morris, 82, of Camden, will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020 or New Hope Baptist Church c/o Carrie Cook, P.O. Box 9, Dalzell, S.C. 29040.

October 24, 2011 | | Obituaries


For protests, simplicity matters

After spending an afternoon with Occupy DC, the District of Columbia's branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement, I now understand why they avoid formal leaders. For one thing, when things go wrong, it's easier to spread the blame around. That's something the young radicals have in common with the folks on Wall Street and in Washington.

October 24, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ference

Graveside service for Robert Calvin Ference, 84, of Camden, will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 at noon in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 24, 2011 | | Obituaries


Miss May, Mr. Everhart wed

Kelly Elizabeth May of Lugoff, and Christopher Dwain Everhart also of Lugoff, were married Saturday, October 22, 2011, in the Gardens at Canal and Senate. The four o'clock ceremony was officiated by Mr. Brian Marion. A reception followed at the Hall at Canal and Senate.

October 24, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Mobley, Mr. Karns plan November wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William Carl Mobley, Jr. of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Breanna Inez Mobley of Columbia, SC, to Paul Benjamin Karns of Gaffney, SC. He is the son of Dr. Paul Daniel Karns of Gaffney and Mrs. Kay Allen Karns of Gaffney.

October 24, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Parks, Mr. Watts engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Westley Gene Parks of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie, to Mr. Jon Nicholas Watts of Lugoff. Jon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Edward Watts Jr., of Lugoff.

October 24, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


It's definitely time to talk about Phase II

In 2007, just as I was arriving in Kershaw County, the school district began work on Phase I of the Facilities Equalization Program. Phase I was envisioned to encompass eight construction and renovation projects at a cost of $102 million, which was generated through Installment Purchase Plan bonds. Through a combination of excellent management and a favorable construction market, the $102 million has been stretched to complete several more projects beyond the original scope. The additional projects included a new Jackson Elementary School (also the first LEED-certified Gold School in South Carolina), an addition and media center renovation at Blaney ...

October 24, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Bulldogs rally, then hold off stubborn Redhawks

So much for a "ho-hum" victory over Westwood.

April 14, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden hosting wooden bat baseball tourney

Wooden bats make their return to high school baseball this week with the Kershaw-Richland Spring Break Baseball Tournament which begins today and runs through Thursday.

April 14, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 14, 2014

• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...

April 14, 2014 | | Editorials


L-E golfers top Camden

Lugoff-Elgin followed its 157-178 win over Camden on Tuesday by splitting a tri-match with West Florence (154-160) and Hartsville (154-146) on Wednesday.

April 14, 2014 | | Golf


Blue Devils put a dent into Bulldogs’ playoff hopes

Of all his team's losses this season, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this one stung the most.

April 14, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons lose Radcliff, game in same day

Things started on an ominous note for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team on Thursday and they would not get better that evening.

April 14, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Focusing on finding the best healthcare outcomes

Recently, I attended the Congress on Healthcare Leadership presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I was most impressed by one presentation: Building the New Healthcare Delivery System. In particular, I was struck by the fact that healthcare executives from across the country were focused almost exclusively on this new world of healthcare and its impact on how the organizations they lead are designed.

April 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beautiful in a different way

She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore.

April 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The road diet boon-doggle mistake

The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...

April 14, 2014 | John E. Durai Camden | Letters


Chris Makla

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Chris Makla, 33, of Laurens, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Camden, SC. Rev. Bill Owens and Rev. Charlie Walton will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Boykin Spaniel Society, 2631 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020, in honor of his beloved companion, Hanna.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Eula Bell Pollard Shields

Mrs. Eula Bell Pollard Shields, 81, of Bethune, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late Elias "Sport," Sr. and Mamie Kirkland "Teeta" Pollard and the wife of Clarence Shields. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Service will be held Monday, April 14, 2014 at Twelve p.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert. Mrs. Shields will be placed in the church at Eleven a.m. for viewing. Viewing will be held Sunday Twelve-Seven p.m. at Brown's Funeral ...

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Alan Underwood

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to the charity of one's choice.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Terry Gregory Drakeford

Mr. Terry Gregory Drakeford, 56, of 1707 B Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday April 2, 2014. Funeral services will ce conducted on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Parker Baptist Church in Camden S.C. Burial will be at Parker Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, S.C.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Knights pound Rocks

Tyler Bowers pitched and hit North Central to a 13-3 win over visiting Eau Claire in a Region 3-AA baseball game played Tuesday night in Boonetown.

April 11, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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