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Ho Chi Minh

Largely ignored by the mainstream media has been the comment made last week by President Obama that former Vietnamese dictator and mass murderer Ho Chi Minh was inspired by Thomas Jefferson and the ideals of independence as espoused by the Founding Fathers of the United States in the Declaration of Independence. While it is true that back in 1945, Ho did frame the Vietnamese constitution on some of the same principles -- or claimed to -- that concept was left by the wayside as he killed hundreds of thousands of people in his successful quest for power.

July 31, 2013 | | Editorials


Jerry Simpson

Funeral Service for Gerald Lewis "Jerry" Simpson, 67, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice or DeKalb Baptist Church.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


Rina Mack Nelson

Mrs. Rina Mack Nelson, 96, of 185 Lewis Cricle Rembert died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Nelson family.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


King of the Hill

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Walker making the switch to play ball at Francis Marion

Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University catcher Devin Walker is one of 10 transfers who will join the Francis Marion University baseball team as part of the Patriots' 2014 recruiting class.

July 31, 2013 | | Sports


KCRD gears up for fall sports

Registration for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's 2013 fall youth sports program is in full swing and signups are on tap throughout the county.

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstrative, Divine Fortune take their rivalry to Saratoga

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative and Bill Pape's Divine Fortune, who finished a neck apart in their most recent meeting, will clash again in Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) on Thursday.

July 31, 2013 | | Equine


Murphy wins two matches for Team Carolinas golfers

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy, a rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, led the Carolinas' team with two wins in as many events in the 12th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge, which concluded on Sunday at The Country Club of North Carolina's Cardinal Course.

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Soccer camp closes out summer season

There is one more youth sports camp left on the docket in Kershaw County before school starts. Here are the details:

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Man accused of having sex with girl

Sunday, a 29-year-old Camden man turned himself in at the Kershaw County Detention Center after learning the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) had a warrant for his arrest charging him with allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New logos unveiled for industrial sites

The Kershaw County Economic Development Office, with financial assistance from the Kershaw County Committee of 100, recently created new logos for three of the county's industrial parks. The new logos will be used to market the Central South Carolina MegaSite in Lugoff, Governor's Hill Industrial Park near I-20 Exit 101 and Steeplechase Industrial Park off Black River Road.

July 31, 2013 | | Business


Lake Wateree above full pond for third time

Officials with Duke Energy forecast that Lake Wateree will be "above full pond" (100 feet) today, the third time it has made such a prediction this summer. Charlotte, N.C., and the region has experienced locally heavy rainfall, with high flows coming into Lake Wylie from the South Fork River, officials said in a press release Monday.

July 31, 2013 | | Kershaw County


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Bethune

Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the "seemingly aptly" named Winners Circle Mini Mart on Main Street in Bethune Saturday night, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.

July 31, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Sidewalk Survey -- July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


For the Record - July 31, 2013

Real estate transactions

July 31, 2013 | | For the Record


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ANITA C. PALUMBO - West Virginia

Anita Cottle Palumbo, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. A native of West Virginia, she was born on July 3, 1924 and was ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MITCHELL SHIGGS - Camden

Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MENDEL L. WILLIAMS - Kershaw

A funeral service for Mendel Lee Williams, 73 of Kershaw, was held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wyatt retiring as CCKC director

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is preparing to say farewell to long-time Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) Music Director Dr. Susan ...

April 29, 2016 | | People & Places


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


School Days

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Seventh-inning Silver Fox rally helps sink Lugoff-Elgin, 9-8

Watching as members of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team walked off the field following Thursday's 9-8 loss in which Dutch Fork scored four runs in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chapin takes down Dogs for 4-AAA championship

When he arrived with his team in Chapin on Saturday afternoon and felt the wind blowing, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had a feeling ...

April 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon netters fall to Foxes; now eyeing a 4A playoff slot

There are times when you tip your hat to a stronger opponent and move on to the next challenge.

April 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Invasion of hounds to descend upon Springdale Race Course

Foxhounds once again will take over Springdale Race Course on Saturday, May 7, when the annual Carolinas' Hound Show returns.

April 26, 2016 | | Sports


KC Gamecock Club meeting will focus on USC football

Camden native and University of South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will return home as the guest speaker for the Kershaw County Gamecock Club ...

April 26, 2016 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs come up short in bid to capture league crown

Kristen Carter, Amanda Lane, Kennedi Stokes and Shelby Troublefield were honored on Senior Night last Tuesday at the Camden High softball field.

April 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Letterland Day at Doby’s Mill Elementary

April 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County on 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour in June

Kershaw County residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore local handmade and homegrown experiences as the 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour ...

April 26, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Winnsboro man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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