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Summerville wrestles it way to MPCU Holiday Classic crown

Summerville prevented host Lugoff-Elgin from winning a second consecutive May Plant Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling championship by winning the 36-team event which was held inside the Demons Den at Lugoff-Elgin High school last weekend.

December 26, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


FOIA bill

Almost any reasonable measure which makes government more open and accessible to South Carolinians is good, so we're glad to see Rep. Bill Taylor once again offering a bill that would prohibit tax-supported agencies from charging excessive fees for providing documents and would require them to respond more quickly to public requests for information.

December 26, 2012 | | Editorials


KCSO need more funding

Last year the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office responded to approximately 43,000 calls for service. We did this with at most, 6 deputies per shift. Today as I am writing this we have 4 deputies covering the entire county. Most people in Kershaw County don't know that the Lancaster Co. Sheriff's Department also answered about 43,000 calls for service last year. (Lancaster County is significantly smaller in area than Kershaw County. They have about 10,000 more residents.)The difference is they handled this with 12 deputies per shift. As a result Lancaster's response times ...

December 26, 2012 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


A Government Center Christmas

December 26, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Through a lens, lightly

WASHINGTON -- In today's world of social media, where everyone's every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn't ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired.

December 26, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Joe Christmas

The family of Joe Christmas is sad to announce his passing on December 23, 2012 at the Kershaw Health Center. Joe was 88.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden earns ‘Let’s Move!’ medals

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Councilmember Alfred Mae Drakeford for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive Let's Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

December 26, 2012 | | Camden


Mary Jane Stradford

Mary Jane Stradford, 87, of 1818 Carter Street in Camden, died Monday, December 24, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dogs snap two-game skid; Lady Demons drop pair

Using a balanced scoring attack and a 17-7 third quarter run, the Camden boys' basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a 62-40 win over host Lakewood on Friday night in Sumter.

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Thursday: Camden boys in Golden Griffins Basketball Invitational at Fairfield Central (vs. Lancaster – TBA); Lugoff-Elgin in Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield (L-E vs. Berea – 4:30 p.m.); Camden girls in Midas Highlander Holiday Classic at Heathwood Hall (vs. Wilson Hall - 2 p.m.); Carolina Classic Basketball Tournament at North Central (Boys only: 6 p.m. – McBee vs. Cheraw; 8 p.m. – Westminster-Catawba at North Central); North Central in Andrew Jackson Holiday Tournament (NC vs. Andrew Jackson – 7 p.m.s)

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


L-E grads Ray and Tisdale to coach in Power Showcase at Marlins Park

Former Lugoff-Elgin baseball standouts, Jeremy Ray and Eddie Tisdale, will be representing Kershaw County and the state of South Carolina at the seventh annual Power Showcase and All-World/All-American Baseball Classic.

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Parsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Game day at your library:

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Montessory donates to animal shelter

(The following information was provided by the Montessori School of Camden.)

December 24, 2012 | | Education


Elizabeth Carlton

A memorial service celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Chmell Carlton, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, January 5, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Steve Patterson will offciate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of one's choice.

December 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Camden Library lists upcoming events

Here are some of the upcoming events at the Camden (main) branch of the Kershaw County Library. All branches of the library will be closed ...

August 28, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Fred W. Collins

Mr. Freddie (Fred) Wayne Collins, 70, of Rock Hill died August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Hospice in Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Collins bravely battled 2 ...

August 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Births - Aug. 28, 2015

ANDREWS

August 28, 2015 | | Births


Otis Jamal Smith

Mr. Otis Jamal Smith, 29, of Jacksonville, FL, formally of Camden, passed on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Wayne Sloan

Memorial services for Donald Wayne Sloan, 66, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Paul Miles and ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Dexter Grooms

Mr. Willie Dexter Grooms, 42, of 1688 Prince Ave., Athens, GA, formally of Camden, passed on Monday, August 17, 2015. Memorial services will be conducted ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Isaac Gerald Cox

Isaac Gerald Cox, 86 of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and formerly of Kershaw, South Carolina, went to join his beloved wife, Doris Dale Clemons Cox ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County School District reopens Parent Portal

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is reopening its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grade information.

August 26, 2015 | | Education


CFD, LF-R Fill the Boot kickoff Tuesday

Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff’s candidate pleads guilty in video gambling case

A man who ran against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in the 2010 Republican primary could spend up to five years in prison after entering ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EHS, CHS raise more than $60,000 for UWKC

Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a ...

August 26, 2015 | | Education


A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last ...

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Kershaw County fall sports schedules

Camden

August 26, 2015 | | Sports


Can’t play the game without it

August 26, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” start Tuesday

Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


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