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The diesel option

We have noted before with a degree of perplexity that diesel automobiles that get great fuel mileage and are wildly popular in Europe have never been promoted here in the United States by automakers. Finally, we're glad to see that is changing, and the public is responding in a big way. Volkswagen is now aggressively pushing its Passat TDI diesel model, which can deliver up to 50 miles per gallon in highway driving. Auto industry analysts have said for more than three decades that Americans wouldn't latch onto diesels, partly because of the disastrous results back in the ...

May 16, 2012 | | Editorials


FAC hosted ‘Poets in the Schools’ project

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County continued its celebration of Youth Arts Month with a student poet poetry reading March 15 in the Wood Auditorium.

May 16, 2012 | | Localife


Helen Tindal Jenkins

Helen Tindal Jenkins passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Columbia. She was born April 11, 1918 in Columbia and grew up in Camden. Her parents were Marie Madden Tindal Nicholson and Hughey Tindal, Sr. Her stepfather was Dr. George W. Nicholson.

May 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Goodwin tapped as superintendent in Chesterfield County

Dr. Harrison Goodwin was named this month as the new superintendent of Chesterfield County School District.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


INVISTA to host blood drive

Summer is coming and so is the INVISTA blood drive. June 5 is the day when the American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in the parking lot waiting for your gift of life. Did you know 1 pint of blood can save three lives? Increased warm weather activities lead to increased accidents and the need for a robust blood supply. The strange fact is blood can't be manufactured by any means other than the human body. The blood supply relies on your generous donations.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


Local Lander University students earn academic honors

Lander University recently announced its President's List, Dean's List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2011. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President's List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean's List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.

May 16, 2012 | | Education


CHS, L-E and NC slate spring football games

All three Kershaw County high school football teams will close out their two weeks of practice with their annual spring games this week.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 14, 2012

• With the Major League Baseball season in its infancy, we're struck by one fact about the New York Yankees: the team must have the biggest -- we're talking in terms of physical size here -- pitching staff in the history of the league. Excluding Hiroki Kuroda, at 6-1 and 190 pounds the dwarf of the group, New York's starting rotation averages nearly 6-6 in height and 257 pounds. Hurler C. C. Sabathia is the biggest of the group at 6-7, 290. We don't know how well they'll pitch this year, but we doubt you'll see many ...

May 14, 2012 | | Editorials


'Giving Your Boxwood a $100 Haircut'

Twenty-five years ago, near Barboursville, Va., stood the ruins of an octagonal house near the edge of a vineyard.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Creepy nation

Actor George Clooney is handsome and personable in the style of Hollywood male stars of the 1930s/1950s, which is a relief. But what a nation of creeps we have become. He is giving a supper at his home for the benefit of President Barack Obama's re-election, which, it is estimated, will reap $15 million from people anxious to say that they have shared a salad with the actor and gazed at the president. This spectacle is shameful to contemplate and it makes one wonder what kind of a country we have become when empty-headed vainglorious non-entities pay good ...

May 14, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


Can Historic Camden expect $400,000?

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Historic Camden, we are thrilled -- no giddy -- to read in the mayor's candidacy article last Wednesday of the "recent funding of over $400,000.00 in infrastructure improvements supporting Historic Camden as a huge step forward in the dream of achieving National Park Status."

May 14, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters


Leaders Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.

May 14, 2012 | | Education


Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday

A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


‘Voices of Camden: A Quarrel With Oneself’ returns to FAC with a Titanic twist

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Monday as "The Voices of the Titanic" join "The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself" at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The popular Tony Scully monologue class hits the stage for the annual spring presentation.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


Teen Miss L-EHS collects donations for local charities

Katie Johnson, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, plans to compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in June as Teen Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School in Hartsville. Since winning her school's pageant in January, she has been busy collecting donations for several charities around the midlands. She has collected donations for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (the official charity of the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant Inc. system) in Columbia, Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, Camden Habitat for Humanity Store and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


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Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. "Mistel" a common word for dung, and "tang" the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or "dung on a twig." This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

January 23, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KC hoop teams endure a tough Tuesday night on the hardwood

Chapin used a 38-26 second half surge to pull away from visiting Camden to take Tuesday night's Region 4-AAA boys basketball game, 59-47.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Wilson’s pin leads Demons past Dogs

Stepping onto the mat for the final pairing of the evening, Lugoff-Elgin freshman 106-pounder Devin Wilson knew he needed to win by his match by, at least, a four-point major decision to give his team a win over host Camden on Tuesday night.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Find a furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calypso, a 6-month-old female lab mix and Angelica is a 3-month-old female domestic shorthaired kitten. She is very loving and likes to be held and petted. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...

January 23, 2015 | | Pets


Lamberth ready to take next step in karting career

One championship was nice. Two, however, is better for go-kart racer Joseph Lamberth.

January 23, 2015 | | Auto racing


Leopards to defend Carolina Invitational title on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School will send 14 wrestlers to Lexington High School as the Leopards seek to defend their championship in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Louise Nichols Bell

Louise Nichols Bell, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A visitation will be held at Camden Southern Methodist Church Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harvey Branham, Jr.

A private graveside service for Harvey Branham, Jr. 72 of Camden will be held at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Rev. Gene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harvey's memory to Parkinson's Disease, National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Thompson Brevard

Elizabeth Thompson Brevard, 86, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in new Haven Connecticut. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Magnolia Belton Jones

Mrs. Magnolia Belton Jones, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Portee Parks. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at One p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in Belton Family Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be today 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Jones ...

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES reports honor rolls for second nine weeks

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period of the school year. They include:

January 23, 2015 | | Education


Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday

CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.

January 23, 2015 | | Camden


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