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Noted and passed - April 1, 2013

• Actress Ashley Judd has been fooling around with the idea of running for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky against Mitch McConnell, the minority leader. Apparently she didn't like what she was seeing in polls, for she announced last week she would not run. Frankly, we're not disappointed that we won't be subjected to Judd's brand of Hollywood wisdom over the next couple of years.

April 01, 2013 | | Editorials


‘Travels’ of a Historical Document

On June 9, 2012 at a Civil War show in Columbia, S.C., I browsed along from one dealer table to the next searching for Civil War relics in my fields of interest. As I examined the items on the table of the Broadfoot Publishing Company, with much excitement and anticipation I opened a folder labeled, "Immortal Six Hundred -- original manuscript." When I realized I was examining a Lieut. William E. Johnson Jr. 1864 manuscript list of the Immortal Six Hundred, goose bumps arose on my arms.

April 01, 2013 | | Columns


Weylchem to pay $500,000 pollution penalty

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently that U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem's specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff. Under the consent decree, Weylchem agreed to perform corrective action measures and to pay a civil penalty of $500,000, of which $175,000 will be paid to the S.C. Department ...

April 01, 2013 | | Business


FFTS third annual sod sale fundraiser

Food for the Soul will conduct its third annual sod sales fundraising campaign at the Farmers' Market each Saturday from spring through fall to support its soup kitchen and emergency shelter.

April 01, 2013 | | People & Places


Frances Trimnal McCutchen

Frances Trimnal McCutchen, 78, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 30, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

April 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 1, 2013

April 01, 2013 | | Ariail


Teacher unsure how to deal with gun threats

Dear Annie: I am an elementary school teacher. This year I have two 7-year-old students with major behavior issues. Both of them have threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot me and their classmates. As shocking as it is to hear this from such young children, the response from the people in charge is worse.

April 01, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Donnie Young

Funeral services for Donnie Wayne Young, 60, of Westville, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at DeKalb Baptist Church, Camden. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate.

April 01, 2013 | | Obituaries




Pet talk - March 29, 2013

When a friend or significant other gets hurt we generally have a good idea of how to take care of them, but what do you do when your pet is in an accident? Unfortunately, most pet owners do not prepare themselves for these tragic incidents until it is too late.

March 29, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Clifford Ray Holley

Clifford Ray Holley, 40, passed away on March 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Lowndesville Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lowndesville, SC, on Sunday April 14 at 3 p.m. He is survived by his mother Cynthia Singleton and Grandmother Mary Singleton of Camden; sisters Nichole Young (Chris) of Summerville, Marcy Rozier (Sean Ryan) of Lexington and Michele Letter (Noah) of Columbia; uncles David Singleton and Glenn Singleton of Camden, Neil Singleton of Charleston and aunt Susan Gainey (Jeffrey) of Elgin; niece Taylor Young; nephews Alexander Young, Brenden Young, Ayden Rozier and Jack Ryan. He is also survived ...

March 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County School District to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the school district's 2013-14 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.

March 29, 2013 | | Education


Deacon Harvin Gilbert Grant

Deacon Harvin Gilbert Grant a resident of Rembert, South Carolina died peacefully on March 24, 2013. Deacon Grant was born on December 31, 1952 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Deacon Harvin 'Gip' Grant and Laura Grant. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County.

March 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Carolina Cup

Those of us who live in Kershaw County often tend to take for granted the Carolina Cup, which is known across South Carolina and the Southeast as one of the premier sporting and social events of each year. While many natives don't attend the race and might grumble good-naturedly about traffic tie-ups on Cup Saturday, thousands upon thousands of people flock here each year to attend the races, and that is an incalculable benefit for Camden.

March 29, 2013 | | Editorials


Of trains, convertibles and not making plans

Lost among the daily news hoopla of the Great Recession, the housing comeback, the stock market run and the decline of the euro has been a bit of economic news that most people would probably find surprising:

March 29, 2013 | | Columns


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MPES honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


KCMA scholarship competition Feb. 20

This year, the Kershaw County Music Association will hold a Music Competition on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in ...

February 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Hats for cancer patients

ALALA is a Boutique for cancer survivors all over the state of South Carolina. They come to Camden once a month at the Senior Center ...

February 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to ...

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ROBERT T. WOOD

Funeral service for Mr. Robert T. Wood, Jr., 67, of 1007 Kelly Street in Elgin will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 P ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


DANNY J. RAY

LUGOFF – A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Danny James Ray, 74, will be held on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p. m ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


HAZLE C. THOMAS

Funeral service for Mr. Hazle Charles Thomas, 62, of 2517 Thomas Street in Camden will be held Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:30 A.M ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


HUGH F. DOUGHERTY

A funeral service to honor the life of Hugh F. "Dee" Dougherty, Jr., will be held at 3:00 PM, today, February 12, 2016 at ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Danish String Quartet performs Feb. 14

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2015-16 Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


UDC hosts annual Lee-Jackson Luncheon

On January 23, 2016, the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy held a luncheon at the Kershaw House to honor Generals Robert ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


NAACP Humanitarian Award

Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year ...

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter ...

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Feb. 9, 2016

February 09, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Go to the polls

OK, Kershaw County Council District 1 residents, it's time to get serious: today marks the primaries for the special election to fill the seat ...

February 09, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Hillary’s golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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