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Miss 4-H Pageant

The Miss South Carolina 4-H Pageant was held in Laurens County for 38 young women representing various counties from SC. The pageant is not judged on beauty, but solely on stage presence and communication skills of the contestants. During the formal attire division, the members were asked questions about their 4-H experience and how it has helped them plan for the future. Four 4-Hers represented Kershaw County in the pageant, where they displayed their 4-H project and communication skills. Members of the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4-H Horse club were contestants in the Miss 4-H Pageant.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Last call for discount Carolina Cup tickets

Saturday, March 14 is the final day to secure $30 advance general admission tickets for the 83rd running of Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races to be run on Saturday, March 28, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


Hill's two goals lift L-E girls past CHS

Sophomore forward Gracie Hill scored both goals before host Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Camden rally to take a 2-1 victory in the first of two girls' soccer matches to be played between the two rivals on Tuesday night at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

March 13, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters down young Demons

In a pairing between two young teams, Camden's edge in experience paid off as the Bulldogs tripped up rival Lugoff-Elgin, 7-0, in a Monday match played at the Roger Smoak Tennis Facility at Camden High School.

March 13, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs register second straight shutout

With a scheduled home match against perennial state power A.C. Flora on tap tonight, the Camden High boys' soccer team tuned up for this evening's Region 4-AAA opener with their second shutout in as many matches.

March 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Editorial: Alternative power

Older Kershaw County residents will remember the oil embargo of the 1970s, when there were long lines at service stations here and across the nation. Since then, there's been a never-ending quest for the United States to become more energy-independent and to develop clean, alternative sources of power. Wind and solar have been touted for decades, by some as a cure-all, but they still remain a tiny percentage of all the energy created.

March 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Cyberbully attacks on women

WASHINGTON -- The first time my dad noticed somebody on the internet had called me an idiot, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

March 13, 2015 | By Catherine Rampbell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


James Thompson Jr.

Lt. Col. James Thompson, Jr., 92, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Homegoing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Olivet International Baptist Church, Quincy Avenue, Cleveland. Burial will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Nolen

Mr. James Nolen, 78, 10 Ole Still Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phillip Wayne Munn

A memorial service for Philip Wayne Munn, 74, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff SC 29078 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ruby Mae Bowers Folsom

Funeral services for Ruby Mae Bowers Folsom, 94, of West Columbia, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 14, at Holland Avenue Baptist Church with interment following at Crest Hill Memorial Gardens with Rev. Charles Wilson and Rev. Dow Welsh officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ron Nations, Carrol Crawford, Bruce Hulion, Frank Long, George Richardson and Bill Arnold. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. this evening at Holland Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Holland Avenue Baptist Church, 801 12th Street, Cayce ...

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Henry Adamson

Mr. Henry "Boone Farm" Adamson, 69, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Born in Boykin, he was the son of Lizzie Ellerbe Lawson and the late Frank Adamson, Jr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Sunday, March 14, 2015 at 12 noon at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance, with burial in Cedars Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Adamson family.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES’ Gail Stehle selected as 2015 KCSD Principal of the Year

Wateree Elementary School (WES) Principal Gail Stehle (third from left) accepts congratulations on being named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2015 Principal of the Year on Wednesday. Stehle, who has served as WES' principal since 2009, received the honor after being selected by school and district administrators. Under her leadership, WES has received a Palmetto Gold Award, three Palmetto Silver Awards, three Red Carpet School Awards and a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Exemplar Award. Celebrating Stehle's naming as principal of the year are (from left) KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan; Stehle's daughter, Elizabeth Orr; and ...

March 13, 2015 | | Education


Historic Camden presents Armies Through Time

magine having the opportunity to talk to a Spartan warrior from the 5th century. Then visit other stations and military camps to chat with a Medieval warrior or 1650 English Civil War infantryman. Guests will have the chance to do just that and more at Historic Camden's "Armies Through Time." "Armies Through Time" will be held March 20-22 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site at 222 Broad Street, Camden.

March 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Letter: Chamber survey critic responds

I enjoy expressing my opinion via letters to the editor and I appreciate this newspaper's willingness to consider them for publication. Recently, there have been several rebuttals or contrasting viewpoints expressed in the same medium. Some have asked if that bothers me. My response has been, if by "bother," you mean does it elicit emotion in me, yes it does. It delights me. I think it's great.

March 13, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


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Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - March 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

March 27, 2015 | | Pets


Editorial: Tone it down

There are many things we like about Gov. Nikki Haley, chief among them being her determined focus on economic development. Haley has been a tireless campaigner for South Carolina when it comes to attracting business to the Palmetto State, and it's paid off in lots of jobs and significant tax revenue. We also like the fact she's a female of Indian descent who helps the diversity picture in South Carolina.

March 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Wacko birds nesting in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

March 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - March 27, 2015

Spring is here in the City and the Bradford pears look so pretty.

March 27, 2015 | Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 27, 2015

If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.

March 27, 2015 | | Columns


KershawHealth board recognizes Napper for service

Former KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Paul Napper (center) shows off a gavel and plaque presented to him during Monday night's board meeting. Napper recently resigned from the board in order to join the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Commission. Napper joined the board in October 2012 and served as its chair for a time. Current Chair Karen Eckford said Napper "has always dedicated himself to the people of Kershaw County, and especially to the employees of Kershaw Health." She said KershawHealth's loss is CCTC's gain. During his tenure, Napper helped navigate the retirement of former CEO ...

March 27, 2015 | | Healthcare


Blythewood hands Demons first loss

You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.

March 25, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS has strong performances in meet

Receiving a total of 18 personal-best performances, the Camden High boys and girls' track teams ran to sixth and seventh place finishes, respectively, in Saturday's 15-team Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork High School.

March 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Dreher sends Dogs down to a 4-0 defeat

Despite peppering the Dreher goal, the Camden boys' soccer team could not find the back of the Blue Devil nets with any of their shots as the visiting Blue Devils downed Camden, 4-0, last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

March 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Child Crappie Tournament set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

March 25, 2015 | | Sports


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