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Healing the community

County Councilman Stephen Smoak is to be commended for his comments, on recreation facilities, at the Jan. 24th council meeting. Based on what he and the chairman of council said, I believe Councilman Smoak understands both the recreational and economic needs of the community. I believe that the members of the County Council Recreation Committee will also support a cooperative effort with the City of Camden to provide new and improved recreation facilities.

February 01, 2012 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


RIP, Joe Paterno

I enjoyed reading Tom Didato's article on the late Penn State coach, Joe Paterno. When we met with him on a warm August morning in 2008 I was impressed by his genuine interest in Henry DuRant and myself and the compliments he had for Steve Spurrier. I also learned that PSU and South Carolina administrators had collaborated on the lettermen's lounges at both schools' stadiums and had a very cordial relationship. He greeted Paul Hrabovsky with the type of warmth a father greets a son.

February 01, 2012 | Bill Ferguson Camden | Letters


Take aim

It's ladies first at Blaney Elementary School's (BES) Archery Club practice. BES physical education teacher Scott Lewis, the club and team's director, said he not only teaches students the art of archery, but life-long social skills as well.

February 01, 2012 | | Education


Wilson King

Funeral service to honor the life of Wilson Leroy King, 84, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made in Mr. King's memory to Kershaw Health Hospice, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Civil lawsuits

When Gov. Nikki Haley delivered her State of the State address recently, she promised to try to create more jobs in South Carolina, block unions from expanding and a few other things. As you might expect, her speech was generally met with approval from fellow Republicans (though there's no love lost between Haley and many GOP legislators) and criticism from Democrats. But of all the things she mentioned, the one with the most potential for improving the climate in this state was her proposal for a "loser pays" system of civil lawsuits.

February 01, 2012 | | Editorials


Isiah Council

Funeral service for Isaiah Pollard "Ike" Council, 65, of Rembert, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Freddie Thomas will officiate. Memorials may be made to Mt. bethel Baptist Church.

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Engram to oversee Pitt's receiving corps

PITTSBURGH – Camden native and former Camden High Parade football All-American Bobby Engram has been named the wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

February 01, 2012 | | Sports


Knights seek to rebound from tough loss to McBee

North Central nearly erased a 16-point fourth quarter deficit, only to come up three points shy of a huge comeback in a 69-67 loss to visiting McBee last Friday night in a Region 3-A boys' basketball game played at The Castle.

February 01, 2012 | | Sports


Demon wrestlers run the table in Region 4

For the second time in as many years, Lugoff-Elgin ruled the Region 4-4A wrestling roost.

February 01, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCSD budget notebook now available online

The Kershaw County School District has posted its complete 2011-12 consolidated budget notebook online to help provide a comprehensive look at the budget process.

February 01, 2012 | | Education


McBee edges Knights

McBee junior Rashad Reed outscored North Central junior Jeremy Fowler, 34-31 in the points battle, as Reed and visiting McBee escaped from The Castle in Boonetown with a 69-67 victory on Friday night.

January 30, 2012 | | Sports


Helen Emmajean Miller Mills

Ms. Helen Emmajean Miller Mills, 66, of 1717 Kennedy Dr., Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Camden, SC. Burial is to follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Camden, SC.

January 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robin Sims

Ms. Robin Sims, 53, of Atlanta, GA, passed on Friday, January 20, 2012. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC.

January 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


1947 train derailment at Cassatt revisited

Several mishaps at railroad crossings or elsewhere in eastern Kershaw County occurred during my youth. The derailment at Cassatt occurred in 1947 while I was away from the community serving Uncle Sam in Italy.

January 30, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Noted and passed -- Jan. 30, 2012

• The concept of youth and job shadowing has been around for years now, and its merits are as valuable as ever. Kershaw County middle-schoolers will be allowed to accompany a parent, relative or neighbor on the job Thursday to learn more about the workplace. The primary goal is to allow these seventh- and eighth-graders to find out about careers and jobs and the expectations that come with them. For students who are unable to participate, the Kershaw County School District provides virtual job shadowing activities in the classroom. The job shadowing experience can be an enriching one, and we hope ...

January 30, 2012 | | Editorials


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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


County bowlers invited to compete in a variety of leagues in Kershaw

Bowlers from Kershaw County who are looking for a place to take part in league competition may do so at the town of Kershaw Recreation ...

August 26, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Can’t play the game without it

August 26, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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