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Merger roadblock

Kershaw County residents were no doubt surprised when the U.S. Justice Department earlier this week threw a giant roadblock in the all-but-completed merger between US Airways and American Airlines. The feds hadn't thrown up similar obstacles in previous airline mergers, and this one looked as if it was ready to be finalized. Joined by attorneys general from six states, the Justice Department said the merger would lessen competition and raise fares for passengers. The two airlines say the merger would give passengers more options and better service. Many Kershaw County travelers who use the Charlotte airport rather than ...

August 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


Camden woman filed false tax returns

A Camden woman pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns using other people's identifying information without their authority.

August 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fox exposes county woman to rabies

A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday.

August 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd

Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd, 81, formerly of Camden passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Estella C. Drakeford

Funeral service for Mrs. Estella C. Drakeford, 78, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday, 10:00 A.M. -7:00 P.M. with a Wake service at 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller

Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller, of 521 Green Rose Road, Columbia, SC, passed on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 1 PM, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Black River Road, Camden, SC.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Blondell Martin Jenkins

Mrs. Blondell Martin Jenkins was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Patterson Martin. Blondell was born in Camden, South Carolina, on July 7, 1933. She entered eternal rest on August 8, 2013, Blondell graduated from Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina in 1952. She graduated from Benedict College with a B.A. degree. She was an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Blondell leaves to cherish her life memories, her husband, James Jenkins; her sisters, Evelyn M. White (Herbert), Bertha Mae Martin, Bettye M. Thompson and Frances Martin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, 2013, at ...

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


William Perry Sr.

A celebration of life service for William Herman Perry, Sr., 55, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


James T. Richardson, Jr.

James T. Richardson, Jr., of 151 Richardson Circle, Lugoff, SC passed recently at his home. Funeral services are incomplete.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jerry L. Thomas Jr.

Funeral service for Jerry Thomas Jr., 56, will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘Camden During the Civil War: The Home Front’ Explored at the Camden Archives and Museum

You may or may not be aware, but we Americans are in the middle of the Civil War Sesquicentennial now in the year 2013. Beginning in the year 2011 and running through 2015, the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust called for United States museums, parks, and civil war groups to hold an exhibit, a program, a reenactment, or some such event to commemorate the war. Not celebrate it -- commemorate that devastating period when the North and South waged war against each other from 1861 through 1865. The Camden Archives and Museum will honor that request by mounting ...

August 16, 2013 | | Columns


County should find partner to manage KershawHealth

I would like to see the county look into the possibility of partnering with a proven healthcare system to administrate KershawHealth. This has been done successfully in many areas of the country. One that I am familiar with, having seen it develop when I was in diagnostic imaging sales, is Carolinas Health System (CHS), headquartered in Charlotte.

August 16, 2013 | John Schaffer Camden | Letters


Record numbers expected for Saturday's Springdale at Sunset 5K

Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run, 1-lap walk and a kids' fun run --- of about one mile --- to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

August 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lander University announces Honor Lists

Lander University announces local students that were added to its President's List and Dean's List:

August 14, 2013 | | Kershaw County


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Lady Knights win on PKs

For the second straight match, the North Central girls' soccer team went into penalty kicks and came away with a win.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Region 4-AA track and field championships at North Central (4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin in Region 6-4A golf championship at Darlington Country Club (4 p ...

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Camden Middle sweeps WRAC basketball championships

Both the Camden Middle School boys' and girls' basketball teams won the 2017-18 Wateree Region Athletic Conference Championship.

April 24, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


WILLIE BENNETT

Mr. Willie (Joe Lewis) Bennett, 82, of Winter Park, FL, formerly Rembert, SC, passed on Friday, April 20 2018.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID ERIC HILTON

Funeral services for David Eric Hilton, 87 of Kershaw, were held Tuesday, April 24, at 3:00 o'clock p.m., in the afternoon from ...

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


DEACON HAROLD WALKER SR.

Deacon Harold Walker, Sr. of Camden, aka "Biggs" and "Poppy," transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home on April 22, 2018 at his ...

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


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April 24, 2018 | | Camden


Man broke into vehicles during worship services

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man for breaking into vehicles during worship services in the Westville area on Sunday.

April 24, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Demons wrap up region title in romp

Lugoff-Elgin wrapped up its first region baseball title since 2010 behind Zac Branham's one-hitter in Tuesday's 12-2 win at Crestwood.

April 20, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wyatt breaks two CHS track marks

Select members of the Camden High boys' and girls' track and field teams participated in the 26th Annual Bojangles Track & Field Classic last Friday and ...

April 20, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldog netters stop Demons, 5-1

With a biting wind sending the ball in different directions and the temperature seeming much lower than the 57 degrees that the thermometers read, the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


L-E gains momentum by trouncing Dutch Fork

At this time of year, it is all about peaking and being ready for the state playoffs which begin next week.

April 20, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS, L-E suffer softball defeats

Maddie McNeill hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to draw Camden to within, 7-5, but it was not enough as visiting Indian ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


Central downs Knights in season finale

Central scored three times in the bottom of the sixth for a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over North Central in Wednesday's season finale for the ...

April 20, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail - April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 | | Ariail


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