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Camden 1st UMC celebrates pastor’s anniversary

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate Rev. Larry D. McCutcheon's first anniversary on Sunday during its regular 11 a.m. worship service. Rev. McCutcheon came to Camden First after completing 11 years of service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg. Rev. McCutcheon is described as an outstanding "people's person" wherein he effectively relates to and works with all segments of the church. However, he has a special gift in relating to and connecting with the youth and children of the church. Beyond the church, he serves as a Youth Arbitrator in the 5th Circuit Youth Arbitration ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Double Naught Spies to play last Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will have the last Finally Friday of the season this Friday, June 24 with some good 'ole rock n' roll featuring The Double Naught Spies. The concert will take place from 6 to8:30 p.m. in the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Finally Friday is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden, and City Laundry & Cleaners. The FAC would like to thank Kevin Taylor (KT Music & Sound) for producing another great series.

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Free farm tour this weekend

Seldom Rest Farm at 1410 Jones Road in the northern edge of the county, will be featured along with five Kershaw County farms during the state's largest free farm agri-tourism event -- The 2016 Ag + Art Tour, June 18 and 19.

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


MELBA FAYE REGISTER - Lugoff

LUGOFF –Melba Faye Register, 48, passed away June 8, 2016. Born in Durham, N.C., she was a daughter of Jimmie Lee and Margaret Ruth Lennon Register. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Camden.

June 14, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Public safety

Friday, we published a guest column from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews detailing several recent, violent incidents to which deputies responded. Matthews said deputies respond to such incidents, patrol our communities and respond to other emergencies while making a starting salary of only $31,500. Furthermore, he said 11 of the 22 deputies who have left the department since Jan. 2015 have done so for higher salaries.

June 14, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Freedom to kill, permission to die

WASHINGTON -- It was inevitable we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society's blessing.

June 14, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Stabler and the Righteous Renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 14, 2016

This week I'd like to say a few words about a guy no one has ever referred to -- in my presence, anyway -- as their favorite driver. No one has ever spent half an hour gushing to me about his charitable endeavors, which for the record supports health care, education, career training and rehabilitation. No one has bored me by rehashing the hilarity of his sitcom cameo appearances (which never happened). A lot of words fly around in reference to this guy, but very few of them are positive.

June 14, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear - June 14, 2016

Three Kershaw County residents are among 350 students selected by the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts to participate in programs this summer.

June 14, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Goat Daddy’s Farm featured on KC Ag + Art Tour

Goat Daddy's Farm at 144 Tomahawk Trail in Elgin is the fifth of six farms featured during the huge farm tour event taking place in Kershaw County next weekend. Tucked away in the woods, "Goat Daddy's," is an eco-friendly hot spot for everyone who loves farming and the outdoors.

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


All-star honors go to Bowers

Tyler Bowers, a 2016 North Central High School graduate, was named as the team most valuable player for the North AA/AAA All-Star team at the 32nd annual North-South All-Star weekend tournament played at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.

June 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Feature photos: Bulldog Jazz Collective

The Bulldog Jazz Collective has performed at several events this year, including the first Camden High School Hall of Fame dinner and the Hearts of Gold program.

June 14, 2016 | | Education


CHS Paw Print Exemplary Service Award recipients

Camden High School (CHS) holds the Hearts of Gold program each year to recognize students who have performed at least two service projects for a club during the school year. More than 200 students received invitations this year to Hearts of Gold. Refreshments were served and students enjoyed a performance by the Bulldog Jazz Collective. The program ended with the presentation of Paw Print Exemplary Service awards. The Camden High Alumni Association sponsors the Paw Print Exemplary Service Award to recognize students who have gone far beyond the requirements and performed service projects for several clubs/organizations. The Paw Print ...

June 14, 2016 | | Education


Pets of the Week - June 14, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Chloe, a 2-year-old female Rottweiler mix dog, and Ben, a 2-year-old Retriever mix male. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

June 14, 2016 | | Pets


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First annual kids’ 4th of July parade in downtown Camden, July 2

Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the first ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


For the Record - June 24, 2016

Real estate transactions

June 24, 2016 | | For the Record


Arts Arising underway

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to host and produce the Arts Arising Summer Program on its campus again this year ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Military Briefs: Felder graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon T. Felder, whose mother, Deborah Felder is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland ...

June 24, 2016 | | Military


JOHNNY FRANK ELLIOTT - Cassatt

CASSATT -- A memorial service for Johnnie Frank Elliott, 80, will be held today, June 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BEVERLY HUNTER - Camden

Funeral service for Mrs. Beverly Sharon Lewis Hunter, 65, of 1715 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held today, June 24, 2016, 11:00 A ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


HATTIE M. JOHNSON - Lugoff

Funeral service for Ms. Hattie M. Johnson 67, of 1503 Autumn Lane in Lugoff will be held Monday, June 27th, 11:00 A.M. at ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


PEGGY N. ROBINSON - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral services for Peggy Norris Robinson, 81, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

June 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


More signs of the times

Contractors install a new sign (first photo) at Camden City Hall on Monday as the city's Wayfinding Sign project continues to unfold. The project ...

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Third public hearing on former sewer lagoon set for June 30

The city of Camden will conduct a third public meeting on a proposed redevelopment project for a former wastewater lagoon to become a park.

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Andi’amu hangs on to take Monmouth chase

Ballybristol Farm's Andi'amu turned back spirited late challenges from All for Us and Jamarjo to win Monmouth Park's featured steeplechase race, a ...

June 21, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Ariail for June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: The Emmanuel Nine

A year ago, the grief was still fresh. We were all still reeling from the murders of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME Church in ...

June 21, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.

June 21, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Father’s Day 2016

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 21, 2016 | | Columns


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