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• A simple but efficient system is helping prevent meth production in South Carolina. A computer tracking system that went online in early January monitors purchases of the cold remedy pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient in meth -- as they are made and thus prevents lawbreakers from going from store to store to buy large supplies of the over-the-counter drug. Nearly 6,000 sales have been prevented in the month since the system went online; some of those certainly would have gone into meth. It's a good system that is apparently doing exactly what it was designed to accomplish.

February 21, 2011 | | Editorials


Restructuring efforts moving in the House

Accomplishing more with less is a critical challenge facing the state in 2011. In order to help meet this challenge, lawmakers are considering a variety of government restructuring proposals. Restructuring government is a positive investment in the future of South Carolina.

February 21, 2011 | State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Corrections and clarifications

In a Feb. 16 article on two recent home invasions, the description of where the crimes took place was incorrect.

February 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


County wrestlers look to qualify for states

All three Kershaw County public high school wrestling teams will be represented at this weekend's Upper State and Lower State individual tournaments.

February 18, 2011 | | Sports


Is implementation of new KCSO traffic unit moving too swiftly?

Jurisdictions and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies have been pretty well defined in our area and, of course, we seek perfection in protection of citizens. It bothers me somewhat, however, that we have not reached perfection in Kershaw County in the areas of present responsibility of our elected county sheriff. I have had responsible positions throughout my long life, and while I wanted and desired extra responsibilities, I had to realize that I couldn't be all things to all people. On the sheriff's desire to move into trooper's responsibilities he has his ideas and thinks he can ...

February 18, 2011 | Richard C. Mims Lugoff | Letters


The leadership vacuum

WASHINGTON -- Failure of political leadership knows no party. The past few days have offered an unfortunate demonstration of this sad maxim: House Speaker John Boehner ducking his appropriate role in countering the belief that President Obama is a Muslim, and the president himself, once again ducking a leadership role in dealing with the nation's fiscal crisis.

February 18, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Columbia College honors lists announced

A number of Kershaw County students were named to the President's List and Dean's List for the fall semester 2010 at Columbia .

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Lizzie Kibler McCormick

Mrs. Lizzie Kibler McCormick, of Cassatt, the widow of Deacon James McCormick, was born in Kershaw County to the late Jim and Martha Kibler on February 18, 1919. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, February 14, 2011, at her home. She was preceded in death by two children, Dorentha M. Ballard and Willeen M. Wactor.

February 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


School menus -- Feb. 18, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 21-25:

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Mandela's lesson for Egypt

Egypt's latest pharaoh has surrendered his crown.

February 18, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the week -- Feb. 18, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a lhasa apso dog who found its way to the shelter last weekend, and a 2-year-old female dilute calico 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 ...

February 18, 2011 | | Pets


Saints march past Lady Knights

Calhoun County outscored visiting North Central, 13-4, in the fourth quarter to score a come-from-behind, 35-28 victory over the Lady Knights in Tuesday's class A girls state basketball playoff opener.

February 18, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Prince Ave. Prep runs past Spartans

Ever since he started coaching basketball, Speedy Johnson's teams have been known for their full-court defensive pressure, which is used to try and turn opponents over and quicken the tempo of the game.

February 18, 2011 | | Camden Military


Furman snaps Lady Eagles' 54-game win streak

It took more than four years and 54 games to happen, but the Camden Middle School girls basketball team saw their 55-game win streak come to an end when the Lady Eagles fell to Furman Middle School in a 57-56 double-overtime thriller in the championship game of the Palmetto Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament hosted by CMS.

February 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Cup fan can now (bow) tie one on at races

Vineyard Vines is the newest sponsor to come aboard for the 79th annual Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, after having been approved by the Carolina Cup Racing Association. And, their arrival will add to the coffers of KershawHealth, which will benefit from the new association between Vineyard Vines and the CCRA.

February 18, 2011 | | Equine


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ELIZABETH RICKER RHETT

Elizabeth Ricker Rhett of Arden, North Carolina, wife of the late Robert Barnwell Rhett, died on July 8, 2018. A graveside service will be at ...

July 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


SANDRA SHULER

Sandra Jean Tiedemann Shuler, 71, of Rembert, SC, died Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was born in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the late John ...

July 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARSHA W. TAYLOR

Mrs. Marsha Workman Taylor passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. Born in Camden, S.C., she was the daughter of the late James Franklin ...

July 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Police in the Park

For the second in its "Police in the Park" series, the Camden Police Department (CPD) set up at Rectory Square on Saturday, July 7. The ...

July 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorers win at two competitions

The Lugoff Fire-Rescue Explorer Post recently participated in two local competitions in Columbia.

July 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Discover Camden-Kershaw County magazine returns in September

Camden Media Co., the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the city of Camden/Kershaw County Tourism Development Office are once again ...

July 13, 2018 | | Business


Register for 2018 Conservation Day Camp

Looking for a little safe outdoor adventure for your children?

July 13, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


GAL seeks volunteers

Nothing describes summer vacation better than long, hot days, playing outside, swimming and catching fireflies at night. Summertime is a time for kids to unwind ...

July 13, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Lexington evens series with 8-4 win over KC

Kershaw County Post 17 slugged a pair of home runs in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday's second game of the state ...

July 11, 2018 | | Sports


Your right to know

Readers will notice a story today about our continuing coverage of the Sam Connell case and issues associated with it.

July 10, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto ...

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are ...

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people ...

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Letter: All-America vision, All-America county

It is a great day in Kershaw County.

July 10, 2018 | Julian Burns, Chairman Kershaw County Council | Letters


Murphy first Auburn golfer to be four-time All-American Scholar

AUBURN, Ala. --- Elgin's Kelli Murphy, who finished her Auburn women's golf career this past spring, was named a 2017-18 All-American Scholar by the ...

July 10, 2018 | | Sports


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