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KCSD is tops for technology use

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is one of the country's best for its use of technology.

April 08, 2015 | | Education


Marshall White Jr.

Mr. Marshall White, Jr., 89, of 6470 Springhill Road, Rembert, passed on Friday, April 3, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


James B. Watts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Bailey Watts, 79, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Watts family will also receive friends following the burial at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in Jim's memory to the Fine Arts Center ...

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard Nielsson

Dr. Richard Nielsson passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. He was born March 31, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas. He is the son of Francis T. and Mildred S Nielsson, deceased, of Tampa, Florida. He is predeceased in death by his wife Donna Braun Nielsson. He is survived by his children and stepchildren Aric Nielsson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Susan Nielsson of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Donna and Andrew Wodarczyk of Lugoff, South Carolina. He is survived by his grandchildren Aric Nielsson Jr., Taylor and Alyssa Nielsson, and Kristin and Kimberly Wodarczyk, Casey Carlisi, Alexis Biesecker, and Sarah and David Bekete.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Janie Haile

Ms. Janie Haile, 68, of 6 Belmont Drive, Camden, South Carolina, passed Sunday, April 5, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Col. Earl A. Butts

A graveside service for Colonel Earl Adolphus Butts, USAF Ret., will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC, conducted by the Rev. James Barnhill. Following the service, the family will be receiving friends at the home of Mrs. John Hill, 1820 Brevard Place, Camden.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lt. Col. Donald Lang

et, 90, died peacefully on March 28, 2015 after a long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Marian Rodgers Lang; parents, Howard and Ella M Lang; brothers, Howard and Roger Lang; a sister, Elizabeth Lang; and his grandson, Kyle Sandel. He is survived by sisters, Mary Lou Mahoney and Nancy Asbill; children, Donald J. Lang, Jr. (Susan), Carol Lang Webb (Michael), Kevin J. Lang (Christy), and Lisa Lang Sandel (Billy). Mr. Lang is also survived by 5 grandchildren, David Sandel, Stephanie Judy, Joseph Prater, Peter Lang, Michael Lang; and 2 great-grandchildren, Keenan and Amberlyn Judy.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries




This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Hartsville at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 7 p.m.)

April 06, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs, Demons fall in tourney finales

Richland Northeast scored nine runs in the first two innings to win the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament championship with a 9-3 victory over Camden on Thursday night.

April 06, 2015 | | Sports


Parking area directly behind L-EHS football stadium to be closed off

A parking area directly behind the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium will be closed off as a safety precaution starting this week.

April 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Ariail for April 6, 2015

April 06, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 6, 2015

• We considered it fantastic news when Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews announced the arrests of nine suspects on drug charges and outstanding warrants last week. The case was a perfect example of law enforcement agencies working together toward a common goal. It started with Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, who made a simple traffic stop in his town. That reportedly resulted in information that led to a more in-depth investigation that involved the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), who went to work infiltrating the drug scene in the Bethune area, making ...

April 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: More than an Easter basket

Before Thanksgiving, as I "juned" around the kitchen -- a mountain word Mama used to mean "fast moving" -- preparing for company, it occurred to me that I should invite Jerry.

April 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: What freedom means to a 13 year old

Below are excerpts from essays written by eighth graders from a school district in the midlands on the topic of "What Freedom Means to Me." As you read these excerpts, check to see how these students feel about their country. Also check to see if parents and teachers have taught them many concepts on citizenship, civics and American democracy.

April 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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CHS athletes set school marks in meet

A pair of Camden High track athletes established new school standards in their events while five Lady Bulldogs enhanced their stock following their performances in last weekend's 23rd annual Taco Bell Classic hosted by Spring Valley High school.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Dogs make Pena’s goal stand in 1-0 win

Roberto Pena scored in the seventh minute of play in Camden High's Saturday afternoon soccer match with visiting Camden Military. That would be all the scoring which Bulldog goalkeeper Richard White would need.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Blazers not a good fit for L-E netters

Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.

April 15, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sidewalk Survey - April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Flora tops Dogs to move atop 4-AAA race

Should the Camden baseball team be forced to take to the road for a possible first round AAA state playoff game, the Bulldogs can look back on games like this and find out why they occupied the visiting dugout as opposed to their own digs at American Legion Park.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2013 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate and Lugoff native is serving on one of the world's largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

April 15, 2015 | By CMC Spec. Joshua Treadwell Special to the C-I | Military


A centennial celebration

Ellen Lenix Crowell Mickle was born 100 years ago on April 15, 1915. This is a century of celebrating life. She is a resident of Kershaw County and resides in Cassatt. with her grandson James Crowell and his wife Bertha.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden commemorates 150th anniversary of Potter’s Raid

istoric Camden Revolutionary War Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Potter's Raid both on and off the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


CMCOKC receives CVS Health Foundation grant

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCOKC) recently received a $35,000 CVS Health Foundation grant, part of more than $195,000 CVS is giving to community health organizations in South Carolina this year. Those grants, in turn, are part of CVS' multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to healthcare in communities nationwide, according to a recent press release.

April 15, 2015 | | Healthcare


Peggy Tate Wallace

Peggy Tate Wallace, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, N.C.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Thomas

Mr. Robert Thomas, 79, of 1820 Carter St., Camden, SC entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015 at KershawHealth.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braunwan Marcus Stroud

Braunwan Marcus Stroud, 48, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, NC.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary ‘Jerry’ Saunders

A celebration of life service for Mary Geraldine Fields "Jerry" Saunders, 85, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Boyd Eugene Parker

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Boyd "Pop" Eugene Parker, Sr. 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, April 15, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Boyd's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Peake Glover

A service to celebrate the life of Amanda Peake Glover, 32, will be held today at 4:00 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are Tony Campbell, Travis Motley, Bo Seamon, Matt Roach, Duane Peake and Alex Davis. The family received friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spears Creek Baptist Church, Land Payoff, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


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