Last year the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office responded to approximately 43,000 calls for service. We did this with at most, 6 deputies per shift. Today as I am writing this we have 4 deputies covering the entire county. Most people in Kershaw County don't know that the Lancaster Co. Sheriff's Department also answered about 43,000 calls for service last year. (Lancaster County is significantly smaller in area than Kershaw County. They have about 10,000 more residents.)The difference is they handled this with 12 deputies per shift. As a result Lancaster's response times ...
WASHINGTON -- In today's world of social media, where everyone's every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn't ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired.
The family of Joe Christmas is sad to announce his passing on December 23, 2012 at the Kershaw Health Center. Joe was 88.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Councilmember Alfred Mae Drakeford for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive Let's Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
Mary Jane Stradford, 87, of 1818 Carter Street in Camden, died Monday, December 24, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.
Using a balanced scoring attack and a 17-7 third quarter run, the Camden boys' basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a 62-40 win over host Lakewood on Friday night in Sumter.
Thursday: Camden boys in Golden Griffins Basketball Invitational at Fairfield Central (vs. Lancaster – TBA); Lugoff-Elgin in Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield (L-E vs. Berea – 4:30 p.m.); Camden girls in Midas Highlander Holiday Classic at Heathwood Hall (vs. Wilson Hall - 2 p.m.); Carolina Classic Basketball Tournament at North Central (Boys only: 6 p.m. – McBee vs. Cheraw; 8 p.m. – Westminster-Catawba at North Central); North Central in Andrew Jackson Holiday Tournament (NC vs. Andrew Jackson – 7 p.m.s)
Former Lugoff-Elgin baseball standouts, Jeremy Ray and Eddie Tisdale, will be representing Kershaw County and the state of South Carolina at the seventh annual Power Showcase and All-World/All-American Baseball Classic.
Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.
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(The following information was provided by the Montessori School of Camden.)
A memorial service celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Chmell Carlton, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, January 5, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Steve Patterson will offciate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of one's choice.
• As you settle back to enjoy holiday football, we have a startling statistic for you regarding the size of college football players. A recent survey which focused on linemen over seven decades revealed the average lineman today weighs more than half again as much as his 1950 counterpart. Over that time, according to a recent news report, the average offensive and defensive lineman grew to just over 290 pounds from just above 190. We can't even predict how big they'll be in another 50 years.
Childhood is a wonderful time! A small child really believes he or she could "catch a falling start and put it … in a pocket." Nothing is impossible. Also, the warmth of love and acceptance comes from family and friends. Nowhere are the problems of finance or payment. Some children even tell their parents, when told they are big boys or girls, "I don't want to grow up." Even the story Peter Pan concerns a group of children who fly off with Peter, who has never had to grow up.
The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...
Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.
Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.
Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.
Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired 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 425-6016 or e-mail ...
There are many things we like about Gov. Nikki Haley, chief among them being her determined focus on economic development. Haley has been a tireless campaigner for South Carolina when it comes to attracting business to the Palmetto State, and it's paid off in lots of jobs and significant tax revenue. We also like the fact she's a female of Indian descent who helps the diversity picture in South Carolina.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.
Spring is here in the City and the Bradford pears look so pretty.
If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.
Former KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Paul Napper (center) shows off a gavel and plaque presented to him during Monday night's board meeting. Napper recently resigned from the board in order to join the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Commission. Napper joined the board in October 2012 and served as its chair for a time. Current Chair Karen Eckford said Napper "has always dedicated himself to the people of Kershaw County, and especially to the employees of Kershaw Health." She said KershawHealth's loss is CCTC's gain. During his tenure, Napper helped navigate the retirement of former CEO ...
The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central