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Editorial: James Metts

In the last 42 years, Kershaw County has had a number of sheriffs, some of them who performed more efficiently than others. Over that entire period, nearby Lexington County had only one -- James Metts, who was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to taking money in return for letting two illegal immigrants out of jail. Though he had no direct connection to Kershaw County, many here were familiar with him through his long service in another Midlands county and a great deal of publicity he received.

April 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Lee Correctional visit with Claire Bryant a moving experience

BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.

April 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: ‘The hearts of the Old Armory’

On April 14, I was getting ready for work when I received a phone call stating that I did not need to come to work because we were closing for good. I thought my friend was joking. After realizing he wasn't, I got in my car and drove to the restaurant. What I witnessed was truly shocking and devastating. All of the daytime employess were sitting on the patio, banned from going inside. One employee was sitting in her car, just crying. The police were at every entrance and the IRS swarmed inside. I can't even tell you ...

April 29, 2015 | Tandria Marallo Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader not happy with Farmers Market move

The saying goes, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Unfortunately, my first impression of the choice for the relocation of our (Kershaw County) Farmers Market at the southern edge of Historic Camden was a very, very bad one.

April 29, 2015 | Linda Kennedy-Rogers Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘A long-standing pattern’

It is part of a long-standing pattern whereby the North Charleston criminal justice system surveiles, harasses, profiles, threatens, tickets, endangers and incarcerates Black American members of society. The Holocaust remembered comes to mind. All human life deserves protection.

April 29, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


For the Record - April 29, 2015

Real estate transactions

April 29, 2015 | | For the Record


WES’ Kryptonite War

Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...

April 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Sidewalk Survey - April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Births - April 29, 2015

MADELYN BROOKE ALLEN-WADDY

April 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Joan Collins

Joan Collins, 77, of 1801 Lovett Rd in Camden, died Monday, April 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Tracy E. Bennett Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Tracy E. Bennett Jr., 29, of 1188 Shady Lane in Camden, will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:00 P.M. at Good Hope AME Zion Church, 967 Gaines Church Rd., Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Bennett died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

April 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County student art celebration to be held Thursday

The Baron DeKalb Elementary School Chorus (first photo) and artwork by Lugoff Elementary School 4th grader Charli Morris (second photo) and Camden High School 10th grader Hannah Hough (third photo) will be part of a showcase of Kershaw County student visual and performing art at "Celebrating the Arts of Kershaw County Schools" on Thursday at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Student art displays will be available for viewing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gymnasium, and the performing arts program starts at 6:45 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The program features choral and ...

April 29, 2015 | | Education


March to end sexual violence and child abuse held in Camden

Rosalyn Moses, executive director of the Family Resource Center (FRC), addresses a crowd in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse on April 18 following a march to end sexual violence and child abuse. The march began at The Price House and ended at the courthouse where awards were presented to recipients who help in the fight against these issues. Recipients included Mornique Dozier from Stover Middle School, Dena Horton from the Camden Police Department, Diane Mikel of the Bishopville Police Dept and Melvin Moore, senior president of 100 Men Strong, which co-sponsored the march with the FRC. Sheriff Daniel Simon ...

April 29, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Dogs lose to Chapin and A.C. Flora

Scoring three times in the first 35 minutes of play, Chapin handed the Camden boys' soccer team a 5-1 loss in a Region 4-AAA match played Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

April 29, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E netters drop pair of matches

With their 4A state tournament spot secured, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team began the process of tuning up for the post-season with a non-region match against River Bluff last Thursday followed by Monday's 4-4A pairing with Dutch Fork.

April 29, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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THOMAS CHAMPION JR.

Mr. Thomas "True" Champion, Jr., 53, of 2200 Hatten Street, Camden, died Saturday. Family and friends may call at 907 Wateree Boulevard, Camden. Funeral arrangements ...

May 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


BILL FORD

A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Blake "Bill" Ford, 66, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 24 ...

May 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA ANN MCMORRIS LEWIS

Mrs. Patricia Ann McMorris Lewis, was born on March 15, 1959, in Camden, SC, to the late Tench and Catherine Kennedy McMorris, Sr. She worked ...

May 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


EUGENE SPANN

Mr. Marcus Eugene "Smiley" Spann, 76, of 1867 Sumite Ridge Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 17, 2018. A Celebration of Life ...

May 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


SHELBY RODGERS WATTS

A memorial service for Shelby Rodgers Watts, 81, will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

May 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


RAYMOND G. WOOLFE JR.

Raymond G. "Raymie" Woolfe, Jr., of Troy, Va., died Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Charlottesville. Born in New York, N.Y., on July 31, 1935 ...

May 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


Robbins to be new KCSD superintendent

Thursday, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) announced that the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected, by unanimous vote, Dr. William (Shane) Robbins as ...

May 22, 2018 | | Education




Creel to be new Blaney Elementary principal

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to select Windsor Elementary (Richland School District 2) Assistant Principal Sherrill Creel ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


NCHS listed again as one of best in U.S.

For the fourth time in five years, U.S. News & World Report magazine is ranking North Central High School (NCHS) as one of the best ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


For the Record - May 18, 2018

Real estate transactions

May 18, 2018 | | For the Record


Colleges, universities honor area students

Erin Elliott, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major from Elgin, was among the more than 45 Coastal Carolina University students who were recently inducted ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


Kershaw County Ag+Art Tour returns June 2-3

Visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to experience firsthand where their food comes from, meet real farmers, watch artists in action, and event ...

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


FRC hosting ‘College Bound 101: Campus Secrets’ on May 29

As high school students graduate, the Family Resource Center (FRC) wants to ensure that those attending college have a safe, healthy and memorable experience.

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs). Adoption Center hours are Tues-Fri, 10 ...

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


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