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WASHINGTON -- If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014's midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore.

January 08, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


SC 2014: Are you better off…?

As the calendar turns to an election year here in South Carolina, all the usual political suspects are starting to offer up all the usual political rhetoric to try to win your vote, with one side telling you that our state's current economic forecast is cloudy with a chance of Armageddon, and the other insisting that prosperity, or at least whatever passes for it these days, is right around the corner.

January 08, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Public service

As of today, three public officials have decided not to seek reelection. Several days ago, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak said he would not run again. Today, Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers and Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce announce they are not running for reelection, either.

January 08, 2014 | | Editorials


KC wrestlers bound for Carolina Invitational

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School qualified nine and Camden Middle School had a pair who punched their ticket into the 2014 Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament following this past Saturday's qualifier held at White Knoll High School.

January 08, 2014 | | Sports


Gary earns honor at FMU

After leading the Francis Marion University mens' basketball team to a dramatic overtime victory over Armstrong Atlantic State, Camden native Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5.

January 08, 2014 | | Sports


K of C free throw contest set for Jan. 18

All boys and girls between the ages of 10 through 14 are invited to participate in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

January 08, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Two-hour delay for KCSD students Tuesday

The Kershaw County School District announced Monday that, due to a forecast of extreme cold weather and out of an abundance of caution, schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Tuesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and 4-year-old students in morning classes will NOT attend. Breakfast will be served.

January 06, 2014 | | Education


Singleton to play in College All-Star Bowl

GREENVILLE – Jared Singleton will play one last game as a college player when the former Lugoff-Elgin standout takes part in the 2014 The College All Star Bowl to be played on Friday, Feb.14 at 6 p.m. at Furman's Paladin Stadium.

January 06, 2014 | | Sports


KC teams ready for region play

With the holiday tournaments behind them, Kershaw County's basketball and wrestling teams return to action this week with all three county public high school hoops squads inconference play this week.

January 06, 2014 | | Sports


Stover Middle hosts cheerleading clinic

The Stover Middle School Cheerleaders will host their Little Tigers Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 inside the Leslie M. Stover Middle School gym.

January 06, 2014 | | Sports


Sherman’s war on S.C. civilians

Prior to invading South Carolina, Sherman stated his intentions in a communication with General Grant. "I do sincerely believe that the whole United States, north and south, would rejoice to have this army turned loose on South Carolina, to devastate that state in the manner we have done in Georgia…."

January 06, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Thelma Hargrove

Ms. Thelma Hargrove, 76, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Born in Kershaw, South Carolina she was the daughter of the late Juanita Hargrove Gaskins. Graveside services were held Saturday, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. Brown's Funeral home, Camden serviced the Hargrove family.

January 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pat Johnson

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Thompson "Pat" Johnson, of Camden SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Hemmingway, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pat's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020, Food for the Soul, 110 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC ...

January 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Jan. 6, 2014

• The concept of energy conservation has never been stronger, as the amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes fell in 2013 for the third straight year. Usage is at the lowest level since 2001. Several factors are involved, in addition to Americans being more conscious of saving power: homes are better built; appliances and gadgets are more efficient; insulation has become better and cheaper; and there are nifty new devices such as smart thermostats. It's all a good thing, of course, for this country.

January 06, 2014 | | Editorials


School Photos

January 06, 2014 | | People & Places


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Marvin L. "Chip" Smith

August 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KershawHealth labs earn accreditation

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the KershawHealth Medical Center and Elgin Outpatient Center Laboratories based on ...

August 19, 2016 | | Healthcare


‘Our goal is to have voting day run smoothly’

The gentlemen at Kershaw County Voter Registration want the November 8 election day to run smoothly, but citizens must register to vote by October 8.

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


High school students working toward “Strive for 25”

It's the first week of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school students, and they are working toward a goal to "Strive ...

August 19, 2016 | | Education


Auditions for Camden Community theatre’s musical production of Footloose announced

Camden Community Theatre (CCT,) an affiliate group of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold auditions for its musical production of Footloose ...

August 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Chicken coops and voting booths

What in the world would the two items in the above headline have in common, other than they are places with purposes?

August 19, 2016 | | Editorials


The Olympics opened my eyes

I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the ...

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Beach burkini bingo

August 19, 2016 | | Columns


Pearlee Boykin Sumpter

Rembert - Mrs. Pearlee Boykin Sumpter, 93, of 5870 Halley Road, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A Celebration of Life and ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Cassie Grant-Lloyd

Cassie Grant-Lloyd age 75 of New Haven, CT formerly of Camden, passed away on August 11, 2016 at her home. Cassie was born on April ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Healthcare entrepreneur opens nurse aide school for helping seniors

The City of Camden recently honored Kesha L. Hayes with a proclamation for creating Senior Service Day in honor of the elderly population -- but her ...

August 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Camden


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a ...

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


UWKC accepting applications from agencies for federal funding

The United Way of Kershaw County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the ...

August 16, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


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