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Editorial: Homelessness

Our recent front page story on homelessness in Kershaw County highlighted a part of our community we sometimes don't want to think about, much less see. We suspect it's because of homeless stereotypes: those who live on the streets or in their cars with no job or prospect of one whether due to poor life choices or ill luck.

March 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Old money and old yards

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh somewhat woefully, "Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through." I think, "Oh, one day…."

March 16, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Education -- A catalyst for economic development

Economic development is undoubtedly the front burner topic in our state and in Kershaw County. For good reason. Economic development is the key to stable employment and to developing and nurturing a tax base that will support community needs for education, public safety, recreation, roads and infrastructure, and human services.

March 16, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Joseph: It’s in the numbers…

The grumbles resonated from the kitchen. The sound wasn't particularly loud or piercing at least in the beginning. I guess you could describe it as a low, irregular whine of sorts. I walked in and there he was -- my 11-year old son slumped over his math sheet looking as if the world would end if he did not finish the problems before him. Of course, he was absolute in the fact his mom could not help him with this "math Armageddon." He insisted he would fight this battle alone. I thought to myself, "Does anyone like math? He must ...

March 16, 2015 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Owell. Lucifer V fly to victory in Challenge Cup

Hardin Towell and Lucifer V teamed up to capture the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., contested on March 5.

March 16, 2015 | | Equine


Wilson named Outstanding School Business Official of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Donnie Wilson's been known around the county as the district's "numbers guy" for 13 years. Now his peers across the state have given Wilson a new title: Outstanding School Business Official of the Year.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


Miss 4-H Pageant

The Miss South Carolina 4-H Pageant was held in Laurens County for 38 young women representing various counties from SC. The pageant is not judged on beauty, but solely on stage presence and communication skills of the contestants. During the formal attire division, the members were asked questions about their 4-H experience and how it has helped them plan for the future. Four 4-Hers represented Kershaw County in the pageant, where they displayed their 4-H project and communication skills. Members of the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4-H Horse club were contestants in the Miss 4-H Pageant.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Upstart, Prospect Park eye final Derby prep races

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.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


Last call for discount Carolina Cup tickets

Saturday, March 14 is the final day to secure $30 advance general admission tickets for the 83rd running of Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races to be run on Saturday, March 28, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


Hill's two goals lift L-E girls past CHS

Sophomore forward Gracie Hill scored both goals before host Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Camden rally to take a 2-1 victory in the first of two girls' soccer matches to be played between the two rivals on Tuesday night at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

March 13, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters down young Demons

In a pairing between two young teams, Camden's edge in experience paid off as the Bulldogs tripped up rival Lugoff-Elgin, 7-0, in a Monday match played at the Roger Smoak Tennis Facility at Camden High School.

March 13, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs register second straight shutout

With a scheduled home match against perennial state power A.C. Flora on tap tonight, the Camden High boys' soccer team tuned up for this evening's Region 4-AAA opener with their second shutout in as many matches.

March 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Editorial: Alternative power

Older Kershaw County residents will remember the oil embargo of the 1970s, when there were long lines at service stations here and across the nation. Since then, there's been a never-ending quest for the United States to become more energy-independent and to develop clean, alternative sources of power. Wind and solar have been touted for decades, by some as a cure-all, but they still remain a tiny percentage of all the energy created.

March 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Cyberbully attacks on women

WASHINGTON -- The first time my dad noticed somebody on the internet had called me an idiot, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

March 13, 2015 | By Catherine Rampbell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


James Thompson Jr.

Lt. Col. James Thompson, Jr., 92, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Homegoing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Olivet International Baptist Church, Quincy Avenue, Cleveland. Burial will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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River parcel input sessions June 19 and 21

Want to let Kershaw County know what you want for the new river parcel in Lugoff?

June 15, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Area college students graduate, earn academic honors

Wofford College conferred 418 degrees on 394 graduates during the 2018 Commencement exercies on Sunday, May 20. Area students included:

June 15, 2018 | | Education


Goodwin recognized as 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. J. Harrison Goodwin is the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. In addition, Richland School District Two'Chief ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Stitchin’ ribbon cutting

Stephanie Lanford, owner of Stitchin' (center), cuts the ribbon on her new business on Broad Street. Celebrating with her (from left) are Kershaw County Chamber ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption - June 12, 2018

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs).

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: New YMCA?

Is Kershaw County going to be the site of a new Columbia YMCA branch?

June 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Fountain hosts one-day football camp at CHS

Former Camden High and Clemson University defensive end Maurice "Mo" Fountain will be hosting a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday ...

June 12, 2018 | | Sports


Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which ...

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going ...

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


HENRY F. ALLEN

SMSGT Retired Henry F. Allen, Sr, 85, of Sumter, SC passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11, 2018 ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN C. DRAKEFORD

Mr. John C. Drakeford, 79, of 1261 Drakeford Road, Cassatt, passed on Friday, June 8, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HINSON

A service to celebrate the life of Carolyn Faye Brazell Hinson, 66, will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


BRENDA SCHOFIELD

Mrs. Brenda Schofield, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


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