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Jack Daniel and his legacy

A while back, a Los Angeles-based producer approached Tink and me to gauge our potential interest in writing a historical mini-series about the life of whiskey maker Jack Daniel. Though most people in Hollywood are incredulous that an accomplished television writer like John Tinker would just up and move to the Deep South, they are smart enough to know that it does, in fact, increase his creative I.Q. He is developing material by simply living among of a region of people so different from Beverly Hills or Pacific Palisades.

January 31, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Balding no easy task for most macho men

I have several friends who are bald or who are balding, and they are all quite excited about the discovery of a blood pressure medication that actually grows hair as a side effect.

January 31, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 31, 2017

Camden businessman William Gaither recently became the sixth candidate to announce for Camden City Council.

January 31, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Gleen, a 1-year-old Hound mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's website address is www.kershawcountyhs.com.

January 31, 2017 | | Pets


Blaney Elementary School announces honor roll

First Grade

January 31, 2017 | | Education


Demons get first region win

It was not a must-win game, per se, but it was as close to one as possible for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 31, 2017 | | Sports


L-E, NC host state wrestling opening rounds

The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team tuned up for Saturday's opening day of the South Carolina High School League dual state tournament with a second place finish in Saturday's Razorback Duals held at Walhalla High School.

January 31, 2017 | | Sports


L-E's North earns WLTX honor

Noah North, a Lugoff-Elgin High School senior wrestler and defending 4A State Champion at 145 pounds, has been named the WLTX TV Channel 19 Player of the Week.

January 31, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KershawHealth recognized for stroke care

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has recognized KershawHealth Medical Center as a member of the 2016 Under 50 Minute tPA Club. This distinction honors the dedication and commitment of the hospital's team, particularly in the Emergency Department, for the exceptional care of stroke patients. KershawHealth Medical Center is a Telestroke partner site with MUSC Health.

January 31, 2017 | | Healthcare


Pitchforks return to FAC Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the return of the popular all-male a cappella group, The Pitchforks of Duke University, to the Wood Auditorium stage Friday at 8 p.m. The audience will enjoy great covers of both old and new pop music. Anyone interested in catching this year's concert should purchase tickets soon as the last several years have been sell-outs. Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the FAC box office located at 810 Lyttleton Street, by phone at 425-7676 or online ...

January 31, 2017 | | People & Places


KCC approves CCTC construction bid

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved the construction bid for the new Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) building du8ring its Jan 24 meeting. The bid was awarded to EDCON, Inc. from Peak, South Carolina for $7.06 million.

January 31, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CHARLES S. ELLIS

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Charles "Chuck" Sturgeon Ellis, Jr., 58, of Camden, S.C., was held Monday, January 30, 2017 at Wateree Baptist Church. Reverend Bobby James and Reverend Taylor Wells officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the church. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


JONATHAN F. HUBBARD

Mr. Jonathan F. Hubbard, 30, of 101 Connie Dr., Columbia, SC, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARVIN T. LEE

A graveside service for Marvin Theodore Lee, 62, will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT McCOY

Mr. Robert McCoy passed away January 28, 2017. Born in Lugoff, SC, he was the son of the late Henry McCoy and Hannah Harris McCoy.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


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World War II in Camden

of another world war. The First Army held their second 1941 field maneuvers in Camden. Their first attempt to prepare the Army for the possibility ...

February 17, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mayor forms econ development task force

For more than 300 years, together as one, we have successfully addressed numerous challenges here in our beautiful and historic city of Camden. We have ...

February 17, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


EDWARD W. GRIFFS SR.

Edward W. Griffs, Sr., passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at his home in Lugoff. A graveside service was held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at Salem ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS HOLLIDAY

Mr. Thomas "Sonny" Holiday, 71, of 8060 Black River Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, February 15. 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


DAVID J. MCELVEEN

CAMDEN - Mr. David J. McElveen, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 13, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


CLEO C. ROWELL

Mrs. Cleo C. Rowell, 66, of 7205 Stephanie Dr., Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES CLINTON STUKES SR.

REMBERT – Funeral service for James Clinton Stukes Sr., 72, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


For the Record - Feb. 17, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 17, 2017 | | For the Record


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


KCSD food service substitute employees needed

The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid ...

February 17, 2017 | | Business


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Steering the ship…

Considering my occupation as a meager student in high school, I've had few chances to partake in managerial positions. I suppose that's a ...

February 17, 2017 | | High School Columns


Camden High School Students of the Month, January

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson, 4-H offering spring projects

The Clemson Extension and 4-H will soon be offering spring projects, including raising chickens and planting gardens.

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


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