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A different case

So-called "stand your ground" laws have been a matter of controversy around the country in the last couple years, but no case involving such a law is more puzzling than the S.C. Supreme Court's agreeing to hear a matter in which a confessed murderer who kicked in a door and then killed his robbery victim claimed he should have immunity because he was fearful for his life, thinking the victim he was robbing was about to kill him.

July 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Local medical clinic receives donated shelf

The children at Sandhills Medical Clinic (SMC) in Lugoff are the first recipients of a "Livi's Libaray" bookshelf in the area. "Livi's Library" is in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit, the 9-year-old daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pettit. Livi had a great passion for books which is what inspired the idea.

July 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Louis Bradford Lewis

Mrs. Louis Bradford Lewis, 83, of 163 Boone Lane, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11 a.m., New haven United Methodist Church, Bishopville. The burial will follow at St. James Pentecostal Deliverance Assembly Cemetery, Camden.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Abney

Mr. Willie Abney, 78, of 504 North Main Street, Bethune, S.C., passed on Friday, July 5, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wardell

Mr. Thomas Wardell, 72, of Niagra Falls, NY and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Winston Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Simon and Lucinda Edgefield Williams. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of Remembrance Brown's Funeral Home, with burial in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert, at a later date. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Wardell family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Robertson

Mr. Terry Robertson, 24, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Melissa Robertson and Terry McKenney. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Robertson will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Robertson family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Genane Perkins Canty

Mrs. Genane Perkins Canty, 62, of Casastt, entered into eternal rest of Sunday, July 7, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Louise Ballard Perkins. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Canty will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Canty Family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sweet pets looking for forever homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dallas, a one-year old very sweet Terrier mix and Lila, a playful nine-week-old black and white kitten. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for ...

July 12, 2013 | | Pets


Soccer camp registration open for kids 6-14

This soccer camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more. This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball.

July 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Is the R-word the new N-word?

A new poll suggests that Americans, including black Americans, tend to think blacks are more racist than whites or Hispanics. I don't think we are. We only sound like it sometimes.

July 12, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


KC American advances into district finale

And then there was one.

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Volleyball, hoops, wrestling and cheer camps on deck

Here are the youth sports camps on tap throughout Kershaw County for the week of July 15:

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


A bullet through the heart

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."

July 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - July 10, 2013

Real estate transactions

July 10, 2013 | | For the Record


Our schools

Amid recent reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality that finds "an industry of mediocrity" and asserts the country's teacher training system is badly broken, there is good news in the Kershaw County School District, and we don't blame Superintendent Frank Morgan for tooting the district's own horn in a recent column in this newspaper.

July 10, 2013 | | Editorials


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WILLIAM H. POTEAT - Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY -- A visitation for William Howard Poteat, 71, will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Powers ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA T. RAY - Cassatt

CASSATT -- Patricia T. Ray, of Cassatt, died May 22, 2016, at KershawHealth. Born at home on February 11, 1952, in Patrick SC, she was a ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAM D. RICHARDSON - Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY - Mr. Sam David "Bo" Richardson, 76, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Lugoff, passed on Monday, May 16, 2016. Plans will be ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


REGINA M. SABA - Camden

Regina (Jean) M Saba, 94, widow of James E Saba, passed away peacefully in her home on May 19, 2016 in Camden, SC. A private ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ESTHER W. WHITLEY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A loving and devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Esther Waters Whitley of Camden, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long illness.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Elementary archery team continues on path to success

The Blaney Elementary School Wildcat archery team qualified and traveled to compete in the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., again last week.

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons' title dreams come to an end

In a season of wins and championships --- both in-season tournaments and the Region 4-4A title --- the Lugoff-Elgin softball team had one nemesis; a stumbling block ...

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pierce vaults his way to a state title

Well before it was his turn to grab the pole and make his way to the track to compete in Friday evening's AAA state ...

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


Kershaw County players shine in Camden junior tennis event

While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Tennis


Horton earns all-state honors with top-5 finish

A year away from high school tennis did little to hurt Hunter Horton's game.

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and "Sweet Celebration" Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

May 20, 2016 | | Business


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