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Noted and Passed

• So, voters will have to go back to the polls a week from Tuesday, thanks to runoffs for one local race and two state races. While it wasn't inevitable, having three people vie for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman certainly increased the chance for a runoff. At one point during election returns, it appeared Julian Burns hit the magic 50.1 percent to avoid a runoff, but voters turned out to be too split between him and challengers Gene Hartis and Ben Connell. Hartis came in second, but decided not to face Burns a second time ...

June 16, 2014 | | Editorials


Summer school work

I was talking with a community member recently who asked me what we do all summer since school is out. Although summer is obviously a time that schools are closed and teachers and assistants are off, the level of activity across the school district is actually pretty intense. Preparing to open school in a district with over 10,000 students and twenty buildings with a comprehensive instructional and extracurricular program is a huge undertaking that actually begins long before the previous school year has ended.

June 16, 2014 | Dr. Frank Morgan | Columns


County youth need better access to athletic facilities and resources

Well, another year of AAU basketball and it has definitely been a pleasure, so far.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Variety of camps on deck for next week

Here is the list of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 16-20:

June 13, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Walt Inabinet - June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 | | Inabinet


Graham and Cantor

Politics is often surprising, and trends don't always develop the way the so-called political pundits predict. Nowhere was that more evident Tuesday than in South Carolina and Virginia. Sen. Lindsey Graham swept to a resounding Palmetto State victory over a host of primary opponents, winning the nomination without having to endure a run-off, while in Virginia, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went down to a surprising defeat, knocked off by a little-known, under-financed Tea Party candidate.

June 13, 2014 | | Editorials


Barbara Vanscoy McCallum

Barbara Vanscoy McCallum, 94, of Kingwood, Texas departed this life late Saturday night, May 17, 2014 at Vitas Hospice in The Woodlands, Texas.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Armed, dangerous and dead

WASHINGTON -- So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.

June 13, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


It’s Burns vs. Connell for GOP KCC chair nod as Hartis pulls out of race

Even though Gene Hartis came in second, Julian Burns will face third-place finisher Ben Connell for a runoff on June 24 for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman.

June 13, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Politics


‘I am one of them’

I am a Green Beret, albeit an older one. I haven't worn my "Green Sponge" in over 40 years. I am also a Camden resident. When it was announced that my fellow Special Forces Association soldiers would be visiting the Revolutionary War Park (on Thursday) I made certain I would be there. It was a bitter-sweet experience.

June 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan, Camden Captain, Special Forces, 8th SAF & 7th SFG | Letters


Willie Lee Higgins Beckham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Matthews reelected as sheriff

"The citizens have spoken and they've spoken quite loudly."

June 13, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Politics


Rain arrives at perfect time for P-17

Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


This week in League III American Legion baseball

Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Baseball, wrestling camps slated for L-E High

Here are two more youth sports camps which are coming to the West Wateree region of Kershaw County over the coming weeks.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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Demon harriers show improvement at Lake Murray Invitational meet

One week after having Hurricane Irma cancel the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic, the Lugoff-Elgin cross country teams competed in Saturday's highly competitive Lake Murray ...

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights welcome L-E, 10 others into tournament

A three-set sweep over visiting Central last Thursday night kept the North Central volleyball team hot on the heels of Region 4-AA leading Buford.

September 19, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Demons extend streak to 3

It started with a win over North Augusta and continued with Thursday's 3-0 sweep over Region 6-4A rival Hartsville.

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS runners make best of bad situation

Hurricane Irma may have caused the cancellation of the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic but it could not dampen the spirit of several members of the ...

September 19, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons come up empty in falling to Thoroughbreds

Sometimes in order for a team to be successful, they need a humbling wake up call. That was exactly what happened Friday night as Lugoff-Elgin ...

September 19, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Ariail - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Animal rescue

Today, readers may notice a short feature and photos on the front page about Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, the truly dynamic duo behind Danny ...

September 19, 2017 | | Editorials


How Democrats won the presidency

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.

September 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 15, 2017

Dear Danica Patrick,

September 19, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School construction projects update

Last November, voters in Kershaw County approved a two-question $129 million referendum to move forward with a number of critical school construction projects. These projects ...

September 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Historian to speak on Carolina Backcountry History at KCHS

A multi-faceted historian and author of several locally relevant books will speak at the Kershaw County Historical Society's 3 p.m. public program Sunday ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Former USC football players visit DME students

Authors Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, who are also former University of South Carolina football players, visited with all Doby's Mill Elementary School students ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


LILY S. BRANHAM

A memorial service for Lilly S. Branham, 84, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Reconnu ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS M. CLONTS

A service to celebrate the life of Thomas Michael Clonts, 75, will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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