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Pre-season tourneys open spring campaign

While the start of the regular season for Kershaw County high school spring sports teams does not begin until the first week of March, that will not stop at least four programs from getting a head start to their respective campaigns by playing in pre-season tournaments.

February 20, 2012 | | Sports


Palmetto Dance Center qualifies for national dance championships

During the weekend of Feb. 10-12, dancers from Palmetto Dance Center competed at Encore Dance Competition for the Stars and qualified all 34 of their routines for the National Dance Championships to be held this July in Savannah, Ga. The solos, duos, and teams brought home twenty-three first place trophies, seven second place trophies, three third place trophies, and one fourth place trophy. In addition to these age division winnings, the group brought home additional trophies for 10 First Place Overall winnings, two Second Place Overall Winnings, and one third Place Overall Trophies. The awards didn't stop there because ...

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Smith, Mr. Hudson engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clyburn Smith, Jr of Camden, S.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Smith to Phillip Edward Hudson, Jr. of Camden, S.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Edward Hudson, Sr of Camden, S.C.

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Herndon to seek State House seat

Saying he wants to help reform state government, Kershaw County businessman David Herndon has announced his candidacy for State House District 52.

February 20, 2012 | | Politics


Weeks elected to state hospital association board

KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie J. Weeks was elected to the South Carolina Hospital Association Board of Trustees (SCHA) at the association's annual meeting Jan. 30. Weeks previously served on the SCHA board and was chairman in 1994.

February 20, 2012 | | Healthcare


Grants and savings equal city improvements

Just recently, I was talking with a group of local citizens when someone mentioned the new street lights. In the past three years, the City of Camden has received and utilized grants in excess of $3 million for several improvements. A combination of grant funds and some tax dollars has been spent to move many electrical lines underground:

February 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Quality education has cost

A community member asked me recently why I place so much emphasis on the budget. The exact words were, "I think that's all you ever talk about." I guess I have to plead guilty to keeping the budget as a front burner issue. When I think about the discussions I have about our schools with parents, staff, students and community members, most of these discussions revolve around smaller class sizes, additional academic and extracurricular programs, competitive compensation, materials and supplies, technology and additional staff in areas such as nursing, maintenance, classroom assistants and clerical. All of these are areas ...

February 20, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


America in ‘decline’ denial

Is America in decline? No way, says President Obama, proudly speaking of our standing overseas. But some grim new reports on our educational gaps remind us that decline is like charity -- it begins at home.

February 20, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 20, 2012

February 20, 2012 | | Ariail


Teen killed in single-car crash

A Camden High School student died in a single-car accident on Haile Street just outside Camden early Sunday morning.

February 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Grace Holiday Wilson

Mrs. Grace Holiday Wilson, 88, of 175 Lewis Circle, Rembert, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Wilson Family.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Maxie Webster

Services for Maxie Evon "Bud" Webster, 74, were held on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NTAF, in honor of Andy Crowson, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Branham, Mr. Bock set date

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Branham are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Brittany Renee Branham of Camden to Mr. Ryan Keith Bock of Camden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bock Sr., Camden.

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Godbold, SSG Johnson plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Pitts would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Godbold, formerly of Camden, SC now of Ft. Benning, Ga., to SSG Jonathan Ryan Johnson of Little Rock, Arkansas.

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Jannie Young Grant`

Mrs. Jannie Young Grant, 65, of 7825 Edward St., Rembert, died Friday, February 17, 2012. Friends may call at 7835 Edward St., Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announed at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Grant Family.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Deadline for landowners to join conservation is Friday

Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

February 25, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Net results

February 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Gary to play in all-star game in Luxembourg

Evrik Gary, who helped Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state basketball championship, was recently named to the Luxembourg (N2) All-Star Game Roster.

February 23, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 23, 2015

• We're sad to learn of Joseph Bruce's pending retirement from KershawHealth and the KershawHealth Foundation (see our front page), but happy for him as he reaches that point in life where he can choose do what he appears to enjoy: namely traveling to the United Kingdom and other points abroad. Bruce had the difficult job of following foundation founder Vern Ketchem, who died just months before Bruce joined KershawHealth in late 2007. When we consider all the foundation has done since then, we believe Ketchem would be proud of Bruce's work. He and the foundation board launched ...

February 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Out of control

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

February 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ms. Brittany Truesdell and Mr. Steven Bailey to wed in May

Ms. Crystal Truesdell of Westville, SC is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Leigh Truesdell of Columbia, SC, also the daughter of the late Gerald "Jerry" Truesdell, Jr., to Steven Joseph Bailey of Columbia, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.

February 23, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Bruce retiring as KHF executive director, hospital marketing VP

Joseph Bruce, executive director of the KershawHealth Foundation and KershawHealth's vice president of marketing and community development, will retire from both positions March 13. Bruce, a South Carolina native, returned to his home state in 2007 to join KershawHealth and the foundation after a career with major New York City and Washington, D.C., advertising and public relations agencies.

February 23, 2015 | | Healthcare


James Brantley King

Funeral services for James Brantley King, Sr. 88, were held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated, and the Rev. David Weaver and the Rev. Everett Recconu assisted. The family received friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ronger Lester Truesdale

God gave me the gift of life through my parents, Lawton M. Truesdale (deceased) and Virginia S. Truesdale on November 20, 1948. I have been a fortunate man who led a successful and full life in Camden, SC. For 30 years I worked at the City of Camden in the electrical and administration department. I retired in 1996.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr.

Funeral service for Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr., 51, will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 600 Boykin Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams

A funeral service for retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams, 79, of Lugoff, SC, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Ronnie Stroud officiated.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Harmon “Billy” Hall

A service to celebrate the life of William Harmon "Billy" Hall, 68, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


KCPRD offering youth baseball umpiring clinics

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys baseball games this spring and summer.

February 18, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Clinic Classic 5k hits the streets on April 18

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

February 18, 2015 | | Sports


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