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L-EMS' Junior Scholars

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently saluted its South Carolina Junior Scholars. Students achieve Junior Scholar status by either scoring 50 or higher in verbal, math or writing on the PSAT or by participating in Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP) during their seventh-grade year. The honored students included (first row, from left) Mallory Register, Aubrey Edgerton, Evelyn (McCrae) Watson, Hannah Ranson, Jessica Stockman, Mary (Matheson) Deese, Makayla Rippy, (second row) Jousha Hinson, Connor Tully, Zane Nayfeh, Daniel McAvoy, Christopher Wilder, Stephen Christianson, (third row) Steve Berry, Chandler Brittian and Austen Haney.

May 25, 2011 | | Education


Dorothy Mae Reed Davis

Dorothy Mae Reed Davis, 64, of Chesnut Street, Camden, died Friday, May 20, 2011.

May 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert P. Dean

A memorial service honoring the life of Robert P. Dean, of Camden, shall be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church, Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Garden. The Reverend Philip Whitehead will officiate. The family will receive friends in Richardson Hall following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Dean's memory to Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Donald Newsome

Donald Eugene Newsome, 78, of Sumter, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at his home.

May 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Joseph Lee Robinson

Joseph Lee Robinson, 56, of North 5th Street, Newark, N.J., formerly of Camden, died Monday, May 23, 2011.

May 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Great Falls Propane LLC sets up shop in Lugoff

Kershaw County has a new propane gas provider, located at 3 Roseborough Road in Lugoff across from Sonic on U.S. 1. Great Falls Propane LLC has recently purchased and transformed the old Lugoff Flowers building into a state-of-the-art, interactive gas appliance showroom.

May 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Be mindful of pet's sun exposure and skin

Summer time generally means vacations, water and a lot of fun in the sun. However, the same concerns that affect people can also cause problems for pets.

May 25, 2011 | | Pets


Cobb named Miss Lugoff-Elgin Teen 2011

During a Sunday afternoon reception, the newly formed Miss Lugoff-Elgin Scholarship Pageant committee appointed 16-year-old Lugoff resident Julianna Cobb as the first Miss Lugoff-Elgin Teen to compete for the state title this July in Columbia. As a committee-appointed queen, Cobb will be an "at large" contestant in the state competition where she will compete in interview, fitness wear, talent, evening gown and on-stage personality. In addition to her title, Cobb, a junior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will also be the recipient of a $250 scholarship.

May 25, 2011 | | Localife


Miss L-E, Junior Miss L-E pageant winners announced

Lugoff Elgin High School and the ABLE Club of S.C. made history by crowning a 2011 Junior Miss L-E, Mary Katherine Rogers, in the afternoon pageant and 2011 Miss L-E, Chelsea Gantt, in the evening pageant. All 65 contestants danced their way in through the opening number of "Dynamite." The competition then continued in casual wear, evening wear and on stage questions. Both queens will have the opportunity to complete in LMSC pageant on June 18. Junior Miss L-E pageant winners include (above from left) Junior Miss L-E First Runner-Up and Most Photogenic, Ryan McRoy; Miss Freshman, Hannah Bowers ...

May 25, 2011 | | Localife


Refections to perform for Finally Friday concert series

Put on your dancing shoes! Camden favorite Reflections is back to perform at the May installment of the popular outdoor concert series Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday. The concert will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place behind the Wood Auditorium. With all of the band members having roots in Camden, it is sure to be a big crowd.

May 25, 2011 | | Localife


CHS anglers third in state; Morgan second in age group

The Camden Bulldog Anglers finished in third place in Saturday's The Bass Federation of South Carolina State High School Championships held on Lake Murray.

May 25, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Baltic Shore gives Kingsley a win at Strawberry Hill

High Hopes Stables' Baltic Shore broke his maiden over fences with a 13-length romp in a $15,000 maiden steeplechase at Saturday's Strawberry Hill Races contested at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va.

May 25, 2011 | | Equine


Sports camps usher in summer

With the start of summer vacation only two days away, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County, hosted by county high schools.

May 25, 2011 | | Seasonal Sports


Ms. Waites, Mr. Logan engaged

Mr. Curtis Logan and Ms. Elizabeth Waites, both of Cassatt, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baker of Kershaw. He is the son of Ms. Cindy Warren of Cassatt and the late Mr. Blank Logan of Cassatt.

May 23, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th wedding anniversary

After knowing each other for approximately two weeks, Bill and Belinda Ward of Camden married on June 2, 1961. They will be celebrating with their children, grandchildren and friends at Emmanuel Baptist Church on May 28, 2011 from 2 to 4.

May 23, 2011 | | Localife


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Negative ads

Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...

July 30, 2014 | | Editorials


An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Kaleigh Ward to marry Mr. Grant Cox in September

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.

July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The legend of Lloyd Seay

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Tourney action continues in Sumter

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 28, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - July 28, 2014

• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...

July 28, 2014 | | Editorials


Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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