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Way better than the sum of our parts

I was attending a coaching clinic in the mid 1970s, and I got to talk with a very well-respected and successful football coach who had won a number of championships during a long and storied career. I asked him about his favorite team, expecting him to tell me about one of the numerous state championship teams he had coached. I was surprised, however, when he told me about a team he had coached that had not even gone very far into the playoffs. The coach told me he loved and valued this particular team since it had achieved well beyond ...

March 19, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Kershaw County Farmers’ Market to hold vendor meeting Tuesday

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor in the Kershaw County Farmers' Market (KCFM) is invited to attend an open house at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at 634 W. Dekalb St. in Camden in the Homemakers Building, adjacent to the Camden Clemson Extension office.

March 19, 2012 | | People & Places


2012 Heritage Tea winners announced

On Sunday, February 19 in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) awards were presented to Kershaw County students who participated in the 2012 Heritage Tea. Students in grades three through eight from across the county worked on projects reflective of cultural heroes and legends in celebration of Black History Month in an art project competition. Awards were presented to all winners and the teachers of 1st place winners. Entertainment was provided by the Lugoff Elementary Singers, Jackson School Chorus, Kershaw County Show Choir and Mrs. Shiryl Morgan. The judges for the competition were Althea ...

March 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Let's play two (in one game)

They did not make the fans leave after seven innings and pay to re-enter Optimist Field Tuesday night. But they could have.

March 16, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Robert Minges

Funeral service with full military honors for Robert Hall Minges, 75, Lugoff, will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. The Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.

March 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Knights run past Vols, Eagles

The North Central boys' track team won a home tri-meet with Andrew Jackson and Central on Tuesday.

March 16, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Rec Notes - March 16, 2012

Hippity hoppity -- the annual community Easter egg hunts are on their way.

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - March 16, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Kent, a 10-month-old chow mix puppy, and a male black and white domestic medium-haired 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

March 16, 2012 | | Pets


School menus - March 16, 2012

The following are breakfast and lunch menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 19-23:

March 16, 2012 | | Education


Habitat Store to host Rockin’ and Rollin’ Anniversary event Saturday

To celebrate the Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County's 20th anniversary, the Habitat Store is holding a "Rockin' and Rollin' Anniversary" event Saturday.

March 16, 2012 | | People & Places


High note

The Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, International School Bandmasters Fraternity, recently presented Robert Wertz (right) of Camden with its "Outstanding Contributor Award" for 2012 at a ceremony at Furman University. The award was presented by David Santiago (left), chairman of the chapter's outstanding contribution committee. Wertz retired in 2002 after a 30-year teaching career as a high school band director, the last 26 years at Camden High School. He served as president of the South Carolina Band Directors Association from 1999-2001 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2007, Wertz was ...

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Mara Horton Jones seeks reelection to school board

Mara Horton Jones is seeking reelection to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Seat 1 in the West Wateree area. As native of Kershaw County, she said she is a living testament of the importance of having a strong school board trustees in Kershaw County.

March 16, 2012 | | Politics


Carwash to benefit Camden family

Students at Camden High School have organized a car wash to take place Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tractor Supply parking lot, behind Walmart. All proceeds from the car wash will go to buy clothes for the Alexander family, who recently lost their home and belongings in a house fire. Donations will be accepted at the car wash as well as Camden High School.

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Shrine Club quail supper

The Camden Shrine Club will host its 34th annual Quail Supper at the Camden Shrine Club on Friday, March 23.

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Let's make national park status happen

I recently attended the National League of Cities conference. This annual event, attended by representatives from thousands of cities, provides local leaders with resources, contacts and continuing education. The League is focused on helping cities build stronger communities. Advocacy, job creation, economic growth, effective policy making, and feasible collaboration are only a few of the topics we explored for continuing and creating sustainable, vibrant communities.

March 16, 2012 | By Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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May 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Beechwood

As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.

May 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Jeb Bush’s unfortunate honesty

WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

May 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Yesteryear - May 20, 2015

Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.

May 20, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Noble: The myth of the lost cause and the reality of S.C.’s future

More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.

May 20, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


For the Record - May 20, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2015 | | For the Record


Camden’s Crim advocates for children in D.C.

Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.

May 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LES reports third quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Sidewalk Survey - May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


CMS Student Council raises money for Lugoff playground

CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Morris is new ATEC director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


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