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Spirit of Camden adds female driver for LeMons race

The Spirit of Camden race team will have a female's touch at this weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons races to be held at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday.

May 20, 2011 | | Auto racing


Rec Notes for May 20, 2011

Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will learn the fundamentals of baseball or improve their skills at this baseball camp.

May 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


LFD to host boaters education class May 28

A Boater's Education Class is being offered in conjunction with SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Kershaw Conservation District.

May 20, 2011 | | Localife


Pets of the week - May 20, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old short-haired domestic cat and an 8-week-old shepherd mix puppy. 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.net. The shelter's ...

May 20, 2011 | | Pets


Stevenson Wood

Funeral service for Stevenson Wood, 68, of Trinity School Road in Lugoff, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at James Chapel AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Allen Peters

Allen Preston Peters of Camden, South Carolina has passed away at the age of 56. He lost his long hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on the morning of May 17, 2011 at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia. Born May 10, 1955 in Ronceverte, WV, he was the son of Betty Shires Peters and the late Louie H. Peters. Mr. Peters spent his childhood and teenage years in Oak Hill, WV. He attended Collins High School where he was quite athletic. He was the quarterback all 4 years and lettered in every sport he played including ...

May 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Storage One

Storage One has opened its second Kershaw County location at 338 U.S. 521, behind Black River Shell in Camden. The facility and the original Storage One location, at 187 U.S. 601 S. in Lugoff, are owned by Josh Denton. Ann Marie Holland is the manager. The Storage One facility in Camden offers 24/7 access through an automated kiosk. This "automated self storage" kiosk allows customers to handled payments or obtain rentals. The office is also open from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is 713-9912. Denton was joined by family, friends, elected ...

May 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Gloria 'Pretzel' Lint Shirley

Gloria "Pretzel" Lint Shirley of 211 E. Hill Street, Warsaw, N.C., passed away May 17, 2011 after a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer's disease.

May 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wateree District Scouts to hold Cub Scout Day Camp June 13 - 16

Wateree District Scouts (Kershaw and Fairfield Counties) will be holding its annual Cub Scout Day Camp for all Cub Scouts June 13 – 16 at Harvest Baptist Church. Day camp gives Cub Scouts a chance to have a great time, meet new friends, experience new things and pass advancement requirements, all while having the time of his life.

May 20, 2011 | | Localife


Revolutionary War observance marks 230th anniversary of Hobkirk Hill

A crowd of about 50 people gathered at Kirkwood Common, on the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Hobkirk Hill in Camden, South Carolina on April 17 to commemorate the 230th anniversary of The Battle of Hobkirk Hill fought on April 25, 1781.

May 20, 2011 | | Localife


Ceremony honors POWs, MIAs, properly disposes 52 American flags

On April 16 at noon, the Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Motorcycle Club held a ceremony to honor all prisoners of war and missing in action veterans from all wars. The ceremony recognized all branches of the service. This was held at the VFW Post 8346, Lake Wateree, where the POW-MIA flag is flown under the American flag daily.

May 20, 2011 | | Localife


Hand earns Eagle Scout title with Troop 303

Tyler Hand received the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout March 26. Tyler is a member of Troop 303, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Tyler has been a member of Troop 303 since January 2008 when his parents moved to Lugoff from Illinois.

May 20, 2011 | | Localife


A message to Kershaw County and a victim's son

As we have come to the end of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, I wish to let the citizens of Kershaw County know that their law enforcement is one of the most professional and dedicated in the state of South Carolina. This past week, officers have responded to hundreds of 911 emergency calls for service; hundreds of non-emergency calls; served civil and criminal warrants -- 100 plus to be exact in 3 States; and spent, combined, thousands of hours serving the community in which we live.

May 20, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bulldogs finish 10th, Demons 15th in state golf championships

Camden posted a 10th-place finish in the state class AAA golf tournament while Lugoff-Elgin came home 15th from the 4A championships played this weeks.

May 20, 2011 | | Sports


Boeing complaint would take away S.C. jobs

South Carolina is what's known as a "right to work" state -- meaning workers can't be forced to join a union. Twenty-two states have "right to work" laws safeguarding employees' rights to decide for themselves whether to join, or financially support, a union.

May 20, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller general | Columns


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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


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


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


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