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KCSO need more funding

Last year the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office responded to approximately 43,000 calls for service. We did this with at most, 6 deputies per shift. Today as I am writing this we have 4 deputies covering the entire county. Most people in Kershaw County don't know that the Lancaster Co. Sheriff's Department also answered about 43,000 calls for service last year. (Lancaster County is significantly smaller in area than Kershaw County. They have about 10,000 more residents.)The difference is they handled this with 12 deputies per shift. As a result Lancaster's response times ...

December 26, 2012 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


A Government Center Christmas

December 26, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Through a lens, lightly

WASHINGTON -- In today's world of social media, where everyone's every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn't ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired.

December 26, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Joe Christmas

The family of Joe Christmas is sad to announce his passing on December 23, 2012 at the Kershaw Health Center. Joe was 88.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden earns ‘Let’s Move!’ medals

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Councilmember Alfred Mae Drakeford for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive Let's Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

December 26, 2012 | | Camden


Mary Jane Stradford

Mary Jane Stradford, 87, of 1818 Carter Street in Camden, died Monday, December 24, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dogs snap two-game skid; Lady Demons drop pair

Using a balanced scoring attack and a 17-7 third quarter run, the Camden boys' basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a 62-40 win over host Lakewood on Friday night in Sumter.

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Thursday: Camden boys in Golden Griffins Basketball Invitational at Fairfield Central (vs. Lancaster – TBA); Lugoff-Elgin in Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield (L-E vs. Berea – 4:30 p.m.); Camden girls in Midas Highlander Holiday Classic at Heathwood Hall (vs. Wilson Hall - 2 p.m.); Carolina Classic Basketball Tournament at North Central (Boys only: 6 p.m. – McBee vs. Cheraw; 8 p.m. – Westminster-Catawba at North Central); North Central in Andrew Jackson Holiday Tournament (NC vs. Andrew Jackson – 7 p.m.s)

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


L-E grads Ray and Tisdale to coach in Power Showcase at Marlins Park

Former Lugoff-Elgin baseball standouts, Jeremy Ray and Eddie Tisdale, will be representing Kershaw County and the state of South Carolina at the seventh annual Power Showcase and All-World/All-American Baseball Classic.

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Parsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Game day at your library:

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Montessory donates to animal shelter

(The following information was provided by the Montessori School of Camden.)

December 24, 2012 | | Education


Elizabeth Carlton

A memorial service celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Chmell Carlton, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, January 5, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Steve Patterson will offciate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of one's choice.

December 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Dec. 24, 2012

• As you settle back to enjoy holiday football, we have a startling statistic for you regarding the size of college football players. A recent survey which focused on linemen over seven decades revealed the average lineman today weighs more than half again as much as his 1950 counterpart. Over that time, according to a recent news report, the average offensive and defensive lineman grew to just over 290 pounds from just above 190. We can't even predict how big they'll be in another 50 years.

December 24, 2012 | | Editorials


Was it really Santa Claus?

Childhood is a wonderful time! A small child really believes he or she could "catch a falling start and put it … in a pocket." Nothing is impossible. Also, the warmth of love and acceptance comes from family and friends. Nowhere are the problems of finance or payment. Some children even tell their parents, when told they are big boys or girls, "I don't want to grow up." Even the story Peter Pan concerns a group of children who fly off with Peter, who has never had to grow up.

December 24, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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WILLIAM H. POTEAT - Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY -- A visitation for William Howard Poteat, 71, will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Powers ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA T. RAY - Cassatt

CASSATT -- Patricia T. Ray, of Cassatt, died May 22, 2016, at KershawHealth. Born at home on February 11, 1952, in Patrick SC, she was a ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAM D. RICHARDSON - Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY - Mr. Sam David "Bo" Richardson, 76, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Lugoff, passed on Monday, May 16, 2016. Plans will be ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


REGINA M. SABA - Camden

Regina (Jean) M Saba, 94, widow of James E Saba, passed away peacefully in her home on May 19, 2016 in Camden, SC. A private ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ESTHER W. WHITLEY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A loving and devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Esther Waters Whitley of Camden, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long illness.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Elementary archery team continues on path to success

The Blaney Elementary School Wildcat archery team qualified and traveled to compete in the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., again last week.

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons' title dreams come to an end

In a season of wins and championships --- both in-season tournaments and the Region 4-4A title --- the Lugoff-Elgin softball team had one nemesis; a stumbling block ...

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pierce vaults his way to a state title

Well before it was his turn to grab the pole and make his way to the track to compete in Friday evening's AAA state ...

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


Kershaw County players shine in Camden junior tennis event

While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Tennis


Horton earns all-state honors with top-5 finish

A year away from high school tennis did little to hurt Hunter Horton's game.

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and "Sweet Celebration" Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

May 20, 2016 | | Business


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