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Rural electrification of Kershaw County

C. H. "Herb" Leaird, CEO of Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc., recently wrote, "Do you have a recollection of when electric power was extended to the Cassatt area? We want to assemble a more accurate history of Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc. Will you help us in Kershaw County?"

July 18, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Britain's tabloid scandal sounds familiar

It is with a mixture of outrage and envy that an old-school newspaper veteran like me views Great Britain's newspaper hacking scandal.

July 18, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Miss Herman, Mr. Cob wed

Miss Olivia Rose Herman of Camden and Mr. Robert Shaun Cobb of Camden were united in marriage July 16, 2011 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Reverend Jimmy Atkerson officiated at the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.

July 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Playing GODD again?

Another "done deal"? Is this where we are headed again? I certainly hope not. This YMCA "deal" is another prime example of the "Government of the Done Deal" – GODD! Our city leaders are playing GODD once again. What has happened to a government of the people, by the people, for the people?

July 18, 2011 | Stephen Sarafin Jr. Camden | Letters


Disputed call leads to rough night for P-17

GOOSE CREEK -- Goose Creek Post 166 is one win from earning its way into the state American Legion baseball tournament. Conversely, Kershaw County Post 17 has its proverbial back against the wall.

July 15, 2011 | By ROB GANTT Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


Help students get those 'school tools'

The first day of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students is Aug. 17 and some youngsters need the community's help in being prepared for a successful year.

July 15, 2011 | | Education


Drug testing goes 'on the road'

Mobile Drug Testing, LLC also known as MD Testing, has expanded its innovative Utah business model and now services Richland, Lexington, and Kershaw Counties with the same exceptional service that their customers have come to expect. The new location is expected to bring much needed ease and cost effective testing to the local communities. They will come to their client's locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to perform the tests, servicing companies, businesses and institutions that need a comprehensive drug program. They also have community programs offering discounts to schools and parents, and education and support ...

July 15, 2011 | | Business


Curtis Belton

On June 29, 2011, Curtis Belton, a Maine resident since 1987, died at home of cardiac arrhythmia with his wife, Karen, and son, Sam, by his side.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Benjamin Catoe

Graveside service for Benjamin Catoe, Jr., 63, of 326 Dicey Ford Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Catoe died Friday, July 8.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Randall Fritch

A memorial service for Randall "Randy" David Fritch will be held on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Rowan Prebyterian Church. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clayburn West

Funeral services to honor the life of William Clayburn West, 71, of Gaston will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Terry Corder, Rev. Butch Powell, Rev. Bobby James and Rev. Charles Roark will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 15, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. West memory to the Red Bank Baptist Church, 120 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073, Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020 or ...

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Walking among nature

The secrets of natural resources to the past, present and future will be revealed during a summer nature walk along Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's interpretive trail July 30.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


KershawHealth shines

Camden can be proud of many assets, but the one with which I am most impressed is the caliber of care available at KershawHealth Center. The experience that I had during my 21 days total in two visits has been most appreciated. It was a wonderful discovery to learn of the expertise of the entire staff. But even with the extremely qualified doctors and nurses, the compassion from everyone including the hourly paid employees went above and beyond the usual job description required.

July 15, 2011 | Jim Watts Camden | Letters


Dont' burden taxpayers with sheriffs' dispute

I have not read the entire article nor heard all of the accusations being hurled between former Sheriff McCaskill and Sheriff Matthews. I don't need nor want to. This has all the makings of a good cat fight between two high school girls who are pulling hair and trying to claw each other's eyes out. You would hope we've all grown since then.

July 15, 2011 | Doug Vinson Camden | Letters


Cost share for farmers offered

Farmers interested in receiving 75 percent cost share from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install conservation practices on their farms within the next year must sign up prior to Aug. 1, according to NRCS District Conservationist Mike Newman.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Teresia Hayes of Camden, Sanders Stoney Unit 203, was one of nearly 2,000 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests from across the country who attended the 94th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention August 22-28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

October 22, 2014 | | Camden


KC volleyball teams at home for playoff openers

All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will be in post-season action over the next two nights.

October 22, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstratives continues to dominate

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative clinched the Lonesome Glory Champions Award as 2014′s leading earner on Saturday when he drew away powerfully to a 3 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Grand National at the Far Hills Races.

October 22, 2014 | | Equine


Ariail for Oct. 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Football brawl

What should have been a celebration of a sturdy football win by Camden High School (CHS) turned into an ugly incident Friday night at Zemp Stadium when a brawl occurred as players went through the handshake line following the game. The incident led to a significant amount of publicity across the state, causing a black eye to CHS and the city itself. While various investigations of the fight continue, including scrutiny by the Camden Police Department for possible criminal conduct, it appears the brawl was triggered by Dreher players.

October 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 22, 2014

Love a fair

October 22, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The question unanswered

WASHINGTON -- So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial.

October 22, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lugoff residents invoke Roosevelt on immigration

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on immigrants and being an American in 1907:

October 22, 2014 | Bill and Nancy Heil Lugoff | Letters


KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan

The current focus on the death of a patient with Ebola in Dallas and the subsequent infection of two nurses at the same hospital, as well as the global nature of travel today, has led some to wonder how community hospitals might deal with possible Ebola patients.

October 22, 2014 | | Healthcare


KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

October 22, 2014 | | Business


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

October 21, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

October 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


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