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Craig running against Mulvaney for U.S. District 5 congressional seat

Ray Craig, of Lake Wylie, recently filed with the S.C. State Election Commission (SCEC) to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney for the state's 5th Congressional District, which includes Kershaw County. Accompanied by two of his three children and his former roommate from Clemson, Craig, a Republican, filed with the SCEC just before noon March 30.

April 08, 2016 | | Politics


City to conduct historic preservation classes in May

The city of Camden will offer its second annual Citizens Planning College: Historic Preservation this spring. This course will be specifically on historic preservation. Classes will include a background of historic preservation and explanations of state and national preservation programs. Classes will discuss the Camden's design guidelines and how they are used by the city to advance historic preservation in Camden. The goal of this unique outreach program is to encourage a more informed debate about historic preservation and how it influences growth and development in the city.

April 08, 2016 | | Camden


Mosquito dunks available to residents, business owners

In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free Mosquito Dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito Dunks are biological control discs which are deployed in standing water. One Mosquito Dunk treats 100 square feet of water surface and can be broken into several portions to treat multiple trouble spots. Each environmentally safe, nontoxic disc works up to 30 days and kills mosquitoes before they are old enough to bite.

April 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Pets of the Week - April 8, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Max, a 1-1/2-year-old male Retriever/Terrier mix, and Rosie, a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

April 08, 2016 | | Pets


Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge closes

Camden-Lugoff Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 2603 closed in recent days, according to Lodge Leader John Powers.

April 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Probate Process workshop April 29

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host its second annual Probate Process Workshop on Friday, April 29 at 9 a.m. at the Kershaw County Courthouse, 1121 Broad St., Room 207, Camden. The workshop will be led by Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham and is free and open to the public.

April 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Mohaymen fourth in the Florida Derby

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Mixed emotions prevailed at trainer Kiaran McLaughlin's barn on Sunday, the morning after Shadwell Stable's multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen suffered his first career loss in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

April 05, 2016 | | Equine


LFHS meets April 11

The Lynches Fork Historical Society meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Woman's Club. The public is invited.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


FAC receives $8,000 grant from Duke Energy

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) recently received an $8,000 grant from Duke Energy. Through its grants, the Duke Energy Foundation supports local non-profits who make a contribution to the communities in which they live through programs, services and the economic impact they have on the community in which they serve.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Music Association Spring Concert April 14

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 5, 2016

April 05, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: The stage is set

As we reported Friday, the stage is now set for most of this year's local political races. We know Bobby Gary will finish out Willie Mickle's unexpired term in the Kershaw County Council District 1 seat he held immediately before Mickle. We also know Gary will face his special election opponent Al Bozard in November's general election.

April 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Trump learns thinking is hard

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he's not.

April 05, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Asheville resident thankful for puppy from Camden

Nineteen years ago in March, we purchased a Jack Russell Terrier puppy at a steeplechase in Pinehurst, N.C. The breeder was said to be from Camden, S.C., but I do not remember the name.

April 05, 2016 | Eleanor Jones Asheville, N.C. | Letters


Resident unhappy with The State newspaper

As I drive through my neighborhood in north Camden and other areas around the city, I find plastic bags with The State newspaper advertising in them lying on the open road, in driveways and on the side of the roads. These bags with their contents have been there for days now. They are waterlogged, driven over and generally trash.

April 05, 2016 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


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Winnsboro man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - April 26, 2016

Real estate transactions

April 26, 2016 | | For the Record


KCSF calling for Leonard Price Award nominations

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney announces third quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Wateree announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School recenlty announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


STANLEY G. COOKE - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Stanley Grayson Cooke, 63, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


HAROLD W. FLYNN - Camden

Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC, died Monday, April 25, 2016. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILMA D. KEITH - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service for Wilma Dinkins Keith, 92, was held on Monday 11:00 a.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial follow ing in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


TERRY KEYS - Lugoff

Mr. Terry Keys, 64, of 882 Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, passed on Friday, April 22, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


DORRIS H. MELTON - Camden

Graveside inurnment services to celebrate the life of Dorris Houser Melton, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30 ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


MITCHELL SHIGGS - Camden

Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM HENRY STOKES - Richmond, Va.

William Henry Stokes passed away on April 1, 2016 in Richmond, Va., formerly of Bishopville.

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 | | Ariail


City, county must act quickly to find Kmart replacement

Today's announcement the Kmart in Camden will close by the end of July is very unwelcome news. It is not surprising, however. Simply driving ...

April 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.

April 26, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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