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Casualties of partisanship

The cause of centrism in the U.S. Senate took another nosedive this week when Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine stunned everyone with her announcement that she wouldn't seek another term. Snowe, who won her 2006 re-election bid with a whopping 74 percent of the vote, said she was tired of the partisan bickering in the Senate. "I do find it frustrating … that an atmosphere of polarization and 'my way or the highway' ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions," Snowe declared.

March 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Knights drop pair in MPCU tourney

After having opened play in its May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash with a bang, North Central fell in its second two games to drop into Thursday's consolation game against Camden Military Academy.

March 02, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


School menus -- March 2, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 5-9:

March 02, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- March 2, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Liggit, a very gentle 1-year-old female pit mix dog, and a female domestic short-haired white and orange tiger cat. 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 ...

March 02, 2012 | | Pets


State government is ‘atrocious’

I applaud S.C. Sens. Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen for having the wherewithal to speak out about our South Carolina government. It is atrocious. Not one layer of government knows what the other layer is doing and doesn't seem to care as long as they receive their paycheck!

March 02, 2012 | Carol McAbee Camden | Letters


Hudson honored for business success, community involvement

Matt Hudson, formerly of Liberty Hill, was named one of The State's "20 Under 40" honorees recognized as "rising business stars under the age of 40 in the Midlands who are committed to bringing a brighter future to South Carolina's capital city."

March 02, 2012 | | Business


Santorum’s snobbery

WASHINGTON -- Politicians say the darnedest things, especially when their lips are moving.

March 02, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


How sex hijacked election talk

How has an election year that was supposed to be all about economic recovery suddenly become all about sex? Critics blame the media. They have a point. The media keep reporting what the candidates are saying.

March 02, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Clinic Classic run/walk hits the streets April 21

The fifth annual Clinic Classic will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m.

March 02, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Moody's affirms KCSD A1 rating

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) A1 bond rating has been reaffirmed by bond credit rating service Moody's, which has o removed the "negative outlook" that had been attached to it, KCSD officials report.

February 29, 2012 | | Education


Quilters hold second annual retreat

The Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, conducted its second annual Quilter's Retreat at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway Feb. 10-12.

February 29, 2012 | | People & Places


Unseemly blame-shifting on gas prices

One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.

February 29, 2012 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns


Tracey Lee Moore

Tracey Lee Moore, 47, of Lugoff, died Sunday, February 26, 2012. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Thomas Edgar and Mildred Elizabeth Joyner Moore.

February 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


Turner named to FSU Dean’s List

LaBria Charne' Turner, a senior majoring in elementary education at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., was included on the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.

February 29, 2012 | | Education


Yesteryear -- Feb. 29, 2012

Photo cutline -- A Scene From 'Oliver" -- Scott Brown ('Oliver') is prone and Libby Bair, Linda Higginbotham, Dennis Jones, Bob Brown, and Lloyd Brewer gather around in a scene from 'Oliver' which opens a two-night run Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28.

February 29, 2012 | | Yesteryear


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Kershaw County Master Gardener Association’s "Know To Grow" seminar a success

The Kershaw County Master Gardener Association's "Know To Grow" seminar, held Jan. 16 at the American Legion, was a success, according to event organizers.

February 02, 2016 | | People & Places


L-EMS lists honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Donation

Pinedale Residential Center residents and volunteers donated blankets to New Day on Mill. Residents included Jean Ogburn, Cathy Davis and Betty Hollis. Volunteers included Carolyn ...

February 02, 2016 | | People & Places


Corner finalist for national Assistant Principal of the Year

Camden High School (CHS) Assistant Principal Lesley Corner is one of three finalists for a national award honoring outstanding school administrators.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


KCSD kindergarten ‘Round-Up’ set for Feb. 18

Families with 4- and 5-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 02, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - Feb. 2, 2016

Real estate transactions

February 02, 2016 | | For the Record


Kids in Need Grant

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Bethune lists second nine weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


DMES honor roll

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Camden Middle School lists honor roll for second quarter

Camden Middle School reports second quarter honor rolls for the 2015-2016 school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Mattie E. Fletcher

Ms. Mattie E. Fletcher, 84, of 607 Conway Circle, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, January 29, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Rebecca Coates Farmer

A funeral service for Rebecca Coates "Becky" Farmer, 76 of Kershaw, was held at 2:00 o'clock p.m., Sunday, January 31, in the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Sylvia Carpenter

Ms. Sylvia Warren Carpenter, 64. of 1315 Kings Ave., Camden, passed on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Terry Lynn Butterson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Terry Lynn Camarra Butterson, 60, of Lugoff, will be held at 5:30 PM today, February 2 ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Gladys Atkinson

Mrs. Gladys Jones Atkinson, 64, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Lugoff, passed on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


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