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Tim Scott

Rep. Tim Scott became the immediate front-runner to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina after DeMint announced he would resign to run the Heritage Foundation, perhaps the pre-eminent conservative think tank in the country. (As an aside, we've seen lots of philosophical mumbo-jumbo come out of think tanks, both conservative and liberal, but very little workable policy.) Other names were bandied about, the strangest one being Jenny Sanford, former wife of the Palmetto State's philandering ex-governor, Mark Sanford.

December 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Un-hitching the middle class

WASHINGTON -- As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they're missing the elephant and the donkey in the room.

December 19, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Hazel Allen

Mr. Hazel Allen, 80 of 35 McLeod Street, Rembert, SC passed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie James Stover

Funeral service for Willie James Stover, Sr., 75, of 2317 River Road in Camden will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center (Hwy. 97 North) in Camden with burial in Rock Springs United Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Edna Mae Williams

Funeral service for Edna Mae Williams, 71, of 1550 Wildwood Lane in Lugoff will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Friends may visit at 2615 Smith Street in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


No ‘Detroit’ here!

Hopefully there are no echoes of a "little Detroit" here in Kershaw County and never will be any time ever. May we never get that low to assume that just because of a vote that a bailout is owed or is coming to save you. Can you imagine voting for someone just so you can use your vote against them? Amazingly, some councilwoman on the Detroit City Council thinks her Obama vote will cast her area a granted "bailout" vote. This news segment was aired by Fox News December 5, 2012. Some people with positions do forget just where they ...

December 19, 2012 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Memory of Christmas past

I enjoyed watching this year's Christmas parade with (Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr.) Frank Morgan standing in front of Greenleaf Villa. Reflecting on it now, I must share with your readers the fact that there is nothing like a small town Christmas parade. Having personally participated in a more than a dozen, I can honestly speak of the joy and excitement of being in such a parade.

December 19, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Dec. 19, 2012

CMA Cadets Entertain Children

December 19, 2012 | | Yesteryear


KCRD Christmas card contest winners

Winners of the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Annual Christmas Card contest were awarded their cash prizes by the First Palmetto Savings Bank. Contest winners in the kindergarten category are Sara Hogue of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Noah Brown of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Mary Elizabeth Norwood of Baron DeKalb Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 1st Grade category are Ava Strange of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Peightyn Mills of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Autumn Comer of Mt Pisgah Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 2nd grade category are Italia Aguilar of Camden Elementary (1st place ...

December 19, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


One arrested, two sought in armed robbery

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man and are seeking two others in the armed robbery of an individual on Nov. 25.

December 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fostering saves lives

I was handling my emotions pretty well until Patsy Topping picked up my sweet foster dog Lindy and took her inside of the transport bus. That's when I got a little misty eyed. Michael Schofield would soon be driving Lindy and 14 other dogs up north to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in New York. "Oh, she's a hugger," Patsy said warmly. Lindy, a former short-term resident of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, loves to be held and snuggled. As a first time foster Mom, the experience couldn't have been any better or more ...

December 19, 2012 | | People & Places


Jingle Bell 5K fun

Cool clear weather greeted more than 275 runners and walkers during Fitness Zone's fifth annual Jingle Bell 5K Dec. 1. While the majority of participants were from Kershaw County, the event attracted runners and walkers from all over the Midlands, as well as other areas of the state.

December 19, 2012 | | Education


Everett Hayes

Funeral service for Charles Everett Hayes Sr., 87, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends at the residence 32 Gardner Street, Camden. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Wateree Baptist Church Soup and Sandwich Ministry, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Demon duo plays way onto SC Olympic Development teams

For the third time in as many years, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer squad made their way onto a South Carolina Olympic Development Team roster.

December 19, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Crestwood (BB – 6 p.m.); Central at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (WR – 6 p.m.)

December 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Lyttleton Street UMC Springfest April 25

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's annual Springfest and Tag Sale will be held this Saturday, April 25 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Miss Camden Teen hosts mini dance camp

Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes and Palmetto Princess Alyson Goodwin hosted three Learning and Exploring the Arts through Dance Mini Camps during spring break. These camps were held at the Kirkwood Community Center, Trinity Apartments and Bethune Community Center. Girls ages 5-12 participated in the camp. Donations from the camp were given to the Children's Miracle Network.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Crime Report - April 22, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), along with the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized 2.5 kilos, or 5 and one-half pounds of methamphetamine Friday.

April 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


TruVista experiences outage

TruVista, which provides cable television, internet and telephone services, experienced an outage for much of Tuesday.

April 22, 2015 | | Business


Andrema T. Heyward

Mrs. Andrema Truesdale Hayward, 71, of 892 Mount Zion Road, Camden, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braley Richard Branham

Funeral service for Braley Richard Branham, Sr., 68, will be held today, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalzell. The family received friends Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 20, 2015

• Last week's seizure by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Old Armory Steak & Seafood on Rutledge Street marks at least the temporary loss of one of Camden and Kershaw County's premier restaurants. It is an unfortunate blow to the downtown Camden economy. Each business provides potential traffic to another and the loss of any one diminishes such beneficial ripple effects. Locals cheered the Old Armory's opening in 2006 so soon after the closing of the previous tenant, The Paddock. Many people and businesses have celebrated the holidays, proms, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birthdays and more at the Old ...

April 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The chainsaw assault

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory which has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.

April 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Challenges

I was extremely pleased earlier this year to be invited with school board Chairman Ron Blackmon to participate in the Kershaw County Council planning retreat. It was a very informative experience for both of us. At the retreat, I was asked to outline what I see as the school district's most critical challenges. I've since been asked by several other groups to do the same presentation, so I thought what I had to say might be of interest.

April 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader concerned about society’s ‘suicide’

I write this based on a fear for the well-being and future of America. If I am wrong, somebody set me straight, please. The historian philosopher Arnold Toynbee said, "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder, and start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses." In other words, they die from within. The history of the rise and fall of great civilizations lends support to this.

April 20, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader says ‘thank you’ for kindness on a sad day

I just wanted to say thanks to the person who paid for our dinner at Shoney's on April 12.

April 20, 2015 | Janice McCaskill Jameson Bethune | Letters


Tinsley Iselin and Dakota Hadley wed

Tinsley Simonds Iselin and Dakota Lee Hadley were married on April 11, 2015 on the banks of the Ashley River at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Nancy Bird Pellegrini of Charleston, SC performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

April 20, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


An Olympic send off

April 20, 2015 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast, Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (BB - 6 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (SB - 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at South Florence (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Dreher (BB - 6:30 p.m.)

April 20, 2015 | | Sports


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