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Steamboat experiments on the Wateree River, 1869-70

Efforts to improve navigation of the Wateree River along the Kershaw County area of the river dates from just after the Revolutionary War. From 1818 to 1828, South Carolina funded extensive internal improvement projects along most state rivers, including the Wateree/Catawba. Locks and canals were built to facilitate passage through shoals and other impediments to navigation.

May 05, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


What are the General Assembly’s priorities on taxes?

South Carolina is known as a "red state" and a "conservative" state, and so one might be led to believe it's a place where non-"progressive," free-market policies reign. Certainly, South Carolina has a reputation for being a "low tax state." But the reputation is unearned. A brief look at the legislature's record on tax policy -- perhaps the most fundamental free market issue -- reveals a profound disconnect between reputation and reality.

May 05, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Last Chance for Chance Art

Emily Houde, at left, one of Camden's many accomplished artists is presenting an original work of art to the lucky winner of Chance Art. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday.

May 05, 2014 | | Arts


Eloise Barnes Mitchell

Mrs. Eloise Barnes Mitchell, 86, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Flora Dixon Mitchell and the wife of the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Mitchell will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mitchell family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Agnes Shirley Sinclair

Funeral service for Agnes Shirley Sinclair, 98, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 11:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Liberty Baptist Church, 651 East Main Street, Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 5, 2014

May 05, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 5, 2014

• After months of work by KershawHealth employees, administrators and trustees -- and a lot of speculation by the public -- the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted a week ago to adopt a new strategic plan it hopes will stem a long-running tide of red ink. The plan does not call for any cutbacks in service, but rather the opposite: new facilities in Elgin and Camden in order to expand and strengthen existing services. Some may be surprised that KershawHealth leaders are willing to move forward to transform the former Burndale Plaza shopping center or that a new Karesh Long Term Care facility ...

May 05, 2014 | | Editorials


Disciplined thinking

Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint addresses an audience from across South Carolina at the Robert Mills Courthouse during The Buckley School of Public Speaking's recent biannual Disciplined Thinking Seminar. DeMint's topic concerned the centralization of big government. Fourteen graduates of the Buckley School participated in a debate following DeMint's presentation, with the three-day seminar functioning as a question and answer session followed by debate, further talks and a roundtable discussion. The school's founder, the late Reid Buckley, would select an issue interesting to politically-involved persons and then select a relevant speaker.

May 05, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Simmlean Blanding Jones

Mrs. Simmlean Blanding Jones, 93, of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday April 29, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff SC with Burial following in the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marianna Widelska-Neff

Marianna Widelska-Neff, 63, of Waynesboro, passed away April 25, 2014.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


KC softball teams all stay alive in tourney

Tyler Bowers belted a pair of home runs while driving in three runs, but it was not enough to help North Central get past host Buford in a 9-5 loss in Thursday's first round of the AA District 3 baseball tournament.

May 05, 2014 | | Sports


Take a Child Fishing tourney set for May 17

The 31st annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 02, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chapin netters double up Dogs, 4-2

Of the many different programs which the Camden High tennis team has defeated over the years, Chapin was not on that list.

May 02, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


BARK! The Musical opens at FAC

Don't forget to check out BARK! The Musical at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County this weekend. Tickets are available at the door. $20 Adult; $18 Student, Senior, Military. Call 425-7676 or visit the FAC web site at www.fineartscenter.org 24/7 for tickets.

May 02, 2014 | | People & Places


Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

The Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant Sale May 10 at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. With many new and different varieties, it is a sale you will not want to miss if you need replacement plants for what the unusual weather may have taken from your garden.

May 02, 2014 | | People & Places


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Training group preps for Clinic Classic 5k

The KershawHealth 5K Training Group meets every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County to help runners and walkers prepare ...

February 17, 2017 | | Sports


Carolina Cup race space renewals must be made by Saturday

Saturday is the final day for last year's space holders to make sure they keep their reserved spots for the 83rd running of The ...

February 17, 2017 | | Equine


Ariail - Feb. 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 | | Ariail


Local collaboration

That Kershaw County is growing is both a given and a blessing. Kershaw County citizens are well known for their welcoming, friendly attitude to newcomers ...

February 17, 2017 | | Editorials


Meet Rick. Meet the football. Hike!

WASHINGTON -- By now a few million Americans have met "Rick," the aide-de-camp who carries the nuclear "football" for President Trump, and Richard DeAgazio, a Mar-a-Lago ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


World War II in Camden

of another world war. The First Army held their second 1941 field maneuvers in Camden. Their first attempt to prepare the Army for the possibility ...

February 17, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mayor forms econ development task force

For more than 300 years, together as one, we have successfully addressed numerous challenges here in our beautiful and historic city of Camden. We have ...

February 17, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


EDWARD W. GRIFFS SR.

Edward W. Griffs, Sr., passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at his home in Lugoff. A graveside service was held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at Salem ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS HOLLIDAY

Mr. Thomas "Sonny" Holiday, 71, of 8060 Black River Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, February 15. 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


DAVID J. MCELVEEN

CAMDEN - Mr. David J. McElveen, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 13, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


CLEO C. ROWELL

Mrs. Cleo C. Rowell, 66, of 7205 Stephanie Dr., Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES CLINTON STUKES SR.

REMBERT – Funeral service for James Clinton Stukes Sr., 72, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with ...

February 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


For the Record - Feb. 17, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 17, 2017 | | For the Record


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


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