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Four scouts conferred Eagle rank

The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.

February 24, 2014 | | People & Places


Friends of Library Annual Book Sale begins soon

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the old Family Dollar building on Jefferson Davis Highway across from Piggly Wiggly in Camden. The sale will begin on March 6, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members who would like to purchase membership can do so at the door.

February 24, 2014 | | People & Places


David Wheeler

David Wheeler 77, of Tacoma, WA formally of Camden, S. Carolina passed away February 18, 2014 at Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care in University Place, WA. He retired in May of 2005 with 45 years of service with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, four sisters, Ethel Staten, Catherine Hollis, Shirley Reddick of Camden, SC, Margie Bennett (Alfred) of Lugoff, SC; one brother, Johnny Wheeler (Catherine Montgomery) of Irvington, NJ; a host of special friends, Evelyn Ward, Linda P. Medina, Angela P. Lee, Charles E. Gilchrist of Lakewood, WA.

February 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Tammy Fenner Griggs

A funeral service celebrating the life of Tammy Fenner Griggs, 49, of Camden, will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.

February 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rhonda Posey Burr

Rhonda Jean Posey Burr, 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Camden, S.C., with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate.

February 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Crystal Noelle Johnson, Garrett Thomas Mann announce engagement

Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Johnson of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Noelle Johnson to Mr. Garrett Thomas Mann. Crystal is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson of Camden and the late Mr. James O. Johnson, Sr. of Baltimore, MD, and the late Dea. & Mrs. John C. Saxton of Rembert.

February 24, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Peyton Nicole Bullard, Erik Aldret Bruhjell announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clay Bullard announce the engagement of Miss Peyton Nicole Bullard of Camden, SC, to Mr. Erik Aldret Bruhjell of Anderson, SC.

February 24, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Robotics Team wins state championship

Kershaw County can boast about another championship team.

February 24, 2014 | | Education


Keeping the dream alive

By chance, we happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognizing me laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.

February 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 24, 2014

• We commented just last week on the wise decision by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee to turn down unionization with the UAW. But Gov. Nikki Haley's statement that unionized plants aren't welcome at all in South Carolina is off the mark. Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who's running against Haley, said South Carolina should remain a right-to-work state, where workers have the right to decide whether to join unions. That's a more reasonable position.

February 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Should S.C. pay for surveillance?

Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation and Medicaid waiver programs. One component of the budget was almost completely ignored, however, and it shouldn't be. The governor's proposed spending plan includes $8.5 million in total funds -- $5.3 million from the federal government -- for a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Fusion Center.

February 24, 2014 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Few today remember The Orangeburg Massacre

If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.

February 24, 2014 | By Jack Bass College of Charleston | Columns


Greenville knocks Dogs from tourney

Greenville outscored visiting Camden, 27-8, over the final 11 minutes of play to advance to the third round of the AAA state basketball playoffs with a 41-34 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

February 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Food for the Soul announces new board members, service numbers

Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.

February 21, 2014 | | People & Places


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Wrestlers return to the mat this weekend

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers vying for a spot in next weekend's South Carolina High School League State ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

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

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Cheerleading champs!

The cheer team at Southern Stars Academy, the Southern Stars Academy All Stars, recently won first place in the Cheersport Cheerleading Championship event held Jan ...

February 10, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Miss Gold and Black, 2017

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


Beyond the Crown

It is that time of year again when school pageants are in full swing -- shopping for outfits, having alterations made, making appointments for hair, nails ...

February 10, 2017 | Emily Seay | High School Columns


King Haiglar Garden Club meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3 p.m. Julie Trott will host members and guests at 1711 Fair St., Camden. Mary ...

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


L-EHS wins state Special Olympics award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is one of only eight schools in the sate being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for efforts to ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Meet the Bulldogs set for Thursday, Feb. 16

The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor Meet the Bulldogs on Thursday, Feb. 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons area of the gym.

February 10, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Umpires' clinic set for Saturday

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is hosting an umpiring clinic for all prospective baseball and softball umpires who would like to call games beginning ...

February 10, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Cheraw closes out Knights' season

North Central completed the most successful season in the history of its wrestling program with a second place finish in the AA-A Upper State tournament.

February 10, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Loss knocks Demons from playoff contention

Lugoff-Elgin's bid to return to the state playoffs for the first time since the Demons were a AAA entry in 2010, came up short ...

February 10, 2017 | | Sports


Baseball jamboree set for Saturday

Baseball fans in Kershaw County can get a sneak-peek at their favorite team in Saturday's annual Camden Baseball Jamboree.

February 10, 2017 | | Sports


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