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Jack Daniel and his legacy

A while back, a Los Angeles-based producer approached Tink and me to gauge our potential interest in writing a historical mini-series about the life of whiskey maker Jack Daniel. Though most people in Hollywood are incredulous that an accomplished television writer like John Tinker would just up and move to the Deep South, they are smart enough to know that it does, in fact, increase his creative I.Q. He is developing material by simply living among of a region of people so different from Beverly Hills or Pacific Palisades.

January 31, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Balding no easy task for most macho men

I have several friends who are bald or who are balding, and they are all quite excited about the discovery of a blood pressure medication that actually grows hair as a side effect.

January 31, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 31, 2017

Camden businessman William Gaither recently became the sixth candidate to announce for Camden City Council.

January 31, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Gleen, a 1-year-old Hound mix. 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 shelter's website address is www.kershawcountyhs.com.

January 31, 2017 | | Pets


Blaney Elementary School announces honor roll

First Grade

January 31, 2017 | | Education


Demons get first region win

It was not a must-win game, per se, but it was as close to one as possible for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 31, 2017 | | Sports


L-E, NC host state wrestling opening rounds

The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team tuned up for Saturday's opening day of the South Carolina High School League dual state tournament with a second place finish in Saturday's Razorback Duals held at Walhalla High School.

January 31, 2017 | | Sports


L-E's North earns WLTX honor

Noah North, a Lugoff-Elgin High School senior wrestler and defending 4A State Champion at 145 pounds, has been named the WLTX TV Channel 19 Player of the Week.

January 31, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KershawHealth recognized for stroke care

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has recognized KershawHealth Medical Center as a member of the 2016 Under 50 Minute tPA Club. This distinction honors the dedication and commitment of the hospital's team, particularly in the Emergency Department, for the exceptional care of stroke patients. KershawHealth Medical Center is a Telestroke partner site with MUSC Health.

January 31, 2017 | | Healthcare


Pitchforks return to FAC Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the return of the popular all-male a cappella group, The Pitchforks of Duke University, to the Wood Auditorium stage Friday at 8 p.m. The audience will enjoy great covers of both old and new pop music. Anyone interested in catching this year's concert should purchase tickets soon as the last several years have been sell-outs. Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the FAC box office located at 810 Lyttleton Street, by phone at 425-7676 or online ...

January 31, 2017 | | People & Places


KCC approves CCTC construction bid

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved the construction bid for the new Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) building du8ring its Jan 24 meeting. The bid was awarded to EDCON, Inc. from Peak, South Carolina for $7.06 million.

January 31, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CHARLES S. ELLIS

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Charles "Chuck" Sturgeon Ellis, Jr., 58, of Camden, S.C., was held Monday, January 30, 2017 at Wateree Baptist Church. Reverend Bobby James and Reverend Taylor Wells officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the church. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


JONATHAN F. HUBBARD

Mr. Jonathan F. Hubbard, 30, of 101 Connie Dr., Columbia, SC, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARVIN T. LEE

A graveside service for Marvin Theodore Lee, 62, will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT McCOY

Mr. Robert McCoy passed away January 28, 2017. Born in Lugoff, SC, he was the son of the late Henry McCoy and Hannah Harris McCoy.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


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KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


EQUUS Film Festival begins Feb. 17

The internationally acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival Winners Tour returns to Camden for the second year this weekend. The city of Camden has been selected as ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Junior League ‘Belle of the Ball’ Boutique day is Feb. 25

Do you have a gently used dress that could still shine at a prom?

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


NCMS Shadowing Experience

North Central Middle School recently collaborated with area elementary schools to make School to Work job shadowing experiences with faculty and staff a success for ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Stevens and Nelson announce engagement

Brian and Torill Nelson announce the engagement of their son, Mr. Kristofer Robert Nelson of Camden to Miss Lauren Beth Stevens of Mt. Pleasant.

February 14, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 90th Birthday, James A. Williams

James A. (Jimmie) Williams Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday today, February 14. His family wishes him a happy birthday from his wife of 65 years ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Feb. 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 | | Ariail


EQUUS Film Festival

Camden and Kershaw County have long been known for all things equestrian. From the hunt to the Cup, from trail riding to barrel racing, this ...

February 14, 2017 | | Editorials


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about ...

February 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Community blessed with volunteer spirit

As the director of this United Way, I see firsthand the incredible volunteer spirit and care so many have for our community. Rural counties have ...

February 14, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


What’s gonna happen in 2000s?

Ever since the 1980s began, I've been counting down to the new century.

February 14, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 14, 2017

After seven years in which the old Boylan Haven Mather Academy has continued to sit unused, a public hearing has been scheduled for March 6 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Camden Coin Club Spring show returns March 18

The annual Spring Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


AARON BLAKENEY SR.

Interment for Mr. Aaron Blakeney, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 PM at Cedars Cemetery, Campbell ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


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