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Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pet Travel -- Aug. 7, 2013

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

August 07, 2013 | | Pets


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


July and August Births

CHRISTIAN MITCHELL STEPHENS

August 07, 2013 | | Births


Agnes Campbell

Graveside service to celebrate the life of Agnes Branham Campbell, 86, of Cassatt will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:30 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Claude Weathers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Claude Roland Weathers, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Relay for Life, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Hagens family.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Summer in the city

In the new August 2013 Southern Living, in "The 10 Commandments of Southern Style," Editor M. Lindsay Bierman writes, "Thou Shalt Support Local Businesses: When I built my lake house, I could have ordered fixtures, cabinets, and hardware online, but I went to brick-and-mortar shops for some face-to-face help with details and logistics. It may cost more, but it's worth it when every purchase has the power to support -- or drain -- your local economy." Another Bierman commandment: "Thou Shalt Reinforce a Sense of Place: Historic neighborhoods that fell victim to the flurry of teardowns and massive additions in the ...

August 07, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for August 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Ariail


Media change

In a rapidly changing world, perhaps nothing has been altered more radically in the last decade than the way people in Kershaw County and across the country receive their information. A generation ago, many families here subscribed to two or three different newspapers -- a local one, a morning "national and world" newspaper and an afternoon one to update them. They tuned in to one of three network television stations that would deliver clear reception if the antenna was pointed in the right direction and the weather was clear.

August 07, 2013 | | Editorials


Recalling all mavericks

WASHINGTON -- As congressional leaders depart the nation's capital for a much-deserved five-week break, it is with a sense of relief and pride in accomplishment: a grand bargain budget that ends sequestration and makes rational spending cuts, a sane immigration reform package, and progress on a cost-cutting health care plan.

August 07, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Yesteryear - Aug. 7, 2013

Hall of Fame inducts noted rider Bassett

August 07, 2013 | | Yesteryear


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Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden ...

May 20, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - May 20, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2016 | | For the Record


KENNETH E. CLARKE - Camden

Kenneth Edward Clarke, 93, of Camden, SC, died May 15, 2016. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL FRANZ FALLS - Camden

CAMDEN – Graveside service for Michael Franz Falls, 69, will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES HICKSON LEE - Austin, Texas

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith". 2 Timothy 4:7

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURA M. NELSON - Rembert

Rembert -- Mrs. Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of 7280 Harvest Road, Rembert, passed on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Family and friends may call at the residence ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


BLYSS takes the stage for May’s Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday, May 27 with BLYSS. The concert will ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Ceremony honors Confederate soldiers

Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 of the United Daughters of the ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Winning artist

May 20, 2016 | | Arts


L-EHS honors former teacher

Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Veterans’ appreciation

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Compromise

As we report on today's front page, a majority of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted against a motion to provide the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Hillary’s viral nightmare

WASHINGTON -- You could say it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, it's hell to have a public record.

May 20, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


‘Hats off’ to fellow letter writer

I would like to "comment on the article in the newspaper from Friday, April 22 written by Mr. Edward R. Allen ("Reader: Washington gridlock by ...

May 20, 2016 | Sylvia Springs Camden | Letters


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