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American Legion Post 17 recognizes law enforcement, fire safety personnel

Earlier this year, American Legion Post 17 presented plaques to recognize law enforcement and fire safety personnel who were selected by their respective departments. The plaques were designed and crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly. Photos were taken by Post 17 Historian Glen Inabinet

May 05, 2014 | | People & Places


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


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BAIPHO

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ARRIS ODELL HALLEY

Funeral service for little Master Arris Odell Halley, 6, of 11A, Rivers Edge Apts., 971 Wateree Blvd. will be held Monday, June 19, 2017, 11 ...

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JOHN RICHARD YOUNG

Funeral services for John Richard Young, 85, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Dekalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

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KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Summer camp season continues

Here is the listing of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 19:

June 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


BES announces 4th quarter honor roll

The following students were named to Bethune Elementary School's honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:

June 13, 2017 | | Education


Third annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops is July 2

Historic Camden and members of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will host the third annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops celebration at Historic Camden on Sunday ...

June 13, 2017 | | People & Places


Best in show

June 13, 2017 | | Arts


Eagle Scouts

BSA Troop 38 of Camden Military Academy held an Eagle court on May 20, 2017 on 4:00 PM. The ceremony was held at Grace ...

June 13, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017 | | Ariail


Budget time

Across Kershaw County and the state, local governments are putting finishing touches on the upcoming fiscal year's budgets. Indeed, Kershaw County Council will take ...

June 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in ...

June 13, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 13, 2017

One of the most exciting things to happen in NASCAR in a very long time didn't happen during a race. Rather, it happened when ...

June 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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