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KershawHealth’s core commitment to patient care

There have been recent media reports about hospitals in South Carolina facing cuts in Medicare payments due to rising rates of hospital-acquired infections and hospital readmissions. These reimbursement reductions come as part of a drive by the healthcare community, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to increase patient safety and quality of care. There's nothing wrong with that -- we all should be held accountable. Hospitals across the country are working hard to attack the complex issues involved in care and to institute best practices to improve outcomes.

July 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Exit exams no longer required for diplomas

As the result of a change in state law, South Carolina students -- including those from Kershaw County -- in the class of 2015 will no longer have to pass the state's exit exam as a requirement for graduation from high school. Starting this month, the deletion of the exit exam requirement also applies to any student in the graduating class of 1990 and later.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


Melissa Justice Lilly

Melissa Justice Lilly, of Camden, formerly of Logan, West Virginia, wife of Richard Dean Lilly, Sr. passed away after a sudden illness on July 8, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born on October 26, 1970, in Holden, West Viriginia, she was the daughter of Terry and Ruby Estep Robinson.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Virginia Smith Norwood

Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Smith Norwood, 65, of Camden will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden with burial in St. Peter United Methodist Church cemetery, Flint Hill Road in Camden. Friends may visit at 1605 Fairfax Drive in Camden. She died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Barbara Ann Steen Price

Funeral services celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Steen Price, 69, of Bishopville, will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, July 14, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dave Robinson and Rev. Alvin Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Barbara Ann's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - July 14, 2014

• For years, the public and the media have made fun of celebrities for mangling The Star-Spangled Banner at sporting and other major events. While we didn't hear of any particular instances this Independence Day, we did hear of one local "star" who did their hometown proud: 12-year-old Louisa DeLoach. As we related on our front page Wednesday, Louisa is a rising seventh-grader at Camden Middle School. She played percussion in the sixth grade band and also plays guitar. She also sings our national anthem. The first time most people heard her do so was at this year's Carolina ...

July 14, 2014 | | Editorials


Jackson returning to BES, MPES

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday selected former Kershaw County School District (KCSD) principal Theodore Jackson to serve as interim principal for Bethune Elementary School and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School. Jackson is following Davy Branham who moved to North Central High School as principal.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


The power of hard labor

It was an early summer morning, an enchanting time when flowers are blooming, blackberries are spurting to full growth and the birds are happy to have sunny warmth. I had taken myself out to the back porch where I often settle down to write after I have finished a gentle run.

July 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Tommy Neal Lester

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Tommy Neal Lester, 72, will be held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kershaw County Council on Aging.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Inabinet - July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 | | Inabinet


No-no helps Florence close out Jets

Kershaw County Post 17 was one of two teams in the Lower Ttate American Legion baseball playoffs to have earned a berth in the second round of the post-season with a three-game sweep.

July 11, 2014 | | Sports


Smith's stab put finishing touches on 4-3 win

Just when it looked as if host Horry County was on the verge of tying Tuesday's second game of the American Legion baseball Lower State playoff game with Kershaw County, Post 17 first baseman Gunner Smith stepped in.

July 11, 2014 | | Sports


Van Davis Sr.

Haile's Funeral Home announced the death of Mr. Van S. "Boo" Davis, Sr., 40, of 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, South Carolina who passed on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

July 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dwayne Thomas Hall

Mr. Dwayne Thomas Hall entered enternal rest on July 3, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Visitations will be held on July 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

July 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Keeping track of spending

Travel spending is one of those areas of government that can be difficult to size up. Obviously, public officials often need to travel to discharge ...

December 05, 2017 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Another look at WWI

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States. Since Wilson spent much of his youth in Columbia and had relatives living there ...

December 05, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


County is an efficient team

I write to commend our fine county staff. Team Kershaw, led by Mr. Carpenter, delivered a formidable one-two punch Tuesday night that foretells good things ...

December 05, 2017 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Camden City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Price House Commission to hold festival in February

The Price House Commission wants to invite the public to the first annual Price House Festival.

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Demons place 22nd in Southern Slam

Led by a team-best sixth-place finish from senior 160-pounder Jacob Carrron, the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team finished in 22nd place in last weekend's Southern Slam ...

December 05, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldog jayvees trip up L-E, 45-10

Led by a game-high 18 points from Jateanna Lee, the Camden High junior varsity girls' basketball team defeated rival Lugoff-Elgin, 45-10, on Thursday night inside ...

December 05, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Roberson FT lifts Demons past RB

Kevon Roberson broke a 56-56 tie with a free throw with 2.2 seconds left in the game to give the Lugoff-Elgin basketball team a ...

December 01, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


FAC Holiday Sales Show opens today

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is counting down the days until the popular Holiday Sales Show opens in the Douglas-Reed House. This ...

December 01, 2017 | | People & Places


Hannah Bowers to wed Austin Braddock

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Paige Bowers of Lugoff to Austin Joseph Braddock of Camden.

December 01, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Mills celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mary Alice Branham Mills and Lowell Thomas Mills celebrate 60 years of marriage on December 3. They were married December 3, 1957 in Wisacky.

December 01, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ariail - Dec. 1, 2017

December 01, 2017 | | Ariail


Carolina Cup

Today, readers will notice a story by Sports Editor Tom Didato on the front page regarding the Carolina Cup. Basically, the Cup appears to be ...

December 01, 2017 | | Editorials


Economy of words

Sometimes, Tink -- usually in a gentle way but a bit abrupt at other times -- will tell me I'm taking too long to explain something ...

December 01, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Coming home

Funny thing about holiday rituals is they can, at times, resemble the dreaded double-edged sword to some family members. But know I use the word ...

December 01, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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