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KCSO need more funding

Last year the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office responded to approximately 43,000 calls for service. We did this with at most, 6 deputies per shift. Today as I am writing this we have 4 deputies covering the entire county. Most people in Kershaw County don't know that the Lancaster Co. Sheriff's Department also answered about 43,000 calls for service last year. (Lancaster County is significantly smaller in area than Kershaw County. They have about 10,000 more residents.)The difference is they handled this with 12 deputies per shift. As a result Lancaster's response times ...

December 26, 2012 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


A Government Center Christmas

December 26, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Through a lens, lightly

WASHINGTON -- In today's world of social media, where everyone's every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn't ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired.

December 26, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Joe Christmas

The family of Joe Christmas is sad to announce his passing on December 23, 2012 at the Kershaw Health Center. Joe was 88.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden earns ‘Let’s Move!’ medals

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Councilmember Alfred Mae Drakeford for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive Let's Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

December 26, 2012 | | Camden


Mary Jane Stradford

Mary Jane Stradford, 87, of 1818 Carter Street in Camden, died Monday, December 24, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dogs snap two-game skid; Lady Demons drop pair

Using a balanced scoring attack and a 17-7 third quarter run, the Camden boys' basketball team snapped a three-game skid with a 62-40 win over host Lakewood on Friday night in Sumter.

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Thursday: Camden boys in Golden Griffins Basketball Invitational at Fairfield Central (vs. Lancaster – TBA); Lugoff-Elgin in Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield (L-E vs. Berea – 4:30 p.m.); Camden girls in Midas Highlander Holiday Classic at Heathwood Hall (vs. Wilson Hall - 2 p.m.); Carolina Classic Basketball Tournament at North Central (Boys only: 6 p.m. – McBee vs. Cheraw; 8 p.m. – Westminster-Catawba at North Central); North Central in Andrew Jackson Holiday Tournament (NC vs. Andrew Jackson – 7 p.m.s)

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


L-E grads Ray and Tisdale to coach in Power Showcase at Marlins Park

Former Lugoff-Elgin baseball standouts, Jeremy Ray and Eddie Tisdale, will be representing Kershaw County and the state of South Carolina at the seventh annual Power Showcase and All-World/All-American Baseball Classic.

December 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Parsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Game day at your library:

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Montessory donates to animal shelter

(The following information was provided by the Montessori School of Camden.)

December 24, 2012 | | Education


Elizabeth Carlton

A memorial service celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Chmell Carlton, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, January 5, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Steve Patterson will offciate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of one's choice.

December 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Dec. 24, 2012

• As you settle back to enjoy holiday football, we have a startling statistic for you regarding the size of college football players. A recent survey which focused on linemen over seven decades revealed the average lineman today weighs more than half again as much as his 1950 counterpart. Over that time, according to a recent news report, the average offensive and defensive lineman grew to just over 290 pounds from just above 190. We can't even predict how big they'll be in another 50 years.

December 24, 2012 | | Editorials


Was it really Santa Claus?

Childhood is a wonderful time! A small child really believes he or she could "catch a falling start and put it … in a pocket." Nothing is impossible. Also, the warmth of love and acceptance comes from family and friends. Nowhere are the problems of finance or payment. Some children even tell their parents, when told they are big boys or girls, "I don't want to grow up." Even the story Peter Pan concerns a group of children who fly off with Peter, who has never had to grow up.

December 24, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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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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