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L-EMS again receives prestigious national recognition

The third time is a charm as much as the first and second ones. After being the first school in the state to be named a recipient of the national "School to Watch" award in 2007, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) has been recertified for the honor a second time.

December 19, 2012 | | Education


L-EMS downs CMS in Leopard Duals finale

Playing the role of the Grinch, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team won their own Leopard Duals on Saturday by holding off an improved Camden Middle School team in the finals, 56-24.

December 19, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Local dancers to perform at Outback Bowl

Last summer, 13 dancers from Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin were selected to be a part of the half-time show for the 2013 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Little did they know they would be performing in front of a home crowd of Gamecock fans! The dancers were the only ones selected from South Carolina to perform and will be joining 300 other dancers from across the U.S. to perform both in the pre-game and half-time show. All dancers begin rehearsals Dec. 28 and will practice up until the game on New Year's Day.

December 19, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School news - Dec. 19, 2012

Pierre Brevard, of Camden, has been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for the fall quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.

December 19, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2012

December 19, 2012 | | Ariail


Charles William Farmer

Charles William Farmer, 69, husband of LaReda Davis Farmer, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tim Scott

Rep. Tim Scott became the immediate front-runner to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina after DeMint announced he would resign to run the Heritage Foundation, perhaps the pre-eminent conservative think tank in the country. (As an aside, we've seen lots of philosophical mumbo-jumbo come out of think tanks, both conservative and liberal, but very little workable policy.) Other names were bandied about, the strangest one being Jenny Sanford, former wife of the Palmetto State's philandering ex-governor, Mark Sanford.

December 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Un-hitching the middle class

WASHINGTON -- As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they're missing the elephant and the donkey in the room.

December 19, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Hazel Allen

Mr. Hazel Allen, 80 of 35 McLeod Street, Rembert, SC passed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie James Stover

Funeral service for Willie James Stover, Sr., 75, of 2317 River Road in Camden will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center (Hwy. 97 North) in Camden with burial in Rock Springs United Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Edna Mae Williams

Funeral service for Edna Mae Williams, 71, of 1550 Wildwood Lane in Lugoff will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Friends may visit at 2615 Smith Street in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


No ‘Detroit’ here!

Hopefully there are no echoes of a "little Detroit" here in Kershaw County and never will be any time ever. May we never get that low to assume that just because of a vote that a bailout is owed or is coming to save you. Can you imagine voting for someone just so you can use your vote against them? Amazingly, some councilwoman on the Detroit City Council thinks her Obama vote will cast her area a granted "bailout" vote. This news segment was aired by Fox News December 5, 2012. Some people with positions do forget just where they ...

December 19, 2012 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Memory of Christmas past

I enjoyed watching this year's Christmas parade with (Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr.) Frank Morgan standing in front of Greenleaf Villa. Reflecting on it now, I must share with your readers the fact that there is nothing like a small town Christmas parade. Having personally participated in a more than a dozen, I can honestly speak of the joy and excitement of being in such a parade.

December 19, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Dec. 19, 2012

CMA Cadets Entertain Children

December 19, 2012 | | Yesteryear


KCRD Christmas card contest winners

Winners of the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Annual Christmas Card contest were awarded their cash prizes by the First Palmetto Savings Bank. Contest winners in the kindergarten category are Sara Hogue of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Noah Brown of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Mary Elizabeth Norwood of Baron DeKalb Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 1st Grade category are Ava Strange of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Peightyn Mills of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Autumn Comer of Mt Pisgah Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 2nd grade category are Italia Aguilar of Camden Elementary (1st place ...

December 19, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


Getting their ‘Fil’ of titles

July 12, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Wise words

Even here in Kershaw County we wonder: what do we do and what do we say about what happened in Dallas, Texas, last week? And ...

July 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: America’s killing fields

WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.

July 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: A holler of desperation

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

July 12, 2016 | | Columns


Community Camera -- Picturing our town

July 12, 2016 | | People & Places


My Brain on NASCAR - July 12, 2016

I was talking with Darlington (S.C.) County Treasurer Belinda Copeland last week and we were having a bit of fun over some of the ...

July 12, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear - July 12, 2016

A public hearing on the creation of a special tax district to fund rural fire protection is set for Kershaw County Council's regular meeting ...

July 12, 2016 | | Yesteryear


FLOYD E. BRANHAM - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Floyd Edward Branham, 77, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, July 13 ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


PAUL W. KIRKLAND - Lugoff

A funeral service to honor the life of Paul W. Kirkland, Jr., will be held at 11:00 AM, today, July 12, 2016 at Lugoff ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


EDNA LAPATRA - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Edna Mae LaPatra, 84, will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


RICHARD MAGAZINE - Chicago, Ill.

CHICAGO -- Mr. Richard Magazine, 64, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He's the son ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOUISE DUREN NEAL - Camden

CAMDEN -- Home Going Celebration for Louise Duren Neal, 99, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests DUI suspect for break-ins

An 18-year-old Lugoff man stopped for DUI Saturday is behind bars on multiple counts of breaking into motor vehicles. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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