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Holliday's giving spirit

Professional athletes often seem to make as many headlines for their off-the-field shenanigans as they do for their skill in the playing arena. Sports fans have come to expect that extracurricular news about athletes generally is going to be bad rather than good. That's why it's so refreshing to watch Camden native Vonnie Holliday go about his good works. When you read about Holliday, it's not about a DUI arrest or a nightclub brawl or a dog-fighting incident, but rather about one of his charitable initiatives. All Kershaw County citizens can share in the good news that ...

January 21, 2011 | | Editorials


Community makes positive change through election

It has always been a fantasy of mine to write something that my local newspaper would publish. Thinking too hard, I just could not come up with anything. It's right in front of me now and so easy to write. Easy to say, easy to write. Truth and reality!

January 21, 2011 | Howard and Debra Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Camden's Austin signs futures contract with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed Camden's Thomas Austin to a futures contract on Wednesday.

January 21, 2011 | | Sports


S.C. Equine Park hosts SC Horsemen's Council Expo

Camden's South Carolina Equine Park will host the S.C. Horsemen's Council Exposition on Saturday, Feb. 5. The day-long event will have a full schedule of demonstrations, seminars, speakers, vendors and the popular parade of breeds.

January 21, 2011 | | Equine


FMU recognizes academic achievements

Officials at Francis Marion University have named 371 full-time students to the President's List, and 615 full-time students to the Dean's List for the 2010 fall semester.

January 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Successful 2010 sets Camden on track to bright future

As we move into a new year, I'm proud to reflect back on 2010 as a successful year for the City of Camden despite great and obvious challenges.

January 21, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Demon mat men crush Dutch Fork

What some teams would give to have the "problems" which the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team encountered on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rec Notes - Jan. 21, 2011

KCRD offers Tai Chi class

January 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


To fight future Glock shock

We tend to respond in one of two ways to the news that a deranged gunman has fatally shot a group of people with an extraordinarily lethal weapon. Some people are simply horrified. Others wonder where they can buy one, too.

January 21, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Life-saving practice

January 19, 2011 | | Education


State foresters to speak at local forest landowners meeting

Foresters Tonya H. Smith, Kenny Robertson and Justin Smith with the S.C. Forestry Commission will be speakers for the Monday meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association.

January 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


It's target time at LFD's 'cornhole' tournament fundraiser

The game of cornhole. It may be one of those things as American as apple pie once you know what it is.

January 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Kathleen Berry Hall

Kathleen Berry Hall, 90, of Camden, passed away on January 13, 2011, in her home, surrounded by family. Born Kathleen Virginia Berry on November 30, 1920 in Lucknow, SC, she was the oldest child of James Claude Berry and Lila Berry Carriker. She married Melton Hall on June 27, 1941 and lived in Camden, SC for more than sixty years until they moved to Monroe, NC in 2003. Kathleen and Melton were blessed with three children, Shirley Hall Rabon of Lugoff, SC, George Melton Hall of Monroe, NC, and Blanche Hall Parnell of Elgin, SC.

January 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Janie Bracey

Funeral service for Janie Bracey, 82, of Flat Rock Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, January 20, 2011, 1:00 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

January 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Marilyn Furniss

Funeral services with Elks rights, to celebrate the life of Marilyn Dority Furniss, 57, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM in Elgin Congregational Holiness Church. Interment will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Luke and Rev. Donnie Barrett will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 21, 2011 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Furniss's memory to SCOA Cares Foundation, 166 Stoneridge Drive ...

January 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Crazy and proud of it

My grandmother -- Daddy's mother -- was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.

July 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Leonard M. Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leonard M. Davis, Jr. 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. The Rev. Jason Fletcher will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Leonard's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, Arise & Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes ...

July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Devon Davis Graham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Devon Davis Graham, 72, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Rev. Dr. Chuck Everett and Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Devon's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - July 21, 2014

• It looks like it's full steam ahead for KershawHealth and its strategic plan. In recent weeks, we have reported on the creation -- after several years of hard work -- of a general surgery division; the recruitment of a new orthopedic surgeon; the signing of an agreement with Orthopedic Advantage to create a top-level orthopedic center in Kershaw County; and an already established agreement with Team Health to transform KershawHealth's emergency department in order to fast-track non-emergent patients allowing staff to focus on those in true emergency situations. Dr. T. Chris Tran, the new orthopedic surgeon, joined Camden Bone & Joint ...

July 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


KCC holding public hearing on joint industrial park

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on and consider third and final reading of an ordinance approving the development of a joint county industrial park with Chesterfield County. The public hearing and consideration of the ordinance are scheduled for council's meeting Tuesday evening.

July 21, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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July 21, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


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