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Michael Collins

Michael Collins, 54, of Lugoff, SC, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 after suffering from a stroke. He was born November 18, 1960 in Elyria, OH where he resided until the age of 23. Mike graduated from Elyria High School in 1979 and then from the Virginia Beach Police Academy in 1986. He served 12 years as a Police Officer in Virginia Beach before retiring in 1998. Mike loved all sports. In high school he lettered in baseball (pitcher), basketball and football (quarterback). His favorite was baseball, beginning with t-ball and playing through his years with the Virginia Beach ...

May 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Christine B. Mitchell

Mrs. Christine Benjamin Mitchell, 93, of 1806 Carter Street, Camden, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Family and friends may call at 328 Perkins Lane, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, who is serving the Mitchell Family.

May 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Henry Robinson

Graveside service for Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery, St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill community). Friends may visit at 20 Lee Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Janie Hough Thomas

Mrs. Janie Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12 p.m. in New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church Cemetery.

May 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Randall Boyd Watkins

After a long battle with cancer, Randall "Randy" Boyd Watkins went to his eternal home with Jesus on Monday, May 04, 2015. He was born at Byerly Hospital in Hartsville on June 29, 1954. Randy was the son of the late James Boyd Watkins and the late Sara Frances Phillips Watkins of Camden.

May 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


DAISY Award winner

Lorene Jeffcoat (right), of KershawHealth Hospice, recently received the hospital's second quarterly DAISY Award from Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier. The family of Inez Russell, an inpatient Hospice patient, nominated Jeffcoat saying. "We can't express in words the difference she made," Russell's daughter-in-law said. "My husband was having a really hard time with the situation and she was so good with him, it was like she was sent for just him. This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through and she was a blessing with it all." Jeffcoat originally wanted to ...

May 06, 2015 | | Healthcare


Demons turn back Raiders, 4-2

Having seen some of the upsets in 4A first round baseball play in which fourth seeds defeated number-one seeds, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes was feeling pretty good about his team's 4-2 win over Laurens in the District IV opener.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Playoff hunt begins for Dogs, Lady Demons

While baseball and softball are already in their second or, in some instances, third round of the post season, the other spring sports begin state tournament play this week.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


County squads try to stave off elimination

Three Kershaw County teams will try and keep their 2015 seasons intact when they all play tournament elimination games tonight.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015 | | Inabinet


Noted and passed - May 4, 2015

• We stand with Kershaw County Council in recognizing Bobby Jones on his long years of service not just to his hometown of Bethune, but the entire county. From his many years as a teacher, coach and principal to his time on and chairing the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission to serving as a counselor at The ALPHA Center, Jones epitomizes public service in Kershaw County. He is also a very nice man, giving hugs to men and women alike, and surprising folks with pound cakes, mostly of the lemon variety. But it is his contributions, large and small, to ...

May 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Historical Society Column - May 4, 2015

When the 15th and 17th Corps of Sherman's Army entered Kershaw District on February 23, 1865, at Peay's Ferry on the Wateree River west of Liberty Hill, then crossed the district in three days, and were poised to exit it on Lynches River at Young's Bridge, Tillers Ferry and Kelly's Bridge, locally the war was all but over.

May 04, 2015 | | Columns


A message from ‘Mr. BB’

As we celebrate our first anniversary of the Jackson Teen Center, I want to share some great things that are happening.

May 04, 2015 | Bryan Mayes, director, Jackson Teen Center Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands | Letters


Rich: Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

May 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military Briefs - May 4, 2015

Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.

May 04, 2015 | | Military


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Rec Notes - May 22, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 22, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - May 22, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Wheat, a 2-year-old male yellow lab mix dog. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

May 22, 2015 | | Pets


ATEC FFA chapter earns gold status

State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.

May 22, 2015 | | Education


DMES reports honor rolls

Doby's Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period

May 22, 2015 | | Education


BES reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.

May 22, 2015 | | Education


Gloria Theresa Welch

Funeral services for Gloria Theresa Welch, 79, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


High school football officials needed

The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.

May 15, 2015 | | Sports


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