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Caring for our battlefields of history

American soldiers on both sides never dreamed of airplanes in their combat when the battle of Camden was fought on August 16, 1780 at Gum Swamp. Yet, just a few weeks ago, I led the commanders and staff of much of the 9th (Ninth) Air Force and its fighter squadrons across our battlefield to study the terrain and tactics. What would today's Air Force Major General Lawrence Wells and his colonels care about a 232-year-old Revolutionary War battle? Simple question with a solid answer, of which many of our local citizens may not be aware. Technology, armaments, and accoutrements ...

April 06, 2012 | David Reuwer | Columns


Bulldogs enter break on winning note

Playing without starting third singles performer, Nelson Semple, the Camden High tennis team rolled into this week's spring break with a 4-2 win over Hartsville in a match played last Thursday at the CHS Athletic Complex.

April 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Landscaping award nominations accepted

It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools with the city limits of Camden to start sprucing up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.

April 04, 2012 | | Camden


Geraldine Bateman

Funeral services for Geraldine H. Bateman, 76, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Andrew Goff

Funeral services for Andrew Dave "A.D." Goff, 78, Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Adult Sunday School Class, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045 or the Walter Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Limit taxes, terms of office

Less than 17 months ago the voters of this county -- Kershaw County -- voted down a proposal to increase a tax of 1 cent for a number of so-called "improvements" for the "betterment" of all concerned who live in the county.

April 04, 2012 | W.J. Haynes Lugoff | Letters


Claire Bryant and Friends return to FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. which will also welcome a new exhibit to the Bassett Gallery, David Yaghihan's Everyman. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Arts South, the SC Arts Commission, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn ...

April 04, 2012 | | Localife


CHS vs. L-E twinbill closes tournament

A pair of games between cross-river rivals Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will bring the curtain down on the Telasco Alarm Service Camden Spring Break Tournament.

April 04, 2012 | | Sports


Schools accept the Clinic Classic Challenge

The Clinic Classic Challenge, to be held April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Camden, is open to all students aged 12 and under. The school with the most participants in the McDonald's 5K Walk/Run will be awarded $500. This prize, thanks to sponsor McDonald's, may be used at the discretion of the school's principal.

April 04, 2012 | | Localife


Yesteryear -- April 4, 2012

Photo cutline -- Put a Lion in your tank -- Elvin Bond of the Bethune Lions Club sits in a small replica of an antique car which will be raffled -- or is that ruffled -- off April 9 at the Bethune Chicken Strut. Tickets will be $1.

April 04, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Robert Ariail -- April 4, 2012

April 04, 2012 | | Ariail


Mary Griswold

A celebration of life service for Mary Frances Griswold, 56, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society or the American Cancer Society.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kamel Sheheen

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Kamel Stephen Sheheen, 88, of Camden, Thursday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the rite of committal in Quaker Cemetery. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The rosary will be recited Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. and the family will recieve friends until 7:00 p.m. at Kormegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Sheheen's memory to Our Lady of Perpeual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, S.C.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bojangles’ honors Walker, other teachers of the year

Bojangles' presented hundreds of books to school district teachers of the year in South Carolina last week, including Kershaw County School District Teacher of the Year Helen Walker.

April 04, 2012 | | Business


Reuwer receives wings

U.S. Naval Aircrewman Third Class Anastasia Day Reuwer, of Camden, having attained significant military experience in naval aircraft and having successfully completed the established personnel qualification standards and having demonstrated the requisite professional skills and knowledge while serving in Helmineron 14 (helicopters), has qualified as a Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist. She was pinned her wings March 16 at Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., after two years and nine months of training. She graduated from Camden High School in 2004 and attended the College of Charleston and Central Carolina Community College. She is the daughter of David Reuwer of Camden and ...

April 04, 2012 | | Military


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These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Charlie, a male 1-year-old Great Dane (Charlie loves children) and Tiger, a 5-year-old neutered male black and gray tabby cat. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 18, 2014 | | Pets


Scully elected to Association of South Carolina Mayors board

Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


Rec Notes: Soccer camp begins July 28

This Soccer Camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 22 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth levels. Coach Wittig is the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ...

July 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | | Ariail


Not so transparent

President Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in history, has delivered perhaps the least transparent. Following the trend of other recent presidents, Obama has kept a tight lid on the press, rarely interacting with reporters in a spontaneous fashion and instead relying on the spin of his White House press directors. And it has gotten worse the longer Obama has been in office; one report last week indicated that the administration was denying access on a variety of subjects with increasing regularity. The Associated Press reported, "In category after category -- except for reducing numbers of old requests and a ...

July 18, 2014 | | Editorials


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


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


Joey Matthew Tyner

Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


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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