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“In the Heart of the Pines: Camden During the Hotel Era, 1882-1941” opens on July 7, 2014

It all really began with the Haile Gold Mine. The Eldredge family of New York – the Hobkirk Inn Eldredges – purchased the mine in 1880. The family owned gold mines in California, Virginia, and Mexico. Son, Frank W. Eldredge, was installed here as manager of the Haile mine. Frank's son, Inman, wrote that the living quarters at the mine "were a bit crude," so when his mother was expecting in 1882 his father bought Pine Flat from Mrs. William Shannon.

June 20, 2014 | | Columns


Lugoff Elementary School reports honor rolls

Lugoff

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Rec Notes - June 20, 2014

Etiquette Camp

June 20, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Letter - Thomley should withdraw lawsuit

I read with dismay your headline article "Thomley sues Matthews for $2 million" --- who can believe this?

June 20, 2014 | Melissa M. Cartano Ridgeway | Letters


Editorial - Thomley’s lawsuit

When people decide to run for public office -- to hold themselves up to scrutiny among voters -- they are in effect saying they're willing to subject themselves to the kind of comment, investigation and criticism that private citizens can avoid. That's what David Thomley did on two occasions, running for sheriff four years ago and then again this year. So we find it curious that two days after being soundly defeated by incumbent sheriff Jim Matthews, Thomley filed a $2-million libel/slander suit charging he'd been defamed by comments Matthews made during an investigation at Camden Military Academy ...

June 20, 2014 | | Editorials


Tyler Kirkland receives Legacy of Learning scholarship

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) has awarded a $1,500 Legacy of Learning Scholarship to University of South Carolina (USC) student Tyler Kirkland of Camden. The Legacy of Learning Scholarship was established to encourage students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Kirkland,is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering at USC with a 3.3 grad point average.

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Phillips fishes his way to victory in BFL event at Lake Wateree

Steve Phillips of Lugoff weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Wateree. For his victory, Phillips earned $4,977.

June 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes honored at Bulldog Club banquet

Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school in May.

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS student-athletes earn honors

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs for life

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Football, hoops, softball, riding and wrestling camps next up

Here is the list of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 23-27:

June 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Mary S. Brown

Mary S. Brown passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, the age of 83, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Ear and Sophia Stewart of Uno, VA. Mary joins her husband, James C. Brown to be in his arms eternally. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, who enjoyed life and loved to experience new things. She will be missed dearly by all those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Brenda Hundley, Clarence Johnson, Jr., Denie Valentine, Tammy Young and Rhonda Johnson; 10 grandchildren, other relatives and ...

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lawson Brewster

Lawson Brewster, 80, of Camden entered into rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at KershawHealth.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


William D. “Jim” Gardner

A service to celebrate the life of William D. "Jim" Gardner, 82, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert Graunke

Robert Wayne "Bob" Graunke died Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Emil and Mildred Graunke. He is survived by his wife Rita Niedzialek Graunke. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather; a mentor and friend to all and a spokesman for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


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EOC: overdue for reform or elimination

In addition to other weighty issues, this year's General Assembly is discussing whether or not the state superintendent of education should be appointed by ...

April 18, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for April 18, 2017

It looks like one of those RTA vans you've seen around the county, but once you step inside you'll think you're in ...

April 18, 2017 | | Yesteryear


HELEN BELEOS

Helen Theodore Beleos, native of Camden, SC and resident of Charlotte, NC for over 50 years, died April 12, 2017 peacefully at her home. Graduate ...

April 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARJETTA RUTHENA GRIFFIN

Mrs. Marjetta Ruthena Griffin, 68, of 713 Black River Road, Camden, died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete ...

April 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


DEACON AMOS ROBINSON

Funeral service for Dea. Amos Adamson, 83, of 1099 Hwy. 1, North in Cassatt, will be held today, April 18th, 1:00 P.M. at ...

April 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


CLAUDE RODERICK TRUESDALE

Funeral services for Claude Roderick "Roddy" Truesdale, 66, was held Saturday at Wateree Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron ...

April 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


Two arrested, two sought for carjacking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man and a 16-year-old girl Thursday for carjacking. A KCSO press release identified ...

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thank you

Kershaw County Veterans Affairs Officer Barbara Ray (center) was selected as The 2017 Veterans Affairs Officer of the Year by The South Carolina Association of ...

April 18, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Man dies in tractor accident

A Cassatt man died Friday afternoon while unloading his tractor.

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


MCCU holds annual meeting

Mid Carolina Credit Union recently held its 56th Annual membership meeting. During the meeting, members were informed of MCCU's newest products and services including ...

April 18, 2017 | | Business


Battle of Camden BBQ Festival debuts May 19-20

The Camden Jaycees will be debuting the Battle of Camden BBQ Festival May 19-20 at Historic Camden. The event benefits the citizens of Kershaw County ...

April 18, 2017 | | Camden


Kershaw County Library events for May

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM

April 18, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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