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Morgan: Education -- A catalyst for economic development

Economic development is undoubtedly the front burner topic in our state and in Kershaw County. For good reason. Economic development is the key to stable employment and to developing and nurturing a tax base that will support community needs for education, public safety, recreation, roads and infrastructure, and human services.

March 16, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Joseph: It’s in the numbers…

The grumbles resonated from the kitchen. The sound wasn't particularly loud or piercing at least in the beginning. I guess you could describe it as a low, irregular whine of sorts. I walked in and there he was -- my 11-year old son slumped over his math sheet looking as if the world would end if he did not finish the problems before him. Of course, he was absolute in the fact his mom could not help him with this "math Armageddon." He insisted he would fight this battle alone. I thought to myself, "Does anyone like math? He must ...

March 16, 2015 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Owell. Lucifer V fly to victory in Challenge Cup

Hardin Towell and Lucifer V teamed up to capture the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., contested on March 5.

March 16, 2015 | | Equine


Wilson named Outstanding School Business Official of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Donnie Wilson's been known around the county as the district's "numbers guy" for 13 years. Now his peers across the state have given Wilson a new title: Outstanding School Business Official of the Year.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


Miss 4-H Pageant

The Miss South Carolina 4-H Pageant was held in Laurens County for 38 young women representing various counties from SC. The pageant is not judged on beauty, but solely on stage presence and communication skills of the contestants. During the formal attire division, the members were asked questions about their 4-H experience and how it has helped them plan for the future. Four 4-Hers represented Kershaw County in the pageant, where they displayed their 4-H project and communication skills. Members of the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4-H Horse club were contestants in the Miss 4-H Pageant.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Upstart, Prospect Park eye final Derby prep races

Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


Last call for discount Carolina Cup tickets

Saturday, March 14 is the final day to secure $30 advance general admission tickets for the 83rd running of Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races to be run on Saturday, March 28, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


Hill's two goals lift L-E girls past CHS

Sophomore forward Gracie Hill scored both goals before host Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Camden rally to take a 2-1 victory in the first of two girls' soccer matches to be played between the two rivals on Tuesday night at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

March 13, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters down young Demons

In a pairing between two young teams, Camden's edge in experience paid off as the Bulldogs tripped up rival Lugoff-Elgin, 7-0, in a Monday match played at the Roger Smoak Tennis Facility at Camden High School.

March 13, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs register second straight shutout

With a scheduled home match against perennial state power A.C. Flora on tap tonight, the Camden High boys' soccer team tuned up for this evening's Region 4-AAA opener with their second shutout in as many matches.

March 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Editorial: Alternative power

Older Kershaw County residents will remember the oil embargo of the 1970s, when there were long lines at service stations here and across the nation. Since then, there's been a never-ending quest for the United States to become more energy-independent and to develop clean, alternative sources of power. Wind and solar have been touted for decades, by some as a cure-all, but they still remain a tiny percentage of all the energy created.

March 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Cyberbully attacks on women

WASHINGTON -- The first time my dad noticed somebody on the internet had called me an idiot, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

March 13, 2015 | By Catherine Rampbell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


James Thompson Jr.

Lt. Col. James Thompson, Jr., 92, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Homegoing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Olivet International Baptist Church, Quincy Avenue, Cleveland. Burial will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Nolen

Mr. James Nolen, 78, 10 Ole Still Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phillip Wayne Munn

A memorial service for Philip Wayne Munn, 74, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff SC 29078 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Terri Lynn Keller, 50, will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

June 05, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature photo: For the love of reading

June 05, 2018 | | Education


Camden man charged with murder

A 28-year-old Camden man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of his 19 year old girlfriend.

June 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed when car hits tree

A single-car accident killed a Fayetteville, N.C., man Saturday night.

June 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Canfor upgrading Kershaw County sawmill operation

Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, has announced it will upgrade its existing sawmill near Camden in Kershaw County. The company is ...

June 05, 2018 | | Business


For the Record - June 5, 2018

Real estate transactions

June 05, 2018 | | For the Record


University of Tenneesee honors KC Library director

Kershaw County Library Director Amber Conger received the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences Innovator's Award, one of two distinguished alumni awards given ...

June 05, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Births - June 5, 2018

ARLEDGE -- Mr. and Mrs. Trampes Arledge, of Camden, announce the birth of a daughter, Millee Reese Artledge. She was born Feb. 12, 2018, at Palmetto ...

June 05, 2018 | | Births


Applications being taken for CHS Hall of Fame

The School Improvement Council of Camden High School has created a Camden High School Hall of Fame to honor alumni whose accomplishments, deeds and character ...

June 05, 2018 | | Education


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