• It's great to see our local law enforcement officers recognized for their excellent work keeping our communities safe. In the last two weeks, we've written about two Kershaw County deputies and four Camden Police officers honored either by their own organizations, Camden American Legion Post No. 17 or the S.C. Law Enforcement Network (SCLEN). The Camden Police Department (CPD) honored patrol officers John Patton and Penny Lloyd as its Officer of the Year and Wilson Clyburn award winners, respectively -- Patton for his desire to learn; Lloyd for her ability to connect with the public. In addition, Post ...
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dallas Ray Hazelwood, 99, of Camden will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Hugh McKinney and Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hazelwood's memory to Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.
In South Carolina, the State Superintendent of Education's position is an elected office. I suspect having to raise megabucks and participate in South Carolina's hardball politics prevents a lot of very qualified people from running.
March 17, 2014|
KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan
C-I contributing columnist
Donald Joseph Ward, 67, of 13 Gin House Lane in Camden entered into rest on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his residence. Professional Services have been entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home. www.cookefuneralhomeof camden.com
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Shamrock, a 4-month-old male Collie mix and Smokey, a 3-year-old female 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 or to check for a missing pet, call ...
Four Camden Police Department (CPD) officers received honors recently for their work in the field and with the community. They include two 2013 Officers of the Year, one named by the CPD itself, the other by the American Legion; the 2013 recipient of the CPD's Wilson Clyburn award; and recognition of another officer for being among the nominees for the S.C. Law Enforcement Network's (SCLEN) 2013 Officer of the Year award.
March 14, 2014|
Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips
C-I news staff
Politics in South Carolina has always had its seamy side, but the current dust-up between Bobby Harrell, speaker of the state House of Representatives, and Attorney General Alan Wilson is especially intriguing. Harrell, a Charleston Republican, is being investigated for corruption, including possible misuse of campaign funds and possible misuse of his legislative position, charges that grew out of a grand jury proceeding. Law enforcement sources say Harrell's attorneys have been secretly trying to get a state judge to remove Wilson as the chief prosecutor.