Efforts to improve navigation of the Wateree River along the Kershaw County area of the river dates from just after the Revolutionary War. From 1818 to 1828, South Carolina funded extensive internal improvement projects along most state rivers, including the Wateree/Catawba. Locks and canals were built to facilitate passage through shoals and other impediments to navigation.
South Carolina is known as a "red state" and a "conservative" state, and so one might be led to believe it's a place where non-"progressive," free-market policies reign. Certainly, South Carolina has a reputation for being a "low tax state." But the reputation is unearned. A brief look at the legislature's record on tax policy -- perhaps the most fundamental free market issue -- reveals a profound disconnect between reputation and reality.
Emily Houde, at left, one of Camden's many accomplished artists is presenting an original work of art to the lucky winner of Chance Art. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday.
Mrs. Eloise Barnes Mitchell, 86, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Flora Dixon Mitchell and the wife of the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Mitchell will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mitchell family.
Funeral service for Agnes Shirley Sinclair, 98, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 11:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Liberty Baptist Church, 651 East Main Street, Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.
• After months of work by KershawHealth employees, administrators and trustees -- and a lot of speculation by the public -- the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted a week ago to adopt a new strategic plan it hopes will stem a long-running tide of red ink. The plan does not call for any cutbacks in service, but rather the opposite: new facilities in Elgin and Camden in order to expand and strengthen existing services. Some may be surprised that KershawHealth leaders are willing to move forward to transform the former Burndale Plaza shopping center or that a new Karesh Long Term Care facility ...
Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint addresses an audience from across South Carolina at the Robert Mills Courthouse during The Buckley School of Public Speaking's recent biannual Disciplined Thinking Seminar. DeMint's topic concerned the centralization of big government. Fourteen graduates of the Buckley School participated in a debate following DeMint's presentation, with the three-day seminar functioning as a question and answer session followed by debate, further talks and a roundtable discussion. The school's founder, the late Reid Buckley, would select an issue interesting to politically-involved persons and then select a relevant speaker.
Mrs. Simmlean Blanding Jones, 93, of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday April 29, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff SC with Burial following in the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Marianna Widelska-Neff, 63, of Waynesboro, passed away April 25, 2014.
Tyler Bowers belted a pair of home runs while driving in three runs, but it was not enough to help North Central get past host Buford in a 9-5 loss in Thursday's first round of the AA District 3 baseball tournament.
The 31st annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
Of the many different programs which the Camden High tennis team has defeated over the years, Chapin was not on that list.
Don't forget to check out BARK! The Musical at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County this weekend. Tickets are available at the door. $20 Adult; $18 Student, Senior, Military. Call 425-7676 or visit the FAC web site at www.fineartscenter.org 24/7 for tickets.
The Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant Sale May 10 at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. With many new and different varieties, it is a sale you will not want to miss if you need replacement plants for what the unusual weather may have taken from your garden.
It's the time of year when people and nature often meet. Occasionally, this can include finding a young deer that seems to be abandoned.
Blaney Elementary School recently announced its Honor Roll for the third nine weeks period.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) mechatronics and honors pre-engineering programs students placed among the best in the state at the recent S.C. Technology Student ...
Sanders Stoney Unit 203 sponsored five students from Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High Schools to attend the 71st Annual Session of Palmetto Girls State to ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the winners of the 2017 "You Gotta Have Art" Youth Arts Month Exhibition. This juried exhibition ...
The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Camden Military Academy.
Fredi Pritchett of Elgin was named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.
The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to six Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom ...
Jackson Elementary School recenty announced honor rolls for the third nine week period.
Calling all gardeners: Would you like to be recognized for gardening with the environment in mind?
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- A Camden native currently deployed to Afghanistan received one of the highest honors bestowed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...