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Voter ID

Here in Kershaw County, we're like other Americans who live in a world in which we have to prove who we are. Before we are allowed to board airplanes, we must provide identification cards with our pictures on them. When we cash a check at the grocery store, the clerk usually asks for picture ID. When we pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, we're often required to show similar proof of identification. Yet U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has blocked a South Carolina law requiring voters to show picture IDs when they go to the polls to ...

January 11, 2012 | | Editorials


Thank you, CPD officers, for your respect

Recently, my mother-in-law passed away. On Jan. 1st, we had her funeral at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. Robbie and his team went to great lengths to be sure everything was done in a very professional way. I am not writing to thank them. I was able to thank them in person. I am writing this because of the policemen who work for the city of Camden. The respect they showed as the family members and friends went through the stoplights was greatly appreciated. I grew up in Camden and as long as I can remember, our policemen stood with ...

January 11, 2012 | Mike and Deborah Newman Cassatt | Letters


Miss Greene, Mr. Jones exchange vows

Danielle Lashell Greene of Camden, and Anwar Markeith Jones of Cassatt, were married Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the Mitchell House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. The seven o'clock ceremony was officiated by Reverend John Lee followed by a reception.

January 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


North Central sweeps pair from REL Academy

North Central stepped outside High School League competition on Friday and returned from Bishopville with a pair of wins over host Robert E. Lee Academy.

January 09, 2012 | | Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Crossroads (BB – 7 p.m.)

January 09, 2012 | | Sports


AAU hoops teams to hold tryouts this weekend

While the T-Ballers and the SC Ballers have won more than their share of games and tournaments on the basketball court, it is what the young men do off the hardwood which brings a smile to the face of Willie Dubose.

January 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Lugoff-Elgin High School announces Homecoming Queen

The Lugoff-Elgin High School Homecoming Court included (from left) Victoria McElveen, Miss Princess winner; Courtney Johnson, first runner- up to Homecoming Queen; Aneka Dixon, Miss Princess winner; Katie Johnson, Homecoming Queen; Beneathea Murphy, Spirit Queen; Diondra Murphy, Grand Miss Princess winner and second runner-up to Homecoming Queen.

January 09, 2012 | | Localife


Mr. L-E Contest winners named

The winners in Lugoff-Elgin High School's Mr. L-E competition were (from left) Junior Mr. LE, Austin Veverica; second runner-up, Joshua Ruiz; Mr. LE 2012, Devin Walker; first runner-up, Corbin Hopkins; and Mr. Congeniality, Austin Branham.

January 09, 2012 | | Localife


Kershaw County awarded federal funds for emergency food, shelter programs

Kershaw County has been chosen to receive $9,703 for 2011-12 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Federal funding challenges have hit the most needy of the community at a time when it is needed most.

January 09, 2012 | | Localife


Julia Sinclair

Funeral service for Julia Elizabeth Sinclair, 91,of Ridgeway, was held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Burial followed at Aimwell Cemetery, Ridgeway. The family received friends Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

January 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Rubio factor

WASHINGTON -- The great thing about Iowa is that no matter whom the voters selected in their neighborhood huddles, it doesn't really matter. Placing in Iowa might land one a talk show (see Mike Huckabee), but the preferences of a handful of Americans belonging to a committed, ideological subset of a committed, ideological party do not a national trend suggest. The presumptive candidate proceeds apace.

January 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Feature photo: Youth entrepreneur

Richard Black of Blythewood was recognized as a 2011 Top 10 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by Yescarolina during its second annual black-tie gala, "A Night at the Coppa," at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. Richard, 14, is the son of Willie and Gertrude Black of Blythewood and grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden. He is a ninth grader in the Bio-Health Magnet Program at Ridgeview High School in Richland School District Two. During the gala, the Top 10 Students of the Year displayed their business plans. YEScarolina, a non-profit organization founded by Jimmy Bailey, is the ...

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Going regional

Wateree Elementary School third-grade students in Melissa Smith's class toured the South Carolina State Museum during their recent field study. On the trip, students including (front row) Carmelya Langford, Haley Hasty, Leanna Bowling, (second row) Alyson Pickle, Sarah Quinlan and Camryn Lorick, located the regions of South Carolina and identified consumers and producers.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Nerd alert

January 09, 2012 | | Education


A study in conflict

Danya Nayfeh of Lugoff always knew she wanted to study in the Middle East.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


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July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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


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