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Strategic partnerships and alliances

KershawHealth's strategic plan, approved by the KershawHealth Board of Trustees earlier this year, makes it clear that alliances and partnerships are essential to the organization's future success in caring for our community. We must recognize that there are 13 not-for-profit and investor-owned hospitals within a 50-mile radius of Kershaw County and that KershawHealth competes to some extent with all these organizations. An openness to new ideas and new ways of partnering in a rapidly-evolving healthcare environment is the only strategy for success.

August 11, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Grey Hoke awarded 2014 Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Grey Hoke (second from left) recently received the 33rd David Parrott Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was presented at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church and was awarded for the Development of Christian Character. Hoke is a recent graduate of Camden High School and was a member of its baseball team. Hoke plans to attend The Citadel and hopes to be a pitcher on its baseball team. Also pictured from left to right are: Dr. Larry Parrott, Mrs. Barbara Hoke, Mr. Tom Hoke, Rev. John Hallman, Jacob Hoke and Mrs. Joy Parrott.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


Battle of Camden Rememberance Day filled with activities

Saturday, August 16, 2014, will be the 234th anniversary of the Battle of Camden, considered the worst Patriot field battle defeat of the American Revolution. It was fought at dawn nine miles north of the town of Camden, at the time a strategically significant British garrison worthy of capture by the Americans.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


Veterans warned about potential ‘scams’

As a veteran, beware of pension advance products that offer to pay military retirees a lump-sum payout in return for their monthly retirement payments.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


County students test scores better than state average

Standardized test scores released this week by the South Carolina State Department of Education show local students exceed state averages and, in many cases, outperform their Midlands counterparts.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


Rev. Eva Mae Drakeford Miller James

Rev. Eva Mae Drakeford Miller James, 80, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Second Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, August 8, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Crawford Funeral Home Kershaw.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jessie Hickman

Mrs. Jessie Hickman, 62, of Bishopville entered into rest on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Life Care Center in Columbia. Arrangements will be announced later.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charlese P. Lloyd

Miss Charlese P. Lloyd, 61, of 716 Market Street in Camden died Fridday, August 8, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Doris Jackson Dowey

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jackson Dowey, 87, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Lugoff on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dowey's memory to Kershaw County Home Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff ...

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Martha Ketchin Gardner

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Martha Ketchin Gardner, 90, of Camden will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William C. Hayes and Rev. Kyle Goodman will officiate. Memorials may be made in Martha's memory to Pinedale Residential Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden, SC 29020 or to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street., Camden, SC 29020.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sarah Pitts Peake

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Sarah Pitts Peake, 76, of Lugoff, SC will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Peter McKoy

The American Red Cross is partnering with the health cabinet of Bethesda Presbyerian Church to sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


Emmie Hunter Zirkle

A memorial service for Emmie Hunter Zirkle, 71, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Everett and the Rev. John Larrick Zirkle III officiating. Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Kentucky Ministries, 1062 Ridgeway, S.C. 29078.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KC Gamecock Club ready to kick off football season

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold a "It's Great To Be a Gamecock Fall Kick-off Party "on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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August 08, 2017 | | Letters


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Writer disagrees with cartoon

At last, the United States is making a stand against South Korea's determination to have nuclear weapons that will reach the United States. The ...

August 08, 2017 | | Letters


Writer wonders what goes on behind closed doors

Camden is like a little Washington, D.C. -- so much corruption going on behind closed doors, even in so-called public meetings. When a person can ...

August 08, 2017 | | Letters


Try to be that good example of a safe driver

Like every summer, people across the nation have been enjoying vacations and outdoor activities. This is a great time of year (as it usually increases ...

August 08, 2017 | Joseph M. Floyd | Columns


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About halfway through my morning run, just about the time droplets of "dew" were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too ...

August 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


Shag Club donates more than $50,000 to local non-profits

For the last 24 years, it's been important to the Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) to actively give back to their local community.

August 08, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


McLester Scholarships awarded

Glen Levine Jr. and R'Mondi Washington recently receive the 2017 Thomas E. McLester and Amy J. McLester Scholarships sponsored by Camden First United Methodist ...

August 08, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


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