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Moment of Nature for Dec. 26, 2014

When this appears in print, it will be the day after Christmas and I hope the day was a meaningful one for you. The candlelight church services will be over, meals will have been eaten, the presents opened and the relatives come and gone (or not). What still remains, though, are the "hanging of the greens." This includes wreaths, door drapery, mantel mounds, banister baubles and of course the Christmas tree. Whether your greenery is real, artificial or some of both, its use and display are steeped in tradition from centuries ago.

December 26, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tax Tips for Dec. 26, 2014

Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights. You should be aware of these rights when you interact with the Internal Revenue Service.

December 26, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Tootsie Roll drive money presented

The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $3,997 to the Kershaw County Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). The money was from the proceeds of the Knights 2014 Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured from left to right are, Fred Florian, TITLE Thoyd Warren, KCDF TITLE Valerie McKelvey, Peter Furlong, Jim Pontius and Mike Williams. Pontius and Florian were co-chairmen of the Tootsie Roll drive.

December 26, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Ag commissioner tours farm at Wateree River Correctional

S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers took an inside tour of Wateree Farm in Rembert on Dec. 18.

December 26, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Christmas parades

From Grinches to Santa, colorful characters, bands and floats greeted local residents lined up in Boykin, Bethune, Camden and

December 26, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Buford takes Region 4-AA opener with Knights

Buford used a 20-12 third quarter run to break open a close game and went on to a 68-54 victory over visiting North Central in last Thursday's Region 4-AA boys' basketball opener.

December 24, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Four champs help L-E take third at Gator Invitational

Lugoff-Elgin capped an eventful week of wrestling by taking third place in last weekend's six-team Gator Invitational held at River Bluff High School.

December 24, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS, NC wrestlers climb in state polls

Both the Camden and North Central high school wrestling teams were ranked in the top 20 in their respect classifications in the scmat.com poll for the week ending on Dec. 19.

December 24, 2014 | | Sports


The best Christmas gift

What gift are you looking most forward to receiving this holiday season?

December 24, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Ariail for Dec. 24, 2014

December 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Christmas story

As we celebrate the holiest day of Christendom, we pause to wish our readers of all faiths a joyous season, and we hope the yuletide spirit will be pervasive throughout Kershaw County. For Christians, it is always comforting to read the Christmas story from the second chapter of Luke, and we pass that along to you, from the King James version of The Bible:

December 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Dec. 24, 2014

State budget to be austere

December 24, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Inglorious hackers

WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on earth, while straddling a nuclear-armed missile that bears a striking resemblance to Dennis Rodman.

December 24, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Ariail


Reader applauds Drakeford’s support of Marketplace Fairness Act

I wish to applaud Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford for her letter "Urges support for Marketplace Fairness Act." I agree wholeheartedly with everything she said. Ever since the state started requesting the total amount of out-of-state purchases be added to the state tax return, I have compiled and included this on my return. I keep a list of the out-of-state businesses and amount I spent during the year so the total will be given to the CPA who prepares my taxes.

December 24, 2014 | Mary Lynn West Camden | Letters


Reader upset with ‘State House employees’

Here in South Carolina, the era of economy is not working for most of the working class. No one should be satisfied with the pace of our state's progress.

December 24, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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April 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


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BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment ...

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin mayor graduates from MASC Institute

Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons recently graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina ...

April 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin


First Palmetto announces quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $455 per share of ...

April 13, 2018 | | Business


Clinic Classic offers three run/walk events

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, a 5K and a 10K race.

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


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