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Column: Leaving your mark

Of all the trees down South, beeches and white birches gets picked on the most. The love sick, the egotistical, the passerby and all manner of folk love to carve sentiments into the trees' vulnerable white bark. Arboreal graffiti, I call it. The temptation's just too much. People feel compelled to leave their mark. I've yet to do that, though if I have, I don't recall it.

April 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Fake news vs. ‘Fake news’

WASHINGTON -- When fake news blasts traditional media for being "fake news," how does one respond?

April 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Thanks, KCC for econ dev efforts

After the great recession of 2008, Kershaw County's economy is growing once again. Since 2012, our local manufacturing and distribution companies have announced that they will invest over $278 million in new machinery, equipment, land, and buildings and create over 700 new jobs in our community. That is a strong record -- proving that Kershaw County is a great place to do business.

April 06, 2018 | Dennis Stuber, chairman Kershaw County Committee of 100 | Letters


Letter: Thanks to county for buying river property

The Kershaw Soil and Water Conservation District would like to applaud Kershaw County for the purchase of the land by the U.S. 1 bridge at the Wateree River. The possibilities are endless for this piece of property.

April 06, 2018 | Jeff L. Clark Jr. KCSWD Commission Chairman | Letters


Historic Camden’s Revel event a success

Historic Camden hosted the inaugural Revel, presented by OceanaGold-Haile Operation, on Saturday, March 10 at the Historic Kershaw-Cornwallis House and Garden on the grounds of the Revolutionary War Park in Camden. S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk was the honorary chair for the new event.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


McIntosh to exhibit at FAC starting April 12

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to announce a new exhibition opening in the Bassett Gallery. Local artist Laurie McIntosh will open her solo exhibition, Environmental Abstractions on April 12. An artist reception is planned for Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the third and final installment of the FAC's Chamber Music Series featuring Philip Bush, pianist with Chamber Music Southeast. The exhibition will continue through May 6. The reception will be catered by Ashley's of Old McCaskill's Farm. The Bassett Gallery is sponsored by Kornegay Funeral ...

April 06, 2018 | | Arts


Easter Bunny and Uno visit Karesh residents

Staige DeBenedetti wears a bunny costume while visiting Karesh Wing resident Vickie McQuinn (seated), along with therapy dog, Uno, held by Nola McQuinn. The Easter Bunny delivered eggs to residents, courtesy of De Los Mejores Paso Fino Ranch, owned by Staige DeBenedetti.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


Gayle Breon celebrates 50 years of service at KershawHealth

Gayle Breon graduated from Kershaw County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and started her career in Obstetrics and Nursery when O.W. Watson was the administrator. She left in 1964 to go to Monroe County Hospital, Key West, Fla., where she worked Med/Surg/Peds until 1967. She returned to Kershaw County Medical Center on Jan. 15, 1968, on the surgical unit as a staff nurse, then charge nurse, then unit manager. Breon's reputation on the surgical unit consistently remained one of professionalism, high quality, dedication, commitment and compassion.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


DANNIE LEE BURROUGHS

Funeral services for Minister Dannie Lee Burroughs, 62, of Camden, were held Thursday, April 5 at New Jerusalem Church, 2339 Greenhill Road in Elgin with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing took place Wednesday, April 4 at Collins Funeral Home on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. He died Mar. 29. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


NAOMI WHEELER DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Naomi Wheeler Drakeford, 79, of 665 Westvaco Road, Camden, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford family.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


MELVIN T. GOODWIN

Funeral service for Mr. Melvin T. Goodwin, 85, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Kershaw County, will be held Saturday, April 7, noon at Camden Second Presbyterian Church, 816 Market Street, Camden with burial in the Goodwin Family cemetery, Goodwin-Jenkins Lane. He was the son of the late Johnnie Goodwin and Daisy Scott Goodwin. Viewing will be held Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. He died Thursday, March 29. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


DENNIS RUSS

Funeral service for William Dennis Russ, Jr., 72, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN STANLEY

Funeral service for Mr. John Stanley, 72, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m.. at St. Paul United Methodist, 511 Knights Hill Road, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will take place today April 6, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. He died Mar. 29th. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


JULIETTE A. THOMAS

Funeral services Juliette A. Thomas, 84, will be held Monday at noon at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Pastor Jeffery Williams, of Unity Holiness Outreach Ministry, will officiate.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photo: Gone to the dogs...

Camden has gone to the dogs again, as hundreds of Little Brown Dogs and their people converged in Camden for the annual Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial. Here, Terrah Yeager (left) and Charli, relax and enjoy the atmosphere at Camden City Arena. They traveled from Charleston to this year's Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial.

April 06, 2018 | | Camden


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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


KCSD to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the district's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget and ...

April 13, 2018 | | Education


Boyd, Just a Cobbler jump past field in $50,000 Hunter Derby

Camden's Liza Boyd closed the final week of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., by riding S&L Just a Cobbler ...

April 10, 2018 | | Equine


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


Devils blank L-E for tourney title

Dreher scored 10 runs in the first four innings which was more than enough for pitcher Matt Mince to work with as the Blue Devils ...

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Ariail - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Sam Wright

We would like to join the community in celebrating the achievement of one of Kershaw County's most famous sons, Mr. Sam Wright.

April 10, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ...

April 10, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Kitchen remedy for stress

"How do I know what I want to eat on Wednesday?"

April 10, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent Clemson Extension Service | Columns


Column: To mock or to mentor

WASHINGTON -- There are few sympathetic characters in the landmark lawsuit between Marquette University and a suspended professor that's heading later this month to the ...

April 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Happy Anniversary

Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie J. Hayes of Camden celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 16, 2018, with family and friends.

April 10, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


11th annual Clinic Classic is April 28

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

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club recognizes scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to seven Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


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