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Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson braces himself for a splash of icy cold water as L-EHS football players and cheerleaders look on. Thomasson agreed to be "dunked" if L-EHS students raised $5000 by Thursday morning to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Students ended up raising $5300. "We wanted something that would get the kids involved in with a team aspect ... It kind of goes along with the United Way spirit, you can give a dollar, and that dollar goes a long way," Thomasson said. See more pictures in our Localife section.

August 25, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


‘Squeaky’ Truesdale exhibit on display at Camden Archives and Museum

An exhibit on John "Squeaky" Truesdale (1937-1996) is on display at the Camden Archives and Museum through August 2015.

August 25, 2014 | | Camden


Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, Mr. Jamie L. Davis to marry

Mr. Ricky L. Carraway of Lugoff SC is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, to Jamie L. Davis of Camden, SC. Ashley Carraway is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carraway and granddaughter of the late Horace Moore.

August 25, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The rainbow connection

August 25, 2014 | | People & Places


An icy challenge

Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 25, 2014

• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we'll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...

August 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Shimp earns David Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Wallace, N.C. -- Henry Shimp of Charlotte was honored last weekend as the 2014 recipient of the Carolinas Golf Association's (CGA) David Parrott Award.

August 25, 2014 | | Golf


Bodie Island holds on for win at the Spa

Always in close contention, The Elkstone Group's Bodie Island took the lead with one circuit of Saratoga Race Course's inner turf course remaining, jumped the last fence with a sizable lead, and held off a late challenge by Virsito to win last Wednesday's $65,000 optional allowance claiming hurdle by a head.

August 25, 2014 | | Equine


Meet the Bulldogs on tap tonight

The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor Meet the Bulldogs on Monday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons area of the gym.

August 25, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education


Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education


Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | People & Places


Local USC honors student studies overseas in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | People & Places


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LILLIAN M. CARTER

Mrs. Lillian M. Carter, 75, of 34 Johnnie Road, Rembert, passed on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM E. COLEMAN

A private funeral services for William Edward Coleman, 80, will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6:00-8 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONALD HORTON

Donald Wilson Horton, 87, of Columbia passed away peacefully Thursday, April 13, 2017 in his home. Wilson, the husband of Sue Horton, was born May ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


HELEN L. SPRINGS

Ms. Helen L. Springs, 61, of 2894 Sweetbay St., Waldorf, MD, formerly od Camden, passed on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bethune man charged with attempted murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bethune man Wednesday for attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place April 15.

April 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Get ready to wag, shag, shake your tail

Grab your long tails -- or grab a fox tail, perhaps, or both -- it's time for the Tail Waggin' Ball, to be held April 29 ...

April 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Community Camera - April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Watts, Balance the Budget win in Tryon

Stonelea Stables' Balance the Budget, ridden by Camden resident Mark Watts, consistently runs strong races in the early spring, and he repeated that pattern Saturday ...

April 18, 2017 | | Equine


Red-hot Demons take tourney title

This is the Lugoff-Elgin team which the South Carolina Baseball Coaches tabbed as the pre-season favorite in class 4A.

April 18, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 | | Ariail


Trash v. treasure

Readers may be following the efforts of Kershaw County Council to come up with a remedy to the problem of nuisance properties. More specifically, council ...

April 18, 2017 | | Editorials


Naked self-interest

Another week, another heretical speaker bullied and physically intimidated on an illiberal college campus.

April 18, 2017 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Still dressing up for Easter

It's funny how someone's opinion or a story will stick with you, how it will trail like a mist of a cloud over ...

April 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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