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“In the Heart of the Pines: Camden During the Hotel Era, 1882-1941” opens on July 7, 2014

It all really began with the Haile Gold Mine. The Eldredge family of New York – the Hobkirk Inn Eldredges – purchased the mine in 1880. The family owned gold mines in California, Virginia, and Mexico. Son, Frank W. Eldredge, was installed here as manager of the Haile mine. Frank's son, Inman, wrote that the living quarters at the mine "were a bit crude," so when his mother was expecting in 1882 his father bought Pine Flat from Mrs. William Shannon.

June 20, 2014 | | Columns


Lugoff Elementary School reports honor rolls

Lugoff

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Rec Notes - June 20, 2014

Etiquette Camp

June 20, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Letter - Thomley should withdraw lawsuit

I read with dismay your headline article "Thomley sues Matthews for $2 million" --- who can believe this?

June 20, 2014 | Melissa M. Cartano Ridgeway | Letters


Editorial - Thomley’s lawsuit

When people decide to run for public office -- to hold themselves up to scrutiny among voters -- they are in effect saying they're willing to subject themselves to the kind of comment, investigation and criticism that private citizens can avoid. That's what David Thomley did on two occasions, running for sheriff four years ago and then again this year. So we find it curious that two days after being soundly defeated by incumbent sheriff Jim Matthews, Thomley filed a $2-million libel/slander suit charging he'd been defamed by comments Matthews made during an investigation at Camden Military Academy ...

June 20, 2014 | | Editorials


Tyler Kirkland receives Legacy of Learning scholarship

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) has awarded a $1,500 Legacy of Learning Scholarship to University of South Carolina (USC) student Tyler Kirkland of Camden. The Legacy of Learning Scholarship was established to encourage students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Kirkland,is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering at USC with a 3.3 grad point average.

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Phillips fishes his way to victory in BFL event at Lake Wateree

Steve Phillips of Lugoff weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Wateree. For his victory, Phillips earned $4,977.

June 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes honored at Bulldog Club banquet

Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school in May.

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS student-athletes earn honors

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs for life

June 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Football, hoops, softball, riding and wrestling camps next up

Here is the list of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 23-27:

June 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Mary S. Brown

Mary S. Brown passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, the age of 83, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Ear and Sophia Stewart of Uno, VA. Mary joins her husband, James C. Brown to be in his arms eternally. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, who enjoyed life and loved to experience new things. She will be missed dearly by all those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Brenda Hundley, Clarence Johnson, Jr., Denie Valentine, Tammy Young and Rhonda Johnson; 10 grandchildren, other relatives and ...

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lawson Brewster

Lawson Brewster, 80, of Camden entered into rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at KershawHealth.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


William D. “Jim” Gardner

A service to celebrate the life of William D. "Jim" Gardner, 82, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert Graunke

Robert Wayne "Bob" Graunke died Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Emil and Mildred Graunke. He is survived by his wife Rita Niedzialek Graunke. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather; a mentor and friend to all and a spokesman for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

June 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


For the Record - July 14, 2017

Real estate transactions

July 14, 2017 | | For the Record


HFKC accepting grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1st, 2017. The application process will close on September 30th ...

July 14, 2017 | | Healthcare


Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and ...

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Fighting hunger

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


DAR celebrates 110 years of community service

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), founded in 1890, was a group of women that organized the DAR after being refused membership ...

July 11, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson Extension taps Shaw as 4-H agent

Justin Shaw has recently joined the Clemson Extension Service as the 4-H agent for Kershaw County. Shaw will coordinate various programs and activities associated with ...

July 11, 2017 | | People & Places


FAC receives grant from Duke Energy

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County recently received a $9,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Rick Jiran, vice president of community ...

July 11, 2017 | | Arts


P-17 wins a laugher behind Lynch

On a warm night along the coast, Jay Lynch was not forced to work hard as Kershaw County went up, 2-0, on Georgetown with an ...

July 11, 2017 | | Sports


Learning volleyball the Lady Demon way

July 11, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017 | | Ariail


Exit 98

The city of Camden recently completed an exciting and important project: installation of lighting on Exit 98 at I-20 and U.S. 521.

July 11, 2017 | | Editorials


Trump media tiff goes trans-Atlantic

Many American journalists and others correctly objected to President Trump's lambasting of the U.S. media in his speech Thursday in Poland, noting that ...

July 11, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


New life at Mather

I recently visited the new Cedarbrook apartment community and quickly realized it is perfectly suited to bring new life to the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.

July 11, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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