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Area students earn degrees at Winthrop

Two Kershaw County students were presented degrees during fall 2011 graduation at Winthrop University.

February 24, 2012 | | Education


Friends of the Library to kick off annual book sale in March

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the Old Piggly Wiggly building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale will begin on Thursday, March 8, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. The sale will be open to the public on Friday, March 9, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday ...

February 24, 2012 | | Localife


FAC brings ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ local talent to stage

"A storybook perfect performance" will be portrayed when Columbia City Ballet takes to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) stage on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 with their production of "The Sleeping Beauty." The production will feature the talents of more than 30 local youth representing three different dance schools in the Camden area. Both performances will be held in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. "The Sleeping Beauty" is sponsored by ...

February 24, 2012 | | Localife


Pets of the week -- Feb. 24, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are CJ, a 6-year-old male Manchester terrier/Chihuahua mix dog, and a 6-week-old domestic medium-haired kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

February 24, 2012 | | Pets


School menus -- Feb. 24, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 27-March 2:

February 24, 2012 | | Education


Lugoff bank robbed

A man who robbed First Palmetto Savings Bank's Lugoff branch at gunpoint around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday remained at large Thursday afternoon. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the man walked into the bank, pulled out a silver pistol and demanded the teller give him all her loose bills. KCSO Chief Deputy Marvin Brown described the suspect as a "white male, tall, slender with a grubby beard wearing a white shirt and blue jeans" and is believed to be 25 to 30 years old. In a KCSO incident report, a bank teller said the man ...

February 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS ABC golf tourney set for March 3

The Camden High School Academic Booster Club will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 3rd at White Pines Golf Course in Camden.

February 24, 2012 | | Golf


County squads in pre-season tourney action this weekend

The May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash will usher in the 2012 pre-season tournament action for Kershaw County teams.

February 24, 2012 | | Sports


Six for the show

After having wrestled at 195 pounds for most of the season, Zach Connell wrestled at his more natural 182 pounds once the state individual tournament qualifier rolled around.

February 22, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Civility is golden

WASHINGTON -- Can civility be saved?

February 22, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Sidewalk Survey -- Feb. 22, 2012

February 22, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Free tax counseling available

Few things in life are free.

February 22, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Roderick Cantey Jr.

Roderick Cantey, Jr., 67, of Camden, died Monday, February 20, 2012. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

February 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pauline Blanton Cook

Pauline Blanton Cook died Tuesday, February 20, after a brief illness. She was 92.

February 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Applications for Junior Leadership accepted

Applications for the 2012-13 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

February 22, 2012 | | Education


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Nurse agrees to adopt dying patient’s son

MCALISTERVILLE, Pa. -- After learning she had terminal cancer, Tricia Somers' greatest concern was finding someone to take care of her 8-year-old son.

September 24, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National




Ariail for September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Political piety?

Many people here in Kershaw County -- and across the state and nation, for that matter -- are ready to breathe a sigh of relief when election day in November comes and goes. The political hot air has become stifling, with both parties ramping up negative ads and spinning their positions ad infinitum. With so many cable news networks and websites which make their living off political controversy, it's become virtually impossible to escape the constant drone of Democrats and Republicans.

September 24, 2014 | | Editorials


The myth about public schools

WASHINGTON -- Have America's public schools gotten worse over the years?

September 24, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Op-Ed: Smoke alarms

When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?

September 24, 2014 | By John Bowers Chief, Camden Fire Department | Columns


Reader: Haley needs ‘extended vacation’

With this coming November's mid-term election, the timing is at hand for our voting citizens to give our governor, Nikki Haley, an extended vacation. There are too many woes in her leadership causing affliction in our state.

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


Reader: ballot measures ‘too grandiose’

It is not my intention to belabor a subject I have already addressed in a previous letter. That being, that I personally am opposed to the two November referendums that would allow the Kershaw County school board to borrow $130 million via bonds, and for the imposition of an additional "penny" sales and or use tax to finance it. Rather, I just want to present the subject from a different perspective, that may simplify or clarify it, or at least bring it a little closer to home and see how it might affect individuals.

September 24, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear for Sept. 24, 2014

Unpaid medical bills concern trustees

September 24, 2014 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - Sept. 24, 2014

Real estate transactions

September 24, 2014 | | For the Record


Chamber Selected as a 2014 Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

In an effort to encourage Kershaw County residents to shop and dine locally this holiday season, the Kershaw County Chamber applied and was chosen by American Express, to be a Neighborhood Champion, promoting locally-owned independent small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014. The Chamber will also once again be sponsoring their annual "Home for the Holidays" Campaign which will kick off on the Monday following Thanksgiving, December 1, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | Business


Christine Corbett

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Christine Avin "Tina" Corbett, 88, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Corbett's memory to Malvern Hill Baptist Church, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, SC 29020.

September 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie Jiles

Funeral service for Mr. Sammie Jiles, 73, of 2242 Carter Street in Camden will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:00P.M. at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Hudson Ogburn

Dorothy Hudson Ogburn, 90, died September 22, 2014. She was born February 5, 1924 in Fairfield County to Joseph G. and Blanche G. Hudson.

September 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Carolyn Yvonne “Debra” Thomas

Funeral service for Ms. Carolyn Yvonne "Debra" Thomas, 59, of 2232 Baron DeKalb Road in Camden will be held Friday, September 26, 2014, 2:00P.M. at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Cedars Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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