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Jack Daniel and his legacy

A while back, a Los Angeles-based producer approached Tink and me to gauge our potential interest in writing a historical mini-series about the life of whiskey maker Jack Daniel. Though most people in Hollywood are incredulous that an accomplished television writer like John Tinker would just up and move to the Deep South, they are smart enough to know that it does, in fact, increase his creative I.Q. He is developing material by simply living among of a region of people so different from Beverly Hills or Pacific Palisades.

January 31, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Balding no easy task for most macho men

I have several friends who are bald or who are balding, and they are all quite excited about the discovery of a blood pressure medication that actually grows hair as a side effect.

January 31, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 31, 2017

Camden businessman William Gaither recently became the sixth candidate to announce for Camden City Council.

January 31, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Gleen, a 1-year-old Hound mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's website address is www.kershawcountyhs.com.

January 31, 2017 | | Pets


Blaney Elementary School announces honor roll

First Grade

January 31, 2017 | | Education


Demons get first region win

It was not a must-win game, per se, but it was as close to one as possible for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 31, 2017 | | Sports


L-E, NC host state wrestling opening rounds

The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team tuned up for Saturday's opening day of the South Carolina High School League dual state tournament with a second place finish in Saturday's Razorback Duals held at Walhalla High School.

January 31, 2017 | | Sports


L-E's North earns WLTX honor

Noah North, a Lugoff-Elgin High School senior wrestler and defending 4A State Champion at 145 pounds, has been named the WLTX TV Channel 19 Player of the Week.

January 31, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KershawHealth recognized for stroke care

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has recognized KershawHealth Medical Center as a member of the 2016 Under 50 Minute tPA Club. This distinction honors the dedication and commitment of the hospital's team, particularly in the Emergency Department, for the exceptional care of stroke patients. KershawHealth Medical Center is a Telestroke partner site with MUSC Health.

January 31, 2017 | | Healthcare


Pitchforks return to FAC Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the return of the popular all-male a cappella group, The Pitchforks of Duke University, to the Wood Auditorium stage Friday at 8 p.m. The audience will enjoy great covers of both old and new pop music. Anyone interested in catching this year's concert should purchase tickets soon as the last several years have been sell-outs. Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the FAC box office located at 810 Lyttleton Street, by phone at 425-7676 or online ...

January 31, 2017 | | People & Places


KCC approves CCTC construction bid

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved the construction bid for the new Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) building du8ring its Jan 24 meeting. The bid was awarded to EDCON, Inc. from Peak, South Carolina for $7.06 million.

January 31, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CHARLES S. ELLIS

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Charles "Chuck" Sturgeon Ellis, Jr., 58, of Camden, S.C., was held Monday, January 30, 2017 at Wateree Baptist Church. Reverend Bobby James and Reverend Taylor Wells officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the church. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


JONATHAN F. HUBBARD

Mr. Jonathan F. Hubbard, 30, of 101 Connie Dr., Columbia, SC, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARVIN T. LEE

A graveside service for Marvin Theodore Lee, 62, will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT McCOY

Mr. Robert McCoy passed away January 28, 2017. Born in Lugoff, SC, he was the son of the late Henry McCoy and Hannah Harris McCoy.

January 31, 2017 | | Obituaries


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RALPH GANDY

Mr. Ralph Gandy, 77, of Columbia, surrounded by his loved ones, went home to be his Lord and his beloved wife on Thursday, February 9th ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY RABON

Funeral service for Dorothy Henrietta Cupstid Rabon, 89, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


LONNIE STOKES

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lonnie Dennis Stokes, 62, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


PEARLE STOVOKEN

Funeral services for Pearle Weeks Stoveken, 103, will be held Thursday at 10:00am at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


Turkey tags now available from SCDNR

It's time to get turkey tags! In order to legally hunt turkeys, all hunters, including hunters under the age of 16, must possess a ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Dogs host Newberry tonight in playoff opener

A trio of Kershaw County teams earned spots in the South Carolina High School League state basketball tournament which opened on Monday with the Camden ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


Wrestlers return to the mat this weekend

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers vying for a spot in next weekend's South Carolina High School League State ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Cheerleading champs!

The cheer team at Southern Stars Academy, the Southern Stars Academy All Stars, recently won first place in the Cheersport Cheerleading Championship event held Jan ...

February 10, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Miss Gold and Black, 2017

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


Beyond the Crown

It is that time of year again when school pageants are in full swing -- shopping for outfits, having alterations made, making appointments for hair, nails ...

February 10, 2017 | Emily Seay | High School Columns


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