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A different case

So-called "stand your ground" laws have been a matter of controversy around the country in the last couple years, but no case involving such a law is more puzzling than the S.C. Supreme Court's agreeing to hear a matter in which a confessed murderer who kicked in a door and then killed his robbery victim claimed he should have immunity because he was fearful for his life, thinking the victim he was robbing was about to kill him.

July 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Local medical clinic receives donated shelf

The children at Sandhills Medical Clinic (SMC) in Lugoff are the first recipients of a "Livi's Libaray" bookshelf in the area. "Livi's Library" is in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit, the 9-year-old daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pettit. Livi had a great passion for books which is what inspired the idea.

July 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Louis Bradford Lewis

Mrs. Louis Bradford Lewis, 83, of 163 Boone Lane, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11 a.m., New haven United Methodist Church, Bishopville. The burial will follow at St. James Pentecostal Deliverance Assembly Cemetery, Camden.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Abney

Mr. Willie Abney, 78, of 504 North Main Street, Bethune, S.C., passed on Friday, July 5, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wardell

Mr. Thomas Wardell, 72, of Niagra Falls, NY and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Winston Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Simon and Lucinda Edgefield Williams. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of Remembrance Brown's Funeral Home, with burial in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert, at a later date. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Wardell family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Robertson

Mr. Terry Robertson, 24, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Melissa Robertson and Terry McKenney. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Robertson will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Robertson family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Genane Perkins Canty

Mrs. Genane Perkins Canty, 62, of Casastt, entered into eternal rest of Sunday, July 7, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Louise Ballard Perkins. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Canty will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Canty Family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sweet pets looking for forever homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dallas, a one-year old very sweet Terrier mix and Lila, a playful nine-week-old black and white 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for ...

July 12, 2013 | | Pets


Soccer camp registration open for kids 6-14

This soccer camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more. This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball.

July 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Is the R-word the new N-word?

A new poll suggests that Americans, including black Americans, tend to think blacks are more racist than whites or Hispanics. I don't think we are. We only sound like it sometimes.

July 12, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


KC American advances into district finale

And then there was one.

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Volleyball, hoops, wrestling and cheer camps on deck

Here are the youth sports camps on tap throughout Kershaw County for the week of July 15:

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


A bullet through the heart

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."

July 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - July 10, 2013

Real estate transactions

July 10, 2013 | | For the Record


Our schools

Amid recent reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality that finds "an industry of mediocrity" and asserts the country's teacher training system is badly broken, there is good news in the Kershaw County School District, and we don't blame Superintendent Frank Morgan for tooting the district's own horn in a recent column in this newspaper.

July 10, 2013 | | Editorials


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Richardson: The view from here

In working on the next changing exhibit at the archives, I have had to research the Battle of Hobkirk Hill pretty extensively. I am the ...

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Noble: ‘Understanding each other’s history’

Last week in Charleston, a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big ...

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Celebrating Camden

Camden Middle School (CMS) students put the finishing touches on a mural along the school's main entrance hallway celebrating their hometown's history and ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


Appointments & Awards

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Hanna Potter officially receives her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., (first photo) during L-EHS ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


Award winning logo

Garrit Strunga (center), a Camden High School junior in ATEC's fall semester graphic communications class, recently won The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


ISO ratings for some fire districts going down

The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ...

May 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Take a look back at Yesteryear

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Ariail for May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Bathrooms

One of our readers posits some pointed questions in a letter to the editor concerning President Barack Obama's administration letter Friday to all public ...

May 17, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: She saw something -- and said something

WASHINGTON -- Last week, a 40-year-old man -- with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent -- boarded a plane. It was to make an ...

May 17, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader disagrees with bathroom mandate

Well, our illustrious president has done it again and mandated that the schools must allow students to use the bathrooms and locker facilities of the ...

May 17, 2016 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


Rich: The boy in overalls

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

May 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: It’s not 1970 anymore

Shortly after I presented a proposed budget to the school board in April, a community member sent me a graph developed by the Cato Institute ...

May 17, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


20 YEARS AGO -- May 16-22, 1996

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce announced plans to obtain property for a proposed office and visitor's center. The chamber hopes to locate its ...

May 17, 2016 | | Yesteryear


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