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City, county employees complete economic development program

Caitlin Corbett, assistant to the city manager of Camden, and Lauren Branham-Reeder, marketing and administrative assistant for Kershaw County's economic development office, were among more than 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who recently completed the 2013 S.C. Economic Development Institute. Institute graduates received certificates of completion during the final day of the institute's program held at Rock Hill City Hall.

December 02, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


CHLC design guidelines workshop Thursday

The city of Camden is embarking on a project to update the design guidelines used for the city's Historic Overlay District. The guidelines are intended to assist property owners in developing projects in the district that will preserve historic resources, accommodate change and maintain the character of the district.

December 02, 2013 | | Camden


City of Camden tree lighting Friday

The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" at the tree lighting.

December 02, 2013 | | Camden


Noted and passed - Dec. 2, 2013

• We note with sadness the death of Kershaw County Deputy Sheriff Rob Evans, who collapsed and died as he was directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School; he had served as a school resource officer in Lugoff for seven years and was active in a wide variety of school and community functions. Evans, 50, was well liked and did a good job of establishing rapport between his department and young children.

December 02, 2013 | | Editorials


Robert Lee Evans

Robert Lee Evans, 50, of Lugoff, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Coping with feelings of grief during the holidays

By CLIFTON H. ANDERSON

November 29, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff Fire crews teach Fire Prevention

During the National Fire Prevention Week last month, firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department visited the Lugoff Schools to promote fire and life safety initiatives to children and adults. The national fire prevention campaign for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires: Get Cooking with Fire Safety." Firefighters spoke with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First-Grade classes at Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools during the week.

November 29, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County announces Holiday Sales Show dates

The Holiday shopping season has begun and the 2013 Holiday Sales Show at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner. The dates are set for December 6-18, and the vendors are lined up for this year's event.

November 29, 2013 | | Arts


Tax Tips -- Don't fall for charity scams

The IRS warns consumers not to fall for bogus charity scams. They often occur in the wake of major disasters like the recent tornadoes in the Midwest or the typhoon in the Philippines. Thieves play on the goodwill of people who want to help disaster victims. They pose as a real charity in order to steal money or get private information to commit identity theft.

November 29, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Betty Owens

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty "Mama Betty" Godwin Owens, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Rus McDonald will officiate. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Boulevard. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


ATEC receives Excellent Absolute rating on state report card

The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.

November 29, 2013 | | Education


Sportsmanship

There won't be many people in Kershaw County who'll be neutral about the South Carolina-Clemson game Saturday, as both teams come into the rivalry ranked in the nation's Top 10. It should be a great contest, with the entire nation watching. South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney have been unusually complimentary of each other in the days leading up to the game, with both of them talking about how much they respect the other. In the past, there have been sharp words between the two, but everyone knows that part of that has ...

November 29, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for Nov. 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 | | Ariail


Talking turkey about Bleak Friday

WASHINGTON -- For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don't celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.

November 29, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Bethune Lions Club ‘Peace Poster’ contest

The Bethune Lions Club recently held its "Peace Poster" contest. Pictured above are this year's winners, front row from left: Breanna Bowen (first place); Rashade McCollum (second place); and Ashley Morgan Hall (third place). Also pictured are, back row from left: Don Witham, Bethune Lions Club program coordinator; and Leslie Pate, art instructor at North Central Middle School. The theme for this year's contest was "Our world, our peace." The Bethune Lions extend thanks to Pate and all the students who entered.

November 29, 2013 | | People & Places


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YVONNE BINGHAM

Ms. Yvonne Bingham, 55, of Camden, died Saturday, March 11, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


SAMUEL BRANHAM

Funeral services for Samuel David Branham, 87, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


THEODORE ELLIOTT JR.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Theodore "Teddy" Elliott, Jr. 65, of Camden, SC, was held at Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Malvern ...

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


AMANDA HAYES

Funeral services for Amanda Rose Hayes, 29, were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Refugee Baptist Church, with burial following in the church ...

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM MICHAEL JONES JR.

A memorial service for William Michael "Will" Jones, Jr., 35, was held Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made ...

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH BANKS MORTON

A funeral service to celebJoseph Banks Morton, 86, of Camden, SC passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 in Great Falls, SC.

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


RAY WILLIAMS

Mr. Ray Williams, 67, of 555 Blackjack Lane in Lugoff, died Sunday, March 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


O’Reilly Auto Parts opens in Elgin

O'Reilly Auto Parts is pleased to announce the opening of a new store at 1109 Church Street, Elgin.

March 14, 2017 | | Business


Royal couple

March 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


KCMA announces scholarship winners

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has announced the winners of the 2017 Music ...

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


David Branham is 201​7​ KCSD Principal of the Year

Wednesday turned out to be a special day at North Central High School (NCHS).

March 14, 2017 | | Education


CHS Read Across America

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Tail Waggin Ball

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


KCAE wins state awards

The Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) program earned several top state awards -- including the Citizen Leadership Award -- at a recent success luncheon sponsored by the ...

March 14, 2017 | | Education


FAC celebrates Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) along with the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) are pleased to present ...

March 10, 2017 | | People & Places


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