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One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...

July 16, 2014 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | People & Places

First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock.

July 16, 2014 | | Business

Althea Floyd Garrison

Althea Floyd Garrison, 90, formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Columbia. She will be buried on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in Lake City Memorial Park, Lake City, S.C. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown on a day and time in August to be determined. The family will receive friends there prior to the service at the church.

July 16, 2014 | | Obituaries

Silvia Szekeres Jonkoff

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Silvia Szekeres Jonkoff, 83, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John L. Hallman, III will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Jonkoff's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the American Diabetes Association of SC, Middleburg Drive, Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204.

July 16, 2014 | | Obituaries

Ariail for July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 | | Ariail

Obama and race

Attorney General Eric Holder's recent statement that race plays a part in some Americans' opposition to President Obama's policies has stirred strong reaction from both liberals and conservatives, and reaction has highlighted the fact -- no surprise here -- that blacks and whites often look at issues of race differently. We suspect that Kershaw County would mirror the national opinions of a recent Gallup poll in which people were asked whether this country's criminal justice system is biased against blacks. More than two-thirds of whites said no, while about the same percentage of blacks said yes.

July 16, 2014 | | Editorials

Yesteryear for July 16, 2014

School district to use Lexington County plan for teacher evaluations

July 16, 2014 | | Yesteryear

P-17 Jrs. fall to Florence Blue, 5-2

South Florence Blue scored four runs in the first inning and held on for a 5-2 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 in the opening game of the second round state American Legion playoff series between the two teams on Monday night in Florence.

July 16, 2014 | | Sports

Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Release of new book coincides with Dabney family reunion

The Dabney family which, historically, has a wide connection in the Camden and Kershaw areas, held its annual reunion on June 28 at the Lancaster Golf Club's Fairway Room in Lancaster. More than 225 family members from as far away as California, New Jersey, Missouri and Virginia gathered to meet their relatives from five branches of the Dabney family.

July 14, 2014 | | Miscellaneous

New orthopedic surgeon joins Camden Bone & Joint

Orthopaedic surgeon T. Chris Tran, MD, has joined doctors Andrew Piasecki and James Nichols at Camden Bone & Joint. He will perform inpatient and outpatient surgeries at KershawHealth, and his practice will focus on general orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tran is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

July 14, 2014 | | Healthcare

KershawHealth’s core commitment to patient care

There have been recent media reports about hospitals in South Carolina facing cuts in Medicare payments due to rising rates of hospital-acquired infections and hospital readmissions. These reimbursement reductions come as part of a drive by the healthcare community, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to increase patient safety and quality of care. There's nothing wrong with that -- we all should be held accountable. Hospitals across the country are working hard to attack the complex issues involved in care and to institute best practices to improve outcomes.

July 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Exit exams no longer required for diplomas

As the result of a change in state law, South Carolina students -- including those from Kershaw County -- in the class of 2015 will no longer have to pass the state's exit exam as a requirement for graduation from high school. Starting this month, the deletion of the exit exam requirement also applies to any student in the graduating class of 1990 and later.

July 14, 2014 | | Education

Melissa Justice Lilly

Melissa Justice Lilly, of Camden, formerly of Logan, West Virginia, wife of Richard Dean Lilly, Sr. passed away after a sudden illness on July 8, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born on October 26, 1970, in Holden, West Viriginia, she was the daughter of Terry and Ruby Estep Robinson.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries

Virginia Smith Norwood

Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Smith Norwood, 65, of Camden will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden with burial in St. Peter United Methodist Church cemetery, Flint Hill Road in Camden. Friends may visit at 1605 Fairfax Drive in Camden. She died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 14, 2014 | | Obituaries

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Joal Rush takes FAC stage March 16

Nashville recording artist Joal Rush will appear Friday, March 16 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This return to the FAC stage ...

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Camden: Classically Carolina returning this spring

In a joint statement today, the city of Camden and Camden Media Company announced plans to again publish Camden: Classically Carolina, Camden's official city ...

March 13, 2018 | | Business

AL Post 17 names Kershaw County Deputy of the Year

Members of American Legion Post No. 17 and their guests packed the post Monday night as Legionnaires presented awards to public servants from several different ...

March 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Community to be involved in superintendent search

The search for a new superintendent to lead the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has begun, and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is ...

March 13, 2018 | | Education

LES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary School recently announced honor rolls for the second nine week period.

March 13, 2018 | | Education

BES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced honor rolls for the second nine week period.

March 13, 2018 | | Education

Editorial: Superintendent search

With Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement in January that he is retiring as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District as of June 30, the ...

March 09, 2018 | | Editorials

Column: Celebrating outstanding women

March is Women's History Month. As announced by the National Women's History Project, the theme for 2018 is Nevertheless She Persisted. The phrase ...

March 09, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Stop first, parse later

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March 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Letter: Why MSC became a charter school

Most people know that education is not one-size-fits-all. But the teaching methods dating to century-old agrarian society that rely on this assumption aren't preparing ...

March 09, 2018 | Dr. John Moncure, Headmaster Montessori School of Camden | Letters

Letter: ‘Dreamers’ should be allowed to stay and become citizens

I truly agree with the majority of South Carolinians to see the so called "Dreamers" -- young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children ...

March 09, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

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