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This playground equipment at Rectory Square is off-limits for now, thanks to an approximately 180-year-old, 80-foot-tall post oak tree that fell it on during the night of May 15 following heavy rains. According to Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland, it took four days for staff to cut up, haul off and clean up the debris since this picture was taken. "And we have yet to haul away the stump (it weighs over 7,000 pounds our equipment can't lift it -- yikes!)" Gilland said. She said the tree fell due to a combination of saturated soil and a partially decayed ...

May 21, 2014 | | Camden


Hillary and Jill went up the hill

WASHINGTON -- With The New York Times' sudden dismissal of Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Karl Rove's suggestion that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage, the curtain opened on a new theater in an old war.

May 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


John F. Hash

1944-2014, John F. Hash, of Wilsall, Montana, and formerly of Gulfport, MS, died on May 14, 2014, in Birmingham, Alabama after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, and by his parents, Lucy and John W. Hash.

May 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Field Day Fun at Wateree Elementary

Wateree Elementary School (WES) fourth grade students Latham Davis, Landen Mills, and Wyatt Whitfield were all smiles on Field Day at WES.

May 21, 2014 | | Education


Memorial Day Plans

What are your plans for Memorial Day?

May 21, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Fulmer sends Odi et Amo to victory in Jay Trump Hurdle

Athene Noctura Stables' Odi et Amo found everything to love and nothing to hate at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, when he pulled away to a dominant victory in the featured $20,000 Jay Trump starter allowance hurdle at the 46th annual High Hope Steeplechase.

May 21, 2014 | | Equine


Ariail for May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Head to the polls

Politically, it's a bit of an unusual year here in Kershaw County and South Carolina. Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell is stepping down to become the president of the College of Charleston, and those in line to succeed him say they don't want the thankless and mostly meaningless job. But in the meantime, there are four candidates running for that post in the June Republican primary, so it obviously appeals to somebody. We suspect there is the lingering hope that becoming lieutenant governor is a stepping stone to the governor's office, although it hasn't been so in ...

May 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for May 21, 2014

Kershaw Countian wins title of Miss Spartanburg

May 21, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Creed Invitational brings top junior golfers to Camden CC

In what is quickly becoming a Memorial Day weekend tradition, the top junior male golfers in the Carolinas will descend on the Camden County Club on Saturday and Sunday for the second annual Jimmy Creed Junior Boys' Invitational.

May 21, 2014 | | Golf


Reader supports Sheriff Matthews

The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia is reopening an investigation in the death of black American Kendrick Johnson, a teen who was found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym in January 2013.

May 21, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


CMP karters don’t mind a little driving in the rain

The rain failed to dampen the spirits of the racers who came out to the Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville for the April edition of the in Powerade Kart Racing Series.

May 19, 2014 | | Auto racing


County baseball players rack up all-conference honors

North Central sophomore Tyler Bowers was named the Region 3-AA baseball player of the year after having helped the Knights to a third-place finish and a second consecutive AA state playoff appearance since their return to the AA ranks.

May 19, 2014 | | Sports


Sumpter takes 2nd and 4th while Wilson finishes 4th in AAA state meet

n in Saturday's AAA state track and field championships held at Spring Valley High School.

May 19, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E hosts youth football clinic on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin High School will conduct a non-contact youth football clinic for current third- to sixth-grade students on Saturday, May 24 at the school's Wellness Center.

May 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment ...

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin mayor graduates from MASC Institute

Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons recently graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina ...

April 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin


First Palmetto announces quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $455 per share of ...

April 13, 2018 | | Business


KCSD to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the district's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget and ...

April 13, 2018 | | Education


Boyd, Just a Cobbler jump past field in $50,000 Hunter Derby

Camden's Liza Boyd closed the final week of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., by riding S&L Just a Cobbler ...

April 10, 2018 | | Equine


Clinic Classic offers three run/walk events

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, a 5K and a 10K race.

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Devils blank L-E for tourney title

Dreher scored 10 runs in the first four innings which was more than enough for pitcher Matt Mince to work with as the Blue Devils ...

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Ariail - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Sam Wright

We would like to join the community in celebrating the achievement of one of Kershaw County's most famous sons, Mr. Sam Wright.

April 10, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ...

April 10, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Kitchen remedy for stress

"How do I know what I want to eat on Wednesday?"

April 10, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent Clemson Extension Service | Columns


Column: To mock or to mentor

WASHINGTON -- There are few sympathetic characters in the landmark lawsuit between Marquette University and a suspended professor that's heading later this month to the ...

April 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Happy Anniversary

Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie J. Hayes of Camden celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 16, 2018, with family and friends.

April 10, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


11th annual Clinic Classic is April 28

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, and 5K and a 10K race. This ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club recognizes scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to seven Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


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