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Reader wants Camden wi-fi expanded

Now that Christmas has come and gone I am sure there are a number of new iPad's, laptop computers and more wireless adapted electronics in use. Camden is one of the few cities in this state that has made the effort to establish a free wi-fi network in the community. It would be an asset to the community to see the coverage area expanded more than it is now.

December 31, 2014 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: First round of Carolina Classic boys' basketball tournament at North Central High school (6 p.m. – Lugoff-Elgin vs. Buford; 7:30 p.m. – Robert E. Lee Academy vs. North Central); North Central girls in final round of Comporium Classic at Andrew Jackson (opponent, time TBA); Camden High girls in final round of Lake Marion Invitational Tournament (opponent, time TBA); Camden boys in first round of Farm Bureau Classic Tournament at Chesterfield High School (opponent, time TBA); Lugoff-Elgin girls in Lady Winds Invitational at Timmonsville High School (7:30 p.m. vs. Timmonsville)

December 29, 2014 | | Sports


What Makes a Hero?

If your idea of a hero starts with a knight slaying a dragon, a roman gladiator fighting battles with a sword and suit of armor, or even a soldier fighting in a distant land, then maybe you have the wrong idea of what a hero may be. Is your hero brave and courageous, does he act on his own accord for his or her fellow human being, risking his or her life? Then possibly you may know and respect the meaning of a hero.

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Wateree wears pajamas for PBIS celebration

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


CMS students give to needy family

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


DME robotics places first

Doby's Mill Elementary School's Lego Robotics Team (Team 787) won 1st place at the Lexington Regional FLL (First Lego League) Qualifying Tournament. As a result, it will be heading to the South Carolina State competition in March. Pictured: Fifth graders Will Goerlich, Natasha Martinez, Dutch Gillis, Leo Addeo, Xan Anthony and Zane Catoe. Team Mentor Arianna Lee and Coaches William Lee and Amanda Raper.

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Betty Taylor Lyons

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Betty Taylor Lyons, 68, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 28, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Betty's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie “Billy” Carman

Sammie William "Billy" Carman, 64, went home to be with the Lord on December 27, 2014. Billy was born in Columbia, S.C. on April 27, 1950. He is a son of Minnie Grigg Carman of Columbia, S.C., and the late Sammie Marion Carman. He is survived by his sister, Gussie Carman Folk of Irmo, S.C.; brother, Marion Clayton Carman (Donna) of Elgin, S.C.; two nieces; two nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

December 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


John Parker

Funeral service for Mr. John Parker, 63, of 8005 Osborne Road in Rembert, will be held Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at Rafting Creek Baptist Church (Hwy #261) in Rembert with burial in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ernest W. Platts

Mr. Ernest W. Platts, 82, of 2240 DeKalb School Road, died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Platts Family.

December 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


What Makes a Hero?

If your idea of a hero starts with a knight slaying a dragon, a roman gladiator fighting battles with a sword and suit of armor, or even a soldier fighting in a distant land, then maybe you have the wrong idea of what a hero may be. Is your hero brave and courageous, does he act on his own accord for his or her fellow human being, risking his or her life? Then possibly you may know and respect the meaning of a hero.

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Wateree wears pajamas for PBIS celebration

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


CMS students give to needy family

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


DME robotics places first

December 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Noted and passed - Dec. 29, 2014

• On the face of it, it appears the deal for Capella Healthcare to take over KershawHealth with the Medical University of South Carolina is a good one. As reported Friday, Capella will pay KershawHealth $45 million (actually, $36 million following a nearly $9 million discount for "cash, cash equivalencies, marketable securities" and so forth) to lease the healthcare organization's real estate for 40 years and purchase its remaining, non-real estate assets. In addition, Capella is promising to spend $55 million during the next 10 years on capital expenditures. In effect, this is a nearly $100 million shot in the ...

December 29, 2014 | | Editorials


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For the Record - July 6, 2018

Real estate transactions

July 06, 2018 | | For the Record


Food for the Soul receives grant

Food for the Soul recently received a grant from Tower Services Inc. and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program.

July 06, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County part of SCDOT PIPP work

Kershaw County has and will continue to benefit from part of the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) $417 billion paving program as the ...

July 06, 2018 | | Kershaw County


SCDNR: Don’t adopt a ‘lost’ fawn

If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby. Removing a ...

July 06, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


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