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‘Super-’ writing winners

District winners in the Kershaw County School District's Superintendent's writing competition were recognized at the March 18 school board meeting. The program helps strengthen students' writing and communications skills. Pictured left to right: Sawyer Reeves, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 6th grade winner; Justin McCaskill, Jackson School, 5th grade winner; Mara Jones, school board chairperson; Blease Campbell, Lugoff Elementary School, 4th grade winner; Sara Grace Wohlwinder, Camden Middle School, 8th grade winner; Taylor Church, Blaney Elementary School, 3rd grade winner; Ron Blackmon, school board member; and Maddie Richburg, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 7th grade winner.

March 26, 2014 | | Education


Finland: the best schools in the world

We hear lots of talk, especially around election time, about improving schools in South Carolina. What we don't hear much about is what a truly world class school would look like, or how we would go about creating such a thing.

March 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Knights score nine in sixth to crush Rocks, 9-3

With their bats dormant for five frames, North Central exploded for nine runs in the top of the sixth and escaped from Eau Claire with a 9-3 victory in a Region 3-AA baseball game played in Columbia on Friday night.

March 24, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Dogs stomp Redhawks

Dogs stomp Redhawks: Facing a first-year Westwood tennis program which has been struggling in its first matches, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak saw Thursday's home match as the perfect opportunity to give some of his regulars a rest, shake up the rotation and get several of his reserves valuable court time.

March 24, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon netters drub Blythewood

Sweeping up in singles, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team improved to 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in Region 4-4A competition with a 6-1 victory over visiting Blythewood on Thursday afternoon.

March 24, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Blythewood edges Lady Demons

Blythewood rallies to beat Lady Demons: Blythewood pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to get past host Lugoff-Elgin, 2-1, in a Region 4-4A softball showdown played Friday night at Lady Demon Field.

March 24, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden at Hartsville (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Lancaster (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Buford (SB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at White Knoll (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB – 7 p.m.)

March 24, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - March 24, 2014

• A tip of the C-I hat to the 1964 Camden High School marching band on the 50th anniversary of being named "The Greatest Band in Dixie" at that year's New Orleans Mardis Gras. According to former trumpeter Jerry Sheheen, much praise can be heaped upon band director and teacher Bill Basden who was "very well respected and admired by all of those who he taught." It was a thrilling chance for Camden students of the day to visit The Big Easy during one of the most celebrated festivals in America. And we're sure having judges name them the ...

March 24, 2014 | | Editorials


KH nurse receives Palmetto Gold Award

Gina Allen, a registered nurse in KershawHealth's oncology department, has been named one of 100 nurses from across South Carolina to receive the 2014 Palmetto Gold Award. A coalition of nurses created the award in 2002 to showcase nursing's valuable contributions to patient care and to support scholarships for students enrolled in South Carolina registered nurse programs.

March 24, 2014 | By Judy Ferrell Special to the C-I | Healthcare


Second Look Charities awards Mildred Yvonne Williams Scholarship

Second Look Charities provides $6,000 yearly in scholarship support to the Foundation Scholars Program at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). Two of the recipients are Alice Holmes and Emily Tidwell. Holmes and Tidwell received the Mildred Yvonne Williams Scholarship named in memory of a dedicated Second Look Charities volunteer.

March 24, 2014 | | People & Places


Douglas Alexander Wilson,Tosha Lachal Roberson announce engagement

Mr. Fitz Albert and Mrs. Aloha Wilson of Camden announce the engagement of Douglas Alexander Wilson to Tosha Lachal Roberson.

March 24, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements




Mary Katherine Turner, Ryan Patrick Rambo announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis James Turner of Camden, South Carolina are pleased to announce the engagement of Miss Mary Katherine Turner of Camden, South Carolina, to Ryan Patrick Rambo of Hollywood, Maryland.

March 24, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Camden Seniors and Friends group donates goods to DSS

Recently, Thelma Rutledge and members of Camden Seniors and Friends donated books, stuffed animals and pillow cases to children in the Department of Social Services (DSS) system. Rutledge explained the group wanted to give back to these children. "We bought the stuffed animals and goods and delivered them," she said. Rutledge stated that she handmade the 50 pillowcases that were donated.

March 24, 2014 | | People & Places


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Discover Camden-Kershaw County Magazine returns in September

Camden Media Co., the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the city of Camden Tourism Development Office (or should this be Camden-Kershaw ...

July 14, 2017 | | Business


Vintage Market Days coming to Camden in October

Vintage Market Days, a three-day upscale, nationally-known open-air vintage event, has selected Camden as the location for the first vintage event in central South Carolina ...

July 14, 2017 | | Camden


Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


For the Record - July 14, 2017

Real estate transactions

July 14, 2017 | | For the Record


HFKC accepting grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1st, 2017. The application process will close on September 30th ...

July 14, 2017 | | Healthcare


Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and ...

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Fighting hunger

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


P-17 wins a laugher behind Lynch

On a warm night along the coast, Jay Lynch was not forced to work hard as Kershaw County went up, 2-0, on Georgetown with an ...

July 11, 2017 | | Sports


Learning volleyball the Lady Demon way

July 11, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County’s youth sports summer camp season kicks off next week

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 23, 2017 | | Sports


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