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Noted and Passed

• So, voters will have to go back to the polls a week from Tuesday, thanks to runoffs for one local race and two state races. While it wasn't inevitable, having three people vie for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman certainly increased the chance for a runoff. At one point during election returns, it appeared Julian Burns hit the magic 50.1 percent to avoid a runoff, but voters turned out to be too split between him and challengers Gene Hartis and Ben Connell. Hartis came in second, but decided not to face Burns a second time ...

June 16, 2014 | | Editorials


Summer school work

I was talking with a community member recently who asked me what we do all summer since school is out. Although summer is obviously a time that schools are closed and teachers and assistants are off, the level of activity across the school district is actually pretty intense. Preparing to open school in a district with over 10,000 students and twenty buildings with a comprehensive instructional and extracurricular program is a huge undertaking that actually begins long before the previous school year has ended.

June 16, 2014 | Dr. Frank Morgan | Columns


County youth need better access to athletic facilities and resources

Well, another year of AAU basketball and it has definitely been a pleasure, so far.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Variety of camps on deck for next week

Here is the list of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 16-20:

June 13, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Walt Inabinet - June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 | | Inabinet


Graham and Cantor

Politics is often surprising, and trends don't always develop the way the so-called political pundits predict. Nowhere was that more evident Tuesday than in South Carolina and Virginia. Sen. Lindsey Graham swept to a resounding Palmetto State victory over a host of primary opponents, winning the nomination without having to endure a run-off, while in Virginia, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went down to a surprising defeat, knocked off by a little-known, under-financed Tea Party candidate.

June 13, 2014 | | Editorials


Barbara Vanscoy McCallum

Barbara Vanscoy McCallum, 94, of Kingwood, Texas departed this life late Saturday night, May 17, 2014 at Vitas Hospice in The Woodlands, Texas.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Armed, dangerous and dead

WASHINGTON -- So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.

June 13, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


It’s Burns vs. Connell for GOP KCC chair nod as Hartis pulls out of race

Even though Gene Hartis came in second, Julian Burns will face third-place finisher Ben Connell for a runoff on June 24 for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman.

June 13, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Politics


‘I am one of them’

I am a Green Beret, albeit an older one. I haven't worn my "Green Sponge" in over 40 years. I am also a Camden resident. When it was announced that my fellow Special Forces Association soldiers would be visiting the Revolutionary War Park (on Thursday) I made certain I would be there. It was a bitter-sweet experience.

June 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan, Camden Captain, Special Forces, 8th SAF & 7th SFG | Letters


Willie Lee Higgins Beckham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Matthews reelected as sheriff

"The citizens have spoken and they've spoken quite loudly."

June 13, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Politics


Rain arrives at perfect time for P-17

Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


This week in League III American Legion baseball

Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Baseball, wrestling camps slated for L-E High

Here are two more youth sports camps which are coming to the West Wateree region of Kershaw County over the coming weeks.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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