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Suit up for safety

What is the well-dressed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy wearing these days? A new custom-measured bullet-proof vest. Four large boxes containing 38 bullet-proof vests manufactured by GH Armory Systems arrived at KCSO headquarters last week, the fulfillment of a goal set by Sheriff Jim Matthews to provide all officers with up-to-date body armor. "I looked into grants and we established a Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation to collect tax exempt donations, specifically for body armor," said Matthews. Michael Letts with Invest, a company that provides body armor to law enforcement agencies at no cost, heard about the need ...

June 29, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alberta Goodwin Gallant

Alberta Goodwin Gallant, 80, of Collins Circle, Camden, died Sunday.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Kyle A. Kelly

Funeral service for Kyle Adam Kelly, 11, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, the Kershaw County Recreation Department or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Stephanie Denise Robinson

Stephanie Denise Robinson, 38, of Castel Rock Drive, Clinton, Maryland, died Friday.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Janet Lee Clark

Services for Janet Lee Clark, of Camden, were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Brownsville Baptist Church in Blenheim with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sarah J. Anthony

Sarah J. Anthony, 90, of Church Road in Westville, died Monday, June 27, 2011.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Elgin councilman arrested on DUI charge

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested Elgin Town Councilman Larry Risvold in February for driving under the influence (DUI) after a trooper observed him driving on the wrong side of the road when turning right on Blaney Road from U.S. 1.

June 29, 2011 | | Politics


James F. Baker

Funeral service for James Franklin Baker, 75, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Providence Baptist Church, Cassatt. Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. Donnie Barrett will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Bessie Mae Boykin

Bessie Mae Boykin of Camden died June 26, 2011.

June 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


SC DMV honors Brown

The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) recently recognized several employees in the Camden office. SCDMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo visited Camden to present an award for excellence examiner Monica Brown.

June 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Scrapbook for June 29, 2011

The library is one of my favorite places. The workers there are friendly and helpful. I grew up in a very small town. The library was one, small room. That room had books and a desk -- that's all. The librarian checked out books, with a rubber stamp. The library wasn't much to look at. But there I explored new worlds in books.

June 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Join the team at Camp Alpha Summer

Team building with the right mix of fun and learning will be part of Camp Alpha Summer, to be held July 11-15 for youngsters ages 8 to 12.

June 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden, Lugoff-Elgin teens compete in state pageant

Miss Lugoff-Elgin Teen Julianna Cobb and Miss Camden Teen Blythe Neal perform their talents during Tuesday morning's practice at the Township in Columbia. Finals of the Miss SC Pageant will be Saturday at 7 p.m.

June 29, 2011 | | Localife


Donations Needed for Operation Stars and Stripes

SAFE Federal Credit Union, which operates branches in Kershaw County, has partnered with WIS, Wray Volkswagen Mazda and the Midlands chapter of Blue Star Mothers to supply care packages to troops overseas. Donations are needed for these care packages.

June 29, 2011 | | Military


Sidewalk Survey for June 29, 2011

June 29, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


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Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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


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