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KCSD is tops for technology use

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is one of the country's best for its use of technology.

April 08, 2015 | | Education


Marshall White Jr.

Mr. Marshall White, Jr., 89, of 6470 Springhill Road, Rembert, passed on Friday, April 3, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


James B. Watts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Bailey Watts, 79, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Watts family will also receive friends following the burial at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in Jim's memory to the Fine Arts Center ...

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard Nielsson

Dr. Richard Nielsson passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. He was born March 31, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas. He is the son of Francis T. and Mildred S Nielsson, deceased, of Tampa, Florida. He is predeceased in death by his wife Donna Braun Nielsson. He is survived by his children and stepchildren Aric Nielsson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Susan Nielsson of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Donna and Andrew Wodarczyk of Lugoff, South Carolina. He is survived by his grandchildren Aric Nielsson Jr., Taylor and Alyssa Nielsson, and Kristin and Kimberly Wodarczyk, Casey Carlisi, Alexis Biesecker, and Sarah and David Bekete.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Janie Haile

Ms. Janie Haile, 68, of 6 Belmont Drive, Camden, South Carolina, passed Sunday, April 5, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Col. Earl A. Butts

A graveside service for Colonel Earl Adolphus Butts, USAF Ret., will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC, conducted by the Rev. James Barnhill. Following the service, the family will be receiving friends at the home of Mrs. John Hill, 1820 Brevard Place, Camden.

April 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lt. Col. Donald Lang

et, 90, died peacefully on March 28, 2015 after a long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Marian Rodgers Lang; parents, Howard and Ella M Lang; brothers, Howard and Roger Lang; a sister, Elizabeth Lang; and his grandson, Kyle Sandel. He is survived by sisters, Mary Lou Mahoney and Nancy Asbill; children, Donald J. Lang, Jr. (Susan), Carol Lang Webb (Michael), Kevin J. Lang (Christy), and Lisa Lang Sandel (Billy). Mr. Lang is also survived by 5 grandchildren, David Sandel, Stephanie Judy, Joseph Prater, Peter Lang, Michael Lang; and 2 great-grandchildren, Keenan and Amberlyn Judy.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries




This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Hartsville at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 7 p.m.)

April 06, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs, Demons fall in tourney finales

Richland Northeast scored nine runs in the first two innings to win the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament championship with a 9-3 victory over Camden on Thursday night.

April 06, 2015 | | Sports


Parking area directly behind L-EHS football stadium to be closed off

A parking area directly behind the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium will be closed off as a safety precaution starting this week.

April 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Ariail for April 6, 2015

April 06, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 6, 2015

• We considered it fantastic news when Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews announced the arrests of nine suspects on drug charges and outstanding warrants last week. The case was a perfect example of law enforcement agencies working together toward a common goal. It started with Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, who made a simple traffic stop in his town. That reportedly resulted in information that led to a more in-depth investigation that involved the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), who went to work infiltrating the drug scene in the Bethune area, making ...

April 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: More than an Easter basket

Before Thanksgiving, as I "juned" around the kitchen -- a mountain word Mama used to mean "fast moving" -- preparing for company, it occurred to me that I should invite Jerry.

April 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: What freedom means to a 13 year old

Below are excerpts from essays written by eighth graders from a school district in the midlands on the topic of "What Freedom Means to Me." As you read these excerpts, check to see how these students feel about their country. Also check to see if parents and teachers have taught them many concepts on citizenship, civics and American democracy.

April 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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Herbert Joseph Brown

A celebration of life service for Herbert "Joey" Joseph Brown, 53, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 17, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Jason Fletcher and Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Joey's memory to the SC Oncology Association Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Dean Blizzard

A celebration of life service for Jimmy Dean Blizzard, 52, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. John Corder will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES tax day

April 15....and you know what that means....Tax Day. Students in teacher Melissa Smith's Wateree Elementary third grade class received a letter from the "IRS" telling them the status of taxes on the Cardinal Cash earned this year. It's obvious which students received a refund and which students owed money.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Improving the city

There have been many great additions to the Camden landscape in recent years -- to name a few, the statues of Joseph Kershaw and King Haiglar at the Town Green; the Bernard Baruch and Larry Doby statuary at the Camden Archives; and the new pocket park where the former Maxway building stood. All these have added to the town's appearance and ambience.

April 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Morgan thanks Special Olympics organizers

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who worked so hard over the past year to make Special Olympics such a wonderful and memorable event. Many, many thanks to the Special Olympics Committee, to the countless teachers and volunteers who worked at the event, and to everyone at Camden Military Academy and Headmaster Dr. Eric Boland for hosting the day.

April 15, 2015 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Arrants: ‘So, how’s Texas?’

"So, how do you like living in Texas?" Overwhelmingly, that is the question I've been asked repeatedly by both people I interact with here and back in South Carolina. Most pose the question in an uncomplicated way, often wanting to know what I like about Texas and what I might miss from South Carolina. Some follow up with another, more in-depth question about what I think is similar and/or different about the two states. Well, let's start with at the top and work from there.

April 15, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Rolling Stone gathers dirt -- on itself

WASHINGTON -- "As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong..."

April 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


MPES announced third quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School announces its All-A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 15, 2015 | | Education


Yesteryear - April 15, 2015

Hairy Ordeal

April 15, 2015 | | Yesteryear


CHS athletes set school marks in meet

A pair of Camden High track athletes established new school standards in their events while five Lady Bulldogs enhanced their stock following their performances in last weekend's 23rd annual Taco Bell Classic hosted by Spring Valley High school.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Dogs make Pena’s goal stand in 1-0 win

Roberto Pena scored in the seventh minute of play in Camden High's Saturday afternoon soccer match with visiting Camden Military. That would be all the scoring which Bulldog goalkeeper Richard White would need.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Blazers not a good fit for L-E netters

Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.

April 15, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sidewalk Survey - April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Flora tops Dogs to move atop 4-AAA race

Should the Camden baseball team be forced to take to the road for a possible first round AAA state playoff game, the Bulldogs can look back on games like this and find out why they occupied the visiting dugout as opposed to their own digs at American Legion Park.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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