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The diesel option

We have noted before with a degree of perplexity that diesel automobiles that get great fuel mileage and are wildly popular in Europe have never been promoted here in the United States by automakers. Finally, we're glad to see that is changing, and the public is responding in a big way. Volkswagen is now aggressively pushing its Passat TDI diesel model, which can deliver up to 50 miles per gallon in highway driving. Auto industry analysts have said for more than three decades that Americans wouldn't latch onto diesels, partly because of the disastrous results back in the ...

May 16, 2012 | | Editorials


FAC hosted ‘Poets in the Schools’ project

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County continued its celebration of Youth Arts Month with a student poet poetry reading March 15 in the Wood Auditorium.

May 16, 2012 | | Localife


Helen Tindal Jenkins

Helen Tindal Jenkins passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Columbia. She was born April 11, 1918 in Columbia and grew up in Camden. Her parents were Marie Madden Tindal Nicholson and Hughey Tindal, Sr. Her stepfather was Dr. George W. Nicholson.

May 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Goodwin tapped as superintendent in Chesterfield County

Dr. Harrison Goodwin was named this month as the new superintendent of Chesterfield County School District.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


INVISTA to host blood drive

Summer is coming and so is the INVISTA blood drive. June 5 is the day when the American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in the parking lot waiting for your gift of life. Did you know 1 pint of blood can save three lives? Increased warm weather activities lead to increased accidents and the need for a robust blood supply. The strange fact is blood can't be manufactured by any means other than the human body. The blood supply relies on your generous donations.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


Local Lander University students earn academic honors

Lander University recently announced its President's List, Dean's List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2011. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President's List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean's List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.

May 16, 2012 | | Education


CHS, L-E and NC slate spring football games

All three Kershaw County high school football teams will close out their two weeks of practice with their annual spring games this week.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 14, 2012

• With the Major League Baseball season in its infancy, we're struck by one fact about the New York Yankees: the team must have the biggest -- we're talking in terms of physical size here -- pitching staff in the history of the league. Excluding Hiroki Kuroda, at 6-1 and 190 pounds the dwarf of the group, New York's starting rotation averages nearly 6-6 in height and 257 pounds. Hurler C. C. Sabathia is the biggest of the group at 6-7, 290. We don't know how well they'll pitch this year, but we doubt you'll see many ...

May 14, 2012 | | Editorials


'Giving Your Boxwood a $100 Haircut'

Twenty-five years ago, near Barboursville, Va., stood the ruins of an octagonal house near the edge of a vineyard.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Creepy nation

Actor George Clooney is handsome and personable in the style of Hollywood male stars of the 1930s/1950s, which is a relief. But what a nation of creeps we have become. He is giving a supper at his home for the benefit of President Barack Obama's re-election, which, it is estimated, will reap $15 million from people anxious to say that they have shared a salad with the actor and gazed at the president. This spectacle is shameful to contemplate and it makes one wonder what kind of a country we have become when empty-headed vainglorious non-entities pay good ...

May 14, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


Can Historic Camden expect $400,000?

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Historic Camden, we are thrilled -- no giddy -- to read in the mayor's candidacy article last Wednesday of the "recent funding of over $400,000.00 in infrastructure improvements supporting Historic Camden as a huge step forward in the dream of achieving National Park Status."

May 14, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters


Leaders Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.

May 14, 2012 | | Education


Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday

A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


‘Voices of Camden: A Quarrel With Oneself’ returns to FAC with a Titanic twist

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Monday as "The Voices of the Titanic" join "The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself" at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The popular Tony Scully monologue class hits the stage for the annual spring presentation.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


Teen Miss L-EHS collects donations for local charities

Katie Johnson, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, plans to compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in June as Teen Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School in Hartsville. Since winning her school's pageant in January, she has been busy collecting donations for several charities around the midlands. She has collected donations for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (the official charity of the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant Inc. system) in Columbia, Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, Camden Habitat for Humanity Store and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


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Marilyn’s place:

Around this time of year I get the hankering to head for the hills -- the North Carolina mountains, actually -- and this year the itch is coming on pretty heavily.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Tatum Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Columns


Local attorney runs for probate judge

David Reuwer, avid runner, is racing for Kershaw County Probate Judge.

September 15, 2014 | | Politics




Constitution Week proclaimed at City Council meeting

The proclamation of Constitution Week was made Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the City Council meeting.

September 15, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Poeta and Miss Rabon announce engagement

Katherine Elizabeth Rabon and Charles Durant Poeta of Lugoff will be married October 4, 2014.

September 15, 2014 | | Localife


Rembert woman arrested for murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Rembert woman for murder in connection with a fatal shooting that took place Thursday morning on Baynard Boykin Road.

September 15, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)

September 15, 2014 | | Sports


Bribing children might reinforce their bad behaviors, experts say

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September 12, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have You Seen This?

DUCKBURG -- If you were a kid between 1987 and 1990, or if you were a Disney rerun junkie, you are more than likely a fan of Disney's cartoon "DuckTales."

September 12, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


Father gives daughter's Ray Rice jersey a powerful makeover

BALTIMORE -- When a little girl's hero turned into the villain, her father decided to turn the situation into a teaching opportunity.

September 12, 2014 | Jessica Ivins KSL | National


How to Read a Map

A map is an essential tool when you face the wilderness under any conditions; when you go camping, hiking, hunting, or are just driving through a wilderness section of the country. There are several different kinds of maps which you should be familiar with, so you will know which kind you should take with you.

September 12, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Bishopville topiary artist

Pearl Fryar, well-known Bishopville topiary artist, will be the guest speaker at the Lugoff Garden Club's first meeting of the 2014-2015 years on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Members will meet at the home of Mrs. John Henderson (Charlene) in Kings Grant. The Lugoff Garden Club's meetings will be held the third Monday of each month September through May.

September 12, 2014 | | Localife


Front lines to food lines

Jennifer Gilmore, executive director of the Feeding America San Diego food bank, recently drove through a neighborhood of three-bedroom homes with manicured lawns and clean sidewalks in a military housing development. When she arrived at her destination -- the neighborhood school -- she was stunned to see 300 people waiting for food.

September 12, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Lynchwood Lodge 197 Masons clean up Bethune

September 12, 2014 | | Localife


It takes a credit card just to keep up for some families, poll says

One-fifth of families could not live on a cash-only basis without overhauling their lifestyle, according to a national poll that found those families need a credit card just to maintain current lifestyle.

September 12, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


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