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I would like to address several concerns that I have as a taxpayer and a concerned citizen. We moved here a few years ago due to the charm, laidback living, and the way everyone took pride in their community. I have been very concerned over all the vacant buildings, one in particular: the old Camden Middle School. It is not only an eyesore, but could be a hot spot for crime and vandalism. This is not the type of first impression of our town that we want to give.

February 08, 2012 | Lynne Mastantuno Camden | Letters


Jackson School honor rolls reported

Jackson School has announced its honor rolls for the second-nine week period.

February 08, 2012 | | Education


Political polls

Like voters across the United States, we in Kershaw County are in the midst of being pummeled by almost constant "poll news." It seems that nearly every day there is a new political poll proving that one candidate or the other is the strongest choice for the White House. During the entire Republican primary, various candidates have pointed to polls showing them as most likely to defeat President Obama in November. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are both touting themselves as the only member of the GOP who can unseat Obama in the fall.

February 08, 2012 | | Editorials


For the Record -- Feb. 8, 2012

Real estate transfers

February 08, 2012 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey -- Feb. 8, 2012

February 08, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Feature photo: Seasonal attire

In one of their science units, Midway Elementary School kindergarteners learned about the differences in the seasons of the year. Their activities included a "dress-up" center in which pairs of students chose a season, selected clothing that would be appropriate, and then modeled their outfits for the class. Ethan Thomas (left) showed off his winter outfit while Natalie Acosta (right) sported summer attire.

February 08, 2012 | | Education


Program to teach healthy eating to KCSD elementary students

Have you ever heard of Sid and Kid Kidney, Madame Muscle or Calci M. Bone? If you have elementary students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), you will soon.

February 08, 2012 | | Education


Ministerial Association reflects on meaning of observance, announces Community Lenten Services

The Kershaw County Ministerial Association (KCMA) has a tradition of offering Community Lenten Services. These services are hosted by a local congregation while inviting another local pastor to preach. In past years these services were held in the evenings. This year the services have been moved to the noon hour.

February 08, 2012 | | Localife


Partin earns academic honors at The Citadel

Cadet Edwin Davis Partin of Camden was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Partin earned one of the college's top academic honors, a Gold Star.

February 08, 2012 | | Education


Arthur B. Bennett

Mr. Arthur B. Bennett, 48, of 7 Trinity Court, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert SC. Burial is to follow at Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert, SC.

February 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hillary Brooks

Born May 13, 1950; Hillary Rogers Brooks, of Camden, SC, died on February 6, 2012, from complications relating to her long battle with cancer. Growing up in Northern Virginia, with her parents; Priscilla Blackett Rogers and the late Robert Edmund Rogers, she graduated from The Madeira School in 1968. She gained her undergraduate degree from Randolph Macon Women's College earning a BA degree in Religion in 1972.

February 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Charles Bair

Robert C. "Bob" Bair, of Camden, went home to his Heavenly Home Monday, February 6, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship center. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

February 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Upcoming events at the Kershaw County Library

The library will be closed Feb. 20 for Presidents' Day.

February 08, 2012 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 8, 2012

February 08, 2012 | | Ariail


Pedaling forward

So where do we go from here? How much are we willing to spend without the help of a third party to improve our city and county? Can we afford to maintain what we build? What kind of recreational/tourism improvements will make a lasting impact on all of the citizens not just one group?

February 08, 2012 | Denise Schnese Camden | Letters


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What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling

Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.

October 20, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | National


3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs

A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD

The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Ariail for Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

October 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The love or hate of air conditioning

It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.

October 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

October 20, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

October 20, 2014 | Donnie Wilson CFO, Kershaw County School District | Columns


Camden residents support Graham for city council

I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.

October 20, 2014 | | Letters


Reader supports Reuwer

I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...

October 20, 2014 | Thomas Bettendorf Camden | Letters


Reader: ‘vote no twice’

I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.

October 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa McCray

Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


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