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Kershaw County is at a crossroads

Several weeks ago, while at the ALPHA center talking with Paul Napper, we discussed the problems his agency and the Sheriff's Office deal with, with regard to substance abuse. We talked about the families in our county that are being destroyed by drug abuse. We talked about the rise in incidents of criminal domestic violence caused, in part, by drugs. We also talked about the dubious distinction Kershaw County has in that we have the highest DUI fatality rate in the State of South Carolina. I brought up the issue of the extreme number of housebreakings and overall stealing ...

March 11, 2011 | Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dr. James L. Truesdell

Funeral service for Dr. James L. Truesdell, Jr., 85, of Dicey Ford Road, Camden, was held Thursday, March 10 2011, 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden.

March 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Steven "Brad" Bryant

Funeral services for Steven "Brad" Bryant, 41, of Lugoff, will be held Sunday March 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Everett Reconnu and Rev. Donnie Barrett will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

March 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Bulldog netters shut out Falcons

It was not too long ago that a Camden versus A.C. Flora tennis match meant either team winning by a 4-3 count in a contest, which on more than one occasion had to be completed by traveling to a nearby court which had lights.

March 11, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Eight-run fourth does in Knights

When he sent Grayson King to the mound to start Tuesday's non-region game against Buford, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was looking to get his sophomore out of the game after two innings of work.

March 11, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Dogs to host LHS tonight

Due to concerns regarding the possibility of inclement weather on Thursday, Camden High School's scheduled home baseball game for that night against visiting Lakewood has been moved to tonight.

March 09, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Vols hand Knights opening game 12-2 setback

Andrew Jackson scored in every inning, save for the third, as the host Volunteers downed rival North Central, 12-2, in Monday's regular season baseball opener for both sides.

March 09, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Banged-up Demons edge Dreher in Carolina Ale House finale

While the regular season was not scheduled to begin until Tuesday, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball roster is already beginning to resemble a MASH unit.

March 09, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Archives receives preservation grant

The city of Camden has received a $7,190 grant from Heritage Preservation to conduct a conservation assessment.

March 09, 2011 | | Camden


AgSouth reports strong year

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener has announced that the customer-owned cooperative, with an office in Kershaw County, had net earnings of $6.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2010. Year-to-date earnings total $35.9 million and exceed the association's earnings of Dec. 31, 2009, by more than $9.7 million.

March 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Outstanding students

Heritage Community Bank recently recognized outstanding students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC). On behalf of the bank, Branch Manager Kellie Chapman (left) honored students Chelsea Bradford (second from left), representing ATEC's early childhood education program, and Megan Clements (second from right), representing the health science program. ATEC Director Chet Horton (right) was on hand for the recognition.

March 09, 2011 | | Education


Junior Leadership sign-up deadline March 25

Applications for the 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

March 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


It’s youth arts month at the FAC

March is Youth Arts Month at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County! Join us for a celebration of the arts featuring work by Kershaw County students displayed at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), as well as the Youth Production of Snow White featuring more than 80 local children. Snow White runs March 10-13 in the Wood Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m., with the Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Tickets to the production are $7.

March 09, 2011 | | Localife


Murray Rabon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Murray Davis Rabon, 83, of Lugoff will be held Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton and Pastor Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 880, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


James L. Truesdell

Dr. James L. Truesdell, 85, of Dicey Creek Road in Camden, died Monday, March 7, 2011.

March 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Clinic Classic hits the streets on April 26

The seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


SCSU's Pough to be guest speaker at CMS sports gala

Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala to be held on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


Elliott to talk USC football at Gamecock Club event in Camden

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


A scorned South Carolina hero

April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Noble | Columns


The Colbert Report

WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

April 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Thank you to the CPD and KCSD

On behalf of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride I would like to thank the Camden City Police and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department. On Saturday April 12, 2014 we held the Tour de Camden with the ride beginning en masse from Historic Camden. We had about 150 riders of all levels of ability.

April 16, 2014 | | Letters


Beulah Marsh Branham

Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.

April 16, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sounds of jazz music to fill historic downtown Camden

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Boy Scouts of Wateree District Awards held

The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Palm Sunday Walk in Camden

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Community giant, Buckley, passes away

Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

April 16, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Real Estate Transactions -- April 16

Real estate transactions

April 16, 2014 | | For the Record


42 years ago, April 17-21 1972

Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up

April 16, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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