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Noble: Electing the King (or Queen) of the Coast

Billy Keyserling has been mayor of Beaufort since 2008 and he knows a lot about both politics and coastal South Carolina. He recently said the upcoming mayoral election in Charleston is about electing the "King of the Coast."

September 18, 2015 | | Columns

Pets of the Week - Sept. 18, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Lucky, an 8-month-old male Rotweiler mix, and Peggy, a 9-month-old female domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The Kershaw County Humane Society is in the process of moving the shelter to the new Meyer-Theil Pet Adoption Center on Black River Road. The staff is encouraging people wishing to adopt pets from the shelter to call first at 425-6016. The shelter's website address is

September 18, 2015 | | Pets

Scholarship recipient

Richard Black, the grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, recently received the Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Scholarship from Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. In addition to the scholarship, Black received the Chi Iota Iota Chapter Omega Psi Phi Scholarship, Nina Neely Scholarship of the Eastern Stars, University of South Carolina Legacy Scholarship and National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship. Richard is a 2015 graduate from Richland School District Two, He also received the AP Scholar Award and is attending the University of South Carolina with a semester of coursework already completed. He is the son of Gertrude ...

September 18, 2015 | | Education

KCSD seniors outperform state ACT average

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2015 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam outperformed the state average for the third straight year. The district's average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts and 15th best out of 85 SC school districts.

September 18, 2015 | | Education

Student fun in Kershaw County

September 18, 2015 | | Education

Dr. Larry Parrott honored with Leadership Legacy bench

Tuesday afternoon, a large group of family and friends gathered to fete Dr. Larry Parrott in Camden's Rectory Square. The ceremony, part of the city of Camden's Leader's Legacy Recognition Program, included the official dedication of a memorial Leadership Legacy bench to Parrott for his years of service to the community.

September 18, 2015 | | Camden

Claretta Wright

Ms. Claretta Wright, 47, of 2515 Salmond Street, Camden, passed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Shirley Walden

Shirley Ann Walden, 74, of Camden entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Gaile Newman

Addie Gaile Farmer Newman, 60, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015. She was born in Bishopville, the daughter of Eleanor Hopkins Farmer and the late Jimmy M. Farmer. The funeral service will be private. Memorials may be made in Gaile's memory to Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kenneth Melton

A service to celebrate the life of Kenneth "Kenny" Melton, 46, will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Jones and the Rev. Jeff Steen will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4-5 pm. The family will also be receiving friends at the homes of Wayne and Ann Boan or William and Faye Jones.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Jimmie Johnson

Mr. Jimmie Johnson, 64, of 7515 Saxon Road, Rembert, passed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 2015 at St. Stephens Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Deacon Leroy Hough

Deacon Leroy Hough, 90, of 2971 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Catoe Chapel Church of God In Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Charles Burroughs Jr.

Charles Burroughs, Jr., 105, of Camden, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord, September 9, 2015, at his home, with loving family members at his side. He was a lifetime member of St. Matthew UMC in Camden, where he served on several boards. He worked for New York Central Railroad until his retirement after forty years. He also trained horses in New Rochelle, NY. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Della Dunlap Burroughs, and granddaughter, Teresa Branch. Charles is survived by his only daughter, Fannie (Andre) Branch; grands, Charles A. Branch, Della (Paul) Branch-Bullock ...

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

NC hosts Carolina Challenge volleyball tourney Saturday

North Central will defend its 2014 title when the Lady Knights welcome 11 visiting varsity volleyball teams into Saturday's 10th annual Carolina Challenge in Boonetown.

September 16, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Lady Demons looking forward to start of Region 4-4A action

In their final tune-up for Tuesday's Region 4-4A opening match against Westwood, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team fell in the first set of last week's pairing with River Bluff, losing 25-7.

September 16, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

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Camden student inducted into honor society

Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society ...

October 02, 2015 | | Education

Pets of the Week - Oct. 2, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Elaine, a very sweet Australian Shepherd Mix and a gray male ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

New pet adoption center grand opening Oct. 10

The Thiel-Meyer Animal Adoption Center has grown from a dream to a reality. The late Judy Thiel, who served as Kershaw County Humane Society's ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

Camden players earn tennis titles

Camden's Avery Younghans and James Brett Elliott won the girls' and boys' singles, respectively, at the Books on Broad 10 and Under Championships tennis ...

September 30, 2015 | | Tennis

Personal season records fall in Camden harriers’ home meet

In spite of having six runners finishing in less than 20 minutes each, the Camden High boys' cross country team lost for the first time ...

September 30, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

ATEC Plant Sale begins Monday

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC)'s FFA students will hold a fall plant sale Monday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 9, from 9 a ...

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

2015 Toys for Tots website launches Oct. 1

The Toys for Tots web site for Kershaw County will open Thursday, Oct. 1.

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

October Happenings at the Library

Camden Branch:

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

Learning Fun at WES

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

Jaycees golf tourney set for Oct. 15

Openings are still available for the Camden Jaycees annual golf tournament which will be held Thursday, Oct.15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 23, 2015 | | Golf

Habitat for Humanity golf tourney tees off at Camden CC on Oct. 8

Habitat for Humanity will host its 12th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Oct.8 at the Camden Country Club. Tee time is set ...

September 23, 2015 | | Golf

Jaycees host golf tourney

The Camden Jaycees' annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 09, 2015 | | Golf

Kershaw County fall sports schedules


August 26, 2015 | | Sports

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