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The Emu (first picture) seems to be smiling in welcome to visitors to Goat Daddy's Farm in Elgin. Goat Daddy's, located near Elgin in Kershaw County, is a 25-acre, eco-friendly operation specializing in raising heritage breed chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl as well as Nigerian Pygmy Goats (second picture). Goat Daddy's was one of four area farms, including Boykin Mill Farms, Old McCaskill's Farm and Pear Tree Farms that participated during this year's Ag&Art Tour, held this past weekend in Kershaw County.

June 20, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up with large sums of money or items of value and there was never any intention on the part of one of the parties to consummate a sales transaction, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July 17-20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the transportation office behind Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

June 20, 2017 | | Education


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - June 20, 2017

Real estate transactions

June 20, 2017 | | For the Record


Community shred day to benefit mobile nutrition center

The city of Camden is partnering with Shred 360 to host a free Community Shred Day benefitting the United Way's Mobile Nutrition Center today from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot to the left of City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. This event is free and open to the public.

June 20, 2017 | | Camden


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man following a high-speed pursuit involving two motorcycles on I-20.

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KC 10U softball all-stars ready to host district tournament

The Kershaw County 10U girls' all-star softball team tuned up for Saturday's district tournament at Larry Doby Park in Camden by rattling off seven wins in as many games in pre-tourney competition.

June 16, 2017 | | Sports


Arts Arising underway at FAC

Arts Arising, the special arts program that began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District is in full swing at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County with more than 125 children from Kershaw County public schools participating.

June 16, 2017 | | Arts


FAC registering students for summer classes

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now accepting registrations for its summer classes and camps. There is something for all ages, so be sure to visit the FAC's website to see all the opportunities to learn and grow in the arts.

June 16, 2017 | | Arts


Ariail - June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 | | Ariail


Stop the lunacy

A community ball field is easily the last place one would expect shots fired in blind malice. Such a thought in such a setting is about as far removed from American ideals as it gets. The fact that the victims were targeted because of their political affiliations is beyond insanity and yet in some ways it's a sad and logical conclusion to the mindless vitriol that seems so prevalent these days. Indeed, it can easily feel like another harbinger that our society -- the greatest society ever conceived on the face of and in the history of the earth – are ...

June 16, 2017 | | Editorials


Long-term growth must be addressed

Now that all the budgets in Kershaw County have been adopted and we're a year away from the next budget process, there's merit in thinking about the budget issues facing Kershaw County moving forward.

June 16, 2017 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan KCSD Superintendent | Letters


The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of the River Jordan and cast a longing eye to that other shore, he waded right into its sparkling, clear waters.

June 16, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


First responders are superheroes

When the call comes, they have the training, equipment and courage to respond. Be it during dinner or Sunday school, these superheroes work long hours, in crazy situations we cannot even imagine. These special heroes answer the call to protect and save our citizens day and night.

June 16, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Discover Camden-Kershaw County Magazine returns in September

Camden Media Co., the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the city of Camden Tourism Development Office (or should this be Camden-Kershaw ...

July 14, 2017 | | Business


Vintage Market Days coming to Camden in October

Vintage Market Days, a three-day upscale, nationally-known open-air vintage event, has selected Camden as the location for the first vintage event in central South Carolina ...

July 14, 2017 | | Camden


Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


For the Record - July 14, 2017

Real estate transactions

July 14, 2017 | | For the Record


HFKC accepting grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1st, 2017. The application process will close on September 30th ...

July 14, 2017 | | Healthcare


Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and ...

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Fighting hunger

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


P-17 wins a laugher behind Lynch

On a warm night along the coast, Jay Lynch was not forced to work hard as Kershaw County went up, 2-0, on Georgetown with an ...

July 11, 2017 | | Sports


Learning volleyball the Lady Demon way

July 11, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County’s youth sports summer camp season kicks off next week

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 23, 2017 | | Sports


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