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Military Monday - Feb. 11, 2012

6 February 1983: I board a greyhound bus to Fort Benning, Ga. I am on my way to Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Thirteen and half weeks later I graduate as an infantry soldier. I immediately report to Airborne school just across post. Four weeks later, after earning my coveted Airborne wings, I get orders for Fort Bragg, N.C. I spend about two years at Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Division and then I spend the rest of my enlistment with the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea. I left the Army in 1987 and joined ...

February 11, 2013 | | Columns


Broom & Barrs to wed in April

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Barrs of Blythewood, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Tiffany Barrs to Mr. Jake Broom.

February 11, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Annual Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea planned at the FAC of Kershaw County

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce two annual events celebrating Black History Month. The eighth annual Gospel Fest takes place February 16, followed by the Heritage Tea Celebration on February 17. This dedicated committee has put together these special programs celebrating the spirit of community with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Sponsorship of this weekend's celebration is provided by the Piggly Wiggly of Camden and Kohn-Springs Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

February 11, 2013 | | People & Places


Fatal crash Friday evening

Friday evening at approximately 8 p.m., there was a one vehicle collision with one fatality on River road in Kershaw County.

February 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Feb. 11, 2013

February 11, 2013 | | Ariail


KershawHealth centennial marks a continued sacred trust

The celebration of KershawHealth's centennial year is an excellent time to take stock and focus for the future. As always, the starting point must be our mission -- providing excellent care for everyone in Kershaw County, a mission that has remained unchanged for 100 years. It is a sacred trust, passed down by generations of hospital and community leaders who made the kinds of decisions necessary to maintain and support that mission. It seems appropriate to reflect on some of those defining moments in our history and the ways in which they have shaped how we provide excellent care for ...

February 11, 2013 | | Columns


Noted and passed - Feb. 11, 2013

• A story detailing the closing of Home Furnishing Co. in Camden appeared in this newspaper last week; the store is shutting down after 93 years in business. Founded by Gus Beleos and run for decades by his son, Likie, and his wife, Connie, the store was for years an anchor in the downtown Camden business community. Such locally owned establishments are falling by the wayside, not only here but across the country. We wish the Beleoses the best in their retirement.

February 11, 2013 | | Editorials


Patricia Ann Daly

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Patricia Ann Daly, 62, was held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

February 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


John “Luke” Napper II

Funeral services celebrating the life of John William "Luke" Napper, II, 21, of Camden will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

February 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Wrestling takes over Kershaw County this weekend

Pick your side of Howard Speaks Memorial Bridge if you want to take in some of the state's best high school wrestling action this Friday and Saturday.

February 11, 2013 | | Sports


Ronald Wilson

Funeral service for Ronald Wilson, 68, of 1818 Redwood Street, Charleston, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 2 p.m. Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Friends may visit 2366 Tickle Hill Road. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Feature photo: A gaggle of geese

February 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Feb. 8, 2013

February 08, 2013 | | Ariail


Family breakdown goes biracial

I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime.

February 08, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


North Central Middle School 2013 Miss Patriot Pageant

February 08, 2013 | | People & Places


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LOUISE DUREN NEAL - Camden

CAMDEN -- Home Going Celebration for Louise Duren Neal, 99, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests DUI suspect for break-ins

An 18-year-old Lugoff man stopped for DUI Saturday is behind bars on multiple counts of breaking into motor vehicles. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks suspect

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about the man in this picture who appears to be stealing an air conditioning unit ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mark Williams Collision Center earns quality award

Mark Williams Collision Center LLC, of Lugoff, recently received recognition as a winner of the 2015 AutocheX Premier Achiever for outstanding customer service and satisfaction.

July 12, 2016 | | Business


First Palmetto declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $385 per share of ...

July 12, 2016 | | Business


L-EHS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

July 12, 2016 | | Education


Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

July 01, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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