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LF-R chief gets prepared for disasters

Emergency managers from across South Carolina are meeting this week at the annual S.C. Emergency Management Association Conference in Myrtle Beach. Among those training for disaster preparedness is Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray, who also serves as the public information officer for Kershaw County Emergency Mangement.

March 05, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Christmas sentenced to 18 years for sexually assaulting girls

An Elgin man arrested twice for separate instances of sexually assaulting young girls will spent the next 18 years behind bars.

March 05, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Friday to be regular KCSD school day

Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.

March 05, 2014 | | Education


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its winter concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. and admission is free. The CCCB is under direction of founding conductor Pat Wylie. This concert season ia Wylie's last as conductor. After more than 30 years as the band's leader, he ia stepping down as the conductor. "We are dedicating this season to Pat," said Johnny Deal, the band's business manager. "Pat is the reason the CCCB has been in our community for over 30 years."

March 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Species statistics are good news for South Carolina’s standings

By Austin Jenkins

March 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Weather forces changes to MCCU Baseball Bash

North Central's opening round game with Camden Military Academy in the annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash in Boonetown was halted in the third inning by rain with NC holding a 3-2 lead.

March 05, 2014 | | Sports


Weekend festival celebrates all things outdoors

The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF),a celebration of the outdoors in Kershaw County, will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Saturday, March 8.

March 05, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for March 3, 2014

March 03, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - March 3, 2014

• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...

March 03, 2014 | | Editorials


Be a pig or be a possum

Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.

March 03, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Images from the Mud Puddle

Introduction

March 03, 2014 | | Columns


Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr.

Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 03, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy J. Ellis

Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.

March 03, 2014 | | Obituaries


Grace Eubanks Gainey

Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.

March 03, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lyttleton St. UMC presents Cross and Flame Awards

Lyttleton St. UMC (LUMC) recently awarded three members the Cross and Flame Award. The Cross and Flame program recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the promotion of programs for young people. Above, Richard Guffy (second from left) presents the award to Walter Smith (far left), Art Graham and Jim Bradshaw. Smith and Graham are long time members of LUMC and of the Scout Units at the church, Pack and Troop 303. They helped organize the unit years ago and have served the youth in many ways. Bradshaw has been a part of LUMC and the Pack and ...

March 03, 2014 | | People & Places


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Happy Anniversary

Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie J. Hayes of Camden celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 16, 2018, with family and friends.

April 10, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Special Olympics is April 20 at CMA

The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camden Military Academy.

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


11th annual Clinic Classic is April 28

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, and 5K and a 10K race. This ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club recognizes scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to seven Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


School Days - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


NAOMI DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Naomi Inez Wheeler Drakeford, 79, of 665 Westvaco Road, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A Celebration of Life and ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


COLE FELDER

Mr. Cole Felder, 84, of 1595 Cassatt, Road, Cassatt, passed on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


RUTH VINSON GRAHAM

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth Vinson Graham, 90, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


JAMES RILEY

A small celebration of life service will be held for James Riley, at the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church in Camden, Friday, April 13 ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL ROGERS RULEY

Mr. Michael Roger Ruley, 68, of 1581 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photos: Farmers Market opens

Despite less than ideal weather, the Kershaw County Farmers Market enjoyed a successful opening day Saturday in its new location in downtown Camden. In the ...

April 10, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EMS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 10, 2018 | | Education


Open for business - Camden Wellness

Camden Wellness recently opened at 1029 Broad St. in downtown Camden. The new business offers an array of wellness services, including daily fitness classes, therapeutic ...

April 10, 2018 | | Business


Mid-Carolina Credit Union holds 57th annual meeting

Mid Carolina Credit Union, serving more than 14,000 members in Kershaw and Richland Counties, reently held it's 57th Annual Meetingt at Lugoff-Elgin High ...

April 10, 2018 | | Business


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