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20th annual FireFest to be held Sept. 26

The 20th Annual Camden/Kershaw County FireFest will be held at Camden's City (Rhame) Arena on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street (starting at Rutledge Street) to the City Arena. With food, competitions, and demonstrations, the festivities should provide a day of family fun, Camden Fire Chief John Bowers said.

September 18, 2015 | | People & Places

UWKC 5th annual Chili Cook Off

The United Way of Kershaw County will be hosting the 5th Annual Chili Cookoff to benefit the citizens of Kershaw County at the Town Green in Camden. This event will feature all-you-can-taste chili and live music provided by Whiskey Tango Revue. Amateur and professional teams are welcome with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Chefs will also have the opportunity to compete for the coveted "People's Choice Award" by having attendees vote through cash donations.

September 18, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Sept. 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: DUI laws

Recently, we interviewed Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews about the dichotomy of doing a good job enforcing the state's driving under the influence (DUI) laws, but lamenting how badly those laws are flawed.

September 18, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Fairy tales in paradise

WASHINGTON -- Once upon a time in a twinkling city on a hill, little boys and girls were taught anyone could grow up to become president.

September 18, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Richardson: In pursuit of freedom

Jim Capers, a South Carolina-born slave, fought with the Patriots at the Battle of Camden. When he enlisted in the Patriots' service he did so with his master, John White. Jim was a drummer of merit. He served as a drum major and drummer during the war. The fife and drums were an essential part of a military unit during the Revolutionary War. Used in military functions as we know them since the 15th century, they transmitted orders for the troops. The different cadences of the drum were used to position the troops and relate movements in the field during ...

September 18, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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

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Beverly Neeley

Beverly Jane Turbyfill Neeley passed on to be with the Lord in the early hours of Saturday, September 12, 2015. She was born in Columbia ...

September 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Aaron Moses

Mr. Aaron Moses, 65, of 1089 Morning View Lane, Cassatt, SC, passed on Wedensday, September 23, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 29 ...

September 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

John Miller

Mr. John Miller, 61, of 609 Conway Circle, Camden, passed on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Funeral services will take place today, September 28, 2015, 2 ...

September 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

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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