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A taxing situation

If voters approve the Kershaw County School District's $130 million list of projects for Phase 2 of its facilities equalization project (FEP), property taxes will go up in Kershaw County. The question is by how much, especially since the district is also asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax that would partially offset any property tax millage increases. Both referenda will be on the ballot on Nov. 4 during the general election.

August 06, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


Shuffling along

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


For the Record - Aug. 6, 2014

Real estate transactions

August 06, 2014 | | For the Record


Stella Reynolds Faile

Funeral services for Stella Reynolds Faile, 73, will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at High Hill True Light Church, Lucknow, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 28, 2014. Born in New York City, a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Eleven a.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Holmes family.

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Thomas Edward Goodwin

Mr. Thomas Edward "Koot" Goodwin, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in Boykin, he was the son of the late George, Sr. and Ellen Miller Goodwin. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at Two p.m., at Broom Hill Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery, with military honors. Mr. Goodwin will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be Thursday, Two-Seven p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Goodwin ...

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


A fine man

The death of James S. Brady earlier this week marked the end of a decades-long saga of courage and dedication; the former presidential press secretary for Ronald Reagan lived more than 33 years after taking a bullet that was intended for the president. Brady was brutally wounded in Washington when a deranged John W. Hinckley Jr. fired a pistol, hoping his false bravado would impress the movie actress Jodie Foster. Reagan came perilously close to dying, but fully recovered; unfortunately, Brady was dogged by pain and disability for the rest of his life.

August 06, 2014 | | Editorials


Ariail for Aug. 6, 2014

August 06, 2014 | | Ariail


Who’s your boss?

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald's Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees' bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel, a sort of independent prosecutor, this week.

August 06, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Alexandra Immay Cyr Brackett

A service to celebrate the life of Alexandra Immay Cyr Brackett, 59, will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Wildwood Church. The Rev. Gene Brown will officiate.

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Family grateful to future neighbors

My brother and sister-in-law, Bart and Kathleen, have been eagerly anticipating their move to Camden since purchasing a beautiful home in April. This decision to relocate did not come easy, as their roots are deeply established in Ohio, where both have been vital residents in their community, making significant contributions in their professions and with their service and philanthropic work. Children and grandchildren are also there. But Camden was calling.

August 06, 2014 | Paddy Bell Camden | Letters


Yesteryear for Aug. 6, 2014

A quiet place

August 06, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Don’t worry, your gun won’t be confiscated

Hey, gun owners! Smell something burning? That is the smoke screen generated by Congress, the NRA and the panic button pushers.

August 06, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Reader: proposed gun ordinance would destroy Second Amendment

I am writing in reference to Sheriff Jim Mathews' letter and the follow up letter from Joe Upchurch published in the Chronicle-Independent concerning a proposed county gun control ordinance. I thought this proposal had been killed, but now I understand that it has gone to a committee for possible revision.

August 06, 2014 | Curtis Blackmon Lake Wateree | Letters


Shimp redeems himself to take CGA junior boys’ title at CCC

After 54 holes of challenging golf at Camden Country Club last Thursday, there was still no definitive winner of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


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Bodie Island holds on for win at the Spa

Always in close contention, The Elkstone Group's Bodie Island took the lead with one circuit of Saratoga Race Course's inner turf course remaining, jumped the last fence with a sizable lead, and held off a late challenge by Virsito to win last Wednesday's $65,000 optional allowance claiming hurdle by a head.

August 25, 2014 | | Equine


Gary signs pro contract to play in Luxembourg

When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.

August 20, 2014 | | Sports


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fielding girls' golf team in '14

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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