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Demonstrative eyes third New York Turf Writers’ victory

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, the reigning Eclipse Award winner, will shoot for his third victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) against a high-quality field on Thursday.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


County bowlers invited to compete in a variety of leagues in Kershaw

Bowlers from Kershaw County who are looking for a place to take part in league competition may do so at the town of Kershaw Recreation Department's bowling lanes.

August 26, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Sheppard extends his Saratoga win streak to 47 years

Jonathan Sheppard added to his unprecedented Saratoga Race Course winning streak on Wednesday when Tamara McSorley's Lune de Caro powered through the stretch to take a $65,000 optional allowance hurdle.

August 21, 2015 | | Equine


Ariail for Aug. 21, 2015

August 21, 2015 | | Ariail


FAC Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch Aug. 29

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of the FAC's teachers.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


Roger Jennings Davis Scholarship

Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of Roger Jennings Davis. Shown from left are Parker; Rusty Davis, father of Roger Jennings Davis; and Alex. Parker and Alex each received a $1000 scholarship which is given annually in memory of Roger Jennings Davis, who was killed in a single car accident on June 29, 2008.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: Paying for time

While Editor Martin L. Cahn tackles the open government issue of executive sessions in his column today, we'll take space here to address another concern based on the freedom of information: paying for copies of public records.

August 21, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: ‘Advice’ for candidates plagued by economic delusion

WASHINGTON -- Forget Jeb Bush's bold promise of 4 percent economic growth, which Chris Christie subsequently matched. Never mind Scott Walker's attempt to one-up them both, with a pledge of (wait for it) 4.5 percent growth. And ignore Mike Huckabee's slightly higher ambition, recently offered in Iowa, of a whopping 6 percent growth.

August 21, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: South Carolina during the Revolutionary War

Catawba Chief King Hagler is a beloved symbol of Camden. His image made in iron has crowned the town's successive clock towers since 1824. Today, he stands atop the third clock tower in the center of downtown. He also graces the cupola on city hall and the numerous historical markers at historic sites around town. His image has pointed the direction the wind blows in Camden for 191 years.

August 21, 2015 | | Columns


Rec Notes - Aug. 21, 2015

Shag lessons, instructed by Patty and Larry Blackmon, start Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Junior classes, 6 p.m. for ages 16-20, four classes, $25 per person. Beginner classes, ages 21 and up, 7 p.m., six classes $50 per person. Intermediate classes, ages 21 and up, 8 p.m., four classes, $50 per person.

August 21, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - Aug. 21, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jojo, a sweet and loving 1-year-old male German Shepherd; and Rosie, a 10-month-old female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pets


Military Briefs - Aug. 21, 2015

Air Force Reserve Airman Dre'shon V. Wood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 21, 2015 | | Military


School suppliers

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) Prinicpal Ginger Catoe (first row, far right) and Asst. Principal John Folder thank soldiers of the 5th Battalion/218th Regiment from McCrady Training Center for bringing supplies to the school in July. Soldiers helping to bring in supplies were (as identified by DMES officials) Instructor Staff Sgt. Lewis and staff sergeants Crumblin, Whalen, Faulkner, Jermias, Averett, Sutton, Johnon, Bull, Barber and Macheel.

August 21, 2015 | | Education


Helen Gripper Lawhorn

Mrs. Helen Gripper Lawhorn, 66, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 14, 2015. Born in Blaney, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mamie Dixon Gripper. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at New Jerusalem Apostolic Holiness Church, Elgin, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

August 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Grooms

Mr. Willie Grooms, 42, of 1688 Prince Ave, Athens, Georgia, formally of Camden, passed on Monday, August 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

August 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Reader wants stoplight at York and Mill streets

Since Bethune has won their fight for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Hwy. 341, maybe the same Kershaw County Legislative ...

August 24, 2015 | Blanche K. Scott Camden | Letters


Noted and passed - Aug. 24, 2015

• Congratulations to local McDonald's franchisee George Sensor for earning the company's Al Golin Trust Award. As we reported on a recent People & Places ...

August 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: China lets the market decide

Washington has finally found an issue which can unite both left and right: big, bad, currency-manipulating China.

August 24, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Amy Peake Twitty

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Amy Peake Twitty, 42, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marianne F. Stephans

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Marianne Fitzgerald Stephans, 50, will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Jerman

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Smith Jerman, 93, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Claude Boudreau

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jean Claude Boudreau, 84, of Cassatt will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bulldog Club continues its membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

August 14, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he ...

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


Bulldog Club kicks off 2015-16 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

July 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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