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First half gives glimpse of NFL’s postseason

There have almost been too many surprises this year to predict which teams we'll be seeing in Super Bowl XLVII. It's been a roller coaster ride of a season, but along the way, NFL fans have learned a thing or two about what to expect in the second half.

November 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC to consider proposed FAC funding

Kristen Cobb, director of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center (FAC), reintroduced a $75,000 funding proposal to Kershaw County Council during its work session Thursday.

November 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


The ‘none of the above’ option

It's going to be hard for a country fella from Clearwater to be the next governor of South Carolina. Even I knew that as a naïve teenager and first-time voter six years ago. Yet there I stood at the ballot box, my finger resolutely picking Tommy Moore over Mark Sanford.

November 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Local leaders voice concerns over Act 388

Six-year-old legislation known as Act 388 has been under the microscope in Kershaw County lately after the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was hit with what they called a "last minute" cut in state revenue.

November 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


State House, Senate candidates vie for votes at forum

Two candidates for the S.C. House of Representatives and two candidates for the S.C. Senate looked to shore up campaign support during an "educated voter" forum held Monday night at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

October 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


S.C. DOR hack shows frailty of online records

It may not be if, but when. That is seemingly the foreboding consensus among cyber security experts as to the possibility of a devastating large-scale cyber attack in the United States.

October 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC examines economic development ‘roadmap’

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean presented Kershaw County Council with an overview of a strategic plan for economic development during its Oct. 23 meeting.

October 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Local effort aims to make Kershaw County healthiest in SC

A coalition of local leaders and representatives from the University of South Carolina (USC) have embarked on a mission to make Kershaw County the healthiest in the state.

October 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


End of Wozniacki’s title drought offers optimism

Unfortunately for former World No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, her WTA success this year has come at the end of the season and not the beginning.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Graham, Scully go head-to-head at forum

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham and mayoral candidate Tony Scully offered their visions for the city's future during an "educated voter" forum held Monday night at Camden High School.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


KCC set to hear development plans

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean will address Kershaw County Council Tuesday to outline a recently formulated strategic plan for economic development.

October 22, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Cabrera’s Triple Crown overlooked

Typically when a feat hasn't been accomplished in 45 years, it gets some coverage. Unfortunately for Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, that just wasn't the case this year.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Comprehensive plan offers glimpse of county’s future

The Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission recently completed a five year review of the county's ten year comprehensive plan.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Absentee voting underway in Kershaw County

Kershaw County voters are getting a head start on voting for the general election with hundreds casting their ballots during the first three weeks of absentee voting.

October 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


KCC rejects school district funding request

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council voted Tuesday to deny the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) request for a 4.7 millage increase, a move that would have generated about $500,000 annually for local schools.

October 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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