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Etch A Sketch comment could skewer Romney

With his so-called "Etch A Sketch" quip, Mitt Romney's aide, Eric Fehrnstrom, did a lot more to help the makers of the popular kids' toy than his actual boss.

March 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


80 volunteer KCRD coaches certified

Eighty recreation league volunteers recently became certified baseball and softball coaches as part of the Kershaw County Recreation Department's coaching clinic.

March 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Newt’s money man

Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson is in store for a big hug and thank-you at the end of the Republican primaries.

March 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


New Bethune rec center nears finish

Construction of the Bethune Recreational Center is about 90 percent complete, according to Kershaw County officials.

March 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County sets tourism director qualifications

The call has gone out for Kershaw County and the city of Camden's new tourism director. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said a job description has been prepared and the position is being advertised across South Carolina. Camden and Kershaw County announced plans to create the new position during a Feb. 9 county council work session.

March 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC may revisist penny sales tax referendum

A county-wide penny sales tax proposal, similar to a measure placed on the Nov. 2010 general election ballot, may once again be up for a vote from Kershaw County residents.

March 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Bethune Chief Davis dies Tuesday

Just weeks after learning their police chief was battling esophageal cancer, citizens of Bethune learned he had lost the fight. Larry Davis, 58, died Tuesday, according to longtime friend Don Witham. He said Davis passed away at his home at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

March 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Political knowledge should be desired trait in leaders

"Oops." That single word in a November 2011 presidential debate endeared then-candidate Rick Perry to some voters and allowed him to be written off by others.

March 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Jones: Gary shouldn't chair rec committee

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones attempted to have fellow Councilman Bobby Gary removed as chairman of council's recreation committee during a work session Thursday. Jones' effort was blocked by Council Chairman Gene Wise after County Attorney Ken DuBose clarified the rules by which the public must be notified of and allowed to attend committee meetings.

March 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Dead in the water?

Nearly 6-year-old plans for the development of a 3,500-acre, resort-style community on Lake Wateree remain stalled.

March 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Business


Swindall joins race for KCC 1

Barbara Swindall, who moved to Camden from Denver in 2006, said she is running for the District 1 seat of Kershaw County Council to provide a unique voice for county residents.

March 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Cooler heads heading home

Add Olympia Snowe's name to the list of senators exiting Washington D.C., in 2012. The moderate senator from Maine announced last Tuesday that she will not be seeking re-election to the Senate where she has served for nearly two decades.

March 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC looks to regulate roadside vendors

Kershaw County Council continued its efforts to regulate "roadside vendors" during Tuesday's meeting.

March 02, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Miles launches re-election campaign

C.R. Miles is seeking re-election to the District 3 seat of Kershaw County Council.

February 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Mitch’s Mighty Mouse dilemma

If Republicans are holding off for their Mighty Mouse moment, then they may be waiting for awhile. For those unfamiliar with the classic cartoon, Mighty Mouse is a heroic rodent in yellow and red tights who would take to the sky to the tune of "Here I come to save the day!"

February 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


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