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Minnie Sue Rembert James

Mrs. Minnie Sue Rembert James, 62, of 1911 Medfield Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

January 18, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Obituaries


Pro legacy will lure Saban from Alabama

If not for a late night splurge at a strip club, Nick Saban could have been a mere footnote in the history of college football.

January 16, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


State’s top prison posts hold ties to Camden

Bill Byars and John Carmichael may know more about prisons than anyone else in South Carolina. Far from holding extensive rap sheets, the two Camden residents serve as stewards of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC), running the state's $413 million prison system.

January 16, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EWA develops plan to award scholarship

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board hashed out details for a new academic scholarship during its meeting Thursday, aiming to give support to students in the organization's service area.

January 14, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Lugoff-Elgin


KCC launches new public safety commission

Looking to examine ways to protect the community, Kershaw County Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the creation of a county wide commission tasked with identifying public safety needs.

January 11, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Despite setbacks, Nadal will remain first-rate

It's been more than six months since former world No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal has played competitively on the ATP tour, but tennis fans shouldn't be counting out the 26-year-old Spaniard in 2013.

January 09, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Local lawmakers eye accountability after breach

Members of Kershaw County's legislative delegation offered similar snapshots of the need for more accountability at the state level during a luncheon Friday hosted by the ALPHA Center.

January 09, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


A hidden side to Honey Boo Boo

It was hardly surprising for Time magazine to choose President Barack Obama to be its "Person of the Year." But for a new face that represents the spirit of these times, I believe a serious argument can be made for Alana Thompson, better known to many as TLC's pint-sized reality-TV star, Honey Boo Boo.

January 07, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


New safe schools commission may be created

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones are set to address Kershaw County Council Tuesday concerning the establishment of a county-wide safe schools commission. Morgan said discussions concerning the commission's establishment were tied to December's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

January 07, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


SCDOT funds could provide aid

Recently authorized funds under the Federal Transportation Act could generate a significant impact in the community according to state and local officials.

January 04, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


DHEC grant to aid wastewater treatment plant

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently awarded a $534,000 grant to Kershaw County to construct a new septage receiving station at the county's waste water treatment plant. Septage is the waste content found in a septic tank.

January 02, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise looks back at 2012, ahead to 2013

Reflecting on the past year, Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise said county government should have "no regrets" as far as 2012 and expressed optimism heading into the new year. Wise said the county is moving in a positive direction by incorporating more strategic planning and cultivating a business mentality.

December 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New Bethune Rec Center opens its doors

A new recreation center in the town of Bethune is up and running, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Camden’s Ariail honored with national award

Syndicated cartoonist and Camden resident Robert Ariail has been named a recipient of the Berryman Award, a national honor recognizing excellence in editorial cartooning.

December 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


West Coast clubs set to continue success

After the 1994 strike in Major League Baseball, only one West Coast team made it to the World Series in the years leading up the turn of the century.

December 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


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