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Entities look to cut costs together

During his campaign to become Kershaw County Council chairman, Gene Wise often spoke of a need to streamline government operations.

October 19, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Struggling Colts should look for Luck in 2012

With about one-third of the pro football regular season over, the line between playoff contenders and divisional basement dwellers is becoming clear.

October 19, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


The chase is on ... safely

"There's going to be some embarrassing moments out there today," Kershaw County Sheriff's Department (KCSO) Captain Ed Corey said with a laugh as one of his deputies plowed through the dirt and grass at Carolina Motorsports Park.

October 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Dead fish concern Lake Wateree residents

Several hundred dead fish lining the shores of Lake Wateree have drawn increased concern from area residents.

October 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC redistricting plan finalized

Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve third and final reading of a redistricting ordinance that will transition District 1 into a "non-majority-minority" designation.

October 13, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Haley's message lost in divisive attitude

Nikki Haley ran for governor on a very electable platform -- transparency, accountability and reform in state government.

October 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Bonds Conway 'Little House' to be dedicated

The nearly 200-year-old "Little House," an historic home built by Bonds Conway, Kershaw County's first freed slave, will receive a special dedication Nov. 1 on the grounds of the also historic Price House.

October 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


KCC declines inclusion in TIF plan

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted at a special meeting Thursday to opt out of the city of Camden's proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district.

October 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Non-profit sells sod to save hungry, homeless

Food for the Soul, a non-profit, Camden-based ministry, is continuing its sod sale campaign at the Kershaw County Farmers Market this fall to raise funds for projects in the community.

October 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New resource rooms help build upon early childhood education

The main goal of Kershaw County First Steps is to strengthen families and ensure a successful starting point for children entering schools in the community. With the organization's opening of two new resource rooms in September, the group's staff hopes it can work even more effectively toward that goal.

October 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


Palmetto State primary power may soon dwindle

It sometimes seems odd that South Carolina voters can play the role of kingmaker in presidential campaigns.

October 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


County seeks answers on city sports complex

"We would have liked to have been involved in this process a lot earlier," said Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner of county council's participation in plans for a new city-built sports complex in Camden.

October 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC closer to altering minority district

Kershaw County Council voted 5-2 at its meeting Tuesday in favor of second reading of an ordinance that would redraw District 1 from a majority African-American district to a non-minority district if the ordinance is passed on third reading.

September 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Redistricting would bring new faces to delegation

"There will be new faces," S.C. House Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk said of Kershaw County's legislative delegation -- a result of redistricting due to population changes reported in the 2010 Census.

September 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Baseball’s future hangs on tradition and competitiveness

During the past few years it has become increasingly obvious that baseball is no longer America's past-time. The NFL has taken over that mantle as pro football now garners more money and more eyeballs than any other sport.

September 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


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Demons sweep Chester, N'wstern

After having finished third in their own Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic last weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team returned to dual match action and posted a pair of victories over Chester and Northwestern in a Tuesday night tri-match in Chester.

December 19, 2014 | Michael Ulmer | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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