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A big Arbor Day

The city of Camden and the Camden Parks and Trees Commission honored local outreach organizations during a special Arbor Day tree dedication ceremony Friday at Monument Square.

December 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


KCC lays groundwork for upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and County Administrator Vic Carpenter looked to stay ahead of the curve at Thursday's work session by beginning preliminary discussions over the county's upcoming budget.

December 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New Bethune Rec Center on hold

Construction plans to finishing rebuilding the Bethune Recreation Center have stalled as the project's contractor has "defaulted on the job," according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 09, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


INVISTA FILOT agreement moves ahead

During a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Monday, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to approve second reading of an ordinance extending a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff. Council Chairman Gene Wise and Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. were not present for the vote.

December 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Oden’s successful return would be captivating storyline

Basketball fans knew a lot about former Ohio State center Greg Oden when he made the jump to the NBA in 2007. They knew he was going to be the Portland Trail Blazers' top pick in the draft that year. They knew he was one of the best collegiate players at the time. And they knew he had a chance to be a once-in-a-generation player in the pros. But there was also chatter that he could one day be one of the biggest disappointments in league history.

December 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


CCTC proposes education promise

Current Kershaw County high school freshmen may be able to attend Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) for free once they graduate.

December 02, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


Slayman headed to Chester as superintendent

Dr. Agnes Slayman, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) executive director for secondary education, has been hired as the new superintendent of education for Chester County. She will officially begin her new post Jan. 1.

December 02, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


Late season change will setup intriguing 2012 tennis season

It was quite a turnaround for Roger Federer at Sunday's season-ending tour championships in London. Despite missing out on winning any grand slam titles this year, the Swiss tennis star proved he still has something left in the tank by finishing up the year winning what most tennis fans consider the sport's "fifth major."

November 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


USC biomass plant brings extra attention to Cassatt plan

A string of problems at the University of South Carolina (USC) biomass plant has drawn increased attention to the construction of a similar facility in Kershaw County.

November 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC settles INVISTA tax dispute

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a settlement agreement on a 2-year-long tax dispute between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff.

November 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


House fire claims life of county man Monday

A Kershaw County man, Woodrow Jenkins, 80, died Monday in a fire at his home on Goodwin-Jenkins Lane, located off of Black River Road south of Seegars Mill Road.

November 23, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Long-shot candidates could bring surprises in 2012

At one point in time it was Michele Bachmann, then Rick Perry, and then Herman Cain. All three were labeled potential presidential contenders and the strongest "anti-Mitt Romney" element in the 2012 race, but goofs and gaffes quickly had their poll numbers heading south.

November 23, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Colonial Cup honors military

Members of the armed forces were honored at Saturday's Colonial Cup with all servicemen and women receiving special recognition as part of "Military Appreciation Day" at the track.

November 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Equine


KCC continues tutorial on county responsibilities

Kershaw County Council received another refresher course in county government Thursday as part of a series of information work sessions scheduled by Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

November 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Meyer’s respect would grow by staying away from sidelines

There was a strange sight during last year's Outback Bowl in Orlando as the Florida Gators went up against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

November 16, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


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