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Virginia quake felt here

Small rumblings were felt Tuesday afternoon in parts of Kershaw County after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred near Louisa, Va.

August 24, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous


Message over actions gives Sanford second life in politics

Sometimes it's an easy formula when running for political office. Tell people what they want to hear and reap the rewards. At one time, that formula was working perfectly for former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. He knew how to send a political message and how to make people listen.

August 24, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC sets timeline for redistricting

Kershaw County Council hopes to give final approval of a redistricting plan by its Oct. 11 meeting. Council moved forward with the redistricting process at its work session Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Joseph, Piasecki named to state association offices

Local physicians Thomas N. Joseph and Andrew W. Piasecki have been named to leadership roles with the S.C. Orthopaedic Association.

August 19, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


CHS grad returns from tornado-torn Joplin

Recent Camden High School graduate Ashleigh Hough knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of the victims of May's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo.

August 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous


NBA lockout provides time for new Atlanta owner

As an Atlanta Hawks fan, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that new team owner Alex Meruelo stays busy diving into the details of his recent purchase as pro basketball deals with what in all likelihood will be a long and combative player lockout.

August 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Ready for action

The Blaney Fire Department (BFD) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday for its new facility just over the bridge outside Elgin north on U.S. 1.

August 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


KCC looks to fill shell building

When Kershaw County Council signed a deal in 2007 with Progress Energy to construct an empty, ready-to-use shell building on Black River Road, the intention was to attract new business to the county and pay off the project's cost of $400,000 by Aug. 30, 2010.

August 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Perry's positives may play poorly past Palmetto State

Republicans in South Carolina may soon be in line for a love affair with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. That is, if he decides to run for president. So why would South Carolina voters like him? Well, for one, he's not Mitt Romney. Perry is a cotton farmer's son who speaks with a ton of Texas twang, while Romney is an Ivy League-educated "Yankee" from Massachusetts.

August 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Wilburn Baker

Funeral services for Wilburn Hazel Baker, 80, of Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

August 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Obituaries


KC Farmers Market spotlighted

Kershaw County plants, fruits and vegetables will get their proverbial place in the sun this month as the city of Camden and Kershaw County have proclaimed August as "Farmers Market Month." The announcement coincides with Gov. Nikki Haley's similar recognition of "Farmers Market Month" across the state.

August 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tree to the city

The Master Gardeners of Kershaw County honored past and present members at a tree dedication Aug. 1 on the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum. Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham thanked the Master Gardeners on behalf of Camden City Council at the ceremony.

August 08, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous


5 questions with Robin Watkins

Q: What is the most satisfying part of your job as county auditor?

August 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County looks to ensure bridge safety

The last time the county's bridges had major repairs was back during the days of Hurricane Hugo and according to Kershaw County engineer and public works director Dana Reeder, it's time to again perform a thorough evaluation of their safety and reliability.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Final honor rolls reported by L-EMS

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


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