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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


Tiger's return brings added questions

Last time golf fans saw Tiger Woods at a PGA event he couldn't make it to the final round at the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Set to make his comeback this week at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, Woods has had two months to recuperate from that forgettable performance at the Players and will now try to return to that championship-winning mindset that defined his game for so long.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Jones reacts to Patriots controversy

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones took time during council's meeting Tuesday to denounce what some have deemed controversial actions by Jeff Mattox, co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party. Jones said the local Republican Party has been "hijacked by anti-government extremists" and that "free speech doesn't mean irresponsible speech."

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


King Haiglar post office may close

Camden's King Haiglar post office may be on the chopping block. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to cut back on costs. The King Haiglar branch, located in Dusty Bend and which opened in April 2000, is listed as one of 3,700 post offices nationwide under review for closure.

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Not tonight, dear

WASHINGTON -- If only the migraine problem had been Mitt's. Or Newt's. Or any man's rather than a woman's.

July 27, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ard's ethics violations put spotlight on office

Ken Ard has turned his job as lieutenant governor from one of virtual irrelevancy to one shrouded in controversy and scrutiny after racking up thousands of dollars in ethics violations since being sworn in six months ago.

July 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Increased property values lead to petition

With the economy in historically bad shape, how is it possible for property values in the county to be increasing? That question led someone to circulate a petition at Camden businesses calling for the county assessor's office to withdraw all increases in property values. The petition states that the reassessed values are contrary to reality and that property values have decreased across the nation and in the county.

July 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


City seeks county's help with rec plan

The city of Camden has asked Kershaw County for financial support should a new recreation center be built in the city. County Council Chairman Gene Wise noted at Thursday's work session that the county's involvement was requested in a letter from Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham. Wise said he informed Graham the county would have to engage in an impact study before officially getting involved.

July 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Overseas cash proves double-edged sword for campaigns

The 2012 presidential race made its first splash overseas last month after Republican candidate Mitt Romney held an official campaign fundraiser in London.

July 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


5 Questions...

Q: What has been the biggest area of transition in your move to Kershaw County?

July 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hospital board member's residency scrutinized

Should a member of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees be removed because he moved out of the neighborhood from which he was appointed?

July 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County closer to creating Housing Authority

Kershaw County is one step closer to creating a housing authority following collaborative efforts by Kershaw County Council and the county's legislative delegation, according to Councilman Bobby Gary.

July 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Snake makes annual pilgrimage?

A snake with a seemingly excellent memory's left a large enough track through a dove field in Brambelwood Plantation for Ralph Cantey Sr. to notice three years running.

July 13, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous


Debt talks a case of politics, not principle

Most people are taught early on that they will not always get what they want in life. It's a lesson gained through personal experience, taught in schools, preached in churches and even the title of one of my favorite songs by the Rolling Stones," You Can't Always Get What You Want."

July 13, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC moves forward with new administrator

New Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter kicked off his first work session with Kershaw County Council Thursday with a report on the transition into his new role. Carpenter said his first week did not involve a lot of policy decisions, but provided a great opportunity to meet people. He also noted that Frank Broom, who has served as interim administrator, kept him busy.

July 11, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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