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Prison dairy offers milk and responsiblity for inmates

Camden resident Bert Dew oversees the largest and perhaps a unique farm operation in the state. As agricultural branch chief at the Wateree River Correctional Facility in Rembert, Dew is in charge of running a $7.5 million, "state-of-the-art" dairy farm owned and operated by the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC).

January 30, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Silver haired’ reps look to improve senior services in South Carolina

Remond Cooper and Ed Stokes may not be creatures of politics, but they're currently helping to provide South Carolina seniors with an added voice in state government.

January 28, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Horton named to county economic development board

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton will be adding a new element to her role in the business community after being appointed Tuesday to the Kershaw County Economic Advisory Council.

January 25, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jobless rate edges up in county, state

Although remaining slightly below the state's average, Kershaw County's unemployment rate ticked upward at the end of 2012, reaching 8.1 percent in December compared with 7.9 percent the previous month.

January 23, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Coaches, QBs hold keys to NFL title game

If anyone bet money in the off-season that two brothers would face off in the Super Bowl, the name Manning would have certainly come to mind first.

January 23, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC set to name Horton to economic growth group

Kershaw County Council will consider appointing Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton to the Kershaw County Economic Advisory Council as a replacement for outgoing member Karen Eckford during Tuesday's meeting.

January 21, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Commission to use SS/HS grant as guide

As plans develop with the Safe Communities Commission (SCC) recently created by Kershaw County Council, a federal grant focusing on safety in schools will serve as a template according to local officials.

January 18, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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


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