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KCC work session focuses on library, jail

A new library building; an expanded detention center. Those were two points of focus at a special Kershaw County Council work session Tuesday night.

November 08, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


It's that time of year!

What is something you look forward to doing during the holidays?

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Sidewalk Survey


Local ‘Our Barn’ team participates in fundraising Ride to the Ride event

Our Barn, a Christian-based Western riding and boarding facility, is located halfway between Ridgeway and Lugoff. Lori Freeman of Ridgeway owns Our Barn and also gives riding instruction there. She and a team of riders from the area, who are also part of the Our Barn group, participated recently in an annual fundraising event called Ride to the Ride.

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


Local ‘Our Barn’ team participates in fundraising Ride to the Ride event

Our Barn, a Christian-based Western riding and boarding facility, is located halfway between Ridgeway and Lugoff. Lori Freeman of Ridgeway owns Our Barn and also gives riding instruction there. She and a team of riders from the area, who are also part of the Our Barn group, participated recently in an annual fundraising event called Ride to the Ride.

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


Stress, love, patience and ‘sucking in’

This weekend, I went with my dear friend, Jody, and a few of her family members and one other friend to make a very important purchase for her. Yes, I'm talking about wedding dress shopping.

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


‘Bethune is special’

A Bethune mayoral candidate and four of six candidates for Bethune Town Council seats appeared at a forum Tuesday night at the Bethune Women's Club. Many residents took the opportunity to hear the candidates' platforms and ask them questions.

November 01, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Fighting the fruit fight

I was grocery shopping a few days ago and overheard a girl telling what I assume must have been her mother that she hated vegetables. This is not anything out of the ordinary to hear in a grocery store, I'm sure, but what stuck out was that the girl was probably in her 20s and adamant about hating vegetables. I could hear it in her voice and she had a no-nonsense look on her face when she said it.

October 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


A Hifalutin new restaurant is now open

Hifalutin is a new restaurant opening today on Camden's Broad Street in the building most will remember as the Crescent Grille. Business partners Zane Jackson and Amanda Stork along with corporate chef David Schulman have developed a dining concept that "takes Southern cuisine and gives it a slightly different twist," Jackson said.

October 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Bethune purchases software for PD

Bethune Town Council voted unanimously to purchase computer software for the town's police department, currently consisting only of Police Chief Glen Davis. Council originally intended to discuss the software at its regularly scheduled meeting held Oct. 10, but chose to reschedule the meeting to Oct. 17 to give council members time to review the information regarding the new software.

October 28, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


A frighteningly good time

By HALEY ATKINSON

October 28, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


County passes amended cell tower ordinance

Residents filled up the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday evening, even standing along a wall and in the Kershaw County Government Center's lobby. The reason: the anticipated third and final reading of an amended ordinance governing cell towers, updating the definition of a fall zone and how far apart cell phone towers can be placed.

October 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Eight candidates on Bethune ballot

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, will be on the ballot Nov. 5 for the mayoral and two other seats on Bethune Town Council. A "meet the candidates" forum is slated for Oct. 29 at the Bethune Woman's Club where the candidates will gather to present platforms and answer residents' questions.

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


A much needed vacation

Today is my mom's birthday, so I'd like to begin this by saying Happy Birthday, Mama! You're the best!

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


A joyful noise in Boykin

Swift Creek Church in Boykin will be filled with music and fellowship on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The gospel-style singing will feature various local choirs and all proceeds will also be donated to local choirs.

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Cell tower amendment back on KCC agenda

Kershaw County Council will once again take up third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county's code of zoning regarding cell towers, antennas and the definition of a fall zone. Council unanimously voted Oct. 8 to send the amendment back to its planning and zoning commission.

October 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


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