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Community shares memories of Jim Smith

James A. "Jim" Smith, who passed away July 26, is remembered by friends, neighbors and the community for his love of family, strong faith, friendly, straightforward demeanor and willingness to help those in need.

August 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Jumping the shark

P.J. O'Rourke, the editor of American Consequences and one of my heroes of journalism -- one of the funniest writers on the planet and possibly the only right wing humorist in existence today -- asked a very simple but vital question recently.

July 25, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


County website now updated

Kershaw County Council heard an update on the county's website during its July 11 meeting.

July 25, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council puts water system puzzle together

The town of Bethune has put the last pieces of the financial puzzle together for its long planned and awaited water system upgrade project.

July 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Caterer for The Masters

Jack Brantley has enjoyed a very interesting life and career.

July 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Business


Holiday PTSD

Welcome to July in South Carolina.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Bethune gearing up for Chicken Strut

The Bethune Chicken Strut returns to Bethune after a several year hiatus.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC approves construction bids, business park

Kershaw County Council awarded bids for two long awaited road repair projects during its meeting Tuesday night at the County Government Center in Camden.

July 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Lessons from a ‘local’

Recently, during a visit to Gorges State Park in the North Carolina mountains, I was privileged to see an amazing, rare and, yes, somewhat unnerving sight.

July 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Drain culverts, business park before KCC

Kershaw County Council will review and discuss bids for two new drain culverts as well as hold a public hearing and third and final reading of an ordinance that allows for development of a business/industrial park in conjunction with Chesterfield County.

July 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Cobb stepping down as FAC executive director

Kristin Cobb, executive director of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, is stepping down from the post she has held for 10 years at the end of July.

July 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Cobb stepping down as FAC executive director

Kristin Cobb, executive director of the Fine Art Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, is stepping down from the post she has held for 10 years at the end of July.

July 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Independence Day reflections

I love the Fourth of July -- everything it represents.

July 04, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Salkiehatchie

Summer in Kershaw County can mean many things.

July 04, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC discusses SROs

Kershaw County Council may have passed the 2018 budget, but discussions regarding school resource officer (SRO) funding are still ongoing.

June 30, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Jim Tatum


Stage etiquette: reprise

The following came to me several years ago from a fellow musician. It sums up what every band out there has experienced at one time ...

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


County to study fire service

Like many other sectors within county services, Kershaw County's fire service is feeling some serious growing pains.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


City moves forward on Bi-Lo shopping center zoning

Acting on a recommendation from the planning commission and City Planner Shawn Putnam, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance assignging final zoning ...

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Max Ford passes away

Well-respected businessman and public servant Max Ford has died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 75.

August 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Train derailed in Lugoff

A freight train derailed near Lugoff early Saturday morning, sending a dozen cars off the track and damaging a building. No one was injured in ...

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC to look at construction bids, ordinances

Kershaw County Council will take up several items of new business, including construction at Governor's Hill Industrial Park, fire department tone-out procedures, an amendment ...

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Monday, Monday...

Note: this happened awhile back. But it still smarts...

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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