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Column: Perchance to dream, darkly

The other night, I had a seriously weird dream. I don't know if it was from drinking too much cough syrup or if it was a combination of cough syrup, Hunter S. Thompson and Kung Pao Chicken, but whatever it was, it was a real corker. I'm still wondering if I need a week in the Bahamas, or something.

January 30, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Council hears update on Black River Road Corridor

Kershaw County Council will need to start thinking about how best to address traffic issues occurring in one of the most prolifically growing areas in the county -- and soon.

January 30, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


CPD looking for armed robbery suspect

The Camden Police Department is seeking a suspect believed to be involved in two robberies that took place Wednesday evening.

January 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Black River Road study before KCC

Kershaw County Council will hear a report regarding an in-depth study conducted on the Black River Road corridor during its meeting tonight in the County Government Center.

January 23, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Watkins not running for re-election as auditor

After some 40 years in the county auditor's office, nearly half of which have been as auditor, Robin Watkins says she is ready to start slowing down and take it easy.

January 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Arledge announces intent to run for auditor

When Robin Watkins announced her intention to retire after her present term as Kershaw County Auditor expires, she said she would make herself available to whoever her replacement might be make a smooth transition

January 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Column: Darwin is calling

As if I needed yet more proof that the idiocracy is here, now and firmly established as the new normal in our society and our world, along comes the latest bit of internet drivel, something called the Tide Pod Challenge.

January 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Elgin residents report serious feral dog problem

The photos Kershaw County Council members were looking at during council's Jan. 9 meeting were not shared with the public -- words councilmen used to describe the photos, such as such as "gruesome" and "slaughter," painted a strong enough picture.

January 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


‘Richard dances with the angels’

It was one of the more cryptic messages I've ever received.

January 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


County council meets tonight

Telephone service, holiday schedules and the comprehensive plan will be issues Kershaw County Council considers as it meets in its first regular session of 2018.

January 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


A resolution

Has another year gone by already?

January 02, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Water main leak causes low water pressure Tuesday

A break in a water main located at Campbell and Lafayette Streets had city public works crews working all day Tuesday to isolate and repair the leak.

December 29, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Bell enters sheriff’s race

Anthony Bell is a newcomer to Kershaw County but he is no newcomer to law enforcement.

December 26, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Town of Bethune closes 2017 on positive notes

Bethune Town Council closed out 2017 with some positive notes and ambitious goals for the coming year.

December 26, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Reaping what one sows

There's this funny thing about writers, musicians, artists -- folks of that ilk. We all have what I like to call "Sally Field Syndrome." That is, we all are dying to know if you really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really like us.

December 26, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Column: Reflections before the storm

OK, first I should apologize for last week.

September 18, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Day of Caring showcases community volunteers

From raking leaves to delivering meals, volunteers all over Kershaw County partnered with the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) for the UWKC's annual ...

September 18, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County council receives fire service report

Kershaw County Council heard an update on the county's fire service during its meeting Tuesday.

September 14, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Column: Sometimes, I wonder...

Seventeen years ago, I strolled into the offices of the Beaufort Gazette around mid-morning. I had been up late covering some government meeting or another ...

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Camden veteran pens high flying memories

Col. Loren Webb has been many things in his life: husband, father, soldier, and pilot to name a few.

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Military


FAC hires executive director

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County has hired Leslie Lee as its new executive director.

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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