WASHINGTON -- "Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing, IRS."
July 30, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he will seek to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races in the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1).
July 30, 2014 | | Equine
July 30, 2014 | | Sports
SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.
July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
July 30, 2014 | | Sports
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
July 30, 2014 | | Auto racing
July 30, 2014 | | Ariail
Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...
July 30, 2014 | | Editorials
SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.
July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
July 28, 2014 | | Equine
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education
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After suffering a 10-9, 10-inning loss to Inman on Sunday, the Kershae County Post 17 American Legion baseball team fell into the elimination bracket in the double-elimination event.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.
July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports
As he was heading home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Thursday's evening's baseball game at Georgetown, Kershaw County American Legion baseball team pitching coach Will Dorton stopped by a gas station to fill his car's tank. While there, Dorton, who still had his Post 17 uniform on, had a local police officer come up to him asking how the team did and who was pitching in that night's third game.
July 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:
July 25, 2014 | | Sports
Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
July 23, 2014 | | Equine
Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.
July 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.
July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.
July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!
July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters
Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.
July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters
Who is your favorite all-time sports figure?
July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Sidewalk Survey
More than 25 youngsters, ranging in age from 3 to 12 years, learned about fruits, vegetables and healthy eating as part of Camp Emmanuel at Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Piggly Wiggly Produce Manager Jane Hunter explained a wide variety of fresh produce and provided samples for the children with the help of Jessica March, another Piggly Wiggly produce department worker who cut the fruits and vegetables into bite-size pieces.
July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Miscellaneous
Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG
July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear
A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer answered a call to KershawHealth on Saturday in response to a patient with a bullet wound.
July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
July 23, 2014 | | Localife