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Firearms Discharge Committee discusses issues

The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Carraway to serve as L-EHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

August 20, 2014 | | Education

Remembering the Battle of Camden

Uniform and clothing exhibits, storytelling, guided tours of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, colonial era games, weapons and equipment exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations filled Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during a remembrance of the Battle of Camden's 234th anniversary on Saturday.

August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Military

I-20 bridge to be named for Medal of Honor winners

Three Kershaw County residents who received the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism in battle will be honored again this week.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military

The ‘Harmony County Stud Muffin’ column

As the primary pundit at the "Harmony County Weekly Blister," I am frequently called upon to perform many tasks. So, besides winding up the cat and putting out the clock, I also write the advice to the lovelorn column entitled, "Ask the Stud Muffin."

August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Columns

A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014

Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools

August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear

Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.

August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Ariail for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | | Ariail

Workforce act doesn’t work

The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.

August 20, 2014 | | Editorials

Crime Report - Aug. 20, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies answered a call of shots fired near a Camden apartment complex on Aug. 14.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KershawHealth announces new EMS plan

KershawHealth will change the way it offers emergency medical services (EMS) by the end of the month. Several EMS stations will move; others will expand. In addition, KershawHealth's ambulances will no longer answer calls for "non-emergent" patients, allowing that service to be picked up by the private sector.

August 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Makari eyeing rare Saratoga double

Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial in his first U.S. start, has been entered for a shot at winning Thursday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a back-to-back Saratoga double that has not been achieved in 15 years.

August 20, 2014 | | Equine

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries

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Doris Jackson Dowey

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jackson Dowey, 87, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Lugoff on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dowey's memory to Kershaw County Home Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff ...

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Martha Ketchin Gardner

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Martha Ketchin Gardner, 90, of Camden will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William C. Hayes and Rev. Kyle Goodman will officiate. Memorials may be made in Martha's memory to Pinedale Residential Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden, SC 29020 or to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street., Camden, SC 29020.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Sarah Pitts Peake

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Sarah Pitts Peake, 76, of Lugoff, SC will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Peter McKoy

The American Red Cross is partnering with the health cabinet of Bethesda Presbyerian Church to sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife

KC Gamecock Club ready to kick off football season

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold a "It's Great To Be a Gamecock Fall Kick-off Party "on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

Emmie Hunter Zirkle

A memorial service for Emmie Hunter Zirkle, 71, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Everett and the Rev. John Larrick Zirkle III officiating. Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Kentucky Ministries, 1062 Ridgeway, S.C. 29078.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Mary Ruth Grose Richardson

Mary Ruth Grose Richardson died July 29, 2014. She was born in Jacksboro, TN on August 6, 1923 to James W. and Emily Grose. Mary met and married her husband, Jesse, in 1942. Together they had four children: Carole Jean (Terry Allen); Mary Linda (Robert Carlton); Ruth Anne (John W. Moyer); and William R. (Leslie) Richardson; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

August 08, 2014 | | Obituaries

CHS Family Day, Color Run benefits United Way

Camden High School is sponsoring a Color Run and Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle

KCSD: 1¢ sales tax will cover all Phase 2 projects

Based on a report from the S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (SCRFAO), the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 1-cent sales tax will completely offset the need to raise any millage for a $130 million bond issue to pay for projects in Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP). Phase 2 projects include new school construction, renovations to existing schools and upgrades to athletic facilities.

August 08, 2014 | | Education

Camden’s Burns knew general killed in Afghanistan

A retired U.S. Army major general living in Camden knew and served with an Army major general killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.

August 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military

Local water plants, DHEC working to keep drinking water safe

With a recent scare in Toledo, Ohio, over the quality of drinking water being pulled from Lake Erie, city of Camden and some Kershaw County officials are keeping an eye on reported algae blooms on Lake Wateree.

August 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Random thoughts on a summer afternoon

• It wasn't a good day for Michelle Nunn last week; she's running for U.S. Senate from Georgia -- one of a few Democrats who might unseat Republican candidates for the country's most exclusive club -- and recently found out her secret campaign plan had somehow been leaked.

August 08, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

It’s a different world

As time goes by, I find myself more and more slipping into the role of the "grumpy old man." I guess that's a natural evolution for most of us as we age, but I now often find myself saying things like "back in my day" or "things were a lot different when I was a kid." Well, those statements are true; there's no denying it.

August 08, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns

The sky’s the limit … literally

Look up above…in the sky! It's some kind of bird; no it's a small plane. Wait, it's neither. Now I see. It's an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, "UAV." Or perhaps you know it as "RAV" or Remotely Aerial Vehicle or as "RPV," Remotely Piloted Vehicle. An even more current term is "UAS," Unmanned Aerial Systems. For now, I'll stop with all the technical terms and use the name most of us novices are familiar with -- "drone." Merriam-Webster defines the particular "drone" I speak of here as "an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control ...

August 08, 2014 | Paula Joseph | Columns

LF-R responds to SUV that fell off I-20 overpass

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews responded to U.S. 601 at I-20 in Lugoff for an overturned vehicle with entrapment at approximately 9 a.m. Monday. Battalion 1, Training 1, Rescue 10 and Service 10 responded to the scene to find a sports utility vehicle (SUV) overturned against a guard rail in the median.

August 08, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

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