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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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One and done

Athletes will, oftentimes, go to great lengths in order to change their luck during an event and/or a season.

May 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports

Youth sports camps ready for summer runs

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 28, 2012 | | Sports

Reflections featured at Finally Friday

Join the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for the third installment of Finally Friday. Local favorite Reflections will take the stage Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by NBSC, TruVista, Atlas Gym, City Laundry & Cleaners and Graham Realty, the outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free to the public and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The concert will take place at the new Outdoor Pavilion behind the Wood ...

May 25, 2012 | | Localife

Rec notes -- May 25, 2012

Sports Fun Camp

May 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

KCSO drug sweep

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics agents, acting on tips from citizens, rounded up 14 drug dealers Monday as part of a several months-long investigation. Sheriff Jim Matthews said the investigation included making controlled undercover buys from known, "problem" drug dealers and executing search warrants at locations throughout the county.

May 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Pets of the week -- May 25, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Fringe, a 2-year-old spayed Husky dog, and a female tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

May 25, 2012 | | Pets

Lesa Stevens Parrott

Online condolences may be sent to the Parrott family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.

May 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Camden Military Academy honors Bradin

The past president of the Camden-Carlisle Alumni Association and former member of the Camden Military Academy Board of Trustees was honored April 22, on its campus in Camden. Col. James Watson Bradin, U.S. Army (Ret.) of Beaufort, had resigned from his duties at the end of the 2011 school year, having served since 2004.

May 25, 2012 | | Localife

Burglary suspect arrest after high speed chase

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man early Thursday morning they believe is responsible for five burglaries in Kershaw County. Four of those burglaries took place Wednesday in Lugoff.

May 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Man arrested for making bomb threats

Tyrese Robert Chisolm, 38, of Camden, made five bomb threats to KershawHealth Urgent Care at Elgin during the past year. The fifth threat got him arrested.

May 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

SS/HS grant a 'success' for KCSD

Programs funded by a grant obtained by Kershaw County following the 2007 gang-related shooting death of a high school student now employ 41 full- and part-time residents. It has helped reduce recidivism at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC), provided "targeted" counseling to 2,900 students and created a positive behavioral program that will be expanded to all middle schools.

May 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

A bartender named Slobo

My friend had been having a bad day, starting with absent-mindedly putting a tin of Altoids mints in his pocket before going through the metal detector at the airport. That had set the infernal machine screaming, which led to suspicion, which led to officers confiscating the little round silver flask he had in his carry-on bag.

May 25, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Camden seeks citizen input on BAR proposal

City of Camden residents visiting the city's website can read and email comments about a proposed ordinance to transform the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a Board of Architectural Review (BAR). Camden City Council looked at the proposal and discussed it during a work session Tuesday afternoon ahead of its regular evening meeting.

May 25, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

KershawHealth is our hometown hospital

Local hospitals can be found in large cities and small towns or even in rural areas. It simply refers to hospitals in your locality or hometown. With growth in infrastructure and population, hospitals in small towns are also expanding to be able to deal with the demands of a growing and aging population. With this in mind, it's usually not difficult to find a hospital -- especially when there is one in your backyard.

May 25, 2012 | By Johnny Deal C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Memorial Day weekend safety

The Memorial Day weekend is approaching and drivers should expect more traffic on the road. Memorial Day is the start of the "100 deadly days of summer." Our fatalities tend to rise during this time because of more vehicles traveling across our state. This year alone in Troop 1 which covers Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter and Clarendon counties, our communities have experienced 63 traffic fatalities. These fatalities are the result of speed, alcohol, and occupants not wearing seatbelts, pedestrians and motorcyclists. Memorial Day weekend of 2011 there was one fatality in Troop 1.

May 25, 2012 | L/Cpl. Brent Kelly S.C. Highway Patrol | Letters

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