Let's make something perfectly clear: The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is not dead, but the S.C. Supreme Court is sure acting like they're trying to kill it.
July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
My grandmother -- Daddy's mother -- was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.
July 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leonard M. Davis, Jr. 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. The Rev. Jason Fletcher will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Leonard's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, Arise & Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes ...
July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Devon Davis Graham, 72, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Rev. Dr. Chuck Everett and Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Devon's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.
July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries
• It looks like it's full steam ahead for KershawHealth and its strategic plan. In recent weeks, we have reported on the creation -- after several years of hard work -- of a general surgery division; the recruitment of a new orthopedic surgeon; the signing of an agreement with Orthopedic Advantage to create a top-level orthopedic center in Kershaw County; and an already established agreement with Team Health to transform KershawHealth's emergency department in order to fast-track non-emergent patients allowing staff to focus on those in true emergency situations. Dr. T. Chris Tran, the new orthopedic surgeon, joined Camden Bone & Joint ...
July 21, 2014 | | Editorials
Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.
July 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
July 21, 2014 | | Localife
Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on and consider third and final reading of an ordinance approving the development of a joint county industrial park with Chesterfield County. The public hearing and consideration of the ordinance are scheduled for council's meeting Tuesday evening.
July 21, 2014 | | Kershaw County
July 21, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire
For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.
July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
When you want to learn to do something well, it's not a bad idea to get training and advice from an expert. That was the case July 12 when Wateree Gymnastics Center in Camden welcomed Olympic gold medalist and former world champion gymnast Nastia Liukin to lead a day-long seminar and training session for young girls. She won a gold medal, three silvers and a bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, putting her in a three-way tie with Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller for the most medals received by a gymnast at a single Olympic Games ...
July 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Camden
Loading up the team bus for a trip to Georgetown for the third time in as many days for one game, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team took another step closer to earning a state tournament berth on Thursday.
July 21, 2014 | | Sports
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.
July 18, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
With today's plethora of online news and the subsequent discussion forums that accompany most Internet articles, there is a lot of confusion on the somewhat vague thing called "freedom of speech." Really, it's not vague at all, but it sure seems to be quite vague to those who don't really know what it means. What it doesn't mean is you have the right to say whatever you want to whenever you want to without consequences.
July 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns
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Memorial services for Mr. William H. Nau Jr., 61, of Columbia, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.
April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries
McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, P.A. attorney James E. L. "Eddie" Fickling has passed the North Carolina Bar Exam. He practices in the areas of workers' compensation defense, civil litigation, subrogation and workers' compensation appeals.
April 25, 2012 | | Business
WASHINGTON -- I take a back seat to no one when it comes to loving dogs. For that matter, my dog takes a back seat to no one.
April 25, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
Grace Episcopal Church hosted its 76th annual Spring Dog Show April 14 at Rectory Square. Proceeds from the show benefited the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Grace Church hosts this yearly parade of pooches as they compete in classes for costume, mutts, full-bred AKC breeds and shelter-adopted dogs. Children also had the opportunity to show their handling skills of canine pals. Josh Arrants cools off with his two dogs, Gus and Anderson. Also pictured; Andrew and Tim Hutchinson and Riordon Haddock stand with Copper; Tim Hutchinson walks Cooper before the show; Gabe, owned by Lyn Godwin, was named show winner ...
April 25, 2012 | Julie Prickett | Localife
A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a Lugoff couple arrested this week for abuse and neglect of a 4-year-old child.
April 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire
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April 25, 2012 | | For the Record
The third annual Kappa Classic Golf Tournament is set for Friday, May 4 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden.
April 25, 2012 | | Golf
Flash Mash, a graduate of Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden, tracked down Well Deserved in deep stretch to win Saturday's 16th running of the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes at the Keeneland Race Course in Versailles, Ky.
April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine
April 25, 2012 | | Sports
Growing up, Cassady Robinson played in a T-ball baseball league with boys. She also threw the football around with the guys, many of whom she considers some of her closest friends. So, when it came time to make her choice of a college, the North Central High School senior chose … You guessed it, Columbia College.
April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle
North Central used seven hits and 10 C.A. Johnson errors to close out its Region 3-A campaign with a 17-5 win over the visiting Green Hornets on Friday night.
April 23, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle
On an evening when Lugoff-Elgin honored its five seniors while saluting member's of the school's 1992 AAA baseball state champions, it was visiting Irmo which gave the host team the biggest gift of all.
April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lower Richland at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); South Pointe at Camden Military Academy (TEN – 5 p.m.); Buford at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 5 p.m.);Lugoff-Elgin at Blythewood (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 7 p.m.)
April 23, 2012 | | Sports
A woman and her live in boyfriend are in jail after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators determined that the woman's 4 year old daughter had been physically abused so severely that both of her arms and one of her legs were broken.
April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire
• Political spin is a given these days, and President Obama is as good -- or bad, given your point of view -- at it as anyone. We were amused at his response to one reporter after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stuck her foot in her mouth with her comment about Ann Romney's never having "worked a day in her life." Obama referred to Rosen as "some woman on television," conveniently forgetting that she's a Democratic operative. We'll have to admit that goes beyond spin.
April 23, 2012 | | Editorials