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September 01, 2014 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - Sept. 1, 2014

• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...

September 01, 2014 | | Editorials

Listening to Dale’s advice

A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."

September 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns

Photographer Edward T. Start

Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.

September 01, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education

Bond denied again for man accused of shooting into occupied home

A Camden man will remain in the Kershaw County Detention Center after being denied bond for a July 14 incident in which he is alleged to have fired several shots into an ex-girlfriend's home and forced his way inside. Harley Joe Moore, 33, faces a list of charges for that event and another that occurred a month earlier on June 13.

September 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

This is journalism?

I love my job. As harried as I can be sometimes, I really do love it. I think long-time readers of this column know that by now -- that I love to write stories about Kershaw County, especially in Camden, which has been my primary beat (along with healthcare) for 14 years. You know that I'm passionate about the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and that I truly believe it doesn't just benefit journalists like myself, but individual citizens like you.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

September 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education

Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.

September 01, 2014 | | Kershaw County

County man killed in two-car collision

A 23-year-old county man died in a two-car collision in the Cassatt area shortly after noon Saturday when he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Nancy F. Hudson

Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries

Virginia W. McCaa

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries

Janet B. Rogers

A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries

Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife

Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife

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Knights reclaim Region 3-A track throne

Playing keep away with the Region 3-A boys' track championship trophy, North Central kept the hardware in Boonetown as the Knights won the conference title for the second time in as many years by winning Tuesday's championship meet which they hosted.

April 27, 2012 | | Sports

Demons douse Blazers to secure state tourney berth

It is a high school coach's double-edged sword of winning the game and developing the character of his players. Sometimes, those two thoughts collide in an unfavorable fashion.

April 27, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

All six KC teams will travel to state tourney openers

It is time to crank up the buses for the post-season.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports

Demons, Knights drop regular season finales

No matter the outcome, Lugoff-Elgin's state tournament fate was sealed when Dutch Fork, supposedly, threw together a makeshift lineup out against Ridge View in their Region 4-4A finale.

April 25, 2012 | | Sports

Exit 98 to perform at Finally Friday

Join the FAC for the second installment of Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Exit 98 The Band 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 on the FAC grounds ...

April 25, 2012 | | Localife

Yesteryear -- April 25, 2012

Photo cutline -- Proud Parents -- Mr. and Mrs. James W. Robinson flank their son, Donald, who was awarded the coveted Eagle Scout badge Thursday at a Troop 311 Court of Honor. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest attainable in scouting.

April 25, 2012 | | Yesteryear

Terry Lee Smith

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Cathryn Gardner

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Cathryn Killian Gardner, 82, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials maybe made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Mary Wilson Roberts

Mary Magdalene "Maggie" Wilson Roberts, 72, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Camden, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. Roberts was born September 4, 1939. She was the daughter of the late John Wilson, Sr. and the late Lillie Belle Oliver Wilson. She was predeceased by one brother Clarence Leon Wilson and one step-sister Annie Lee Miller. She was a member of the 1958 graduating class of Jackson High School.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Protective Packaging Inc. marks 25 years in operation

Protective Packaging Inc. of Lugoff is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the company's quarter of a century in the custom folding carton industry, Protective Packaging is celebrating with a variety of special activities in 2012, including an oyster roast, a golf tournament and other events throughout the year.

April 25, 2012 | | Business

James Earl Sullivan

Graveside service for James Earl Sullivan, 61, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Recent Irish import Via Galilei gives Naylor a victory in his first U.S. start

Irvin S. Naylor's Via Galilei, making his first United States start, launched a powerful three-wide move through the stretch to score a one-length victory in the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), the feature race of the 91st annual Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday.

April 25, 2012 | | Equine

Bulldogs race past Gamecocks, 5-1

These are the days when you don't mind your team not being at full-strength.

April 25, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle

Riders up for Boykin Spring Fling trail

The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride, scheduled for Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., returns to Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. All proceeds will benefit the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

April 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Dorothy Kelly

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy "Dot" Tidwell Kelly, 70, of Ridgeway will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

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