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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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Big adventures, little dreams

I don't watch a lot of TV but every week or so I'll sit down and watch a drama-filled reality show with my sister or my mom. Last week, my sister and I were watching a show on Vh1 and my sister said, "I want to be best friends with ___." I thought it was funny and cute that my sister said that, because I think they could be great friends. A few days later, I walked into the den and my sister was watching the exact same show and said something similar: "I'm going to make ...

March 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns

Pets of the week -- March 30, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dixie, a 10-month-old female hound mix puppy, and a 2-year-old female gray and white 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 ...

March 30, 2012 | | Pets

Poetry open mic night Tuesday

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Camden Poets Society will host a poetry open mic event from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad St., Camden.

March 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Demons' magic number is 0 after topping RNE for fifth region win

Not since the days of Schoolhouse Rock has the number five been this celebrated.

March 30, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Sheriff: CMA case at 'standstill'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said his office is not currently investigating allegations that a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet was sexually assaulted in 2008.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Bridlewood changes pass first reading

Frank Trapp isn't against Bridlewood Farms being allowed to increase the number of lots the development might be able to sell from 16 to 42. He just wants something done with the place. Trapp lives on Davie Lane in the Springdale community, just a block or so away from Bridlewood Farms on Springdale Drive.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

The life of Brian

Sometimes the grass is indeed greener, if not firmer, on the other side of the Atlantic.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Jones: 'You will not shut me up'

"Let me make one thing very clear to my colleagues: you will not shut me up," Councilman Jimmy Jones said at Kershaw County Council's Tuesday meeting in response to a proposal to permanently eliminate council briefings from meetings.

March 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Many students, too little thought

You can lead a student to knowledge, according to an old academic saying, but you can't make them think.

March 30, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

James Edward Kirkland

Funeral service for James Edward Kirkland, 66, Lugoff, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sturgeon will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church, 2211 Porter Cross Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

Raymond W. Mushal

Raymond W. Mushal, 68, of Bethesda, MD, was a U.S. Department of Justice attorney and one of the pioneers of environmental prosecution. A native of North Branford, CT, he graduated with a BA in political science from Yale University in 1966, after which he enlisted in the army. During his first year in Viet Nam as an intelligence officer he ran unilateral operations south of Saigon in support of the Ninth Infantry Division, and he spent his second year in the Delta as an intelligence advisor to the Vietnamese military.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

Supreme Court block opinions

The three days of oral arguments that took place in the U.S. Supreme Court this week regarding President Obama's health care plan provide an interesting look into what has happened over past years in the political world and how that has affected the judiciary. Over the last few administrations, presidents have gone further and further in appointing justices who hue to a particular political philosophy. It has become easy to predict the outcome of many of the landmark decisions that come before the court because a certain segment often votes together, in opposition to another segment which habitually ...

March 30, 2012 | | Editorials

CHS rolls by Tigers, Demons

After an uneven start to the season, the Camden High tennis team downed Wilson and Lugoff-Elgin on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, to extend their win streak to four matches with one more contest left before taking next week off for spring break.

March 30, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle

Can any horse get in front of and stay ahead of Black Jack Blues in the Carolina Cup feature?

After two races on American soil, Black Jack Blues has yet to see the backside of another horse.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Ogburn announces for Camden City Council

Longtime community volunteer and organizer Peggy Ogburn recently announced her candidacy for Camden City Council. Ogburn has been a resident of Camden since 1980. During the years, she said, she has been involved in and led numerous, varied civic activities and projects designed to enhance quality of life for Camden and Kershaw County.

March 30, 2012 | | Politics

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