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A hard working group of Elgin community members is diligently working to establish Elgin's first museum. Members of the Blaney-Elgin Museum Committee have sold wreaths, hosted yard sales and even written a book to raise the money to fund the museum.

August 25, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Pride and humility

It has become somewhat of an art for me, that of studying Southern culture and deciphering what makes us different from others as well as downright peculiar among ourselves.

August 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns

The storytellers of Dillon County

Our family has spent many a pleasant summer day with several families from the Dillon area and the experience is always enjoyable and the manner in which they address their friends, neighbors and kinfolk is like taking a step back in the "Old South." Everyone seems to have a prefix or you are a tourist just stopping by.

August 25, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Team player

Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson braces himself for a splash of icy cold water as L-EHS football players and cheerleaders look on. Thomasson agreed to be "dunked" if L-EHS students raised $5000 by Thursday morning to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Students ended up raising $5300. "We wanted something that would get the kids involved in with a team aspect ... It kind of goes along with the United Way spirit, you can give a dollar, and that dollar goes a long way," Thomasson said. See more pictures in our Localife section.

August 25, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin

‘Squeaky’ Truesdale exhibit on display at Camden Archives and Museum

An exhibit on John "Squeaky" Truesdale (1937-1996) is on display at the Camden Archives and Museum through August 2015.

August 25, 2014 | | Camden

KCC to consider new cell tower amendment

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of an ordinance amending the county's regulations on communications towers during its meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

KH board to vote on ‘financial assistance policy’ tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on changes to its "financial assistance policy." If passed, the new policy would change exactly who is eligible for charity care at KershawHealth.

August 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, Mr. Jamie L. Davis to marry

Mr. Ricky L. Carraway of Lugoff SC is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, to Jamie L. Davis of Camden, SC. Ashley Carraway is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carraway and granddaughter of the late Horace Moore.

August 25, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements

The rainbow connection

August 25, 2014 | | Localife

An icy challenge

Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.

August 25, 2014 | | Localife

Ariail for Aug. 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - Aug. 25, 2014

• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we'll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...

August 25, 2014 | | Editorials

America still has a long way to go

There is no longer any doubt that America still has a long way to go before it can say that it has grown beyond the prejudices and fear and tragic cycle of action and reaction when it comes to relations between blacks and whites.

August 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Battle of Camden remembered on 234th anniversary

The clash between British and American armies on Aug. 16, 1780, was one of the largest and bloodiest field battles of the American Revolution. The battle, which pitted forces led by Major Gen. Horatio Gates against those of Charles, Lord Cornwallis, started badly and ended worse--with an estimated loss of Patriot lives between 500 and 800, many of whom lie in shallow unmarked graves at the Battle site nine miles North of Camden, South Carolina.

August 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | News

KC Sheriff’s Foundation seeks nominees for annual award

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2014 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." The award was established in 2012 to recognize the support of Kershaw County residents for the Sheriff's Office. The award was named after the late Mr. Leonard L. Price, a former resident of the North Central area of Kershaw County who invested heavily in supporting law enforcement.

August 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | News

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Rev. Eva Mae Drakeford Miller James

Rev. Eva Mae Drakeford Miller James, 80, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Second Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, August 8, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Crawford Funeral Home Kershaw.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Jessie Hickman

Mrs. Jessie Hickman, 62, of Bishopville entered into rest on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Life Care Center in Columbia. Arrangements will be announced later.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

Charlese P. Lloyd

Miss Charlese P. Lloyd, 61, of 716 Market Street in Camden died Fridday, August 8, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

August 11, 2014 | | Obituaries

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

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