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Calling all dogs, hounds, mutts and puppies

Grace Episcopal Church in Camden has set the date for the 78th annual Spring Dog Show. The show will take place in Rectory Square on May 17 with May 24 reserved for the rain date. There are 16 show classes including costume, pure breeds, children's handling, puppies, mixed breeds and shelter dogs, so all types of dogs, handlers and spectators are encouraged to attend! Hotdogs, chips, sweets and drinks will be on sale throughout the event.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife

Griffins rally past Knights to take second place in 3-AA

In a game in which second place in Region 3-AA was hanging in the balance, Fairfield Central answered Tyler Bowers' two-run blast in the top of the sixth by pushing across the tying and winning runs in the home portion of the inning to take a 3-2 win over visiting North Central.

April 25, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle

505th Parachute Infantry Regimental jump

Several local veterans groups recently attended a commemoration ceremony at the flagpole and marker in front of Invista in Lugoff. The event marked the 71st anniversary of a significant event in the history of both our county and our nation. The following two paragraphs from A History of Kershaw County South Carolina (2011) by Joan A. and L. Glen Inabinet condenses and describes the event:

April 25, 2014 | | Localife

Kiwanis Club of Camden welcome new members

The Kiwanis Club of Camden inducted five new members at its April 1 meeting. From left, Brandon Oliver, Safe Federal Credit Union; Deb Gibart, retired; Marcella Towers, TD Bank; Debbie Massalon, Mental Health America; and Harriet Reid, New Day on Mill.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife

Butterflies are free

As I have written here at least once before, only to be proven wrong, Spring is finally here. I really hope I am right this time, but I guess we're never completely immune in April to a cold front coming through that would bring a rainy day or two and then the drop in temperature that always follows. But, let's keep the optimism up and say, with faith, that Spring really is here to stay.

April 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns

KCC provides property for new Lugoff playground

Thanks to a unanimous vote by Kershaw County Council, a modern, state-of-the-art play area will soon become a reality in the West Wateree area. A group of concerned parents presented a proposal to council at its meeting Tuesday. Laurie Carpenter, Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter's wife, spoke on behalf of the West Wateree Community Playground Project.

April 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Cleora Estridge Jones

Funeral services for Cleora Estridge Jones, 97 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Todd Montgomery will officiate.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries

Roger Allen Dubois

Roger Allen Dubois, 73 of Bethune, SC died Monday, April 21, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Born in Luton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Glenn and Elaine Stokes Dubois. Mr. Dubois was the owner/operator of poultry farms and served in the Army National Guard. He was also a graduate of Wayne State Teachers College.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries

Ariail for April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014 | | Ariail

Sewer utility seeks county council approval for permit

An Elgin-based wastewater treatment utility is hoping Kershaw County Council will sign off on a permit request filed with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to allow the discharge of treated sewage into nearby Spears Creek. The matter was the only item on the agenda of a special workshop meeting held after Tuesday's regular council meeting.

April 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Teachers, salaries ‘most critical’ in KCSD budget

Tuesday's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees included a discussion of the preliminary FY 2014-15 budget. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendant Dr. Frank Morgan presented board members with a document that stated "the Preliminary Budget totals $73,098.385, or a 3.1 percent increase as compared to the Amended Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget. However, as was explained to the board at its April 1 meeting, about $1.5 million of this increase simply reflects the movement of monies related to areas such as gifted and at-risk education from categorical funding to the General Fund ...

April 25, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education

Polk won’t be candidate for reelection

Camden City Councilman X. Willard Polk will not run for reelection this November. Polk made the announcement at the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council work session.

April 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Bobby Harrell

Allegations that Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives, illegally funneled campaign contributions to his own use should be examined in the brightest possible light, and that means letting a grand jury decide what happened rather than turning the matter over to the House Ethics Committee, which isn't experienced in such investigations and doesn't have the power to take effective action.

April 25, 2014 | | Editorials

Grandmother Hillary

WASHINGTON -- The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

April 25, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

A simple phone call

It was a simple phone call, out of the blue, from someone I'd known years before.

April 25, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

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First Palmetto to hold annual meeting

First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Bank, will hold its' 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10 a.m. on May 19, 2014.

April 09, 2014 | | Kershaw County

Demons ruin Dogfest

While some of the numbers may have been similar, the only one which mattered was the final outcome.

April 09, 2014 | | Sports

Lady Knights tied for 3-AA ead after edging Pelion, 7-6

With four games last week, the North Central softball team knew it was in for a tough stretch with three of their opponents sitting in the top 10 in the state rankings.

April 09, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle

What companies look for

An article in your March 28 edition covered (Ben) Connell's entry into the Kershaw County Council chairmanship race. He seems like a respectable, capable and credible young man. However, I would like to reflect on a statement credited to him in the article. He supposedly said premium recreation areas attract industries and the professionals who operate them. Further, these young professionals would be drawn to the area because you have something for their kids to do.

April 09, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

Bush v. Clinton?

In a political era in which presidential races drag on for years, not merely months, Kershaw County voters could well find themselves by the end of 2014 looking at a race between two recycled political families -- the Clintons and the Bushes. News reports indicate that Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is seriously considering a bid for the White House, inching away from the coy stance he's been taking. And Hillary Clinton has virtually paralyzed the Democrats' primary process, as nobody is willing to jump into a race until she decides whether she's going to run. If she ...

April 09, 2014 | | Editorials

Twins lead CHS track squads

Both the Camden High boys and girls track teams are off to strong starts to the year and they are making preparations for a strong showing at the Region 4-AAA championship meet to be held later this month.

April 09, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle

Schoodic, For Non Stop score wins at Colonial, Stoneybrook

Edith R. Dixon's Schoodic remained unbeaten over fences when he powered to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $25,000 Dogwood Classic allowance hurdle, the featured race of the second annual Dogwood Classic meet at Colonial Downs in Virginia on Saturday

April 09, 2014 | | Equine

Book Launch Party for Kami Kinard’s The Boy Problem

Books on Broad will be hosting Camden native Kami Kinard as she signs her latest novel, The Boy Problem: Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The books are also available for pre-order at www.booksonbroad.com.

April 09, 2014 | | Localife

Grahame Butler-Nixon Scholarship

Grace Episcopal Church is now accepting applications for the Grahame Butler-Nixon Scholarship.

April 09, 2014 | | Localife

Steeplechase Museum art exhibit Friday, Saturday

The National Steeplechase Museum at Springdale Racecourse, 200 Knights Hill Road in Camden, will hold an exhibition featuring the best in original contemporary British equestrian art Friday and Saturday. Land Rover of Columbia is proud to sponsor this exhibit, entitled "Horsepower from Across the Pond."

April 09, 2014 | | Localife


Community invited to ‘Active and Healthy Easter Egg Hunt’

Let's Move Camden and Kershaw County is having the first annual "Active and Healthy Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lot next to the Farmer's Market in Camden (corner of Rutledge and Church Streets) for kids aged three to eight. Let's Move is the Michelle Obama federal program working against childhood obesity. Community members are encouraged to come join the fun time with Easter Egg Races and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

April 09, 2014 | | Localife

St. Timothy’s dedicates day to serving Kershaw County charities

Saturday, Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church participated in Operation Inasmuch, a day of service celebrated each spring by congregations of Lutheran churches in South Carolina. The effort is inspired by the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25 that "inasmuch as we serve the least of these we serve Him."

April 09, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife

Jean Eddings

Mrs. Jean Tollison Chickering Eddings passed away April 6, 2014.

April 09, 2014 | | Obituaries

Betty Goude

Betty Goude went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully asleep on Saturday, April 05, 2014. She was born in Scranton, SC on December 7, 1929 to Rev. and Mrs. Ernest B. Lee, Pentecostal Holiness ministers. On April 11, 1947 she married Rev. James M. Goude, a Church of God minister. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Ernest and Hatttie Lee, her husband, James Goude, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her sister, Nolie Terry of The Villages in Florida, and three children – her oldest son Rev. James Dexter Goude and his wife Tammy ...

April 09, 2014 | | Obituaries

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