SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.
July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
July 28, 2014 | | Equine
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
July 28, 2014 | | Education
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.
July 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
July 28, 2014 | | Ariail
OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
July 28, 2014 | | Sports
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
July 28, 2014 | | Editorials
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As time goes on, the people of this once great country become more and more inundated with Star Trek-type technology, economic uncertainties and the country's seemingly dependence on drugs in one form or another.
June 24, 2011 | Terence Hines Camden | Letters
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the June 16 arrest of a Bethune couple on charges of distributing powder cocaine was the result of numerous tips and complaints from area residents.
June 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire
This week 63 youth and adult volunteers have worked in Kershaw County repairing homes for four families. The Wateree camp has volunteers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas. Home repairs are free of charge and include roofing, plumbing, painting, flooring, carpentry and other construction projects. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a ministy of the South Carolina United Methodist Church involving more than 3,500 volunteers in more than 50 locations. Salkehatchie is a life changing experience for youth. For more information, contact Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church at 432-3191.
June 24, 2011 | | Localife
Although Camden City Council hasn't officially decided to build a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run recreation center, city officials have already solicited architectural and engineering firms for their qualifications to build the facility.
June 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
June 24, 2011 | | Ariail
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles Kenneth Colvin, 86, formerly of Bishopville, SC were held Wednesday, June 22 in Mint Hill, NC at the Shiloh Truelight Church. He was the son of the late Hazel and Sylvia Davis Colvin.
June 24, 2011 | | Obituaries
Funeral service for Maggie Kendrick Reed, 91, of Rembert, will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Union baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery, Rembert. Mrs. Reed will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing.
June 24, 2011 | | Obituaries
Mr. Albertis "Scooter" Reddick, 67, of 2366 Hub Kelly Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Monday, June 20, 2011. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sally Chavis at 102 Eddie Watkins Road, Bishopville.
June 24, 2011 | | Obituaries
The deadline to apply for priority assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for two of its Farm Bill programs is Aug. 1.
June 24, 2011 | | Miscellaneous
With no official word on the state budget before Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting, school board members were still unable to pass the school district's 2011-12 fiscal year budget.
June 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education
Did you know that the 2011-2012 school year will mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of Doby's Mill Elementary School?
June 24, 2011 | | Education
It's a shame that we have a city and county council that spend money like the Obama Administration. This has got to stop. A 30 percent increase in salaries for county council? You have got to be kidding. This is our taxpayer money being spent. We have got to get rid of these people.
June 24, 2011 | William M. Hornor IV Camden | Letters
Hope is still alive for former Rep. Anthony "the Twitter" Weiner. In today's America, failure is only the first step to your next success, even when your personality gives new meaning to the term "outgoing."
June 24, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns
So-called social media sites on the Internet have proliferated in recent years, and such venues as Facebook are hugely popular with the under-40 crowd as well as many who are over that age. But such sites have their risks, too, as the city of Camden found out recently when it shut down its Facebook page after a number of people had posted comments -- some of them inappropriate -- criticizing the city's efforts to reach a joint accord with the Columbia YMCA for a new facility in Camden.
June 24, 2011 | | Editorials
Substantial assets of Forgitron Technologies LCC, including the forged aluminum wheel manufacturing plant in Camden, have been purchased by Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride Corp.
June 24, 2011 | | Business