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Editorial: The walk out

We would like to recognize Kershaw County's students for their actions Wednesday regarding the proposed walk out in remembrance of the people killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

March 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Farmer’s Market

It looks like the Kershaw County Farmer's Market will be moving again -- this time back to downtown Camden -- and just in time for the 2018 season. In fact, thanks to donations from the community, including two recent donations from Farm Bureau and the Kershaw County Soil and Water Conservation District, the market will be able to move forward with plans to buy property located at 906 Broad St., Camden.

March 13, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Superintendent search

With Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement in January that he is retiring as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District as of June 30, the search for a new superintendent is moving forward.

March 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: More festivals

We would like to offer our great appreciation and hearty congratulations to all who made the second annual Irish Festival happen. Aside from the normal hiccups involved in such a monumental organizational project, the event seems to not only have run very smoothly, but attracted quite a crowd. It is gratifying to see such a fun-filled event take off and we are sure the coming years will bring more of the luck of the Irish to Camden.

March 06, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Safe schools

In the wake of the horrific and tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting, it is only natural for everyone to be concerned, even frightened, for our children. Indeed, citizens -- including groups of parents of school children -- in this county are already networking in the community and advocating before government bodies such as the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees and Kershaw County Council.

March 02, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Irish Festival

The second annual Irish Festival kicks off Saturday in downtown Camden. Created and sponsored by the Montessori School of Camden as a fundraiser for the school's scholarships program, the event was well-received last year and by all accounts this one should be even bigger and better.

February 27, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Thank you

To a certain young person who reported the strange Snapchat you received Monday morning: We don't know who you are, but we are very proud of you for what you did.

February 23, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Two gems

With Black History Month well underway, it is fitting to see two interesting, exciting and important events coming up this weekend.

February 20, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Tennis center opens

The city of Camden's new tennis/pickleball complex is now open and operating -- and is already booking up for events.

February 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: CCTC opens

We are pleased to join in the celebration of the opening of the new Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) campus located near I-20 and Exit 98 off U.S. 521. While classes have been underway at the new site since early January, the official ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 8.

February 13, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Arts grants

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to the outstanding group of Kershaw County School District arts teachers who were recognized by the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: The Flu, Part II

By now, everyone knows how bad this flu season has been. People all over the county, the state and nation have been hit with this year's strain of flu.

February 06, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: African-American Cultural Center

We are pleased to hear of the upcoming opening of the city of Camden's new African American Cultural Center, to be located at 517 York St. This is a project long in the planning and we are excited to see it come to fruition. The center, which will be under the auspices of the Camden Archives and Musuem, officially opens its doors to the public on Feb. 24 and will feature an exhibit on Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Camden native Larry Doby, who was the second African-American baseball player to break the color barrier in Major ...

February 02, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Handling growth

Kershaw County Council recently heard a report regarding an area of the county known as the Black River Road Corridor. Essentially, this is the area that runs from I-20/Exit 98 to Black River Road and beyond to Doc Humphries and Mt. Olivet roads. Because the area has experienced significant residential and commercial growth, it has also experienced a spike in traffic related issues, including vehicle accidents. So, council, in conjunction with the city of Camden, commissioned a study of the area. A story on the results of that study is on today's front page.

January 30, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Flu update

Today, we have an interesting update from Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn regarding the flu season. While no one can say for sure that we are in the peak of the season, a lot of people in Kershaw County are dealing with this pernicious, deeply uncomfortable and dangerous condition.

January 26, 2018 | | Editorials


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Editorial: A new superintendent

We would like to offer our congratulations -- and a hearty welcome to the neighborhood -- to Dr. William "Shane" Robbins, who has been named as the ...

May 22, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Camden cares for its horses

Horses and the equine community, in general, have played a key role in bolstering Camden and Kershaw County's economic, sporting and cultural lives since ...

May 18, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Superintendent search

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is getting closer to naming a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan, who retires at the end ...

May 15, 2018 | | Editorials


Editorial: Budget time

As the days get warmer and May turns into June, a number of events will be taking place, from school graduations to summer vacations.

May 11, 2018 | | Editorials


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