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2010: Tears and cheers marked closing year

It's cliché to say it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, but when it comes to year-end reviews that cliché also serves as truth. 2010 was beset with tragedies and controversies but also rewarded with triumphs. For some in the political arena, 2010 marked the end of an era. For others, it was only the beginning.

December 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Holiday scenes to remember

December 24, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Pondexter finishes recruit training

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Billy K. Pondexter, a 2007 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

December 24, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Dec. 24, 2010

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here. And with the addition of morning classes, there's a session to fit almost any schedule.

December 24, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Scrapbook - Dec. 22, 2010

Santa Claus is easy to see. He has a long, white beard. He is "dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot." But the Santa we see now comes from many places and lots of stories.

December 22, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


A wild ride

The Lugoff Fire Department escorted Santa Claus for evening visits through Lugoff neighborhoods earlier this month. The department also sponsored the opportunity for youngsters to have their photos taken with Santa Claus at the fire station.

December 22, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Farmers Home Furniture opening

Farmers Home Furniture has opened its doors in Springdale Plaza, offering a selection of furniture, appliances, electronics, bedding and outdoor equipment. Manager of the new retail business is Steve Waltz; credit manager is Deron Croft. Established in 1949, Farmers Home Furniture is headquartered in Dublin, Ga., and has 167 locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The new Kershaw County store, located at 1670 Springdale Drive, Suite 13B, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number 425-1100. "Farmers Home Furniture ...

December 22, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Holiday closings

Local government offices will observe individual schedules for the Christmas holiday.

December 22, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Church shares spirit of giving with families in need

In 2005, Earl Wilson wanted to help.

December 20, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


Ministry to serve first meal Friday

Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and Emergency Shelter will open the doors of its new 5,000-square-foot facility at 110 E. DeKalb St. in Camden to serve its first meal Friday, Christmas Eve. The public is invited to join in the meal and to tour the new center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 20, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


On with the parade

A refurbished 1921 Seagraves pumper truck cruises down Broad Street carrying a crew from the Camden Fire Department during the Kershaw County Christmas Parade Dec. 11. Onboard the pumper were Camden Fire Chief John Bowers and his wife, Gwen. Capt. Johnny Mullis was at the wheel, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter, Savannah.

December 20, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Get fit in the new year with Tonetics

Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.

December 17, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Lights of Lugoff

December 17, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Brief -- Dec. 15, 2010

A special award for the best use of mud in an entry will be presented at the Boykin Christmas Parade's 17th edition Sunday. This year's festivities, which begin at 2 p.m., will also feature a first-ever event -- a marriage ceremony during the parade. The parade will also showcase its traditional country-themed lineup while emphasizing the "Spirit of Boykin." For more information, call parade co-chairman Hank Kerfoot or parade administrator Chris Amerson at 713-8873.

December 15, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Catfish time

December 15, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


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National dog competition draws from across the country

Owners and fans of the Boykin spaniel gathered in the South Carolina midlands last week for the 2014 National Field Trial. The event was a "homecoming" of sorts for the Boykin spaniel breed that originated in the early 1900s in Boykin. The Boykin spaniel became the official state dog of South Carolina in 1985.

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Miscellaneous


Community giant, Buckley, passes away

Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

April 16, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


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