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LeMons parade, block Party return to Camden

LeMons parade, block Party return to Camden

Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they’re made of.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Updated: sep. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | LeMons parade, block Party return to Camden Comments 0 Comments
Plans for second covered arena at equine park trotting ahead

Plans for second covered arena at equine park trotting ahead

 

S.C. Equine Promotion Foundation Board Vice Chair John Cushman provided Camden City Council with some good news during its meeting Tuesday evening: the foundation already has commitments for all but about $220,000 of the $850,000 needed to construct a second covered arena at the S.C. Equine Park.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 5:21 p.m. | Updated: sep. 12, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Plans for second covered arena at equine park trotting ahead Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Sept. 17, 2014

A Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) investigation into an allegation that a woman threatened her foster children with a knife ended with the children’s removal from the home on Sept. 11.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:47 p.m. | Updated: sep. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Sept. 17, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Body recovered from Wateree River

After a search spanning nearly 40 hours, crews from local and state agencies found the body of a missing Sumter man on Monday morning in the Wateree River approximately one-half mile from where he disappeared. Authorities said Michael Adell Kolb, 47, disappeared around 5 p.m. Saturday from Patriot’s Landing, the boat ramp and dock below the U.S. 1 bridge crossing the river and connecting Camden with Lugoff.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:48 p.m. | Updated: sep. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Body recovered from Wateree River Comments 0 Comments

N.Y. man drowns in Lugoff motel pool

A young New York man who attended his grandmother’s funeral on Monday died when he apparently drowned in a Lugoff motel pool Tuesday morning.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Updated: sep. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | N.Y. man drowns in Lugoff motel pool Comments 0 Comments
Killer pleads guilty, receives 42-year sentence

Killer pleads guilty, receives 42-year sentence

A Cassatt man will be 88 years old before he can leave prison after pleading guilty to the murder of his roommate in September 2012.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:52 p.m. | Updated: sep. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Killer pleads guilty, receives 42-year sentence Comments 0 Comments
Rescue personnel search for missing boater on river

Rescue personnel search for missing boater on river

Family and friends of a missing Sumter County man gathered at Patriots Landing on the Wateree River Sunday as Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS) and S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel searched for the missing boater.

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Posted: sep. 14, 2014 2:19 p.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Rescue personnel search for missing boater on river Comments 0 Comments

Rembert woman arrested for murder

 

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Rembert woman for murder in connection with a fatal shooting that took place Thursday morning on Baynard Boykin Road.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:28 p.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Rembert woman arrested for murder Comments 0 Comments

Education

CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

With the beginning of the school year, Camden Middle School (CMS) became the first middle school in Kershaw County to implement and offer a full Outdoor Life Unit program as a physical education course. Currently, all three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools offer the course, as do a few others in South Carolina.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Updated: sep. 17, 2014 6:00 a.m. | CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

KH may offer 2 percent employee raises

KershawHealth may offer its employee a 2 percent raise effective at the end of the year. The decision will be influenced -- in part or in total -- by the healthcare organization’s “financial performance through the end of the calendar year and other factors known by year end to impact fiscal year 2015,” according to a summary of KershawHealth’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:11 p.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m. | KH may offer 2 percent employee raises Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

Bethune council continues discussion on school referendum

Bethune council continues discussion on school referendum

Residents of Bethune and the surrounding area appear to be hoping a referendum to authorize Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District’s facilities equalization program fails in the November general election.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:11 p.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Bethune council continues discussion on school referendum Comments 0 Comments
Kershaw County Council honors local author

Kershaw County Council honors local author

 

Kershaw County author Madge Strickland spoke to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday regarding her published book, “A Sandhills Revelation,” that tells the history of the Blaney-Elgin area in western Kershaw County.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 5:18 p.m. | Updated: sep. 12, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Kershaw County Council honors local author Comments 0 Comments
UWKC’s Day of Caring visits 23 sites

UWKC’s Day of Caring visits 23 sites

 

United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) volunteers gathered Thursday to serve the Camden community on its annual Day of Caring. Around 100 volunteers dedicated their time at a total of 23 sites across the county. The day began at Food for the Soul, where volunteers were energized with a hearty breakfast before heading out to their designated sites.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 5:35 p.m. | Updated: sep. 12, 2014 6:00 a.m. | UWKC’s Day of Caring visits 23 sites Comments 0 Comments

Lugoff-Elgin

Potter Community Park construction comes under budget

Potter Community Park construction comes under budget

Construction of the recently dedicated picnic shelter at Potter Community Park came approximately $3,000 under budget. That’s the word from Elgin Town Council’s Sept. 2 meeting.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:09 p.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Potter Community Park construction comes under budget Comments 0 Comments

National

'Fat shaming' doesn't help people lose weight, study says

'Fat shaming' doesn't help people lose weight, study says

Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.

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MIT unleashes cheetah robot on campus

MIT unleashes cheetah robot on campus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.

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I didn't marry my soul mate, Part 2

I didn't marry my soul mate, Part 2

About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, “I didn’t marry my soul mate.” I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married “the other guy.”

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Hollywood slow to offer faith-based films, pastor-producer says

Hollywood slow to offer faith-based films, pastor-producer says

LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.

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Top 15 states for education

Top 15 states for education

It’s already September. Time to go back to school.

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The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 10:42 a.m. | The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations Comments 0 Comments

Politics

Local attorney runs for probate judge

Local attorney runs for probate judge

 

David Reuwer, avid runner, is racing for Kershaw County Probate Judge.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:04 p.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Local attorney runs for probate judge Comments 0 Comments


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