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Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker’s husband, Sampson, signs a copy of “Unthinkable Choice” at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson’s decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his “hobby farm” in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:48 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Book signing Comments 0 Comments
Piggly Wiggly in Camden to stay open, says manager

Piggly Wiggly in Camden to stay open, says manager

Camden’s Piggly Wiggly on East DeKalb Street, is receiving its wholesale goods from a new supplier, but store manager Steve Jackson said shoppers won’t notice a difference, other than gradual expansions and improvements planned for the store.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:55 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Piggly Wiggly in Camden to stay open, says manager Comments 0 Comments
SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch

SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch

 

SAFE Federal Credit Union officially opened its new branch in Lugoff with a ribbon cutting Thursday. The new facility replaces the SAFE location in Camden’s Springdale Plaza. Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce President Spencer Graham opened the proceedings.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:25 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch Comments 0 Comments

Camden

No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year’s AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:43 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl Comments 1 Comment
Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Teresia Hayes of Camden, Sanders Stoney Unit 203, was one of nearly 2,000 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests from across the country who attended the 94th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention August 22-28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 1:55 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention Comments 0 Comments
A tool for any job

A tool for any job

 

What started as a simple collection of antique vehicle license plates has grown over the years into a vast array of classic and unique tools lining the walls of the shop Bill Self of Camden uses to restore classic cars. Self said he started collecting many years ago.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:35 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | A tool for any job Comments 0 Comments
Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school’s 1964 AAA state championship team.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:21 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge

Prominent Camden businessman Dr. Ron Prestage entered a guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of having an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in his possession as he entered a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014

A Camden woman reported to the Camden Police Department (CPD) that a tractor-trailer driver threatened with her a gun Monday morning.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014 Comments 0 Comments
Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:50 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Driver injured when turkey truck overturns Comments 0 Comments

Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:22 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on Comments 0 Comments

Education

Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 1:21 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Stover Middle School students paint mural for school Comments 0 Comments

Separate football coach, AD jobs to cost $10,500 extra

It could cost just a little more than an additional $10,500 at each Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school to split the duties of athletic director (AD) and head football coach. That’s according to information KCSD Director of Public Services Duane Pate gave to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting Tuesday night.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:39 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Separate football coach, AD jobs to cost $10,500 extra Comments 1 Comment

KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:43 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

Express Care is now open at KershawHealth

Express Care is now open at KershawHealth

Danny Wharton is noticeably proud of the changes in KershawHealth’s emergency department. Wharton, the healthcare organization’s director of ancillary and emergency services, took several people on a tour of the renovated space that now accommodates the hospital’s Express Care service.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Express Care is now open at KershawHealth Comments 0 Comments

KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan

The current focus on the death of a patient with Ebola in Dallas and the subsequent infection of two nurses at the same hospital, as well as the global nature of travel today, has led some to wonder how community hospitals might deal with possible Ebola patients.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:41 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun on October 31

The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell’s Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:11 a.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun on October 31 Comments 0 Comments
CAST holds final meeting as grant expires

CAST holds final meeting as grant expires

 

Members of CAST -- Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow -- met for the last time Wednesday at the ALPHA Center as a grant used to fund the program across the state ended in September.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:47 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | CAST holds final meeting as grant expires Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw Co. Sheriff’s Foundation announces 2015 board openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have open seats in 2015 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving on the KCSF board.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 5:15 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Kershaw Co. Sheriff’s Foundation announces 2015 board openings Comments 0 Comments
Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter

Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter

 

Radiate Church will kick off its third annual “Cover Columbia” event on Sunday. During that week, church members will perform random acts of kindness along with community service in the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter Comments 0 Comments

Military

Korean War veterans honored by Legion

Korean War veterans honored by Legion

The Korean War is sometimes called “the forgotten war,” but James LeRoy Belk Post No. 17 of the American Legion in Camden held a special recognition for veterans of that conflict Oct. 18. Post Commander Clay Carruth asked all Korean War veterans in attendance to stand and be recognized before offering some remarks.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:50 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Korean War veterans honored by Legion Comments 0 Comments
Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County

Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County

 

Kershaw County motorists along U.S. 1 saw an unusual sight Oct. 10: a horse-drawn wagon rolling down the highway. Rodger Howell of Erin, Tenn., stopped for a conversation and said he, his two-horse team and dog have traveled much of the eastern United States, making friends all along the way.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:29 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County Comments 0 Comments

National

Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 12:23 p.m. | Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem? Comments 0 Comments
Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

“We’re going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.”

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 12:18 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 12:18 p.m. | Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap? Comments 0 Comments
The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you’re judging that based on Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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Foreign films lead new videos

Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Late husband's letters of love found

Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

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Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 12:07 p.m. | Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids Comments 0 Comments

Politics

Haynes not eligible for Kershaw County Council District 5 seat

Bill Haynes is not eligible to be a write-in candidate for the Kershaw County Council District 5 seat currently held by Councilman Jimmy Jones. Jones was unopposed until Haynes started asking for write-in votes.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:41 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Haynes not eligible for Kershaw County Council District 5 seat Comments 0 Comments


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