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Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and “Sweet Celebration” Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 6:10 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala Comments 0 Comments

Camden

City presenting Historic Preservation awards

The city of Camden will present the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards during tonight’s Camden City Council meeting.

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 5:31 p.m. | Updated: may. 24, 2016 1:00 a.m. | City presenting Historic Preservation awards Comments 0 Comments
Public meeting on former sewer lagoon Monday

Public meeting on former sewer lagoon Monday

The city of Camden will conduct a second public meeting on a proposed redevelopment project for a former wastewater lagoon to become a park.

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 6:22 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Public meeting on former sewer lagoon Monday Comments 0 Comments
Camden: Classically Carolina

Camden: Classically Carolina

During Tuesday’s Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson unveiled the city’s latest marketing effort, Camden: Classically Carolina magazine.

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:17 a.m. | Camden: Classically Carolina Comments 0 Comments
Aberdeen Polo Match returns May 22

Aberdeen Polo Match returns May 22

Polo will return to the historic Camden Polo Field on Sunday, May 22 with the playing of the third annual Aberdeen Polo Match, sponsored by ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:22 a.m. | Aberdeen Polo Match returns May 22 Comments 0 Comments

City passes 2017 budget

Camden City Council unanimously approved the 2017 budget for the city of Camden following a public hearing held at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:26 a.m. | City passes 2017 budget Comments 0 Comments

Camden community shred day to benefit Food for the Soul

The City of Camden is partnering with Shred 360 to host a Free Community Shred Day benefitting Food for the Soul on May 19th from ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:29 a.m. | Camden community shred day to benefit Food for the Soul Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 5:19 p.m. | Updated: may. 24, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions Comments 0 Comments
EMS training

EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Updated: may. 24, 2016 1:00 a.m. | EMS training Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 6:26 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - May 20, 2016 Comments 0 Comments

ISO ratings for some fire districts going down

The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:19 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | ISO ratings for some fire districts going down Comments 0 Comments

Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing

Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:29 a.m. | Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - May 13, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) incident report provides additional details about the case against Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:31 a.m. | Crime Report - May 13, 2016 Comments 0 Comments

Education

Camden High School Inaugural Hall of Fame

Camden High School Inaugural Hall of Fame

Camden High School (CHS) inducted six people and one couple into its inagural Hall of Fame on May 12 during a ceremony at 833 South ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 4:19 p.m. | Updated: may. 24, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Camden High School Inaugural Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments
Reclaiming a redoubt

Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 6:19 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Reclaiming a redoubt Comments 0 Comments

Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails

An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 6:25 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails Comments 0 Comments
Celebrating Camden

Celebrating Camden

Camden Middle School (CMS) students put the finishing touches on a mural along the school’s main entrance hallway celebrating their hometown’s history and ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Celebrating Camden Comments 0 Comments
Appointments & Awards

Appointments & Awards

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Hanna Potter officially receives her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., (first photo) during L-EHS ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:11 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Appointments & Awards Comments 0 Comments
Award winning logo

Award winning logo

Garrit Strunga (center), a Camden High School junior in ATEC’s fall semester graphic communications class, recently won The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Award winning logo Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

In late April, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) handed out its first five grants under its new program to award grants to 501 ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 5:25 p.m. | Updated: may. 24, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants Comments 0 Comments
KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

In addition to recognizing Palmetto Gold award-winning nurse Julie Watson in absentia (see accompanying story), KershawHealth took time out May 11 to celebrate National Nurses ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:03 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week Comments 0 Comments
Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

A month ago, S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. and its all-volunteer steering committee chose KershawHealth’s Judith A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN, as one of ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:05 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin

When KershawHealth’s Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county’s plan was for it to become ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Updated: may. 24, 2016 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin Comments 0 Comments

Bethune mulling H-Tax

Bethune Town Council is working on a hospitality tax ordinance for the town.

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 5:17 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:00 a.m. | Bethune mulling H-Tax Comments 0 Comments
Carpenter leads Habitat for Humanity KC forward

Carpenter leads Habitat for Humanity KC forward

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County Executive Director Laurey Carpenter’s favorite word is “build,” which is appropriate considering her job and last name.   

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:24 a.m. | Carpenter leads Habitat for Humanity KC forward Comments 0 Comments

UWKC president makes case for New Day on Mill

Sunday, New Day on Mill will celebrate its 10th year of providing transitional housing for homeless women and children. A United Way of Kershaw County ...

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:26 a.m. | UWKC president makes case for New Day on Mill Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Pine Grove’s AWANA ‘Can-Do!’

Pine Grove’s AWANA ‘Can-Do!’

Posted: may. 13, 2016 8:36 a.m. | Pine Grove’s AWANA ‘Can-Do!’ Comments 0 Comments

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