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Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:33 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens Comments 0 Comments
Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. “We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it’s surrounding areas.” The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:40 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Palmetto Hearing moves Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Council celebrates CFD Explorer accomplishments

Council celebrates CFD Explorer accomplishments

They’ve become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department’s (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 3:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Council celebrates CFD Explorer accomplishments Comments 0 Comments
Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 4:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds Comments 1 Comment

Crime-Police-Fire

Man arrested for attacking son

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 48-year-old Kershaw County man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his 12-year-old son.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:53 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Man arrested for attacking son Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - July 30, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) investigated two missing persons cases recently.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Crime Report - July 30, 2014 Comments 0 Comments
California fugitive arrested in Kershaw County

California fugitive arrested in Kershaw County

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 3:37 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m. | California fugitive arrested in Kershaw County  Comments 0 Comments
Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 4:35 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C. Comments 1 Comment

Education

School board to tackle bonds, referendum

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 3:52 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m. | School board to tackle bonds, referendum Comments 0 Comments

CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College’s CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff’s Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 3:49 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m. | CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

Three rabies cases reported in Camden

Three Kershaw County residents are undergoing treatment for rabies after contracting the disease from the same stray cat. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) reported the cat exposed the three people during separate incidents on July 21 and 22 in Camden before being captured. Lab tests confirmed the cat as rabid on July 23.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:52 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Three rabies cases reported in Camden Comments 1 Comment

KH focuses on finances tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June’s finances.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 3:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m. | KH focuses on finances tonight Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS’ workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:44 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year Comments 0 Comments
A snapshot of homelessness in Kershaw County

A snapshot of homelessness in Kershaw County

A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 3:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m. | A snapshot of homelessness in Kershaw County Comments 0 Comments
‘Like ducks to water’

‘Like ducks to water’

A group of Kershaw County children have learned to swim this week, thanks to a partnership between the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) and First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden. Patty Rose is the director of urban missions for FBC and said she became aware of the need for the swim lessons when kids in her program attended a pool party.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 4:38 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | ‘Like ducks to water’ Comments 0 Comments

County council revising procurement code

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would modify the county’s procurement code that regulates purchases. Before the vote, County Attorney Ken DuBose explained a proposed amendment to the ordinance.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | County council revising procurement code Comments 0 Comments

Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth’s twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 5:04 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament Comments 0 Comments

Lugoff-Elgin

Elgin preparing for Christmas Toy Round Up

Elgin preparing for Christmas Toy Round Up

Though Christmas is five months away, charitable organizations in Kershaw County are already working to provide toys and food to families in need this Christmas. Elgin’s Toy Round Up is one of those organizations. Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown, who is director of the Elgin Toy Drive, said preparing for Christmas is a year-round effort.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Elgin preparing for Christmas Toy Round Up Comments 0 Comments

Military

VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m. | VFW honors local commander Comments 0 Comments

Politics

Three seeking two seats on Camden City Council

Jeffrey R. Graham, Deborah H. Davis and Bob Williams are the three names city of Camden voters will see on November ballots as they try to fill two open seats on Camden City Council.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Three seeking two seats on Camden City Council Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

Posted: jul. 25, 2014 7:30 a.m. | Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors' Comments 0 Comments
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