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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

First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

 

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of Oct 24, 2014 will be payable October 31, 2014.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:04 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend Comments 0 Comments

Camden

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

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
Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a “Palmetto’s Finest School,” CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled “Commitment to Excellence in the Arts.” It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:23 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

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

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

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

Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.

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Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video

Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video

Lindsey Stirling’s latest YouTube video has garnered nearly 1 million views in a single day. The video features Stirling facing off in a Wild West shootout in which she doesn’t use a gun but rather her most powerful weapon: her violin.

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How to overcome your fitness insecurities

How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:23 a.m. | How to overcome your fitness insecurities Comments 0 Comments
How to use humor to avoid an argument

How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a “condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling.” In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt that an attitude of seeing life with good humor helps us in our everyday routines. Good humor helps family life, love life and professional life.

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Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pumpkin and feel good about eating it, too.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:16 a.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2014 11:16 a.m. | Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat Comments 0 Comments
'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

HOW TO HUG A HEDGEHOG,“ by Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins, Familius, $14.95, 144 pages (nf)

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:15 a.m. | 'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens Comments 0 Comments

Politics

Write-in candidate challenges Jones for KCC District 4

Write-in candidate challenges Jones for KCC District 4

 

The race for the Kershaw County Council seat for District 4 looked like incumbent Councilman Jimmy Jones would win by default, as no one filed to run against him. That changed this week when Bill Haynes of Lugoff announced he has launched a campaign as a write-in candidate for the council seat in the Nov. 4 election.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Write-in candidate challenges Jones for KCC District 4 Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Sampson’s story

Sampson’s story

 

For many Americans, Sept. 11 will always carry memories of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. For Sampson Parker and his wife, Lee Ann, Sept. 11, 2007, will always be the day their lives changed forever.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:29 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sampson’s story Comments 0 Comments


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