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Volunteers sought to speak to students on career choices

Volunteers sought to speak to students on career choices

With economic development and workforce readiness being hot topics these days, SC Works is asking area business people to share their wisdom and skills with students in Kershaw County and the surrounding area so they will better understand what is needed in today’s business world.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 4:58 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Volunteers sought to speak to students on career choices Comments 0 Comments
Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 4:14 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication Comments 0 Comments
Chamber hosts 105th annual meeting and awards ceremony

Chamber hosts 105th annual meeting and awards ceremony

A packed house honored Richard “Dick” Lackey with a standing ovation as he received the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Award during the chamber’s 105th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 5:33 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Chamber hosts 105th annual meeting and awards ceremony Comments 0 Comments

Camden

City council to consider Beechwood PDD recommendation

Camden City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to accept a recommendation by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to reclassify Beechwood Plantation’s planned development district (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Community.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 4:54 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City council to consider Beechwood PDD recommendation Comments 0 Comments
Judge Ernest Kinard dies

Judge Ernest Kinard dies

Judge John Ernest Kinard Jr. leaves a legacy as an intellectual and effective attorney and judge of great character as well as a devoted family man who preferred the simpler pleasures of life.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 5:02 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Judge Ernest Kinard dies Comments 0 Comments
CPC approves Beechwood rezoning

CPC approves Beechwood rezoning

The Camden Planning Commission (CPC) unanimously approved a request to rezone Beechwood’s original Planned Development District (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Village during its meeting Tuesday. In addition, the commission approved adding a 3.5 acre parcel adjacent to Beechwood fronting S.C. 97 (John G. Richards Road) to the PDD.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 5:13 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | CPC approves Beechwood rezoning Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - May 20, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is looking for a man and a woman who managed to walk out of a Camden department store with more than $2,800 worth of jewelry Friday.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 2:55 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - May 20, 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Education

KCSD to consider SCDOT easement request around CHS

KCSD to consider SCDOT easement request around CHS

In preparation for work connected to a proposed approved truck route in Camden, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is requesting a combination of temporary and permanent easements from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) around Camden High School (CHS).

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCSD to consider SCDOT easement request around CHS Comments 0 Comments
ATEC FFA chapter earns gold status

ATEC FFA chapter earns gold status

State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 4:38 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | ATEC FFA chapter earns gold status Comments 0 Comments

DMES reports honor rolls

Doby’s Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | DMES reports honor rolls Comments 0 Comments

BES reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | BES reports honor rolls Comments 0 Comments
CMA cadets turn civil rights performance into call for action

CMA cadets turn civil rights performance into call for action

In a few weeks, five cadets from Camden Military Academy (CMA) will travel to the University of Maryland’s main campus in College Park, Md., to represent South Carolina in the annual National History Day competition. The contest will be held June 14-18.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | CMA cadets turn civil rights performance into call for action Comments 0 Comments

LES reports third quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 3:03 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | LES reports third quarter honor roll Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

KC Mental Health orgs working to educate public

KC Mental Health orgs working to educate public

The city of Camden recently proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, mental health organizations in Kershaw County hosted events to educate the community about mental health and wellness. 

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 4:44 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KC Mental Health orgs working to educate public Comments 0 Comments

KH board to receive further Capella/MUSC advice

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting tonight in part to receive an update and further legal advice on a pending transaction with Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 4:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KH board to receive further Capella/MUSC advice Comments 0 Comments
A member of the family

A member of the family

Maggie Davis was 12 years old when she began babysitting for the late Dr. David Joseph on Kennedy Drive. The Josephs had just moved to Camden from Georgetown in 1953. Eight years later, after graduating from high school in 1961, David Joseph, who died in 1992, hired Davis to work in his dental practice’s lab.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 5:25 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | A member of the family Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

County zoning ordinances face final approval Tuesday

Kershaw County Council meets Tuesday, with public hearings on, and third and final readings of, four ordinances which affect county planning and zoning on the agenda. The matters in question all passed their first two readings unanimously.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 4:53 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County zoning ordinances face final approval Tuesday Comments 0 Comments
FAC seeks input on theater projects

FAC seeks input on theater projects

What live community theater or musical performances would you like to see or, even better, be part of in Camden? That’s the question being asked by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County as it reaches out to the community for input on how better to interact with the public in fun and productive ways.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 5:05 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | FAC seeks input on theater projects Comments 0 Comments

Four-way stop coming to Bethune

The town of Bethune is getting traffic assistance from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) with the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of U.S. 1 (King Street) and S.C. 341 (Main Street). The intersection currently has flashing yellow caution lights for U.S. 1 traffic and flashing red stop lights for S.C. 341.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 5:19 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Four-way stop coming to Bethune Comments 0 Comments
Tucker still living in District 2

Tucker still living in District 2

Kershaw County District 2 Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. has changed his residence, but still lives in District 2, which keeps him eligible to serve on council. Tucker said a pending divorce resulted in his home on Spring Hill Road being foreclosed and, during the past several weeks, he has been staying with a relative.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 5:20 p.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Tucker still living in District 2 Comments 0 Comments

Military

Cedars Memorial Day program honors late CHS cadet

Cedars Memorial Day program honors late CHS cadet

An annual Memorial Day ceremony held at Cedars Cemetery in Camden on Friday honored the memory of a Camden High School (CHS) cadet who died earlier this year.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 4:50 p.m. | Updated: may. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Cedars Memorial Day program honors late CHS cadet Comments 0 Comments

National

One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.
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Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.
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6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

As the curtain falls on another of AMC's most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men," fans may struggle to find shows that fill the void the show leaves behind. But in our modern culture of cable and on-demand shows, there are plenty of shows "Mad Men" fans might enjoy now or look forward to in the coming year. Here are some of them:
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Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.
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5 times thinking “kids will be kids” ruins your child

5 times thinking “kids will be kids” ruins your child

Kids will be kids -- it’s a phrase often heard as parents excuse misbehavior from their little darlings. It’s a cute adage, but can be harmful to your child’s behavior and development. Saying this phrase gives your child a “get out of jail free card” to escape responsibility and consequences. Unfortunately, this excuse is applied liberally to both minor and major mishaps, shortchanging you the chance to teach your child some valuable lessons.
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Joyful benefits of a woman’s group

Joyful benefits of a woman’s group

Women connecting with women has long been known to be a potential positive boon to all involved. Whether it's a book club, sport, hobby or self-improvement group, letting down and connecting with women may be just what the doctor ordered.
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Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - May 22, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 4:35 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Rec Notes - May 22, 2015 Comments 0 Comments
Camden’s Crim advocates for children in D.C.

Camden’s Crim advocates for children in D.C.

Ja’Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 9:40 a.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Camden’s Crim advocates for children in D.C. Comments 0 Comments


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