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Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

Vip Patel (third from right) gets help from Wayne Hunter in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of what will be the first new hotel ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Hampton Inn Groundbreaking Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 4:34 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Sen. Graham meets with local leaders Comments 0 Comments
Feature photo: Visitors

Feature photo: Visitors

Posted: aug. 14, 2017 5:41 p.m. | Updated: aug. 15, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Feature photo: Visitors Comments 0 Comments

City moves forward on Bi-Lo shopping center zoning

Acting on a recommendation from the planning commission and City Planner Shawn Putnam, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance assignging final zoning ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 5:46 p.m. | Updated: aug. 15, 2017 1:00 a.m. | City moves forward on Bi-Lo shopping center zoning Comments 0 Comments
Max Ford passes away

Max Ford passes away

Well-respected businessman and public servant Max Ford has died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 75.

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Max Ford passes away Comments 0 Comments

Volunteers needed for Revolutionary Run Half Marathon

All members of the Greater Camden community are invited to step out and support runners making their way through town during the Revolutionary Run Half ...

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 6:09 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Volunteers needed for Revolutionary Run Half Marathon Comments 0 Comments

City Council meets tonight

Camden City Council will consider second reading and final approval of an ordinance authorizing the purchase 

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:58 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | City Council meets tonight Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO charges Lugoff trio with trafficking meth

KCSO charges Lugoff trio with trafficking meth

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men and a woman and charged them with multiple drug and traffic offenses following a brief ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 4:42 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2017 1:00 a.m. | KCSO charges Lugoff trio with trafficking meth Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 4:46 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017 Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 5:48 p.m. | Updated: aug. 15, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017 Comments 0 Comments

Two-car accident claims one

A two-car collision that occurred about 3 p.m. August 5 claimed the life of a Camden man.

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Two-car accident claims one Comments 0 Comments

Education

School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School’s (CHS) decision to charge $7 ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 4:44 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2017 1:00 a.m. | School trustees spar over football ticket prices Comments 0 Comments
More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 5:43 p.m. | Updated: aug. 15, 2017 1:00 a.m. | More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017 Comments 0 Comments
Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but ...

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 6:01 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year Comments 0 Comments

Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free ...

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 6:10 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free Comments 0 Comments

KCSD already earned $1.4 million from penny sales tax

In just four months, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned nearly $1.4 million in revenue from a penny sales tax voters approved by ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:55 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | KCSD already earned $1.4  million from penny sales tax Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

County to study fire service

County to study fire service

Like many other sectors within county services, Kershaw County’s fire service is feeling some serious growing pains.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Updated: aug. 15, 2017 1:00 a.m. | County to study fire service Comments 0 Comments

VisionKershaw 2030 earns SCAC honorable mention

VisionKershaw 2030, Kershaw County’s county-wide framework for economic growth; effective land use; county service excellence; quality infrastructure and transportation; and a lifetime of education ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 5:47 p.m. | Updated: aug. 15, 2017 1:00 a.m. | VisionKershaw 2030 earns SCAC honorable mention Comments 0 Comments
Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse ...

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 5:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse Comments 0 Comments
Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later

Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later

Joseph Atkins was driving through South Carolina when he saw a highway sign for Camden. 

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 6:08 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later Comments 0 Comments
Train derailed in Lugoff

Train derailed in Lugoff

A freight train derailed near Lugoff early Saturday morning, sending a dozen cars off the track and damaging a building. No one was injured in ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:53 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Train derailed in Lugoff Comments 0 Comments

KCC to look at construction bids, ordinances

Kershaw County Council will take up several items of new business, including construction at Governor’s Hill Industrial Park, fire department tone-out procedures, an amendment ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | KCC to look at construction bids, ordinances Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Pracht inducted into National Auctioneers Hall of Fame

Pracht inducted into National Auctioneers Hall of Fame

J. Chris Pracht, IV, CAI, AARE, CES, was recently bestowed high honor at the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) 68th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in ...

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Posted: aug. 10, 2017 6:02 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Pracht inducted into National Auctioneers Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Shag Club donates more than $50,000 to local non-profits

 For the last 24 years, it’s been important to the Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) to actively give back to their local community. 

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:34 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | Shag Club donates more than $50,000 to local non-profits Comments 0 Comments

McLester Scholarships awarded

Glen Levine Jr. and R’Mondi Washington recently receive the 2017 Thomas E. McLester and Amy J. McLester Scholarships sponsored by Camden First United Methodist ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 1:00 a.m. | McLester Scholarships awarded Comments 0 Comments

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