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Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:06 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president Comments 0 Comments
Economic development vital to county’s future

Economic development vital to county’s future

(First in a series.)

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:47 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Economic development vital to county’s future Comments 0 Comments
New law firm opens

New law firm opens

The Dessausure Law Firm has opened at 2043 West DeKalb St., Suite 3, in Camden. Attorney Tony Dessausure leads what he says is an experienced, knowledgeable, client-centered team including Associate Attorney Ashley Green and Office Manager Christy Simmons. The firm is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out how the Dessausure Law Firm can assist with various legal services, check out its website, www.DessausureLaw.com or call (803) 425-7299.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:54 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | New law firm opens Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Camden City Council hears crime review from chief

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd presented Camden City Council the CPD’s annual statistical survey for 2014 during a work session Tuesday. The CPD tracks a wide variety of data, including types of crimes reported, calls, arrests, and traffic statistics, Floyd told council.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:14 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Camden City Council hears crime review from chief Comments 0 Comments
Ten graduate from Camden’s Planning College

Ten graduate from Camden’s Planning College

Ten students graduated from the city of Camden’s Planning College on Thursday night.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 2:01 p.m. | Updated: mar. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Ten graduate from Camden’s Planning College Comments 0 Comments

Annual CPD report to be given to Camden City Council

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd will present his annual statistical summary on CPD activity during a Camden City Council work session scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday.  The summary tracks various statistics from the year, including numbers and types of crimes reported, accidents, patrol information, and other such data.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 3:28 p.m. | Updated: mar. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Annual CPD report to be given to Camden City Council Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - March 25, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man and a Camden woman in separate drug cases recently.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:28 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - March 25, 2015 Comments 0 Comments
Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union

Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union

Someone managed to steal an entire automatic teller machine (ATM) from a credit union branch in Lugoff despite a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy’s rapid response to an alarm.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:42 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union Comments 0 Comments

Education

Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants’ lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry’s class.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:04 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Arrants speaks to CCTC students Comments 0 Comments

BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:07 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls Comments 0 Comments

KCSD deferred maintenance list sent to committee

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials offered a list of deferred maintenance projects to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees’ finance/facilities committee Tuesday. KCSD Director of Operations Billy Smith said the list is based on safety, security, health energy efficiency and other factors.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCSD deferred maintenance list sent to committee Comments 0 Comments

NCHS reports 2nd quarter honor rolls

North Central High School recently released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:58 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | NCHS reports 2nd quarter honor rolls Comments 0 Comments

Stover Middle reports honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:59 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Stover Middle reports honor rolls Comments 0 Comments
Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year’s Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board’s March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 2:33 p.m. | Updated: mar. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

Tax collection helps KH make $1.1 million in February

KershawHealth generated $1.1 million in operating income in February thanks to collecting a $1.8 million tax debt set-off from a S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) program. Without the SCAC collection, KershawHealth would have experienced a $700,000 operational loss for the month.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:13 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Tax collection helps KH make $1.1 million in February Comments 0 Comments
KershawHealth board recognizes Napper for service

KershawHealth board recognizes Napper for service

Former KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Paul Napper (center) shows off a gavel and plaque presented to him during Monday night’s board meeting. Napper recently resigned from the board in order to join the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Commission. Napper joined the board in October 2012 and served as its chair for a time. Current Chair Karen Eckford said Napper “has always dedicated himself to the people of Kershaw County, and especially to the employees of Kershaw Health.” She said KershawHealth’s loss is CCTC’s gain. During his tenure, Napper helped navigate the retirement of former CEO ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth board recognizes Napper for service Comments 0 Comments

KershawHealth, Capella/MUSC deal extended

Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- will have to wait a little longer to take over KershawHealth.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:26 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth, Capella/MUSC deal extended Comments 0 Comments

KH board to go over financials tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will receive a financial report from Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch. Bunch will also bring forward a request for the hospital to purchase equipment.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Updated: mar. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KH board to go over financials tonight Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane

KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane

On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:23 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane Comments 0 Comments
Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter

Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter

The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:29 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter Comments 0 Comments

Community inclusion, employment are long term goals for disabled persons

S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) Director Dr. Beverly Buscemi recently visited the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) to speak with families about how services and care for their loved ones will be affected in the next year due to budget expansion and legislation.

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Posted: mar. 23, 2015 8:49 a.m. | Community inclusion, employment are long term goals for disabled persons Comments 0 Comments

Palmetto Utilities request reappears on KCC agenda

Less than a year ago, in April 2014, Palmetto Utilities Inc., a Richland County-based company with a wastewater treatment facility along Spears Creek in Kershaw County, asked Kershaw County Council to officially support its application for a permit to discharge wastewater into the creek. Currently, Palmetto utilizes a sandpit treatment method.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 3:28 p.m. | Updated: mar. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Palmetto Utilities request reappears on KCC agenda Comments 0 Comments

Military

Memorial scheduled for massive 1943 parachute jump

Memorial scheduled for massive 1943 parachute jump

An historic Kershaw County event will be remembered with a special remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:30 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Memorial scheduled for massive 1943 parachute jump Comments 0 Comments
Fort Jackson’s commanding general speaks to Rotary

Fort Jackson’s commanding general speaks to Rotary

The military plays a major role in the lives of many Midlands residents and contributes significantly to our economy, with Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force base providing jobs to the area. There have been recent discussions on cutting back the fort’s personnel by as much as half, a move local government and business leaders say would have a large, negative impact. Fort Jackson’s commanding officer, General Bradley A. Becker, recently visited a meeting of the Camden Rotary Club to explain the base’s purpose in United States security and the economic benefit it provides to the region.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:33 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Fort Jackson’s commanding general speaks to Rotary Comments 0 Comments

National

10 sweet things men do that are creepy to their dates

10 sweet things men do that are creepy to their dates

Are you still in the dating scene? Has a date ever done or said something he thought was sweet that just made you feel uncomfortable?
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Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.
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Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

Certain life events can crack a marriage, from illness to job changes, infidelity to childbirth. And when babies grow up and leave the nest, it creates another stress-inducing shock to marriage, according to Time Inc. Network's health.com.
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How one entrepreneur started a $3 million business from prison

How one entrepreneur started a $3 million business from prison

As a young man, Frederick Hutson was very enterprising. In his early 20s, he figured out a clever way for his friends to transport marijuana across borders using shipping containers and vacuum-sealed units.
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Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings

Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings

Next school year, Arkansas will become the first state to require all public high schools and charter schools to offer classes in computer science, courtesy of a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, reports Wired.
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Top 8 reasons why you're a miserable excuse for a woman

Top 8 reasons why you're a miserable excuse for a woman

Maybe your morning went something like this...
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Politics

Lawmakers meet the public at annual breakfast

Lawmakers meet the public at annual breakfast

Four members of Kershaw County’s legislative delegation gathered with interested local government officials and residents Friday during the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 2:35 p.m. | Updated: mar. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Lawmakers meet the public at annual breakfast Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Honoring their own

Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women’s Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members.  Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts.  FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting.  “All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center.  I am honored to accept this donation in their memory,” Cobb said. Pictured  from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:05 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Honoring their own Comments 0 Comments

Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.   

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 6:08 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Master Gardeners offer scholarship Comments 0 Comments

Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

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