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Battle of Camden remembered on 234th anniversary

The clash between British and American armies on Aug. 16, 1780, was one of the largest and bloodiest field battles of the American Revolution. The battle, which pitted forces led by Major Gen. Horatio Gates against those of Charles, Lord Cornwallis, started badly and ended worse--with an estimated loss of Patriot lives between 500 and 800, many of whom lie in shallow unmarked graves at the Battle site nine miles North of Camden, South Carolina. 

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 1:59 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Battle of Camden remembered on 234th anniversary Comments 0 Comments

KC Sheriff’s Foundation seeks nominees for annual award

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2014 nominations for the “Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award.”  The award was established in 2012 to recognize the support of Kershaw County residents for the Sheriff’s Office. The award was named after the late Mr. Leonard L. Price, a former resident of the North Central area of Kershaw County who invested heavily in supporting law enforcement.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 2:00 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m. | KC Sheriff’s Foundation seeks nominees for  annual award Comments 0 Comments

Business

C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

 

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper’s assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:17 p.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Judge Stegner honored at city council meeting

Judge Stegner honored at city council meeting

 

Camden City Council devoted part of its regular meeting Tuesday night to wish Municipal Judge Michael E. Stegner a happy retirement after 20 years on the bench. Camden Mayor Tony Scully read a certificate of appreciation to Stegner and his wife, Neal, that noted Stegner took office on Feb. 1, 1994.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:43 p.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Judge Stegner honored at city council meeting Comments 0 Comments
Texas man rides through Camden for stroke awareness

Texas man rides through Camden for stroke awareness

Angel waited patiently outside as Leslie Fender sipped a cup of coffee inside a shop on Broad Street around a quarter to 10 on Tuesday morning. Even with her reins simply dropped on the curb, the well-trained 9-year-old quarter horse filly knew that Fender would come back out to continue their journey to Washington, D.C.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:16 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Texas man rides through Camden for stroke awareness Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Bond denied again for man accused of shooting into occupied home

Bond denied again for man accused of shooting into occupied home

A Camden man will remain in the Kershaw County Detention Center after being denied bond for a July 14 incident in which he is alleged to have fired several shots into an ex-girlfriend’s home and forced his way inside. Harley Joe Moore, 33, faces a list of charges for that event and another that occurred a month earlier on June 13.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:15 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Bond denied again for man accused of shooting into occupied home Comments 1 Comment

County man killed in two-car collision

A 23-year-old county man died in a two-car collision in the Cassatt area shortly after noon Saturday when he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

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Posted: aug. 31, 2014 1:16 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | County man killed in two-car collision Comments 0 Comments
Law enforcement, experts: illegal drugs linked to many other crimes

Law enforcement, experts: illegal drugs linked to many other crimes

There are those who claim illegal drug activity is a “victimless crime” that hurts no one other than perhaps the drug user. Law enforcement and medical authorities disagree. Drug addiction and the drug trade are often linked to other crimes that do affect victims.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:20 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Law enforcement, experts: illegal drugs linked to many other crimes Comments 0 Comments
Bethune man sentenced to life for 2013 murder, robbery

Bethune man sentenced to life for 2013 murder, robbery

 

A Bethune man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of murder and armed robbery Thursday.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:22 p.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Bethune man sentenced to life for 2013 murder, robbery Comments 0 Comments
Three arrested for making meth at motel

Three arrested for making meth at motel

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested two men and a woman after narcotics investigators found a small methamphetamine lab operating in a Lugoff motel room.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:13 p.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Three arrested for making meth at motel Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Aug. 27, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a mobile home in Bethune that took place Aug. 21.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Aug. 27, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Education

Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It’s almost time for this year’s KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby’s Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school’s freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:12 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Feature photo: And they’ll be off Comments 0 Comments

School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:24 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores Comments 0 Comments
United Way challenge

United Way challenge

 

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year’s total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:09 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | United Way challenge 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 of charge.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:51 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

KH projecting nearly $2 million loss for FY15

A proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 presented during the KershawHealth Board of Trustees’ Aug. 25 meeting projects an operating loss of a little more than $1.92 million. A total margin loss of approximately $1.69 million is also projected in the proposed budget.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:23 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 5:00 a.m. | KH projecting nearly $2 million loss for FY15 Comments 0 Comments

KH board votes, 6-3, to change charity policy

On a split, 6-3, vote, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, voted at its meeting Monday to approve a new version of its financial assistance, or charity, policy. The new policy will go into effect Oct. 1, the beginning of KershawHealth’s fiscal year.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:28 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 5:00 a.m. | KH board votes, 6-3, to change charity policy Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday Comments 0 Comments

KCC passes tower amendment on first reading

Kershaw County Council took the first step towards amending a county ordinance regulating communications towers at its meeting Tuesday. Council unanimously passed first reading of the amendment, which was discussed at council’s Aug. 12 meeting.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:41 p.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | KCC passes tower amendment on first reading Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County Amateur Radio club hosting classes

The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Kershaw County Amateur Radio club hosting classes Comments 0 Comments

Military

Medal of Honor winners honored with I-20 bridge naming

Medal of Honor winners honored with I-20 bridge naming

Military veterans, interested residents and family members of Kershaw County’s three Medal of Honor recipients gathered at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 on Saturday to officially name the I-20 bridge that crosses the Wateree River in honor of Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:22 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Medal of Honor winners honored with I-20 bridge naming Comments 1 Comment

Airman Glover graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Michael W. Glover graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 2:12 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Airman Glover graduates from basic military training Comments 0 Comments

National

Coming Soon

Coming soon.

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Miscellaneous

Registration for blood drive at INVISTA Camden plant

As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there’s plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.

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