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NCHS student promotes local shopping through Facebook

NCHS student promotes local shopping through Facebook

After realizing the key role small businesses play in keeping Kershaw County thriving, North Central High School student Kayla Bowers set up a Facebook page -- Shop Local Shop Camden -- to highlight small businesses in Camden and encourage residents to shop locally. Kayla is also challenging residents to do 25 percent of their holiday shopping in Camden.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:37 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | NCHS student promotes local shopping through Facebook Comments 0 Comments
Chamber of Commerce president resigns

Chamber of Commerce president resigns

 

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has a new captain at the wheel as Chamber President Spencer Graham recently took a new job in Charleston and relocated there. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton broke the news at the chamber board’s monthly meeting Thursday and said Amy Kinard, who had been first vice-president, has moved into the president’s position.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 8:49 a.m. | Chamber of Commerce president resigns Comments 0 Comments
Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

 

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County’s oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it’s always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:35 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting

Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting

Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk’s replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:14 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting Comments 0 Comments
Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant’s remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:33 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

CPD arrests Elgin man after he attacks woman

CPD arrests Elgin man after he attacks woman

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an Elgin man Nov. 13 on multiple charges after he allegedly forced his way into a Camden home and attacked a 29-year-old Lugoff woman.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:35 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | CPD arrests Elgin man after he attacks woman Comments 0 Comments
CPD celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

CPD celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

The Camden Police Department (CPD) recognized three city crossing guards for their dedication and service during S.C. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, which ended Friday. The CPD, along with the S.C. Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Resource Center honored William Lucas and John T. Arledge for their service at Camden Elementary School (CES) and Carson Gordon for keeping students safe at Camden Middle School (CMS).

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:38 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | CPD celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week Comments 0 Comments

Fire chiefs promote extra safety during cold months

With the first touch of winter weather upon Kershaw County, local firefighting officials are cautioning everyone to use a few safety tips to keep their homes and businesses safe when using fireplaces, furnaces and space heaters.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:48 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fire chiefs promote extra safety during cold months Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Nov. 26, 2014

A Camden businessman is accusing an employee of stealing more than $4,500 from the business.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Nov. 26, 2014 Comments 0 Comments
‘Tie One On’ for MADD

‘Tie One On’ for MADD

With the 2014 holiday season upon us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with law enforcement and other emergency services are encouraging everyone use a red ribbon to “Tie One On” for safety. Local MADD representatives, emergency personnel and family members of victims of drunk driving gathered Tuesday at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for an event to kick off the 28th year of the campaign. Participants urged everyone to act responsibly if they choose to consume alcohol.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:18 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | ‘Tie One On’ for MADD Comments 0 Comments

Education

KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district’s 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 12:58 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24 Comments 0 Comments
KCSD reading coaches begin ‘Read to Succeed’ program

KCSD reading coaches begin ‘Read to Succeed’ program

Several volunteers in the community are starting to help Kershaw County School District (KCSD) teachers improve reading skills in their students. They are reading coaches, the first part of a South Carolina initiative being implemented under the “Read to Succeed Act” passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in June.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:15 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KCSD reading coaches begin ‘Read to Succeed’ program Comments 0 Comments

School AD, head football coaches to stay combined

The positions of athletic director (AD) and head football coach at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will remain combined. Lugoff-Elgin High School’s (L-EHS) currently separate AD and head football coach will be combined back into a single position at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:39 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | School AD, head football coaches to stay combined Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

MUSC part of Capella proposal for KershawHealth

MUSC part of Capella proposal for KershawHealth

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is part of Capella Healthcare’s recently proposed strategic partnership with KershawHealth. Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville, is one of two for-profit healthcare companies which recently presented strategic partnership proposals to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees in separate executive sessions.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:46 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | MUSC part of Capella proposal for KershawHealth Comments 0 Comments

KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:28 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth board meets tonight Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

County council has questions on Nov. 4 election

Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county’s annual audit report to council.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | County council has questions on Nov. 4 election Comments 0 Comments

National

'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

Fans of The Hunger Games series will be jumping back into the world of Panem with the Nov. 21 theatrical release of “Mockingjay -- Part 1.”

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Study: kids rarely eat school lunch veggies

Study: kids rarely eat school lunch veggies

NEW YORK -- Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying “no” to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.

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'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts Wednesday on Netflix

'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts Wednesday on Netflix

After 21 years, Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are leaving the kitchen counter to explore the rest of the house in the spin-off series “VeggieTales in the House,” which will premiere Wednesday on Netflix.

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Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving

Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving

It’s not hard to tell when the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing because my children’s cartoons become shorter along with the days. Instead of regular programming, their 30-minute show is crammed with 20 minutes of commercials telling my kids why they absolutely can’t live without and must have a stuffed animal that magically transforms into a backpack or a bed or a three-bedroom ranch with optional den.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 11:55 a.m. | Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving Comments 0 Comments
The making of a peace activist

The making of a peace activist

On a recent fall afternoon, a crowd of Arabs and Jews gathered in front of the concrete wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories, holding signs reading, “Revenge is not a political plan” and “Stop the violence! Yes to coexistence!”

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 11:49 a.m. | The making of a peace activist Comments 0 Comments

Faith leaders leave Vatican with high hopes

 

VATICAN CITY -- As an unprecedented Vatican interfaith conference on marriage closed Wednesday, a spirited leader of the Black Church in America roused participants with revivalist soul-searching.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 11:42 a.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 11:42 a.m. | Faith leaders leave Vatican with high hopes Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Pillows tied up with love

Pillows tied up with love

 

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. “Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love.  We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow,” Seegar’s daughter, Pat Collins said.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 8:45 a.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 8:45 a.m. | Pillows tied up with love Comments 0 Comments


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