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Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker’s husband, Sampson, signs a copy of “Unthinkable Choice” at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson’s decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his “hobby farm” in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:48 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Book signing Comments 0 Comments
Piggly Wiggly in Camden not being sold, says manager

Piggly Wiggly in Camden not being sold, says manager

Camden’s Piggly Wiggly on East DeKalb Street, is receiving its wholesale goods from a new supplier, but store manager Steve Jackson said shoppers won’t notice a difference, other than gradual expansions and improvements planned for the store.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:55 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Piggly Wiggly in Camden not being sold, says manager Comments 0 Comments
SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch

SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch

 

SAFE Federal Credit Union officially opened its new branch in Lugoff with a ribbon cutting Thursday. The new facility replaces the SAFE location in Camden’s Springdale Plaza. Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce President Spencer Graham opened the proceedings.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:25 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch Comments 0 Comments

First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

 

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of Oct 24, 2014 will be payable October 31, 2014.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:04 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Teresia Hayes of Camden, Sanders Stoney Unit 203, was one of nearly 2,000 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests from across the country who attended the 94th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention August 22-28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 1:55 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention Comments 0 Comments
A tool for any job

A tool for any job

What started as a simple collection of antique vehicle license plates has grown over the years into a vast array of classic and unique tools lining the walls of the shop Bill Self of Camden uses to restore classic cars. Self said he started collecting many years ago.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:35 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | A tool for any job Comments 0 Comments
Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school’s 1964 AAA state championship team.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:21 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge

Prominent Camden businessman Dr. Ron Prestage entered a guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of having an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in his possession as he entered a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014

A Camden woman reported to the Camden Police Department (CPD) that a tractor-trailer driver threatened with her a gun Monday morning.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014 Comments 0 Comments
Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:50 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Driver injured when turkey truck overturns Comments 0 Comments

Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:22 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on Comments 0 Comments

Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 6:11 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden accountant sentenced Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Monday in connection to a home invasion robbery earlier this month and a September burglary. Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Tanner Reece Brittain, 21, is facing charges following the home invasion Oct. 7 in which he allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and robbed the home owner at gunpoint. Brittain is also being charged with a burglary that occurred Sept. 19 in which he allegedly stole several firearms. After Brittain’s arrest Monday he reportedly escaped through the window of a moving patrol car, was apprehended and has been charged ...

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 6:18 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Education

KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:43 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards Comments 0 Comments
Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a “Palmetto’s Finest School,” CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled “Commitment to Excellence in the Arts.” It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:23 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan

The current focus on the death of a patient with Ebola in Dallas and the subsequent infection of two nurses at the same hospital, as well as the global nature of travel today, has led some to wonder how community hospitals might deal with possible Ebola patients.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 3:41 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan Comments 0 Comments
Who will own KershawHealth?

Who will own KershawHealth?

 

One of two for-profit hospital companies may become KershawHealth’s partner as the county’s non-profit hospital seeks to offset current and future multi-million dollar losses.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 6:38 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Who will own KershawHealth? Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter

Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter

Radiate Church will kick off its third annual “Cover Columbia” event on Sunday. During that week, church members will perform random acts of kindness along with community service in the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter Comments 0 Comments
‘Derelict dwelling’ ordinance rejected by county council

‘Derelict dwelling’ ordinance rejected by county council

A new ordinance that would have given Kershaw County the authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings failed to pass third and final reading Tuesday by Kershaw County Council on a 3-4 vote. First and second readings of the ordinance, patterned after state law, passed unanimously in previous meetings.

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Lugoff-Elgin

The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society begins wreath sales for veteran’s graves

The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran’s graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran’s graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 2:40 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society begins wreath sales for veteran’s graves Comments 0 Comments

Military

Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County

Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County

 

Kershaw County motorists along U.S. 1 saw an unusual sight Oct. 10: a horse-drawn wagon rolling down the highway. Rodger Howell of Erin, Tenn., stopped for a conversation and said he, his two-horse team and dog have traveled much of the eastern United States, making friends all along the way.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 2:29 p.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County Comments 0 Comments

National

Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

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It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It’s been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

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Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

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Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

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Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

“Think pink” is America’s mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

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$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world’s wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year’s Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

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Politics

Write-in candidate challenges Jones for KCC District 4

Write-in candidate challenges Jones for KCC District 4

 

The race for the Kershaw County Council seat for District 4 looked like incumbent Councilman Jimmy Jones would win by default, as no one filed to run against him. That changed this week when Bill Haynes of Lugoff announced he has launched a campaign as a write-in candidate for the council seat in the Nov. 4 election.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Write-in candidate challenges Jones for KCC District 4 Comments 0 Comments
Bob Williams announces run for Camden council

Bob Williams announces run for Camden council

Robert M. “Bob” Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 6:21 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Bob Williams announces run for Camden council Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Sampson’s story

Sampson’s story

 

For many Americans, Sept. 11 will always carry memories of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. For Sampson Parker and his wife, Lee Ann, Sept. 11, 2007, will always be the day their lives changed forever.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:29 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sampson’s story Comments 0 Comments


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