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Camden Media Co. welcomes Michell Holden as new advertising rep

Camden Media Co. welcomes Michell Holden as new advertising rep

Camden Media Co. announces the addition of Michell Holden as its new advertising sales representative. Holden will be calling on local businesses for advertising in Camden Media Co. publications.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 11:05 a.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Camden Media Co. welcomes Michell Holden as new advertising rep Comments 0 Comments
IRS seizes Old Armory Steakhouse

IRS seizes Old Armory Steakhouse

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and officers from the Camden Police Department (CPD) entered the Old Armory Steak & Seafood restaurant on Rutledge Street around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and seized the business.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:39 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | IRS seizes Old Armory Steakhouse Comments 0 Comments
Springdale Plaza changes hands

Springdale Plaza changes hands

Springdale Plaza has a new owner. In mid-February, ProVest PDQ Sprindale LLC, part of a merger between ProVest Properties, an investment company, and PDQ Properties Corp. Officially, according to a deed filed at the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds Office, ProVest PDQ paid $10 and “other valuable consideration” to DDR DownREIT LLC, an Ohio limited liability company. DDR used to be known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:42 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Springdale Plaza changes hands Comments 0 Comments
Suominen’s Bethune plant may expand

Suominen’s Bethune plant may expand

Suominen is looking to expand its Bethune operation, according to a press release published Thursday on the company’s website.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 5:02 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Suominen’s Bethune plant may expand Comments 0 Comments

Camden

Camden budget, bypass, moving forward

Camden City Council dealt with issues concerning its proposed budget for the next fiscal year and a proposed approved truck route, or bypass, on Tuesday night.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:19 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Camden budget, bypass, moving forward Comments 0 Comments
Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September

Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September

The city of Camden project to renovate Rhame Arena is on track. Construction is slated to start Monday, April 20 and should be done by mid-September, according to Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther.   

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:21 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September Comments 0 Comments

City to hold public hearing for FY 2015-2016 budget

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which starts July 1.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:14 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City to hold public hearing for FY 2015-2016 budget Comments 0 Comments

City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:31 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant Comments 0 Comments
KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden’s annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 5:05 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KC Diamonds host step show Saturday Comments 0 Comments
Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away

Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away

Jim Watts will be remembered for many things, including an effusive personality, sharp intellect, strong work ethic, deep faith and unwavering support of his community. Watts passed away Monday, at nearly 80 years of age.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 5:13 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - April 15, 2015

Crime Report - April 15, 2015

A Hartsville man is in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on charges related to the theft of two U-Haul trailers in Bethune after being released on bond from the Darlington County Detention Center on related charges.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 12:02 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - April 15, 2015 Comments 0 Comments
KCSO named Agency of the Year for fourth straight year

KCSO named Agency of the Year for fourth straight year

Honors and accolades continue to come in for the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), as the S.C. Department of Public Safety named the KCSO its Agency of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The annual award is given to the top law enforcement agencies in the state in divisions based on the size of the agency. The KCSO won in the category for agencies with 51 to 100 officers.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 5:07 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCSO named Agency of the Year for fourth straight year Comments 1 Comment

Education

MPES announced third quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School announces its All-A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 11:46 a.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | MPES announced third quarter honor roll Comments 0 Comments
Camden Military Academy hosts Special Olympics

Camden Military Academy hosts Special Olympics

Hundreds of athletes, family members and fans converged on the football field at Camden Military Academy (CMA) on Friday for the annual Kershaw County Special Olympics. The day began with a bus parade from the Kmart shopping center in Camden along DeKalb Street and ending at CMA east of Camden.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Camden Military Academy hosts Special Olympics Comments 0 Comments
All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

On March 25, Anna Mazurek was in northern Chile. WiFi service was “pretty sporadic” in places and didn’t work at all for two days as the month drew to a close and Anna didn’t expect it to for a few more days.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years Comments 0 Comments

Referenda supporters speak to school board

Three people spoke to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its April 7 meeting about the possibility of bringing a new set of facility construction and penny sales tax referenda to voters in 2016.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:29 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Referenda supporters speak to school board Comments 0 Comments
Morgan’s contract extended to 2017

Morgan’s contract extended to 2017

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to extend Dr. Frank Morgan’s contract as the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) superintendent by one year, to June 30, 2017. In a separate vote, the board also unanimously granted Morgan a 1.5 percent salary increase, retroactive to July 1, 2014.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Morgan’s contract extended to 2017 Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

CMCOKC receives CVS Health Foundation grant

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCOKC) recently received a $35,000 CVS Health Foundation grant, part of more than $195,000 CVS is giving to community health organizations in South Carolina this year. Those grants, in turn, are part of CVS’ multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to healthcare in communities nationwide, according to a recent press release.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 5:04 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | CMCOKC receives CVS Health Foundation grant Comments 0 Comments

KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. today. Most of the meeting take place in executive session as trustees go behind closed doors to receive the hospital’s annual quality report. The report is allowed to be given in executive session because it includes peer review information coming under the heading of employment matters.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:33 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth board meets tonight Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:23 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code Comments 0 Comments
Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:28 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary Comments 0 Comments
Economic development: Building a workforce

Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 5:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Economic development: Building a workforce Comments 0 Comments

Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual “Chicken Strut” festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:32 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Chicken Strut could return to Bethune Comments 0 Comments

County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:33 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County council to consider zoning law changes Comments 0 Comments
Bethune’s new business

Bethune’s new business

Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:40 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bethune’s new business Comments 0 Comments

Military

Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2013 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate and Lugoff native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 3:57 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush Comments 0 Comments

National

Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Commander Terry Virts, an astronaut who’s currently in space working at the International Space Station, just got a message from his daughter.
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Posted: apr. 19, 2015 12:59 a.m. | Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space Comments 0 Comments
Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.
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Posted: apr. 19, 2015 12:49 a.m. | Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary Comments 0 Comments
These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

My wife and I schlepped five kids from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., and getting here required five hours of air travel, and we hoped to relieve the tedium some by watching an in-flight movie. But there were no in-flight movies — at least, not in the way I remember them.
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Posted: apr. 19, 2015 12:39 a.m. | These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment Comments 0 Comments
What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

Apparently, no amount of touchdowns can protect a National Football League player from filing for bankruptcy soon after retirement.
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Posted: apr. 19, 2015 12:29 a.m. | What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis Comments 0 Comments
Looking for some extra cash? 3 payoffs for finding a side hustle

Looking for some extra cash? 3 payoffs for finding a side hustle

A side hustle is part-time work. The term seems to be pretty popular with personal finance bloggers, and I can see the appeal. It defines itself very well: you do it on the side, and it requires a little more hustle. Think about a coach telling his team to hustle. They can do more, and he knows it. Well, I know that you can do more, so here are my top 3 reasons for you to have a side hustle.
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Can New York City end homelessness by 2020?

Can New York City end homelessness by 2020?

The biggest city in America is known for bright lights and big money, but it's also known for a problem that takes a little sheen off the Big Apple — homelessness.
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Posted: apr. 19, 2015 12:29 a.m. | Can New York City end homelessness by 2020? Comments 0 Comments

Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - April 17, 2015

Registration for Swim Team is now underway and will run through May 8. The cost is $70, with a $5 reduction for each additional child in the family. Children ages 4-18 are eligible to sign up for Swim Team. Season Pass members qualify for a $10 reduction per Swim Team member.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 11:10 a.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Rec Notes - April 17, 2015 Comments 0 Comments


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