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Developing the FEP Phase 2 referendum

Phase 1 One of the many things that attracted me to the Kershaw County School District seven years ago was the opportunity to work on Phase 1 of the Facilities Equalization Program. I am extre...

July 21, 2014 | | Columns

Weather throws wrench into P-17 playoff series

One night after heavy rains in the Georgetown area forced the postponement of Tuesday's game two of the state American Legion second round playoff series between Kershaw County and host Georgetown,...

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Truck driver in Elgin natural gas leak charged

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) recently found and charged the truck driver responsible for causing a gas leak in downtown Elgin July 1. The EPD is charging Roland McPhail, a driver with J. Grad...

July 16, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire

P-17 Jrs. fall to Florence Blue, 5-2

South Florence Blue scored four runs in the first inning and held on for a 5-2 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 in the opening game of the second round state American Legion playoff series betwe...

July 16, 2014 | | Sports

Hayes helps lift P-17ers to game one win

Coaches love to talk about those players who show up early to games and practices and put in additional time on the field to prepare for an upcoming game.Austin Hayes, for a very good reason, is no...

July 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring persons to be school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class for interested persons will be held July 28-31 at...

July 16, 2014 | | Education

Crime Report - July 16, 2014

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Bethune man for impersonating a police officer. According to a July 7 CPD report, an officer in civilian clothes entered a West DeKalb Street d...

July 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Sheriff doesn’t support firearms ordinance as proposed

I want to go on record by saying that I am opposed to the "firearms discharge" ordinance as it was originally introduced. However, I am in favor of one if it can be revised to better fit Kershaw ...

July 16, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters

Reader grateful for Karesh Wing

My rehabilitation stay at the Karesh Wing was an amazingly good experience. I transferred from KershawHealth after surgery (broken femur) on June 8th, and I was released to return home on July 8t...

July 16, 2014 | Dan B. Mackey Camden | Letters

Reader thankful for surgeons

I would like to commend Dr. Bright Williamson, Dr. Edward Gill and their staffs as well as the staff at KershawHealth for the excellent care I received during my recent unexpected surgery. The c...

July 16, 2014 | Mary Elizabeth Boykin Camden | Letters

Yousef’s story

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered ...

July 16, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

For the Record - July 16, 2014

Real estate transactions The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office: Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller, buyer, price p...

July 16, 2014 | | For the Record

Attempted murder suspect dies in jail

An Elgin man arrested a week ago and charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after an alleged assault on his wife is dead. Kershaw County Detention Center employees found Joey Matthew Tyner...

July 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSD releases 2014-15 registration information

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this month at their children's schools. All elementary and middle scho...

July 16, 2014 | | Education

Jackson Teen Center adds cheerleader camp to mix

The multipurpose room in Camden's new Jackson Teen Center (JTC) filled up with cheers from both the stage and the audience on the afternoon of July 10. The cheers in the seats were, mostly, from bo...

July 16, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

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