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KCSO to present Evans’ framed uniform Saturday to L-EMS

Saturday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will present Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) officials with a framed uniform shirt from Deputy Rob Evans who died unexpectedly in Nov. 2013 while directing school traffic. Evans served as the school resource officer at L-EMS for seven years and was a 14-year KCSO veteran.

January 30, 2015 | | Education

911 call center can now receive text messages

Kershaw County is leading South Carolina as the state's first county to have the ability for its 911 emergency call center to receive text messages. Officials demonstrated the new technology during a special presentation Tuesday afternoon in the county council chamber inside the Kershaw County Government Center.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Pageant winners recognized

Camden Mayor Tony Scully congratulates 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks (left) and 2015 Camden Miss Teen Olivia Loynes on their recent pageant wins during Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting. Zvejnieks is a senior in the Spring Valley High School Discovery Magnet Program. Her platform focuses on scoliosis awareness and screening and supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Loynes is a sophomore at North Central High School. Loynes' platform is "learning and exploring arts through dance." Congratulating the young ladies with Scully are (from left) council members Jeffrey Graham, Deborah Davis, Laurie Parks and Alfred Mae Drakeford. During Tuesday night ...

January 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Host of changes proposed to Camden zoning ordinance

It may become illegal for Camden residents to own a rooster. It's one of a long list of changes proposed by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to the city's zoning ordinance. The proposed changes are the result of two years worth of work by the CPC -- which met 26 different times -- to modernize, streamline and otherwise make zoning regulations in Camden easier to follow, according to Camden Planner Shawn Putnam.

January 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

County council tables EMS issue

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the issue of who will provide the county with emergency medical services (EMS). KershawHealth currently provides the service, but with the pending lease of hospital real estate and purchase of its furniture, fixtures and equipment to Capella Healthcare, a private company in Franklin, Tenn., who will take responsibility for providing, and funding, EMS is undecided.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education

Bethune elects Hunter to council

Bethune Town Council will soon be back up to full strength as voters elected Cynthia Hunter in a special election Tuesday to fill a seat vacated by Joe Casey, who resigned late last year.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Politics

KCSO narcotics team makes 16 arrests in one week

It's been a busy week for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators, arresting 16 suspects in two separate cases within the past week.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

January 30, 2015 | | Education

The Clean Cut: Madilyn Paige of 'The Voice' releases 'Irreplaceable' music video

Although she was eliminated after making it to the top 20 on NBC’s “The Voice,” Madilyn Paige shares what she learned from her experience on the hit television show in her new music video, “Irreplaceable.” Paige’s self-titled debut album, which was produced by a Deseret Book label, will include the song and will be released Feb. 3, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | National

5 great tips on how to make friends with other moms

Motherhood is a unique stage of life. As a mother, I've felt simultaneously busy and lonely. Sometimes life with kids forces friendships to the bottom of your priority list. Moms need friends, too. Don't let your friendships disappear just because you've got kids. Read on for 5 ways to make friends.

January 28, 2015 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National

Rules and advice from 'Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff'

Earlier this month, "Downtown Abbey" resumed with its fifth season airing Sundays on PBS.

January 28, 2015 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | National

This 'mother hood' video has us laughing and crying in under 3 minutes



A playground gang fight? With ... moms?

January 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Parenting after infertility — why am I still sad?

For most couples, parenting after infertility brings solace and a relationship that is long awaited. But for some, the undercurrent of feelings related to infertility continues to read its ugly head. Although most “resolve” their infertility (fertility treatments, child-free living, adoption, third party reproduction) and their lives move forward, many women continue to feel a resurgence of sadness even after parenting.

January 28, 2015 | Whitney Barrell KSL | National

Child welfare system of every state fails to meet minimum standards, report says

All three branches of the federal government and every state have failed to meet minimum standards to protect abused and neglected children, according to a report issued Tuesday that lambasted the American child-welfare system.

January 28, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret Media Companies | National

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CHS, L-E swept in doubleheaders

After winning their first Region 4-4A game of the season, the sledding has become tougher for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports

KC hoop teams endure a tough Tuesday night on the hardwood

Chapin used a 38-26 second half surge to pull away from visiting Camden to take Tuesday night's Region 4-AAA boys basketball game, 59-47.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports

Leopards to defend Carolina Invitational title on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School will send 14 wrestlers to Lexington High School as the Leopards seek to defend their championship in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Ariail for Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials

Tucker: Uber vs. taxis

You've probably heard of Uber, the ride-sharing service taking the world's cities by storm.

January 23, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record.

January 23, 2015 | | Columns

Phillips: When duty calls

Last week, I wrote about some of the many cultural and recreational opportunities we have here in Camden and Kershaw County. It's impressive we have so many offerings and they are thanks to the vision, effort and hard work of those involved, be it the Fine Arts Center, the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department, the equine industry and so many more.

January 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | Localife

Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. "Mistel" a common word for dung, and "tang" the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or "dung on a twig." This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

January 23, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Wilson’s pin leads Demons past Dogs

Stepping onto the mat for the final pairing of the evening, Lugoff-Elgin freshman 106-pounder Devin Wilson knew he needed to win by his match by, at least, a four-point major decision to give his team a win over host Camden on Tuesday night.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports

Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | Localife

Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Find a furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calypso, a 6-month-old female lab mix and Angelica is a 3-month-old female domestic shorthaired kitten. She is very loving and likes to be held and petted. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...

January 23, 2015 | | Pets

Louise Nichols Bell

Louise Nichols Bell, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A visitation will be held at Camden Southern Methodist Church Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries

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