After suffering a 10-9, 10-inning loss to Inman on Sunday, the Kershae County Post 17 American Legion baseball team fell into the elimination bracket in the double-elimination event.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
July 28, 2014 | | Equine
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
July 28, 2014 | | Education
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.
July 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
July 28, 2014 | | Ariail
OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
July 28, 2014 | | Sports
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
July 28, 2014 | | Editorials
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Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.
July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries
The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...
July 18, 2014 | | Localife
Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...
July 18, 2014 | | Localife
The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.
July 18, 2014 | | Camden
More than 100 members of the Reed family gathered for a reunion July 12 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Douglas Reed House. The historic location was the childhood home of several members of the family, descendants of Nero and Nora Reed, immigrants from Lebanon.
July 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Camden
Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.
July 18, 2014 | | Arts
The Elgin Police Department (EPD) recently found and charged the truck driver responsible for causing a gas leak in downtown Elgin July 1.
July 16, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire
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 between the two teams on Monday night in Florence.
July 16, 2014 | | Sports
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.
July 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
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 Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.
July 16, 2014 | | Education
Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Bethune man for impersonating a police officer.
July 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
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 County. I also want the public to know that I am pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). As sheriff, I have approved hundreds, if not thousands, of concealed weapons permit applications. I am also an avid hunter and gun owner.
July 16, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters
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 8th.
July 16, 2014 | Dan B. Mackey Camden | Letters
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.
July 16, 2014 | Mary Elizabeth Boykin Camden | Letters
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 into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.
July 16, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns