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Clinic Classic hits the streets on April 26

The seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports

SCSU's Pough to be guest speaker at CMS sports gala

Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala to be held on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports

Bethune police officer resigns from police department

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Local law enforcement recognized for DUI enforcement

By GARY PHILLIPS

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

Elliott to talk USC football at Gamecock Club event in Camden

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports

Moonshine goes mainstream on South Broad Street

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business

Crime Report -- April 16, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Wednesday, April 9 after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies found equipment and supplies used to manufacture methamphetamine at his home. A KCSO report said Michael Dean Thompson, 25, 1759 Baughman Road was taken into custody after deputies paid a visit to the home after receiving information that Thompson had been making excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter cold remedy used to make methamphetamine. The report said deputies found plastic drink bottles with methamphetamine waste in the yard and in a burn barrel. The home is reportedly owned by Thompson's relatives who live ...

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

A scorned South Carolina hero

April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Noble | Columns

Memories from a special day in Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

April 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife

The Easter egg hunt mentality

Easter. Go ahead and let the word resonate in your mind. Let all the memories and fond associations come rushing over you. Easter is such a lovely holiday. The Biblical story behind it teaches people to be hopeful, that there is the possibility of redemption, unconditional love and eternal life. The natural season is a time of blooming and birth and renewal. The earth wakes up from its winter slumber and the air feels softer and warmer.

April 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Editorials

The Colbert Report

WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

April 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns

Four-run sixth helps Dogs get past Bruins

Chalk it up to the wooden bats. Better yet, give the credit to the two pitchers.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

L-E polishes off Diamond Hornets, 10-0

Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Thank you to the CPD and KCSD

On behalf of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride I would like to thank the Camden City Police and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department. On Saturday April 12, 2014 we held the Tour de Camden with the ride beginning en masse from Historic Camden. We had about 150 riders of all levels of ability.

April 16, 2014 | | Letters

Sidewalk Survey: Springtime Fun

Now that it is warming up, what's your favorite outdoor activity?

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Sidewalk Survey

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County department heads talk budget with council

Kershaw County Council continued the process of preparing its budget for Fiscal Year 2015 with a special workshop Tuesday. Several county department heads spoke to council, outlining their financial needs and wants. County Administrator Vic Carpenter opened the meeting saying he and his staff had already seen the department head's proposals.

April 04, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

School board receives North Central report

At its Tuesday meeting, the Kershaw Board of School Trustees received a report on the portion of Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan regarding North Central area schools. KCSD Executive Director for Operations Billy Smith led the presentation which included the following items:

April 04, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education

City changes Historic Camden sewer project again

The city of Camden is working on a plan that would keep the city from having to dig a trench on Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site property on the west side of Broad Street. Thursday, City Manager Mel Pearson said the city now hopes to install sections of a force main sewer line around Rhame Arena on the east side of Broad Street. That would follow part of a path already planned for a gravity sewer line being installed as part of the same project, he said.

April 04, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Dr. Peter Brice McKoy

A celebration of life of Dr. Peter Brice McKoy will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends in the church Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC.

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries

William H. Bradshaw

A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Howard "Bill" Bradshaw, 82, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Waters at 7935 Parkway Road, Balsom Grove, NC 28708.

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries

Birdie Mae “Johnnie” Fletcher

Mrs. Birdie Mae "Johnnie" Fletcher, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Katie Portee Pate and the wife of the late Deacon Tee Fletcher. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be Held Friday, April 4, 2014 at Four p.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the Church cemetery. Mrs. Flecther will be placed in teh church at Three p.m. for viewing. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church Building Fund ...

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries

Jessie Getter

Mr. Jessie Getter, 96, of Camden entered into rest on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Canty Hill Baptist Church.

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries

Marie Woods Gilliam

Mrs. Marie Woods Gilliam, 93, of 2924 Timrod Road, Bethune, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, March 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2:00 PM at Bethel Hill Baptist Church in Bethune, SC. Burial will be held at the Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethune, SC.

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries

Camden Spring Classic highlighted by $15,000 Derby Classic

On the heels of Camden's grandest event, last Saturday's Carolina Cup, the eyes of the county's equine set will be cast a few miles east to the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) for a more cent, but another annual rite of spring, the Camden Spring Classic Horse Show.

April 04, 2014 | | Equine

Come sail away

Hearing that his cousin was going to buy a catamaran and go sailing, Mac McCallum got caught up in the excitement and bought his own multi-hull sailboat. Turns out, he did not have a sailing partner as his cousin backed out on his end of the deal.

April 02, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

L-E runs past Dogs

Using its depth and several strong individual performances, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' track team pinned a 136-97 defeat on rival Camden in a meet hosted by Camden High School recently which also included Great Falls and McBee.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports

Dogs double up L-E netters, 4-2

Playing out close to how he thought it would, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was glad to be on the long end of a 4-2 decision over visiting rival Lugoff-Elgin on Monday.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports

Carolina Cup

Weather forecasters -- a notoriously inaccurate lot -- did everything they could to dump a bucket of cold water on last Saturday's Carolina Cup, but despite their dire predictions, thousands of people turned out to the Springdale Race Course and enjoyed a terrific afternoon of horse racing and socializing, all topped off by a local horse winning the featured Carolina Cup race. We were reminded once again of all that the event means to this area and how much it burnishes the reputation of Camden.

April 02, 2014 | | Editorials

Yesteryear for April 2, 2014

(The Camden News)

April 02, 2014 | | Yesteryear

Spring Break plans

Spring break is coming up. Do you have any special plans?

April 02, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Sidewalk Survey

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