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Chamber of Commerce president resigns

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has a new captain at the wheel as Chamber President Spencer Graham recently took a new job in Charleston and relocated there. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton broke the news at the chamber board's monthly meeting Thursday and said Amy Kinard, who had been first vice-president, has moved into the president's position.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business

Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous

American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Irick follows through on his pledge by signing with CSU

Just like his broken-in glove, Cole Irick found the perfect fit for a college where he can continue both his academic and baseball-playing endeavors.

November 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing

A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing

A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing

Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting

Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

County council has questions on Nov. 4 election

Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county's annual audit report to council.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials

Cahn: Just call me Charlie Brown

A long, long time ago... oh, wait, that's another pop culture reference.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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The banality of Watergate

WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, all of America learned the name of a particular condominium, hotel and office complex along the Potomac in the nation's capital.

June 20, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Partisan rancor

We've bemoaned on many occasions the incivility and partisan rancor of today's political scene, but we can't lay all the blame at the feet of the candidates and office-holders. If the electorate demanded more bipartisanship and more decency during campaigning, candidates would bend to those desires. But as we're seeing as the presidential race heats up, it's often members of the audience who ratchet up ill feelings.

June 20, 2012 | | Editorials

Camden Royals host car wash/fish fry; Post 175 to hold golf tourney

The Camden Royals boys' AAU basketball team will hold a car wash and fish fry in front of the Title Max office at 1031 West DeKalb Street in Camden on Saturday, June 23. The fundraiser for the team, made up of players from Kershaw and Lee Counties, will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

June 20, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Vonnie Holliday football camp set for June 25-29 at CHS

There is only one youth sports camp on the docket for next week in Kershaw County, but it will be a big one.

June 20, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Hartis sues Matthews for $4 million

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he is "disappointed" by a fifth lawsuit filed against him Friday by Kershaw County Magistrate R. Eugene "Gene" Hartis.

June 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County

Parents arrested in child sex abuse case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lugoff couple after learning that a man sexually abused his two daughters. According to a statement released to the press Monday afternoon, investigators arrested Michael Dwight Browning, 36, and his 33-year-old wife, Kelly Marie Browning. The KCSO said Michael Browning allegedly abused his daughters sexually, one when she was between the ages of 8 and 14, the other when she was between 7 and 9 years of age. Investigators said they arrested Kelly Browning because she knew of the abuse more than six years ago and did nothing about it. Investigators ...

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

L-EWA discusses leak in clearwell

The board members of Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) gathered to discuss plans for a clearwell repair and valve installation June 7.

June 20, 2012 | By Porshé Matthews Special to the WWC | Lugoff-Elgin

Sidewalk Survey -- June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey

Loretta "Rita" Zemp Lannutti

Loretta "Rita" Zemp Lannutti, 66, wife of Joseph Lannutti of Charleston, SC passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012. The relatives and friends of Rita Lannutti were invited to attend her Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in J. HENRY STUHR MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC at 10:00 am. Burial followed in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant. The family received friends at the chapel on Monday, June 18, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

June 20, 2012 | | Obituaries

Eastern Starlett shines bright for Kingsley

After having knocked at the door in her first two starts over fences -- both coming this year -- Eastern Starlett raced her way into the winners' circle for Camden-based trainer Arch Kingsley on Sunday at Colonial Downs.

June 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Field day planned to showcase ham radios

Local amateur radio enthusiasts will be gathering from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Camden Military Academy (CMA) to take part in an Amateur Radio Field Day. The event is scheduled in conjunction with Amateur Radio Week as a way for local radio operators to meet and for newcomers to learn more about the technology, often called "ham radio."

June 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous

LFD saves 'Lady' from house fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) rescued a long-time family pet Beagle named Lady from a June 9 house fire on North Village Lane. North Village Lane is located off Smith Road between Wildwood Lane and U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Alava Drakeford, Jr.

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Funeral Services for Alava Drakeford, Jr. 77, of 3307 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012, 2 p.m., at St. John Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Drakeford died Sunday, June 17, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 20, 2012 | | Obituaries

Hilbert Tucker

Mr. Hilbert Tucker, 68, of 2203 Ridgeview Rd., Elgin, SC, passed on Monday, June 18, 2012.

June 20, 2012 | | Obituaries

Local saints and sinners

Which current major university was once located in Winnsboro?

June 20, 2012 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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