September 01, 2014 | | Ariail
• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...
September 01, 2014 | | Editorials
A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."
September 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.
September 01, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns
Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...
September 01, 2014 | | Education
A Camden man will remain in the Kershaw County Detention Center after being denied bond for a July 14 incident in which he is alleged to have fired several shots into an ex-girlfriend's home and forced his way inside. Harley Joe Moore, 33, faces a list of charges for that event and another that occurred a month earlier on June 13.
September 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
I love my job. As harried as I can be sometimes, I really do love it. I think long-time readers of this column know that by now -- that I love to write stories about Kershaw County, especially in Camden, which has been my primary beat (along with healthcare) for 14 years. You know that I'm passionate about the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and that I truly believe it doesn't just benefit journalists like myself, but individual citizens like you.
September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
September 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education
Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.
September 01, 2014 | | Kershaw County
A 23-year-old county man died in a two-car collision in the Cassatt area shortly after noon Saturday when he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.
September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire
Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.
September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries
A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries
While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.
September 01, 2014 | | Localife
Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.
September 01, 2014 | | Localife
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Having the opportunity each month to write on an array of topics continues to deliver to me absolute satisfaction. Chosen subject matter usually encompasses certain resolute thoughts that have incited my interest or stirred my conscience in some manner. This month has proven to be no different except for, perhaps, the degree in which my awareness and inference of a fastidious topic has been kindled; the painstaking topic of war. Last week, we took in the Stephen Spielberg movie, "War Horse." The story has a universal message; one that portrays to its viewers the horror of war in which men ...
January 06, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Ace, a 1 1/2-year-old male German Shepherd, and an adult gray domestic shorthaired cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...
January 06, 2012 | | Pets
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 9-13:
January 06, 2012 | | Education
OK, OK. I confess:
January 06, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns
I believe that a person who is elected to a position of leadership should never enter the post without a solid position about the future that he/she believes is best for the people who have elected him/her. I have spent my entire life, except for my college years, in Camden, and I am proud to say that my son, daughter-in-law and grandson live here also. As I have grown older, I have watched my beloved hometown shrink and be filled with parks that became run-down, infrastructure that became outdated, streets that were filled with potholes, and a city ...
January 06, 2012 | Pat Partin Camden City Council | Letters
Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.
January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
When they first met some three weeks earlier in Camden, the CHS boys' basketball team saw Newberry rally from a halftime deficit and use a 26-11 third-quarter run to pave the way for a 63-56 victory.
January 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle
Wrestling without their starters from five of the 14 weight classes, Lugoff-Elgin finished eighth in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School.
January 04, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
A group of bee enthusiasts known as the Wateree Beekeepers Association is creating quite a buzz locally as interest in its favorite backyard hobby continues to grow around the Palmetto State.
January 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous
When John McCain wrapped up the Republican nomination four years ago, one person was reportedly at the top of his vice presidential list -- Sen. Joe Liebermann.
January 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns
Dear Annie: I have been married to "Horace" for less than a year. This is his second marriage. His prior marriage was to his high school girlfriend, and they have two children together.
January 04, 2012 | | Dear Annie
With recent freezing temperatures across South Carolina, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts headed to the field should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it. Hypothermia occurs when exposure to the wind, cold and wetness drain heat from the body faster than it can be produced.
January 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports
Football season is almost over, Christmas is past, and it's time to recall some of the memories from years gone by.
January 04, 2012 | Marty Few Lugoff | Letters
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January 04, 2012 | | For the Record
(Columnist Kathleen Parker is in vacation, In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.)
January 04, 2012 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns