The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.
August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County
The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).
August 20, 2014 | | Education
Uniform and clothing exhibits, storytelling, guided tours of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, colonial era games, weapons and equipment exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations filled Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during a remembrance of the Battle of Camden's 234th anniversary on Saturday.
August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Military
Three Kershaw County residents who received the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism in battle will be honored again this week.
August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military
As the primary pundit at the "Harmony County Weekly Blister," I am frequently called upon to perform many tasks. So, besides winding up the cat and putting out the clock, I also write the advice to the lovelorn column entitled, "Ask the Stud Muffin."
August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Columns
I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.
August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools
August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear
While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.
August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters
WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.
August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
August 20, 2014 | | Ariail
The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.
August 20, 2014 | | Editorials
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies answered a call of shots fired near a Camden apartment complex on Aug. 14.
August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
KershawHealth will change the way it offers emergency medical services (EMS) by the end of the month. Several EMS stations will move; others will expand. In addition, KershawHealth's ambulances will no longer answer calls for "non-emergent" patients, allowing that service to be picked up by the private sector.
August 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial in his first U.S. start, has been entered for a shot at winning Thursday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a back-to-back Saratoga double that has not been achieved in 15 years.
August 20, 2014 | | Equine
Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.
August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries
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KershawHealth spent $428,490 on legal services in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and has spent another $466,140 in FY 2014 to date, as of June 30. KershawHealth spent that money on Nexsen Pruet, which has acted as the healthcare organization's legal counsel for 21 years.
August 06, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
A quiet place
August 06, 2014 | | Yesteryear
Hey, gun owners! Smell something burning? That is the smoke screen generated by Congress, the NRA and the panic button pushers.
August 06, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns
I am writing in reference to Sheriff Jim Mathews' letter and the follow up letter from Joe Upchurch published in the Chronicle-Independent concerning a proposed county gun control ordinance. I thought this proposal had been killed, but now I understand that it has gone to a committee for possible revision.
August 06, 2014 | Curtis Blackmon Lake Wateree | Letters
After 54 holes of challenging golf at Camden Country Club last Thursday, there was still no definitive winner of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship.
August 06, 2014 | | Golf
Before leaving to continue her academic and golf pursuits at Auburn University next week, Kelli Murphy had some unfinished business closer to home.
August 06, 2014 | | Golf
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Aug. 1 for possession of a stolen handgun just days after being freed on a $20,000 bond for a charge of second-degree assault and battery. Deputies first arrested the man on July 26 for allegedly attacking his 12-year-old son with his fists and a flashlight. Online court records show the man was freed on bond on July 28.
August 06, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
Yet another vehicle reported stolen in another county ended up at an Elgin recycling business July 31.
August 06, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
Merribelle Stable's Makari, making his first U.S. start after a successful career in English jump racing, battled through Saratoga Race Course's stretch with Demonstrative and won the head bob to take last Thursday's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) by a nose.
August 04, 2014 | | Equine
During a short special called meeting Thursday evening, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted unanimously to do something it has not done since 1993: vote to change what law firm provides the board -- and the healthcare organization's -- legal services.
August 04, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Michael and Ann Hayes of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Melissa Hayes to Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, South Carolina.
August 04, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements
Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.
August 04, 2014 | | Localife
ELGIN – Funeral service for Larry Shepard, 59, will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries
Newspapers and the media are often accused of only reporting the bad things that happen -- and there's some truth in this. And it's particularly easy to fall into this trap in South Carolina where it seems that there is a lot more bad news than good.
August 04, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) says a woman with a special needs child defrauded the district out of approximately $151,000 during a three-year period. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged Malinda Wynette Johnson, 34, with "breach/obtain signature or property under false pretenses, value $10,000 or more," according to online court records.
August 04, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire