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Lugoff man to serve 10 years after violating probation

A Lugoff man is headed to prison after violating the terms of his probation from a 2007 case of reckless homicide that claimed the life of a county woman.

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KershawHealth may change charity care policy

Fewer people may be eligible for "free" care at KershawHealth if the healthcare system's board of trustees signs off on a "financial assistance policy" change. Currently, the charity care policy uses a "stair step" formula to determine how much assistance to provide lower income patients.

August 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Fitch ups KH outlook, but lowers rating

Fitch Ratings upgraded its financial outlook for KershawHealth from "negative" to "stable" July 17, according to press releases issued by the ratings firm and KershawHealth on Tuesday. KershawHealth said Fitch upgraded the outlook as a reflection of the healthcare organization starting to implement its strategic plan.

August 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Ariail for Aug. 1, 2014

August 01, 2014 | | Ariail

Spurrier v. Swinney

Everyone knows that when it comes to sports, football reigns supreme here in Kershaw County and South Carolina. Whereas basketball might be the top sport in neighboring North Carolina, it's a distant second -- or probably even third -- here in the Palmetto State. And these are heady times for gridiron enthusiasts of both the University of South Carolina and Clemson; both teams have enjoyed success in the past few seasons, and that momentum has carried over into recruiting, in which both schools are piling up classes that are among the nation's best.

August 01, 2014 | | Editorials

The man who played Tony’s piano

On the Maine island where Wife Nancy and I spend time, Church of Our Father sits nestled among the hills near a small harbor called Hulls Cove.

August 01, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Smart people, smart ideas

When elected officials from different South Carolina cities meet to discuss economic development, the oft-heard cry is, "Let's work together!" The energy in these conversations is palpable, even though it's not yet clear how we can partner. For that reason, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting in Charleston this July, its Achievement Awards were particularly exciting. If we can do nothing else, from city to city, we can learn from each other's ideas and borrow courage from one another's progress.

August 01, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Cheerleading camp on tap for NCHS

The North Central High School Cheerleading Team will host a two-day mini-camp on Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug 5 at the school.

August 01, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

End of the road

SUMTER – In a move akin to taking a six-cylinder engine out of a car and replacing it with one with four cylinders, Jake Brazell was told to scrap the fastball and concentrate more on his off-speed pitches as he prepared to take the mound to face Florence in Tuesday's South Carolina American Legion State Baseball Tournament contest.

August 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Time, your most valuable commodity

Family. You hear a lot about the importance of family, but do you really put that into practice? Think about your own household. I don't know what goes on at your house, but I do know that people are really busy these days, trying to fit everything they can into their lives. Unfortunately, something they may forget to include in their lives is each other.

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Lengthy investigation yields two major arrests

Two Camden men are behind bars on multiple charges of crack cocaine distribution following a six-month investigation involving the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Fairfield County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Citizen committee to promote Phase 2 referenda

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson cautioned district employees and school board trustees Monday not to aid any efforts to support two referendums tied to Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP).

August 01, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education

Hemina Myrel Gripper

Mrs. Hemina Myrel "Mina" Gripper, 87, of Charlotte, SC, formally of Elgin, SC, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice Hose in Huntersville, NC. She was born

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries

Counterfeit money showing up in Kershaw County

Several businesses in Camden and Kershaw County have reported receiving counterfeit money during the past several weeks, but law enforcement officials say they don't believe the fake bills are being produced in Kershaw County. Instead, official believe the counterfeit bills are unknowingly being brought to the area by people who received them elsewhere.

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Charles “Chuck” K. Hayes, Jr.

Charles "Chuck" K. Hayes, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries

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Rec Notes for Aug. 26, 2011

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

August 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous

School menus -- Aug. 26, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2:

August 26, 2011 | | Education

Sheriff: traffic fatalities down

Traffic fatalities in Kershaw County are down 63 percent, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

August 26, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Senior adults may attend school events for free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.

August 26, 2011 | | Education

Too much Harpootlian

Dick Harpootlian, chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party, used to be an engaging figure, what we in the newspaper business called "good copy." Now Harpootlian's more of a loud bore. His latest rant involves his excoriation of Gov. Nikki Haley for hiring campaign staffers for high-paying government jobs, which is exactly what Democratic governors have also done. Harpootlian basically says it was all right for Dems to do that, but it's not OK for Haley because she said she was going to be a different kind of governor.

August 26, 2011 | | Editorials

'The Help' tells crucial chapter in history

A few weeks ago, I went to the movies to see "The Help." I hadn't read Kathryn Stockett's book yet, and to be honest, I didn't even plan on reading it until after I saw the movie.

August 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns

Silence really is golden

It's 4:30 in the morning, and my world is wrapped in silence.

August 26, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns

Football season energizes community

Football is coming back to Camden tonight

August 26, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Pets of the week -- Aug. 26, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jinx, a 2-month-old male orange tabby kitten, and Winny, a 3-month-old male Golden Retriever mix puppy. 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 ...

August 26, 2011 | | Pets

Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County has bike racks installed to encourage healthy living

As gas prices settle at over $3 per gallon, many people are looking for alternative forms of transportation. One such option is riding a bicycle. To support those that choose to cycle in Camden, Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County has worked with the city of Camden and Kershaw County government to install bike racks at various locations throughout the city.

August 26, 2011 | | Localife

Camden man sentenced in USC fraud case

A Camden man pleaded guilty Wednesday to breach of trust and forgery, which stemmed from his embezzlement while employed at the University of South Carolina (USC) in the Carolina Card Office.

August 26, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Eye on the storm

Gene Faulkenberry, director of emergency management for Kershaw County, monitors the movements of Hurricane Irene on his department's maps and instruments at the Kershaw County Government Center. The equipment Faulkenberry uses can designate specific roads in the county where storms might be located. "If the fire department is out moving trees or is trying to assist people and I can see more storms coming, I can get on the radios here and tell them what I'm seeing," Faulkenberry said. "Every time I get an update, I can send alerts out to places like hospitals and schools so they ...

August 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous

Roy "June Bug" Bush Jr.

Roy "June Bug" Bush, Jr., 79, of Old Wind Mill Road, Ridgeway, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. He was the son of the late Olive Daniels and Roy Bush, Sr.

August 26, 2011 | | Obituaries

Rebecca Jefferson

Mrs. Rebecca Whitaker Jacobs Jefferson, a daughter of the late Leroy and Carrie Belton Whitaker and wife of the late Peter Jefferson, was born on June 4, 1923, in Camden, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on August 18, 2011, at Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, DC.

August 26, 2011 | | Obituaries

Wilburn Smith

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Joseph Wilbur Smith, 81, of Camden, will be held Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, August 26, 2011 one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Smith's memory to the Babcock Center, 975 Wateree Blvd. Camden, SC 29020 or First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 26, 2011 | | Obituaries

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