SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.
July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
July 28, 2014 | | Equine
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
July 28, 2014 | | Education
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.
July 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
July 28, 2014 | | Ariail
OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.
July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
July 28, 2014 | | Sports
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
July 28, 2014 | | Editorials
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League III batted .800 in the first night of the first round of the best-of-five South Carolina American Legion baseball Lower State playoff series.
July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Every person has their breaking point … coaches, especially.
July 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
Kershaw County National staved off elimination in Dixie Boys sub-district baseball tournament play in Chester by defeating Lancaster, 6-5, in eight innings on Monday night.
July 09, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports
Real estate transactions
July 09, 2014 | | For the Record
July 09, 2014 | | Ariail
July 09, 2014 | | Inabinet
Horse barn burns, no casualties
July 09, 2014 | | Yesteryear
The war on cancer, begun with so much optimism several decades ago, has not proven to be as successful as scientists and physicians had hoped. Though there have certainly been breakthroughs, especially in the field of early diagnosis, cures for many forms of cancer have remained elusive. And the hope of eliminating the dread disease altogether isn't any more a reality today than it was long ago.
July 09, 2014 | | Editorials
WASHINGTON -- This was a bittersweet Independence Day for me.
July 09, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
I stood on the edge of a swimming pool over the Fourth of July weekend and wavered between whether I should jump in or take the steps. I'd tested the waters with a foot dip and I knew they were cold. I spent the holiday in South Point, Ohio, which had just had some unseasonably cold nights. Though the sun was high in the summer sky, the water had not been warmed.
July 09, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns
I am writing to support the proposed ordinance to regulate the discharge of firearms in the county.
July 09, 2014 | Dianne Galloway Camden | Letters
Kershaw County Council is making an attempt by backdoor rulings to attempt to eliminate hunting by prohibiting discharge of firearms within 300 yards of a residence, church, or school. There are very few places where you can go and not be within 300 yards of a prohibited structure. The place I have set up is within 300 yards, but I am able to shoot away from the house. If I try to move 300 yards, I may not be able to use the same target, which is located away from the structure.
July 09, 2014 | Ronald Boyce Camden | Letters
The Lynches Fork Historical Society will meet at the Bethune Woman's Club on Monday at 7 p.m. David Lucas, local entrepreneur, author and historian, will be the guest speaker. Lucas was on the University of South Carolina 1969 ACC championship football team and lives in the Turkey Creek section of Lee County. The public is invited.
July 09, 2014 | | Localife
Gabrielle Goodwin, 7, and her mother, Rozalynn, invented something that will actually be available for people to buy at a local store soon. Gabrielle, whose father, Michael, is a Camden native, and her mother invented what they consider the solution for securing the ends of girls' pigtails, braids and twists. It's called the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY and, according to a press release, is considered the first of its kind.
July 09, 2014 | | Business
Mr. Marvin J. Thompson entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014.
July 09, 2014 | | Obituaries