BLANEY ELEMENTARY

SPECIAL TO THE STATE First-grade students, JeDarius, left, Jasmyn Richardson, and Meghan Semino react to a cold water of a wet sponge from Kahmeel Cooke, right during a water relay race at Blaney Elementary recently. The class who filled the bucket first was the winner. Blaney Elementary second-graders Andrew Place, Jonathan Bagwell, Sera Nicols, Tiffany Boyles, Hanna Campbell and Dylan Rogers watch Sheriff Steve McCaskill flip burgers on … Continue reading BLANEY ELEMENTARY

BUILDING OUR CITY: KERSHAW COUNTY

KEY PLAYERS * Name: Ken Queen Job: Broker with Coldwell Banker and independent developer Role in Lugoff-Elgin: Involved in the development of nine subdivisions, with three more underway Why I invested in Lugoff-Elgin: “I actually lived in the Lugoff-Elgin area for 12 years and saw the potential there,” he said. Continuing growth and the foresight of county leaders as growth in Northeast Richland spills over … Continue reading BUILDING OUR CITY: KERSHAW COUNTY

CLOSE TO HOME

Gordon Street Bridge to be closed The Gordon Street Bridge in Camden was scheduled to be shut down Wednesday, after transportation officials found structural problems during a recent inspection. The Department of Transportation has no plans to replace the 122-foot bridge, because of the $4 million estimated cost and a lack of funds to do it. Officials say recent traffic counts showed little use by … Continue reading CLOSE TO HOME

KERSHAW COUNTY VOTING PRECINCTS

For the June 13 primary: Airport: Applied Technology Education Campus, 874 Vocational Lane Antioch: Antioch Head Start, 1591 Bishopville Highway Bethune: Woman’s Club, 200 Blackmon St. South Buffalo: Mount Pisgah School, 5160 Mount Pisgah Road Camden No. 1: City Arena, 513 Bull St. Camden No. 2: Jackson School, 1109 Campbell St. Camden No. 3: Phelps Auditorium, 416 Laurens St. Camden No. 4: Catholic Church, St. … Continue reading KERSHAW COUNTY VOTING PRECINCTS

FOUR VIE FOR TWO SCHOOL BOARD SEATS – KERSHAW SEAT 2 – A Q&A WITH CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT IN TUESDAY’S PRIMARY

Incumbent Sherri Brosius will face Nissary Wood in the race for Seat 2 on the Kershaw County School Board during the June 13 primary. The winner of the primary will be unopposed on the ballot during November’s general election. The school board recently approved borrowing $102 million – without asking voters – to make upgrades to buildings throughout the district. Did you/would you have voted … Continue reading FOUR VIE FOR TWO SCHOOL BOARD SEATS – KERSHAW SEAT 2 – A Q&A WITH CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT IN TUESDAY’S PRIMARY

MILESTONES: COMMUNITY, YOUTH, MILITARY

COMMUNITY * STATE SEN. JOHN COURSON and S.C. ADJUTANT GEN. STANHOPE SPEARS received honorary degrees from The Citadel Board of Visitors during the college’s commencement May 6. Courson was named an honorary doctor of public administration. Spears received an honorary doctor of military science degree. * LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF JAMES R. METTS has received the Order of the Palmetto Patriot, the highest civilian honor that … Continue reading MILESTONES: COMMUNITY, YOUTH, MILITARY