Monday, September 22, 2014
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Camden Bulldogs

Last Friday Night in high school football the Camden High Bulldogs won in a defensive battle against Lancaster 14-0. The Bulldogs Jamar Byrd would score on a one yard touchdown run on the bulldog’s first possession. Then late in the second half the Bulldog defense would score the other touchdown as DeSonta Cauthen returns an interception 65 yards to seal the game.

In girls high school golf this afternoon the Camden High Lady Bulldogs will travel to Irmo tee time is set for 4:00.

This afternoon in girls high school cross country  the Camden High Lady Bulldogs will host the Lady Falcons from Darlington at 4:30



Thursday on Kool 102.7 at 6:00 it’s the high school coaches hour football edition with Jimmy Neal, Dave Thomas and Louis Clyburn.

Friday night in high school football the North Central Knights travel to Buford kickoff is set for 7:30.

Friday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school football as Lugoff Elgin goes to White Knoll and on Startime 1590 at 7:00 the Camden High Bulldogs are on the road at Lakewood.



Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 5:55 its Major Leauge baseball as the Atlanta Braves battle the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews were dispatched around 6 AM today to Training Track Drive inside the Saddlebrook Subdivision off US 1 in Lugoff for a vehicle partially submerged in water with passengers trapped inside. A Kershaw County Deputy arrived first on the scene and reported to the fire crews that the water was up to the passenger’s knees inside the small car. An adult female and small child were still inside the vehicle with the water rising from flash flooding. Lugoff rescue crews drove the rescue truck into the water as close to the vehicle as possible. Lugoff crews then made entry into the vehicle in the water and removed the passengers. Lugoff crews then drove the passengers back home inside the subdivision for safety during the storm around 6:30 AM.

“This was a best-case scenario for our crews as the water did not rise too far inside the vehicle before our crews made access to the passengers. The greatest danger to everyone was the lightning from the storm while our crews were in the water and rain during the rescue. Everyone did a great job and no one was injured in the incident” Lugoff Fire Chief Dennis Ray stated.

It appears that the vehicle stalled in the water when the driver came to the stop sign in the street. Once the vehicle stalled, it was deep in the water and the passengers could not exit as the water came into the cab. Preliminary investigation showed that the very heavy rain could not drain fast enough and led to substantial accumulation of water in the street. The Kershaw County School District was also notified to re-route school bus traffic in the area and Kershaw County Public Works department was dispatched to the scene to look at the drainage issue. The flash flooding from the storm caused roadway flooding from overflowing ditches and ponding of water in low lying areas of Lugoff. By 9 AM, most of the ditches had drained and roadways improved from the flash flooding.

Last night in Middle School football Lugoff Elgin knocks off Camden 22-16.

Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 it’s High School Football as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Lancaster Bruins.

Saturday on Kool 102.7 at 5:00 it’s the Tiger tailgate show as the get you ready for Clemson and Florida State and on Startime 1590 at 4:30 it’s Gamecock Gameday as they set you up for South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Sunday on Kool 102.7 at 12:20 its Major League baseball as the Atlanta Braves battle the New York Mets then at 7:30 its NFL action as the Carolina Panthers host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Kershaw county chamber of commerce board was briefed Thursday morning on the project to build a community playground in the west Wateree.  Laurey carpenter, one of the folks behind the project telling board members that in recent months $30,000has been raised.  The park will be built on property donated by the county at the Kershaw West Recreational facility between Lugoff and Elgin.  Carpenter said the projected cost will be around $300,000 and the goal is to hold groundbreaking ceremonies in August of next year.  Carpenter said that a number of fund raising events are planned in the coming months.

Chick-fil-A of Camden and KOOL 102.7 invite you to have breakfast on us.  That’s right your business or office can enjoy a great Chick-fil-A of Camden breakfast absolutely free!  Each Wednesday, starting October 8th, the folks from Chick-fil-A of Camden and the Chick-fil-A cow will deliver breakfast to your business or office for up to 20 people.  Breakfast will be delivered around 9 o’clock.  Here’s all you have to do, simply send us a card, letter or e-mail and ask us to put your name in the box for the free Chick-fil-A of Camden breakfast.  Send your business or office name to P.O. Box 753, Camden, S.C., 29021 or e-mail us at . We will draw on Tuesday so we can give you a little advanced notice that breakfast is coming the next day.  Your chance to win a free breakfast for your office or business- up to 20 people- is just a letter or e-mail away, so get y0urs in today.  Breakfast from Chick-fil-A of Camden and KOOL 102.7.

Last night in Major League baseball the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 to snap at five game losing streak.

Friday Night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 it’s High School Football as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Lancaster Bruins.

Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 5:00 it’s the high school coaches hour football edition with Jimmy Neal Dave Thomas and Louis Clyburn then at 6:00 its middle school football as the Camden Middle School War Eagles travel to Lugoff Elgin Stadium to battle the Lugoff Elgin Middle School Leopards.

Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 27th year, Sept. 9-10, with a two-day retreat for the 2014-15 class that included conquering a high ropes course.

Thirty-three juniors and seniors representing Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools as well as the Camden Military Academy participated in a variety of team-building and leadership development activities.

JuniorLeadershipKershawCounty is a partnership of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and VisitorsCenter, the KershawCountySchool District and CamdenMilitaryAcademy. Beneficiary support is provided by the Camden Kiwanis Club. The program began in 1988 and is one of the oldest continuously running high school leadership programs in the state. Since it began more than 800 students have completed the program.

“Junior Leadership is one of the most popular programs we sponsor,” says Liz Horton, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. “It is a unique venture and has really resonated with our schools, their students and the business community.

“Over the years it has been very successful developing student leaders and future leaders in our community. Some of the graduates have gone on to become doctors, attorneys, teachers, a state representative and even a pro football player.”

During the year students will meet in monthly sessions to learn more about leadership, career opportunities, state government and cultural diversity. They will also participate in a community service project.

The two-day opening retreat is the foundation of the program where students learn about team-work and overcoming obstacles. On Sept. 9 students participated in a group dynamics session led by Jen Hunsicker of Columbia College’s Leadership Institute. They also heard from Lisa Brownlee, a leadership consultant from Irmo, who led the students in exercises about leadership values.

Students were challenged to practice their leadership skills on Sept. 10 during their day-long participation on a low and high ropes course at the Gravatt Camp and Conference Center near Aiken. Tackling the ropes course obstacles puts the students to the test both as individuals and as a team,” says Laurie Parks, who chairs the Junior Leadership steering committee. “It is a long, grueling day, but in the end it is worth their sweat and toil. They enjoy it immensely.”

The year ends in April with a graduation dinner and presentation of the Robert. J. Sheheen Outstanding Junior Leadership Student of the Year award

Students apply for Junior Leadership in the spring of the school year and are chosen by their schools as representatives in the program.

This year’s class includes:

Camden High: Mary Lindsay Best, Mackey Cantey, Brooke Dixon, Becca Elliott, Marquis Engram, Taylor Freeman, Virginia Lackey, Francesca Laschanzky, Omar Mingo and Sarah Anne Semple

Camden Military Academy: Yannick den Boer, Ryan Figlow, Jake McGuire, Jennings Stein, Santiago Villalobos and Chris Witthar

Lugoff-Elgin High School: Ayo Balogun, Tory Branham, Gunnar Catoe, Hunter Horton, Cameron Johnson, Tripp Keeffe, Azhane’ Kinlaw, Rylee Mathis, Javier Polo and Mackenzie Wiseman

North Central High School: Markeis, Barnes, Caitlin Clark, Anna Crosby, Crystal Douglas, Morgan Kelly, Kadee O’Donoghue and Cheyenne Williams

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Tuesday evening the Kershaw County School Board and the district administration accused of being less than transparent regarding future plans for Zemp stadium in developing the phase two facilities equalization proposal, an accusation that the chair of the school took exception to.  Scott Jordan of Camden, speaking for citizens who want to save Zemp said that the board was not transparent in developing that proposal that calls for a new Camden high stadium on Ehrenclou drive. Mara Jones, chair of the kershaw county school board said afterwards that the board  and the district have been very transparent throughout the entire process. Jones said that the public can check the minutes of school board meetings in the past and see that the entire process was done openly.  A suggestion made by one board member to form a committee to look into adaptive re-uses for Zemp but after discussion the board agreed to let voters decide first then see if there is a way Zemp stadium can be used for other purposes. Two questions will be on the november ballot regarding the facilities proposal and funding the projects with a penny sales tax.

Last night girl’s high school volleyball the Camden High Lady Bulldogs blanked Lower Richland three games to none while Lugoff Elgin beat Westwood three games to two.

In Major League baseball last night the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 with that win the Nationals have on the 2014 National League Eastern Division . The Braves playoffs chances are slipping away as the trail the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates by 5 games for the Wild Card playoff spot.

Thursday night on Kool 102.7 at 5:45 its Middle School football action as the Camden Middle School War Eagles travel to Lugoff Elgin Stadium to battle the Lugoff Elgin Middle School Leopards.

Friday Night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 it’s High School Football as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Lancaster Bruins.

Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 5:55 its Major League baseball as the Atlanta Braves battle the Washington Nationals.

A nineteen year old male from Staten Island, New York drowned Tuesday morning in the pool at the Camden West Inn in Lugoff.  Kershaw County coroner Johnny Fellers says that shortly before ten Tuesday morning Stephen Davis, Jr.  was swimming  with family members in the pool at the Camden West Inn.  Family members noticed he was at the bottom of the pool.  Fellers says C.P.R. was started and Davis was transported to Kershaw Health hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Fellers says that Davis was in Kershaw county to attend his grandmother’s funeral which took place Monday.  Fellers says that an autopsy will be performed.