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Coastal Carolina and Arizona meet in the championship game at the College World Series today in Omaha. You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime around 12:40pm.

The American Legion Post 17 junior and senior teams both play their last regular season games tonight.  The senior team will take on Manning at Legion in Camden with a 7pm first pitch.  The juniors will travel to South Florence tonight.  First pitch is at 7pm.

The Atlanta Braves start a four game series with the Miami Marlins tonight. Airtime on KOOL 102.7 is 5:55pm.

 

On June 27, 2016 Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers arrested Javonta Marquis Wells (23) who lives on Faraway Dr. Columbia after he was found to be in possession of approximately 24 grams of heroin, 15 grams of crack cocaine and a Glock .45 pistol.

“There is no reason why Wells should be on the street with all of his prior arrests,” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. “He is a convicted felon, now dealing heroin and crack cocaine in Kershaw County and he carries a gun unlawfully. Hopefully our existing gun laws will be strictly enforced on this man who is clearly a danger to our community. Thankfully, the magistrate who set his bond agrees.”

At about 6:30pm on June 27, 2016 KCSO narcotics officers observed a late model Toyota 4 runner on Smyrna Rd. in Elgin, occupied by known narcotics violators. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and during a conversation with the female driver, she admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle and thought that another one of the passengers in the vehicle had narcotics.

Deputies subsequently found Wells to be in possession of a Crown Royal bag that was hidden in the crotch of his pants containing heroin and crack cocaine, along with a Glock .45 pistol with an extended magazine containing 20 rounds of ammunition and a laser sight.

Wells was arrested at the scene and transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he remains on a $135,000.00 bond.  He is being charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking crack cocaine, possession of a firearm during violent crime and unlawful carrying of a firearm. KCSO investigators have contacted ATF to see if they will prosecute Wells federally on a gun charge. The female driver was issued a ticket for simple possession of marijuana and released.

Wells is a convicted felon with an extensive criminal record. He has been arrested for shoplifting, driving under suspension, assault and battery (3rd degree), unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of a stolen gun, driving without a license, hit and run with personal injury, disturbing schools, breach of peace, criminal sexual conduct, numerous narcotics violations, open container, giving false information, damaging or tampering with a motor vehicle, auto breaking, petty larceny, assault and battery (1st degree) and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.

Kershaw County Council Tuesday evening  approved an appeals process and set a date for Weylchem to  appeal Kershaw county’s issuance of a new pre-treatment permit and two administrative compliance orders.  The permit and compliance orders stem from discharge violations at the Kershaw County wastewater treatment plant.  In October of last year as the result of a consent agreement with D-HEC, the South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control Kershaw county fined Weylchem saying that violations at county wastewater plant were caused by the Weylchem plant in Elgin.  The measure approved by council sets the second meeting of council in August as  the date for Weylchem’s appeal .  The measure passed with a unanimous vote.

The American Legion Post 17 Junior team beat Orangeburg Tuesday evening by a score of 8-0.

In Dixie Ozone baseball, Kershaw County National was eliminated Tuesday evening. The championship game takes place this evening between Bishopville and Jefferson.

The American Legion Post 17 junior and senior teams are off until Thursday.  The senior team will take on Manning at Legion in Camden with a 7pm first pitch.  The juniors will travel to South Florence tonight.  First pitch is at 7pm.

The Atlanta Braves are at home tonight to take on the Cleveland Indians. First pitch at Turner Field will be 7:10pm.

At its meeting Tuesday, the Kershaw County School Board approved Casey Faulkenberry as the new assistant principal for Stover Middle School.

“Mr. Faulkenberry has an outstanding instructional background with a wide range of students,” said Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “He also has strong interpersonal skills and a personal connection with our district.  I know he will be a great asset to the Stover family.”

Faulkenberry has been a social studies teacher at Camden High School (CHS) since 2010 where he has also coached football and baseball.  In 2014-15, he was named as CHS Teacher of the Year and was one of five finalists that school year for the District Teacher of the Year. He was also one of four honor roll finalists for KCSD’s Outstanding First Year Teacher in 2011.

In addition, Faulkenberry has served as an AdvanceEd Committee Leader, High Schools That Work Committee Chair and District Mentor.  He has been recognized for having the highest advanced placement and end-of-course passage rates in KCSD and completed the district’s Developing Administrators Program.

A Camden High School graduate, Faulkenberry also received a bachelor of arts degree from Newberry College and a master of educational administration degree from the University of South Carolina.

He is replacing Wendy Campbell who took a position as an assistant principal at Ridge View High School.

 

In Dixie Ozone baseball Monday evening Jefferson knocked out Kershaw County East 6-3.  Bishopville to beat Kershaw County National 14-7 in eight innings.  Tonight Kershaw County National takes on Jefferson. Airtime on KOOL 102.7 is 5:45pm.

The American Legion Post 17 junior and senior teams play this evening.  The senior team will be on the road to Orangeburg for a 7pm first pitch.  The juniors will host South Florence tonight at 7pm at Legion Field in Camden.

The Atlanta Braves are at home tonight to take on the Cleveland Indians. First pitch at Turner Field will be 7pm.

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for both children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline is June 30, so make plans today for your kids, or for yourself, to enjoy some great arts-related classes and camps at the FAC. All camps will take place on the campus of the FAC, located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 803-425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted. During day-long camps, kids are required to bring their own lunches. The FAC will provide a drink. This summer’s programs include:

Kid’s Camps:

VISUAL ART CAMPS

  • Pre-School Art | Session 1 | July 11-12 (Ages 4-6)
  • Pre-School Art | Session 2 | July 13-14 (Ages 4-6)
  • Art Camp Senior | July 18-22 (4th-7th grade)
  • Art Camp Junior | July 25-29 (Rising 2nd-4th grade)

Clay Class with Anne Shultz
THEATRE CAMPS

  • Let’s Pretend | July 18-22 (Rising 1st-4th grade)
  • “Oh, the Drama!” | July 25-29 (Rising 5th-9th grade)
  • Funny by Friday with Frank Thompson | August 1-5 (7th-12th grade)

Teens & Adults Camps/Classes

DAY CLASSES

  • Clay Camp with Debra Gregory | August 1-5 & 12 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
  • Principles of Design with Catherine Coulter | Tuesdays | August 2-16 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Upscale: Painting/Drawing from Photographs by Catherine Coulter | Thursdays | August 4-25 | 10:00-11:30 a.m
  • Cool Clay with Anne Shultz | Tuesdays | August 9-29 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

youth drama class
 EVENING CLASSES

  • Artists Trading Cards with Liz Canada | Mondays | July 11-August 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Evening Clay with Debra Gregory | Mondays | July 11-August 8 & 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Upscale: Painting/Drawing from Photographs with Catherine Coulter | Tuesdays | July 19-August 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Drawing with Catherine Coulter | Thursdays | July 21-August 25 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The jobless rate in Kershaw County for the month of May dropped from its April rate.  Figures from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce show a May rate of 5%.  That compares to an April rate of 5.4%.  This means that out of South Carolina’s 46 counties Kershaw had the 29th highest out of work numbers.  Statewide the jobless rate dropped from 5.8% to 5.6%. The county with the highest jobless rate was Bamberg county with 8.4% and the counties with the lowest out of work numbers were Lexington and Charleston counties with 4%.

The Dixie Ozone Baseball Tournament started this past Friday evening at the Kershaw West Recreation Complex in Lugoff. Friday evening Kershaw County East lost to Bishopville 10 to 0.  Kershaw County National defeated Pagland 10 to 6.  Saturday Kershaw County East beat Pageland 11 to 0.  Tonight Kershaw County East will take on Jefferson at 6pm and Kershaw County National will play Bishopville at 8pm. You can hear both games on KOOL 102.7 with airtime set for 5:45pm.

The American Legion Post 17 junior and senior teams are off tonight but will play Tuesday evening.  The senior team will be on the road to Orangeburg for a 7pm first pitch.  The juniors will host South Florence Tuesday evening at 7pm at Legion Field in Camden.