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The Lugoff-Elgin Demons have named a new Varsity Head Wrestling Coach. Ted Monroe was approved by the School Board which made it official earlier this month. Monroe has coached the previous 12 seasons at Lugoff Elgin Middle school leading the Leopards to 8 undefeated seasons with 6 championships and a record of 227 wins and 11 losses. Here are highlights from an interview conducted last week.

LAST NIGHT IN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL THE POST 17 SENIOR TEAM BEAT HARSTVILLE FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT NIGHT 8-2, WHILE THE JUNIOR TEAM TOOK A DOUBLE AGAINST FLORENCE WINNING THE FIRST GAME 6-2 AND 13-0 IN THE SECOND GAME.

THE LUGOFF ELGIN DEMONS HAVE HIRED A NEW VARSITY WRESTLING COACH. LAST TUESDAY THE SCHOOL MADE IT OFFICIAL THAT TED MONROE WILL LEAD THE VARSITY WRESTLING DEMONS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.

THE VONNIE HOLLIDAY LITTLE BULLDOG FOOTBALL CAMP WILL TAKE PLACE ALL THIS WEEK AT CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL FROM 9AM-12 NOON FOR KIDS AGES 7-14. THE COST IS $35 PER CAMPER THAT INCLUDES A T SHIRT. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE KERSHAW COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 45-6009.

THE LUGOFF ELGIN VOLLEYBALL CAMP WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE ALL THIS WEEK FROM 9AM-12 NOON FOR GIRLS AGES 9-14 AT LUGOFF ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL. THE COST IS $60 THAT INCLUDES A T SHIRT, A $5 REDUCTION FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD FROM THE SAME FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE KERSHAW COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 425-6009.

FRIDAY ON KOOL 102.7 AT 5:45 ITS DIXIE OZONE ALL STAR BASEBALL LIVE FROM HARTSVILLE AS KERSHAW COUNTY EAST TAKES ON LAMAR.

TONIGHT ON KOOL 102.7 AT 5:50 ITS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AS THE ATLANTA BRAVES PLAY GAME TWO OF A THREE GAME SERIES WITH THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS.

Join us at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House for a revolutionary celebration in honor of America’s Independence! Bring a picnic (Mae’s Concession on site also) and spread out in the formal garden for this lovely summer evening event.  Hear the actual words that started it all — the Declaration of Independence.  Tap your toes to rousing American & Patriot standards performed from 7-8 pm by members of the Camden Community Concert Band.  Visit a mini colonial-Revolutionary War era exhibit pertaining to Camden’s role in the fight for Liberty.  Meet a Carolina Backcountry Militiaman.  Try on period clothes and play challenging colonial games. Tour the reconstructed Kershaw House, the original of which was commandeered by Lord Cornwallis as British headquarters during Camden’s occupation as the main British supply post during the Southern Campaign of 1780-81. Grab the kids, cooler (no glass or pets please), and a comfy blanket or lawn chair, and nestle in for an evening of FREE fantastic family fun.  A perfectly patriotic time co-hosted by Historic Camden and the Camden Community Band! For information : 80.432.9841; email hiscamden@truvista.net or www.historic-camden.net Historic Camden is located at 222 Broad Street, Camden, 1.4 miles on Hwy 521 North from Exit 98/I-20.

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Monte Lee at the press conference Monday.

Monte Lee was officially announced as New Head Baseball Coach of Clemson. The 1995 Lugoff-Elgin graduate had an impressive showing Monday morning with some highlights. Lee talked about a number of things including: Why he chose Clemson, his recruiting ties around the state and the country, and his theme/acronym for the upcoming year.

Just prior to midnight on June 20, 2015 Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting. Responding deputies ultimately arrested Jamie Dean Simon (23) and Josie Darnell Bennett (21) both who lived on Owl Lane in Elgin, SC, charging them with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

At approximately 11:45pm on June 20, 2015 Kershaw County 911 Dispatch received a call that shots were being fired in the vicinity of Walking Horse Lane in Elgin. The responding deputy was met by Jamie Simon who stated that a man wearing a hockey mask had pulled a gun on him. Simon advised that he pulled out his gun and began shooting at the unidentified man wearing the hockey mask. Simon advised that the man in the hockey mask jumped into a car driven by another unidentified man and took off, firing rounds at him in the process.

While deputies were searching the area they observed bullet holes in at least one vehicle. One deputy observed 4 large bags containing marijuana lying on the rear floorboard of a vehicle parked next to Simon and Bennett’s residence. Narcotics investigators were called to the scene, obtained a search warrant and found an additional half pound of marijuana in the residence. Deputies also located shell casings from a .40 cal, .45 cal and 9mm pistols. Seized along with the marijuana were two handguns and ammunition.

Simon and Bennett were transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center. Simon is being charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana (3rd offense) and Bennett is being charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana (1st offense).

Simon has been previously arrested on narcotics charges, traffic offenses to include driving under suspension, failure to stop for a blue light and receiving stolen goods.  Bennett has no prior arrest record.

“This was an apparent armed robbery of a drug dealer with multiple shots being fired by both the robber and the drug dealer. Fortunately no innocent bystanders were shot,” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. “We are continuing to investigate this shooting, but are hampered by a lack of cooperation. Our concern is that this is not over and someone will eventually be killed.”

Bennett and Simon have posted bond and been released from jail.

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Jamie Dean Simon

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Josie Darnell Bennett

TONIGHT IN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL THE POST 17 SENIOR TEAM WILL HOST HARSTVILLE OUT AT LEGION FIELD STARTING AT 7:00.

THE VONNIE HOLLIDAY LITTLE BULLDOG FOOTBALL CAMP WILL TAKE PLACE ALL THIS WEEK AT CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL FROM 9AM-12PM FOR KIDS AGES 7-14. THE COST IS $35 PER CAMPER THAT INCLUDES A T SHIRT. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE KERSHAW COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 45-6009.

THE LUGOFF ELGIN VOLLEYBALL CAMP WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE ALL THIS WEEK FROM 9AM-12PM FOR GIRLS AGES 9-14 AT LUGOFF ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL. THE COST IS $60 THAT INCLUDES A T SHIRT, A $5 REDUCTION FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD FROM THE SAME FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE KERSHAW COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 425-6009.

FRIDAY ON KOOL 102.7 AT 5:45 ITS DIXIE OZONE ALL STAR BASEBALL LIVE FROM HARTSVILLE AS KERSHAW COUNTY EAST TAKES ON LAMAR.

TONIGHT ON KOOL 102.7 AT 6:00 ITS SPORTS TALK WITH PHIL KORNBLUTT.

Capella-MUSC Health Network.  It’s the name everyone is using, so Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health simply made it official, announcing today the new name for their collaboration.  A new website has also been unveiled – www.CapellaMUSCHealthNetwork.com – in preparation for welcoming a new hospital – KershawHealth – to the network this summer.

The clinically integrated network – initially called Midlands HealthONE Network – was formed last November to enhance the health and wellness of the families and communities the two organizations serve together in South Carolina.  Senior leadership quickly realized that name would be too limiting as the network grew.

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, SC, became the first affiliate, with its acquisition by Capella Healthcare on January 1.  KershawHealth in Camden, SC, is expected to join this summer.

The formation of this regionally-based healthcare delivery network brings together MUSC’s academic expertise, clinical excellence, and commitment to education and research with Capella’s proven expertise in managing community-based hospitals.

“We’re pleased at the significant progress we have made working together with our first community hospital partners,” said Michael Wiechart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capella Healthcare.  “The most important outcome of our work will be expanded local care and seamless access to advanced care.  It’s about the value of the local hospital to their community.”

That’s why, he said, when new signage is unveiled at the hospitals this summer you won’t see the new network name or the Capella name.

“Our focus will continue to be on the local hospital and on its affiliation with MUSC Health, which is a nationally recognized academic medical center. People don’t care about a ‘network’ or about how we collaborate; they focus on having access to outstanding care as close to home as possible and on the compassion of their caregivers.  And that’s our priority as well.”

People from throughout the region will benefit from the collaboration since it provides a way for hospitals to work together – along with these two nationally recognized organizations – to enhance local offerings.

“The Capella MUSC Health alliance takes advantage of both organizations’ strengths,” says Dr. Patrick J. Cawley, CEO of MUSC Medical Center.  “This enables our affiliated facilities to better align their own resources and for all of us to share our expertise. The outcome of our partnership is enhanced and expanded local care as well as seamless access to higher levels of care when appropriate.  We’re also able to jointly implement and monitor clinical protocols and to collaborate on clinical workforce development to achieve the highest quality of care in the most efficient manner possible.”

In the midst of dramatic industry change, many healthcare providers are building clinically integrated networks and other partnerships in order to deliver quality outcomes and cost-effective care while staying attuned to the needs of local communities.

“MUSC Health is the premier academic medical center in South Carolina and one of the top performing healthcare providers in the nation,” continues Wiechart. “Capella’s collaboration with MUSC Health uniquely positions our affiliated hospitals to better serve their communities.”

Benefits of the initiative include:

  • Increased access to high-quality, best practice, advanced local care for patients
  • MUSC Health-affiliated specialist and medical resident rotations
  • Collaborative recruitment and placement of services which meet community needs
  • Value-added advanced telehealth services including telestroke, teleneurology, and E-ICU services
  • Specialized training for local clinical staff through jointly developed and shared educational resources
  • Streamlined referral processes for advanced care as needed when care cannot best be delivered locally.

 

At a special called meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 18, members of the Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, Kershaw County Council, and Camden City Council received an update from Capella Healthcare President and CEO Michael Wiechart regarding the Capella/MUSC Health transaction.

During his remarks in the session, Wiechart said the most important outcome of the coming partnership between KershawHealth and Capella/MUSC Health will be expanded local care and seamless access to advanced care, and that the current opportunity is founded on the value of local hospitals like KershawHealth to their individual communities.

“Our focus will continue to be on the local hospital and on its affiliation with MUSC Health. What people in this community care most about is having access to outstanding care close to home and on the compassion of their caregivers. That’s our priority, as well.”

Wiechart noted the KershawHealth Board of Trustees recognized the fundamental changes occurring in the healthcare industry and the need to move forward in seeking a partnership that would strengthen the local hospital while ensuring it could deliver the requisite quality outcomes and cost-effective care demanded by those changes. Capella’s collaboration with MUSC Health takes advantage of both organizations’ strengths – MUSC’s academic expertise, clinical excellence, and commitment to education; and Capella’s proven expertise in managing community-based hospitals.

The importance of KershawHealth to the community has been clearly evident throughout the due diligence period, Wiechart said. The support offered by members of County Council, City Council, and the legislative delegation, as well as by community members at large has been invaluable to the ongoing success of the transaction. Successful collaboration between the hospital, the Board of Trustees, and these stakeholders further demonstrated everyone’s commitment to a successful transition and to ensuring the hospital’s future.

Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, TN and MUSC Health formed the regionally-based, clinically-integrated Capella-MUSC Health Network (initially called Midlands HealthONE Network)  last November. Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville became the first affiliate, with its acquisition by Capella on January 1. KershawHealth will become the second member of the network this summer.

During its closed executive session, the Board of Trustees, along with members of Kershaw County Council, Camden City Council, and the Kershaw County Legislative Delegation received an update from Capella CEO Mike Wiechart regarding the Capella/MUSC Health transaction, including due diligence findings, economic development initiatives, and the current state of contract negotiations.