Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Kershaw County School District and Camden High School will appeal the South Carolina High School League’s decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17. The appeal hearing will take place in Columbia this coming Thursday.   

“While the school district believes that holding participants in the altercation accountable is appropriate, we also believe that the decision goes too far,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “We look forward to a fair and thorough review of this situation by the South Carolina High School League.”


In the near future Kershaw county sheriff’s deputies will be equipped with body cameras which sheriff Jim Matthews says will have a number of benefits.  The cameras will be able to records incidents for later review and the cameras will also have value in presenting evidence in criminal matters.  Matthews says earlier this year the sheriff’s office began looking into various body camera systems.  Matthews says that a formal written policy regarding body cameras is being developed and that the procurement process is underway.  The cost for the system will be around $47,000 and will include the purchase of individual cameras for all deputies as well as data storage.  There will be an annual recurring fee of around $12,000 for data storage.  Funding for the program will be absorbed in the sheriff’s office budget and will not require funds being taken from the Kershaw County reserve fund.  Recently the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office making a presentation to Kershaw County Council regarding the use of body cameras.    

British and Patriot
re-enactors and living history interpreters make the Revolution come alive! At the daily 1:30 pm battle
soldiers will skirmish using Southern Campaign battle tactics. Enjoy the war
tribunals, artillery demonstrations, fife & drum concert, plus visits to
the British, Patriot and Hessian camps.Civilian camp interpreters will share domestic
skills and artisans their crafts and trades. A period fashion show,
ware-related roundtable discussion, tours of the reconstructed Kershaw House
(Cornwallis’ headquarters) add to the ambiance. Plan to attend an Anglican
Church service Sunday morning, meet Camden founding father “Joseph Kershaw,”and
enjoy engaging Tavern Tales at the newly restored McCaa’s Tavern. Kids’
activities include Saturday’s colonial games and enlistment in the King’s army and
lots of hands-on activities both days. Sutlers Rows and the Exchange Shop have
tempting merchandise and several authors will be on hand. Daily admission:
$8/adults, $6/seniors and military $4/ages 6-12, free/under six, and $20 family
package (2 adults, 3 kids under 12). Yummy fare includes B.B.Q. from Heritage
Antiques Mall Restaurant, Mae’s Concession, and Pizza Hut. Parking is free, but
no pets, please. Historic Camden is 1.4 miles on Hwy 521 North from I-20/Exit
98. Information: (803) 432-9841, e-mail or

before the storm


Last night in girls high school volleyball the North Central knights defeated Chesnee in three straight games to advance to the third round of the Class 2A State playoffs where they will face the winner of Mid Carolina and Cresent.

 Tonight in girls high school volleyball the Lugoff Elgin Lady Demon will host Northwestern in the second round of the Class 4A State Playoffs that match will start at 6:00.




Wednesday night in middle school football the Stover Tigers will host the Lugoff Elgin Leopards kickoff is set for 6:00.

Thursday in middle school football the Camden Middle School War Eagles will wrap up their season as they travel to New Heights for a 6:00 kickoff.

Friday night in high school football the North Central Knights will have senior night as they host Central of Pageland, kickoff in Boonetown is set for 7:30.

Friday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school football as the Camden High Bulldogs travel to Chapin and on Startime 1590 at 7:00 its senior night for the Lugoff Elgin Demons as they host the Blythewood Bengals.

Thursday’s meeting of the executive committee of the South Carolina High School League to hear the appeals of Camden and Dreher high schools regarding penalties handed down last week  will be closed at the request of Camden High in order to protect the privacy rights of players.  Those penalties were handed down as a result of the post game fight that broke out when both teams played each a couple of weekends ago.  Last week the high school league placed both teams on probation for a year which means no post season playoffs or pre-season games such as jamborees.  Both schools are also being fined an undisclosed amount.  According to the high school league due to the severity of the incident which included multiple altercations and possible criminal charges by law enforcement, the decision to place both schools on probation is in accordance with the league’s rules.  KOOL 102.7 will have a representative at the meeting to report on the outcome of the appeals process.   

The Kershaw County School District and Camden Highschool will appeal the South Carolina Highschool League’s decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High/Dreher football game from last week. Dr.Frank Morgan, School Superintendent states that while the school district believes that holding the participants in the altercation accountable is appropriate, they also believe that decision goes too far. Morgan also stated that the District is filing its official letter of appeal with the League today and will look forward to a fair and thorough review of the situation, as well as a time line for the appeal process by the Highschool League.

Mary Ann Byrd, the Kershaw County School District Office Communications Director released a statement regarding the latest ruling of the South Carolina Highschool League:

“Camden High School staff members have worked closely with the SC High School League (SCHSL) officials concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on October 17 including providing game video and meeting with High School League staff in Columbia on Monday morning. We appreciate their role in making decisions concerning this incident. As the SCHSL has requested additional information this week, we have provided it promptly. To reiterate the words that Camden High Principal Dan Matthews told his school family on Saturday morning, the actions that took place on the field after the game were unacceptable and did not represent the true spirit of the Camden High School Bulldog family. We accept the fine and player sanctions from the SCHSL but are strongly considering appealing the team’s probation. In addition to those actions, Camden High will be following the Kershaw County School District Code of Student Conduct with players who were involved in fighting or who failed to obey authorities.”

The South Carolina Highschool League just issued a press release and statement late this afternoon on the skirmish that took place after the Camden/Dreher football game this past Friday. The League has issued penalties to both teams. Suspensions have been handed out to several athletes from the field of play, some for this week’s game and for multiple games in addition to Friday night.

The other penalties include each school being fined for an undisclosed amount. Each school’s varsity football team is placed on probation for one calendar year which includes the 2014 playoffs and any jamborees in 2015. Also, According to the South Carolina Highschool League,  due to the severity of the incident which involved multiple altercations and possible criminal charges by law enforcement, the decision to place both schools on probation is in accordance to the South Carolina High School League’s Constitution and By-Law




All three Kershaw County Volleyball teams were #1 seeds to start the playoffs this week. North Central continued their undefeated/perfect season last night cruising to a 1st round playoff victory over Fairfield Central on Wednesday night. The Lady Knights continue in the 2nd round vs Chesnee on Monday night.

The Camden Lady Bulldogs took the Region 4-3A crown and are ready to host Palmetto this evening at 6pm. A Lady Bulldog win will keep them home and face the winner of Blue Ridge and South Pointe next Tuesday night at 6. Camden is coached by Paige Wilson and led by Maddison Flowers, Morgan Wilson and Emma Buchanan.

It took a coin toss, but the Lady Demons of Lugoff Elgin will be a number 1 seed as well in the 4A playoffs. Having split the region championship with rival Blythewood, the two teams split the regular season meetings as well as boasting a similar record. That makes back to back region crowns for LE.  The postseason begins tonight for the Lady Demons at 6 as they welcome Easley from the Upstate. The Lady Demons, with a win would play host to either Byrnes or Northwestern in the 2nd round. The Lady Demons are Senior heavy with 7 including Aubrey Edgerton, Sarah Cashion, and Sara Beth Messer.

Follow the Sports Updates in the 12 and 5pm hours on KOOL 102.7 to find out how the Volleyball teams are doing. Go out and support your local Lady Knights, Demons, and Bulldogs! You can also follow, or @wpubradio and follow us on Facebook as well.