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The Chronicle-Independent is reporting that three U.S. Marshalls have been cleared in the December 2014 shooting death of Joseph Glenn Folsom at Lake Wateree.  Folsom was convicted in June of 2014 on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.  In December of 2014 Marshalls went to Folsom’s home on Lake Wateree to arrest him. Folsom had been sentenced to four years in prison.  The Chronicle-Independent reports that the fifth circuit solicitor’s office determined that Marshalls were justified in shooting Folsom  after he pointed a shotgun in their direction.  The determination that Marshalls were justified in shooting Folsom was made after an investigation by sled, the state law enforcement division.

THIS PAST FRIDAY NIGHT IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL BLYTHEWOOD KNOCKED OFF THE LUGOFF ELGIN DEMONS 2-0.

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL THIS PAST FRIDAY NIGHT LUGOFF ELGIN DEFEATED BLYTHEWOOD 4-1. THE LADY DEMONS WILL FACE RIDGE VIEW ON TUESDAY NIGHT IF THE LADY CAN KNOCK OFF THE LADY BLAZERS THEY WILL WIN THEIR FIRST REGION TITLE IN 4A.

IN HIGH SCHOOL GOLF THIS AFTERNOON CAMDEN WILL HOST IRMO TEE TIME IS SET FOR 4:00.

TONIGHT IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL THE CAMDEN HIGH BULLDOGS WILL TRAVEL TO DREHER FOR A 6:30 FIRST PITCH.

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

THERE WERE 2 SIGNINGS ON WEDNESDAY IN KERSHAW COUNTY. CAMDEN’S ROSS HOUGH WILL HEAD TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND PLAY AT ERSKINE AS A PITCHER AND OUTFIELDER. HOUGH HAD A GREAT 2014 AT THE PLATE WITH THE BEST AVERAGE IN THE COUNTY BATTING .448 AND ALSO HAD 25 RBI. THIS YEAR FOR CAMDEN, ROSS HAS BEEN STRONG ON THE MOUND POSTING A 1.45 ERA A 2-2 RECORD STRIKING OUT 40 IN 29 IP. ROSS JOINS ANOTHER FORMER COUNTY STANDOUT IN LUGOFF ELGIN’S ZACH BOWERS. ALSO SIGNING WEDNESDAY WAS LUGOFF ELGIN’S ANDREW MILLS. ANDREW WILL COMPETE IN TRACK AND FIELD AT EMMUANEL COLLEGE IN GEORGIA.

NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ALSO HAD A FEW SIGNEES RECENTLY.  FIRST IN VOLLEYBALL, MADELINE PATE WILL HEAD TO CONVERSE COLLEGE IN SPARTANBURG.  ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS IN SCHOOL HISTORY, PATE WAS A NORTH/SOUTH ALL-STAR AND REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN HER SENIOR SEASON, BUT THROUGHOUT HER CAREER WAS A FOUR TIME ALL REGION AND ALL STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. PATE HAS BEEN PART OF A GREAT STREAK OF FIVE STRAIGHT REGION TITLES FOR THE KNIGHTS BEING A VARSITY STARTER SINCE 8th GRADE.  MADELINE PATE TO CONVERSE COLLEGE.

ALSO SIGNING FROM NORTH CENTRAL WAS THE FOOTBALL TEAM’S ALL TIME LEADING RUSHER.  WILLIAM JENKINS WILL GO ON TO PALMETTO PREP.  THE 6 FOOT 220 POUND JENKINS RUSHED FOR 25 TOUCHDOWNS AND OVER 3,000 YARDS IN HIS CAREER FOR THE KNIGHTS.  HE WILL GO ON TO PLAY LINEBACKER FOR THE MINUTEMEN OF PALMETTO PREP WHILE ALSO TRYING TO GET HIS ASSOCIATES DEGREE FROM MIDLANDS TEC.  JENKINS JOINS HIS FORMER TEAM MATES FROM NORTH CENTRAL HUNTER WYANT AND REGGIE OUTTEN WHO ARE ALSO SET TO PLAY FOR PALMETTO PREP IN COLUMBIA.

LUGOFF ELGIN SOFTBALL WILL HOST THE 3RD ANNUAL MID CAROLINA CREDIT UNION JV SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY APRIL THE 18TH AT THE LARRY DOBY COMPLEX IN CAMDEN. IT STARTS AT 8AM. SOME OF THE TEAMS INCLUDED WILL BE CAMDEN, SPRING VALLEY, RIVER BLUFF, WHITE KNOLL, THOMAS SUMTER ACADEMY, SUMTER, ANDREW JACKSON AND OTHERS. THE COST TO GET IN SATURDAY MORNING, IS JUST $5.

TONIGHT ON KOOL 102.7 AT 6:45 THE LUGOFF ELGIN DEMON BASEBALL TEAM TAKES ON THE BLYTHEWOOD BENGALS TO BREAK A TWO WAY 2ND PLACE TIE IN REGION 4-4A.

SATURDAY ON KOOL 102.7 AT 11:55 ITS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AS THE ATLANTA BRAVES BATTLE THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS .

SUNDAY ON KOOL 102.7 AT 12:15 ITS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AS THE ATLANTA BRAVES GO UP AGAINST THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS.

Kershaw County Council Tuesday evening approved the recommendations of the Kershaw County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee for use of tourism related funds. Among the groups that will receive A-Tax funding are the Camden Junior Welfare League, the Fine Arts Centre of Kershaw County, Historic Camden, The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, the National Steeplechase Museum and the South Carolina Equine Promotion Foundation.  The Fine Arts Centre will receive funding for the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival and the Spring Music and Arts Festival.  Historic Camden will receive funding for Jammin’ and Revolutionary War Field Days.  The recommendations of the A-Tax committee were approved by council with a unanimous vote.

Four Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students took second place honors in competition at the state Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference held recently in North Charleston.

Erika Hollis, Mariah Teasdale and Tierra Pollard were runners-up in the state community awareness competition. And Nysheim Marshall won second place in clinical specialty. They were among 13 ATEC students who finished in the top 10 overall in various categories.

Other finalists included Brandon Davis in fifth place for job seeking skills; Alecia Fludd and Cassidy Watkins in fifth place for health career display; Montana Brown in eighth place for medical math; Jamie Stroud and Maranda Hinson in eighth place for health career display; and Ashlynn Russo, Vionna Ford and Jessica Jordan in ninth place for public service announcement.

The students were accompanied to the HOSA conference by their health science instructors Kathy Vidal and Laura Marshall.

The Lugoff Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the Protective Packaging Manufacturing Complex off of Standard Warehouse Road in Lugoff on Monday April 13 around 10:00 AM for a reported fire inside the building. Lugoff Battalion 1 arrived first to find moderate amounts of smoke coming from the doors of the building with workers evacuated into the parking lot. Lugoff Rescue 10 arrived dropping a 5” large-diameter water supply line from the fire hydrant on site as Lugoff Ladder 10 positioned to flow large amounts of water into the building if needed. Lugoff Engine 8, Marshal 1, Service 10, and Squad 8 also arrived providing additional firefighting personnel. Employees of the facility had already used numerous fire extinguishers on the fire keeping the fire isolated. Lugoff Fire crews entered the facility and completely extinguished the fire. Crews also helped vacuum the water and debris from the facility before leaving getting the business back in operation. Lugoff firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to verify the fire had been controlled and eliminate any fire spread threat.

“The employees of Protective Packaging did a wonderful job of quickly getting fire suppression agent onto the fire until we could arrive with additional resources. Their quick-thinking saved a lot of damage to the facility. I am also very pleased at the response of our crews to this fire and how quickly operations were set-up for fire attack. These larger buildings provide quite a challenge to firefighters to contain a fire once it gets moving inside. Job well done by everyone” Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray stated.

Crews and equipment from Blaney and Doby’s Mill Fire Department’s also responded to assist with the incident as well as LifeLine EMS standing by for the safety of the fire crews. Employees of the facility assisted the fire crews with securing electrical power to the fire area as well as ventilating the facility from the smoke that was produced. The fire was contained to a printing press in operation inside the building. The damage was also contained to the machine with some minor water damage inside the building. Damage estimates were not yet available at the time of the report due to the expensive cost of the specialized equipment involved. The cause of the fire was determined to be a malfunction in the printing press. There were no injuries and employees were allowed to return to work about 2 hours after the fire was reported.

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IRS agents Tuesday at around lunchtime shut down the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden.  A spokesmad for the Internal Revenue Service said he could make no comment on a specific case.  Camden police officers accompanied the IRS agents.  Anunsuccessful  effort was made Tuesday by WPUB/WCAM Radio to contact the management of the Old Armory.

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The KershawHealth board of trustees Monday evening held off on approval of a new utilization management plan.  The plan is required by Medicare and recently the state of South Carolina picked a new company to oversee those plans in the Palmetto State.  The utilization management plan ensures that patients are admitted and discharged properly and that a hospital will receive reimbursement from Medicare.  The plan sets criteria for how a patient will be admitted and also when that patient is ready to be discharged.  The board will take action on the new plan at a future meeting.