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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.

The State of South Carolina has awarded a $100,000 grant toward the addition of a second covered arena at the South Carolina Equine Park. The $850,000 project has also received funding from the City of Camden, Kershaw County and the South Carolina Equine Promotion Foundation. This 501(c)(3) organization, which operates the Park, will undertake a campaign to raise an additional $200,000. Construction is slated for December and January.

The South Carolina Equine Park is a major economic driver.  Since opening in 2009, an average of 30 weekends have been booked each year, consistently producing an economic impact of more than $4 million dollars annually. The addition of a second covered arena creates an opportunity to increase the economic impact of the Park.  Offering a safe and attractive space for competition as well as protection from inclement weather will encourage more event dates.

The Park contracts with show operators in several disciplines such as Hunter-Jumper, American Quarter Horse and American Paint Horse Associations, Walking Horse, Dressage and cattle competitions among others.  A second covered arena will produce an even greater return on investment.

Last night in Major League baseball the Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals 4-2.

Tonight in girls high school volleyball the Camden High Lady Bulldogs will travel to Lower Richland at 6:30 while Lugoff Elgin goes to Westwood at 7:00.

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 its 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

The body of a man who went missing Saturday morning near patriot’s landing on the wateree river was found around nine o’clock Monday morning.  Kershaw county coroner Johnny Fellers says that the body of 47 year old Michael Kolb was found by members of the Camden/Kershaw County Rescue Squad.  A spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says kolb and another man were on a boat on the Wateree River and that Kolb fell out of the boat which  then became untied.  When the boat was later found Kolb was no longer holding on to the side of it.  Fellers says that an autopsy will be performed.

On September 12, 2014 Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Gregg Pickerell (61) of Rembert, SC on a warrant charging her with Murder in the shooting death of Robert Lamont Demary (33).

On September 11, 2014, Kershaw County Deputies were dispatched to a shooting call at a residence on Baynard Boykin Road in Rembert. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found Demary who had been shot once in the upper body. Demary was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators interviewed Pickerell and pieced together earlier events and the circumstances present in the moments leading up to the shooting. That evidence was then presented to the Fifth Circuit Solicitors Office for a determination as to the proper charge. A warrant was issued for Pickerell’s arrest charging her with Murder. Pickerell was arrested by Kershaw County Deputies on September 12, 2014, and served with a warrant for the murder of Robert Lamont Demary.

Pickerell is being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing that should occur during the week of September 15th during General Sessions Court in Camden.

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This past Friday night in high school football North Central get a late fourth quarter touchdown to knock off Camden Military Academy 20-14 while West Florence sneaks past Lugoff Elgin 12-6. Other high school football scores from around the midlands from this past Friday night, A.C. Flora defeats Columbia 40-6, Fairfield Central blanks Central 41-0, Great Falls beats Andrew Jackson 46-13, Hartsville dominates Conway 55-21, McBee knocks off East Clarendon 40-8 and Spring Valley defeats Richland Northeast 33-7.

Wednesday 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 its High School Football as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Lancaster Bruins.

 

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In College football from this past Saturday 24th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks upset 6th ranked Georgia 38-35. South Carolina’s Dylan Thompson 21-30 for 271 yards a 3 touchdowns while Brandon Wilds had14 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown. South Carolina moved up to 16th in the Coach’s poll and moved up to 14th in the AP poll.

 

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This past Sunday afternoon in NFL action the Carolina Panthers defeated the Detroit Lions 24-7. The Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was 22-34 for 281 yards and a touchdown while Johnathan Stewart carried the ball 15 times for 37 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers will host the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday night.

 

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In Major League action the past Sunday afternoon the Texas Rangers blow out the Atlanta Braves 10-3. The Braves now trail the Pittsburgh Pirates by 4 games for the final Wild Card playoff spot.

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