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In high school basketball Tuesday night Chesterfield swept North Central. Chesterfield defeated the North Central girls 67-53 and the North Central boys were defeated 56-50.

Tuesday night A.C. Flora swept Camden High. The girls lost 50-42 and the boys lost 71-43.

The Camden wresters travel to Dreher this evening for a 6pm match. The Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers are on the road to  Dorman to take Dorman and Byrnes.

The Lugoff-Elgin JV wrestlers travel to North Central today for a5:30pm match.

The Camden JV basketball teams will travel to Lower Richland Thursday to take on the Diamond Hornets. Lugoff-Elgin’s JVs will play at Spring Valley tomorrow.  Girls games start at 5:30pm with the boys games following.

In middle school basketball tomorrow Stover will travel to Chester Middle.  Camden Middle will travel to Fairfield Central Middle School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle will be at home to take on North Central Middle. The girls games start at 5:30pm with the boys games following.

Tonight on KOOL 102.7 from 6pm to 7pm it’s Tiger Calls with Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell.

This Monday the Clemson Tigers will take on Alabama for the National Football championship. You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime set for 5:30pm.

In high school basketball this evening Camden will travel to A.C. Flora and Lugoff-Elgin is on the road to River Bluff.  North Central will host Chesterfield. The girls play at 6pm and the boy’s games will follow.

This evening in middle school basketball Camden Middle goes on the road to Spaulding.  The girls games starts at 5:30pm with the boys game following.

The North Central wrestlers will travel to Indianland this evening to take Indianland and Andrew Jackson.  The matches begin at 6pm.

The Camden wresters travel to Dreher tomorrow for a 6pm match. The Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers are on the road to  Dorman to take Dorman and Byrnes.

Tonight on KOOL 102.7 it’s Sports Talk at 6pm. At 7:30 college basketball action as Clemson takes on Syracuse.

Tonight on Startime 1590 college basketball as U.S.C. takes on Auburn. Airtime is 6:30pm.

An Elgin man was killed Saturday evening in a head on collision that took place on Smyrna Road.  Kershaw county coroner David West says that 60 year old George Edward “Butch” Jackson crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck. According to West the accident took place around six o’clock Saturday evening.   Two people were airlifted to Palmetto Richland Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  West says the accident is under investigation by the Kershaw County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

Today in high school JV basketball action Lugoff-Elgin will host River Bluff and Camden will host A.C. Flora.  The girls games start at 5:30 and the boys games will follow.

In high school basketball Tuesday Camden will travel to A.C. Flora and Lugoff-Elgin is on the road to River Bluff.  North Central will host Chesterfield. The girls play at 6pm and the boys games will follow.

Today in middle school basketball Stover Middle will host  Lee Central. The girls will play at 5:30 and the boys game will follow.

Tuesday evening in middle school basketball Camden Middle goes on the road to Spaulding.  The girls games starts at 5:30pm with the boys game following.

The Catawba River Basin is still experiencing significantly high runoff. The Lake Wylie gate has just been closed.  We are making additional gate closings at Fishing Creek and Cedar Creek. Lake Wateree is currently at 104.4 and declining.  Lake Wateree is currently declining at 0.1 feet/hour and we expect it will go below 102.5 this afternoon.  Lake Wateree will spill for several more days. Duke Energy is working with local Emergency Management on public safety. As always, we encourage those living along lakes, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone areas to pay special attention to changing weather conditions and take any necessary precautions. We will provide additional updates if conditions change. Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes and by calling 800-829-5253.

As Lake Wateree and The Wateree River remain under flood warnings, Kershaw County Public Works continue to monitor road conditions affected by excessive rainfall and flooding due to rising lake and river levels. As a warning to all drivers, Public Works has placed caution signs on roads that have portions of heavy-sitting water. Currently no roads have been closed due to the excessive rainfall or flooding conditions, but will update citizens as new information is released.

A Kershaw County man, 68 year old Thomas Brinson, drowned Thursday morning at Lake Wateree.  According to Kershaw County coroner David West Brinson went into the water near his home on the Lugoff side of the lake to retrieve a well cover.  West says that Brinson’s wife did not see him a short time later and called 9-1-1.  Camden fire chief John Bowers says the Camden/Kershaw County Rescue Squad responded and that divers recovered Brinson’s body shortly before noon Thursday.  West says that the drowning is under investigation by the coroner’s office and that an autopsy will be performed.

The National Service has issued a flood warning for Lake Wateree near Camden and The Wateree River at Lake Wateree. Residents living near the flood warning areas are asked to take precaution as lake and river levels will continue to rise.
As of 11:45 am Thursday, the lake level at Lake Wateree measured 104.5 feet, over the 100.0 feet flood stage, and is expected to rise to 106.0 feet over the next 9 to 12 hours. The National Weather Service advises residents as lake levels reach 103.0 feet, home owners on low lying property should move belongings out of basements or from under raised houses. At 105.0 feet, roads and homes nearest the lake shore flood. Flooded roads can also isolate areas extending from the lake shore.
The Wateree River near Camden was recorded at 30.83 feet at 9:00am and is expected to rise to 32.3 feet by this evening. The National Weather Service anticipates the river to fall below the 27 feet flood stage after midnight Sunday morning. As the river maintains a flood level of 32 feet or higher, livestock may become cut off on small islands downstream in Camden. Patriot’s Point, the public boat landing on US Highway 1, will remain closed due to flood water.

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The Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services will continue to monitor the flooding situation and update Kershaw County citizens as new information is released.

A major high water event is underway in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. Lake Wateree is at 104.2 and rising 0.2 ft./hr.  With tributary inflows we are estimating that Lake Wateree could go to 106 ft in approximately 10 hours. Duke Energy is working closely with local emergency management officials to help ensure public safety during this unprecedented rainfall event.

The Catawba River Basin is experiencing significantly high runoff with additional rainfall is the area. Lake Wylie has a gate open though now partially closed.  We are making additional gate openings at Fishing Creek because of increasing inflows.  Lake Wateree is currently at 104.2 and rising, and will approach 106 over the next 9 to 12 hours.  This projected lake level is subject to revision.  Based on current conditions and projections, Lake Wateree will spill for several more days. Duke Energy is working with local Emergency Management on public safety.  As always, we encourage those living along lakes, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone areas to pay special attention to changing weather conditions and take any necessary precautions. We will provide additional updates if conditions change. Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes and by calling 800-829-5253.

On Wednesday December 30th, 2015, members from Lugoff Fire-Rescue and Pine Grove Fire Department each received checks for $450.00 donated from proceeds raised in Colorado Springs Colorado and Buford, Georgia to replace equipment used during the October, 2015 Flood. Lisa Smith from Colorado Springs, Colorado led a fundraising effort using Thirty-One gift sales assisted by her mother Susan Butera from Buford Georgia. All the funds given were collected to be given to the departments for the replacement of water rescue equipment and supplies used during the floods that needed to be replaced or expanded.

“We sincerely appreciate this effort and support. These funds will be used to help Pine Grove purchase this equipment as they intended. We are thankful for this donation” Kershaw County Fire Marshal Keith Ray stated.

“These donations prove, once again, that this flood event has touched lives far from our community in Lugoff and our state. It is very encouraging to see the kindness of people from around our country helping in our time of need. We are very thankful for these funds and they will be very helpful to help us replace our water rescue equipment. We are humbled to receive this donation” Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray stated.

Lugoff Volunteer Firefighter Doug Bowling coordinated the receipt of the funds through a co-worker Christy Jacobs who is related to Linda and Susan to ensure the funds were distributed from Colorado and Georgia.