Saturday, April 30, 2016
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The Lugoff-Elgin JV and varsity softball teams and the varsity baseball team will take on Dutch Fork today at Dutch Fork.  The game were originally scheduled for Friday but have been rescheduled for today. The JV softball game starts at 5:30pm and the varsity softball game will start at 7:15pm.  First pitch for the varsity baseball game is set for 6:30pm.

The Lugoff-Elgin JV and varsity soccer teams will host Camden this evening at Lugoff-Elgin stadium. The JV match will start at 5:30pm and the varsity match will be at 7pm.

The North Central and Lugoff-Elgin boys tennis teams are both on the road today. North Central will travel to Keenan and Lugoff-Elgin travels to Dutch Fork.

The North Central girls and boys track teams will take Cheraw today in Cheraw. The meet will start at 5pm.

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on April 29 with a Camden favorite, Reflections. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Grab your friends and family, along with your dancing shoes and get ready to have a great time! Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood. The Finally Friday Free Concert Series is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden and City Laundry & Cleaners.

This outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. No coolers, please.

  • About the band

Reflections is a diverse music experience, known not only for their beach music, but classic rock, Motown, and pop—anything from Fleetwood Mac or Heart to Steely Dan and Earth, Wind & Fire.  The band is comprised of Jerry Sheheen, vocal, and trombone; Leo Price, lead guitar, and vocals; Buddy Harre, drums and vocals; Julie McGinness, keyboards and vocals; Tom Ross, saxophone and vocals; Rick Paulis, trumpet and vocals; and Danny Massalon, bass guitar and vocals.

“Performing at the FAC for Finally Friday is one of the highlights of the spring and summer season for us,” says Danny Massalon. “The fans look forward to it, and we look forward to it. It is always a lot of fun for all of us.”

Modeled after other successful free concert events around the state, this series is produced by musician and sound technician Kevin Taylor, a 1991 graduate of Full Sale in Florida and former sound engineer for country music star Vince Gill for almost 10 years.

In high school baseball Wednesday night Randy Stokes got his 300th win as head coach of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons as L.E. won over Ridgeview 2-0. Justin Dorton pitched a no-hitter.

Also last night L.E. softball defeated Ridgeview 20-0.  The Lady Demons can win the region out right with a win over Dutch Fork Thursday night.

The Camden High Bulldogs rallied last night to defeat Richland Northeast 8-5.  Camden controls its own destiny in the region with Chapin remaining on the schedule.

In high school baseball today the North Central Knights will be a home to face Cheraw.

The Lugoff-Elgin Demons will travel to Chapin to take on the Eagles.

The Camden High varsity baseball team will play at Lower Richland this evening. Game time is 6:30pm.

The North Central varsity softball team will be at home today to face Cheraw.

The North Central girls JV soccer team travels to Andrew Jackson this evening for a 6pm match.

The Lugoff-Elgin boys and girls track teams will host Ridgeview at the L.E. track.  The meet starts at 5:30pm. The Camden High boys and girls track teams travel to Richland Northeast today for a 5pm meet.

The Atlanta Braves will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight.  You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 at 5:55pm.

Monday evening folks gathered at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden to recognize Kershaw County resident Gene Branham as the newest state highway commissioner.  Branham will represent the 5th Congressional District, which include Kershaw County,  on the state’s highway commission. State senator Vincent Sheheen of Camden telling the audience that when the vacancy on the commission came open Branham was the best choice to fill that vacancy.


Branham telling the audience that he will work hard to represent the interests of Kershaw County and the rest of the 5th district on the state highway commission. Branham was elected to the commission by the South Carolina general assembly.  Branham served for 20 years on the Kershaw County Transportation Committee.

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to five Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. Each student was awarded $1,000 and spoke at a recent club meeting about their college plans. Since 1990 the club has awarded 110 scholarships to LEHS seniors totaling $70,000, all of which was raised by club members. Shown are LEHS guidance counselors Darcella Pindar and Delacie McNeice, scholarship recipients Ashleigh Chaney, Tyler Harhart, Emma Russell, Dena Stanley and Jamie Stroud. In back are West Wateree Rotary Club scholarship committee chairman Bud Goodrich and club president Eric Rundlett. The club fundraising event for the scholarships is the Wild Game Dinner, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Old McCaskill’s Farm at 377 Cantey Lane south of Camden off U.S. 521.

A Camden woman was arrested Monday evening after she reportedly crashed her car into the Wal Mart in Camden saying that the rapture was coming and that “God had told her to do it.”  The incident took place around 8:30 Monday evening when the 34 year old suspect  crashed her 2007 Ford Focus into the Wal Mart building and started screaming in the parking lot that the rapture was coming.    The suspect refused to answer questions and was placed under arrest by Camden police officers.  Security footage provided by Wal Mart showed the woman driving her car into the building.  Damages were put at about a thousand dollars.

The Camden varsity baseball team will host Richland Northeast tonight at Legion Field. First pitch is set for 6:30pm.  The Lugoff-Elgin B-Team will play Ridgeview at Optimist Field in Camden today at 5:30pm.  The Lugoff-Elgin varsity baseball team will host Ridgeview at Optimist Field at 7:30pm.  Tonight is senior night for the Demons and Coach Randy Stokes is trying for his 300th win.  You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 at 7:15pm.

The Lugoff-Elgin JV and varsity softball teams are at home tonight to face Ridgeview. The JV game starts at 5:30pm and the varsity game will follow.  The Camden JV and varsity softball teams are also at home to take on Richland Northeast. First pitch for the JV game is at 5:30pm and the varsity game will follow at 7:30pm.

The Camden varsity girls and boys soccer teams will host Richland Northeast today. Match time is 5:30pm. The Lugoff-Elgin girls JV and varsity soccer teams travel to Ridgeview tonight. The JV match starts at 5:30pm.  The North Central girls soccer teams is at home tonight to take on Buford. The match starts at 6pm.

The Lugoff-Elgin boys varsity and JV  soccer teams will host Ridgeview today at Lugoff-Elgin stadium. The JV match starts at 5:30pm and the varsity match starts at 7pm.

The Camden boys golf team travels to Darlington today for a 4pm match while the Lugoff-Elgin golf team travels to the Windemere course to take on Ridgeview. That match starts at 4:30pm.

The Lugoff-Elgin and Camden tennis teams are both at home today. Lugoff-Elgin will host Ridgeview and Camden will host Richland Northeast.

The Atlanta Braves take on the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. You can hear the game on Startime 1590 at 5:55pm.


Friday night in high school baseball Lugoff-Elgin defeated Blythewood 8-5.  The Demons are now 5-3 in region play.

The Lugoff-Elgin varsity softball team defeated Blythewood 7-1.

In baseball North Central beat Chesterfield 4-2.

The North Central varsity baseball and softball teams will be at home tonight to take on Indianland. The softball game starts at 6pm and the baseball game starts at 6:30pm.

The Camden High JV baseball team will host Richland Northeast at Legion Field in Camden and the Camden B-Team will travel to Richland Northeast. First pitch for both games will be 6pm.

The Lugoff-Elgin and Camden golf teams will square off today at the Camden Country Club. The match starts at 4pm. The North Central golf teams will be on the road to Great Falls today. The match starts at 4:30pm.

In high school tennis today the Lugoff-Elgin boys team will travel to Manning for a 5:15pm start.

The Kershaw County Library Bookmobile rolls out an updated look just in time for National Bookmobile Day on April 13!  “This bookmobile has been proudly providing library services throughout the county since 1998, and has seen thousands of Kershaw County citizens walk through its doors”, said Amber Conger, Library Director.  “The newly refreshed outside now reflects the energy and imagination carried within.  We’re so happy to offer a more inviting space to encourage our community, especially our children, to be excited about reading and learning.”

Kershaw County Library’s bookmobile carries a variety of books for all ages, with an emphasis on titles for children, as well as a small selection of books on audio and DVDs. Patrons are able to check out items, sign up for a library card, reserve items for pickup, and use wi-fi.  The bookmobile makes monthly scheduled stops throughout the county, provides books to children through visits to many summer camps, and appears at community events.

Kershaw County is open for business.  That was the message Friday morning as Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council chairman and Vic Carpenter, county administrator, delivered the State of the County address to members of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce.  Burns said the important thing is for people to work together to ensure a better future for Kershaw County.  Burns telling the audience that while Vision Kershaw 2030 is not a strategic plan it does provide goals the county can work toward in the coming years.  Among the issues the county needs to address according to burns is ensuring that Kershaw County has a trained workforce that will help attract industry.  County administrator Vic Carpenter outlined the areas where the county provides services in areas such as public safety and economic development.  Carpenter pointed out that Kershaw County emergency services provided outstanding service during last October’s floods.  Julian Burns said in his opinion Kershaw County is on the cusp of great things.