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CAMDEN, S.C. (WIS) - A team of archaeologists uncovered the remains of multiple revolutionary war soldiers from the Battle of Camden.The South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust announced on Veterans Day the discovery of 14 soldiers at the site. The trust acted on behalf of the Historic Camden Foundation and contracted the South Carolina Insitute of Archaeology and Anthropology.The team of archaeologists included members of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, biological anthropologists from the Richland Co...
CAMDEN, S.C. (WIS) - A team of archaeologists uncovered the remains of multiple revolutionary war soldiers from the Battle of Camden.
The South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust announced on Veterans Day the discovery of 14 soldiers at the site. The trust acted on behalf of the Historic Camden Foundation and contracted the South Carolina Insitute of Archaeology and Anthropology.
The team of archaeologists included members of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, biological anthropologists from the Richland County Coroner’s Office, and USC.
The battle on Aug. 16, 1780, was a victory for the British on the southern front of the Revolutionary War. The rout happened after Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates marched into South Carolina intending to free the area from British occupation.
As Gates approached Camden, the British commander Charles Cornwallis took to the field against him.
Changes in leadership after the battle altered the course of the war. This led to Maj. Gen. Nathanael Green being promoted to command in the south. The British army was eventually pushed back and evacuated from Charleston, SC in Dec. 1782.
“These young men demonstrated their allegiance in an intense battle for liberty. They are truly America’s first veterans,” said Doug Bostick, CEO, of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust.
An initial examination led the teams to believe that twelve bodies are Patriot Continental Soldiers from Maryland or Delaware. One is likely a North Carolina Loyalist and one served with the British 71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser’s Highlanders.
Many of the remains were discovered less than six inches below the surface at seven sites across the battlefield. They were removed from the ground over an eight-week period that started in September.
University of South Carolina Research Professor and Principal Investigator Dr. Steven D. Smith described how the continental soldiers were found in mass graves, while the British soldier appeared to be ceremonially buried.
“[It was] a hot August day and the losers weren’t there to bury their dead and the winners were, the British, and I don’t think they took much time in digging graves,” he said.
Bostick described finding some soldiers being found face down.
SCIAA archaeologist James Legg led the onsite field team, “The work we are doing honors their sacrifice by shedding light on details that are not yet documented in the historical record and by providing them with decently marked graves for the contemplation of battlefield visitors.”
The Richland County Coroner’s Office said it is one of only two offices in the state with forensic anthropologists. Dr. Bill Stevens the deputy coroner said the team will work over the next five months to identify the soldiers and gather information on them.
Smith said information is limited, but it does appear two soldiers were teens.
Planning is underway for reinterment ceremonies for April 20-22 in 2023 in Camden.
Bostick said, “When these young men marched into the darkness on that summer night in 1780, they did so out of love for their country despite the consequences that may befall them. Our intent is to lay them to rest with the respect and honor they earned more than two centuries ago.”
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Markel Townsend turned in another big performance and the AC Flora football team is moving on in the playoffs.The senior running back accounted for five touchdowns as the Falcons (12-0) defeated Hartsville, 53-36, on Saturday in the Class 4A playoffs. AC Flora will host West Florence in the third round on Friday.Townsend finished with 272 yards rushing and had a couple of big runs to break the game open in the second in rainy conditions.“He is one of the best in the state and in my opinion he is the best,” AC...
Markel Townsend turned in another big performance and the AC Flora football team is moving on in the playoffs.
The senior running back accounted for five touchdowns as the Falcons (12-0) defeated Hartsville, 53-36, on Saturday in the Class 4A playoffs. AC Flora will host West Florence in the third round on Friday.
Townsend finished with 272 yards rushing and had a couple of big runs to break the game open in the second in rainy conditions.
“He is one of the best in the state and in my opinion he is the best,” AC Flora coach Ken Floyd said of Townsend. “He is special and feels slighted. But that motivation will help propel him through the playoffs.”
Floyd said he hoped to throw it a little more on Saturday, but the weather forced them to rely on the ground game with the Falcons’ big offensive line.
Aidan Moseley added two TD runs and senior receiver Chris Lofton caught a TD pass and threw one to Jack Purdy.
Hartsville, which trailed through much of the game, got within 41-27, but the Falcons scored a pair of touchdowns in less than a two-minute span to put the game away.
J’Shawn Anderson rushed for 128 yards and a TD and Carmello McDaniel added 128 and two TDs in the loss.
Gray Dangerfield hit a 22-yard field goal as time expired to give the Islanders a win over the Yellow Jackets in the Class 4A Lower State playoffs.
James Island will travel to South Florence next week.
Irmo trailed 21-15 with 2:15 left but took the lead on Eric Tucker’s touchdown run with 33 seconds left. Tucker had three touchdowns for Irmo.
But James Island went 90 yards in less than 30 seconds and Wushi Ravenel’s catch brought the ball down to the Irmo 5 with 2.7 seconds left.
James Island called timeout and hit the game-winner.
Jacob Coman hit a 41-yard field goal with seven seconds left as the Rebels defeated the Bengals in the Class 5A playoffs.
Byrnes will travel to Gaffney next week in the third round. Blythewood ends the season at 10-2, its most wins since 2007.
Blythewood trailed 17-0 at halftime and was down 24-14 with 10:28 left. But Harrison Collins scored on a 1-yard run to cut the lead to 24-21 with 2:24 left. Then, the Bengals recovered a Byrnes fumble on the ensuing kickoff at the 4-yard line.
But Blythewood had to settle for a Ryan Hart field goal to tie it at 24 with 1:43 left. The Rebels answered with the game-winning field goal.
Byrnes quarterback Colby Shaw threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns.
David Herden had a TD pass for Blythewood and the Bengals returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
The Wildcats’ season came to an end on the road at Summerville.
Campbell McCurry had two TD passes for the Green Wave. Lexington quarterback Taiden Mines had a 50-yard TD run and also threw a touchdown pass to Cam Sutton.
Grayson White scored on a 1-yard run with 14 seconds left and Cortez Lane ran the two-point conversion to help the Bulldogs past the Diamond Hornets in the Class 3A Lower State playoffs.
Camden will host next Dillon next week.
White injured his ankle on the first play of the game and didn’t come back in until late in the game. Lane also was injured during the game. Camden converted on a fourth-and-six to keep the drive alive with a minute left.
Lower Richland took a 26-21 lead on a Marcus Smith to Nate Branch touchdown with 4:58 lead. Smith had two TD passes and also ran for two scores.
Lane had two touchdowns for Camden and Aidan Heriot also had a TD.
Jaden-Allen Hendrix and Alias Graham-Woodberry each ran for two touchdowns as the Indians moved on in the Class 3A Lower State playoffs.
Gilbert is at Beaufort in the third round next week.
Graham-Wodberry led the team with 142 yards and Allen-Hendrix had 129.
Chance Jennings caught a TD pass from Drake Braddock and also ran one in for Gilbert. The Indians held Manning to 82 yards of offense.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 28-0 lead to defeat the Bearcats in the Class 3A Lower State playoffs.
Jamarion Fling had three rushing touchdowns for Dillon.
Naahzeikial Mays and Benjamin Pugh had TD runs for B-C. Jadyn Johnson also had a TD pass to Jackson Thomas.
Donovan Watkins returned a punt for a touchdown in the Griffins’ road win in the Class 2A Upper State playoffs.
Fairfield will travel to Abbeville next week.
Kensley Copeland and TyDarion Griet each had TD runs for the Griffins.
The Rebels scored three second-half touchdowns to defeat the Raiders in the Class 2A Upper State playoffs.
Strom Thurmond hosts Saluda next week.
Keenan led 6-0 at halftime.
Wagener-Salley scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to defeat the Green Hornets.
This story was originally published November 12, 2022 11:00 PM.
Oscar Tshiebwe won all of the National Player of the Year awards in college basketball last season. His campaign to become the first repeat winner in nearly 40 years (Ralph Sampson won in 1981, ’82 and ’83) got off to an outstanding start on Tuesday night.Playing in his first game of the season following an October surgical procedure, Tshiebwe scored 22 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked four shots before fouling out in UK’s 86-77 loss to Michigan State in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.Last season...
Oscar Tshiebwe won all of the National Player of the Year awards in college basketball last season. His campaign to become the first repeat winner in nearly 40 years (Ralph Sampson won in 1981, ’82 and ’83) got off to an outstanding start on Tuesday night.
Playing in his first game of the season following an October surgical procedure, Tshiebwe scored 22 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked four shots before fouling out in UK’s 86-77 loss to Michigan State in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.
Last season, Tshiebwe averaged 17.4 points and 15.1 rebounds, so his performance on Tuesday night was no surprise. In fact, it was his 17th consecutive double double, dating to last season.
Freshman guard Cason Wallace had another big game for the Cats on Tuesday. The Dallas native had 14 points, tied a school record with eight steals, and added five rebounds and five assists. For the season, Wallace is averaging 12.3 points, six assists, 5.3 rebounds and four steals per game.
Sahvir Wheeler is scoring 13.5 points per outing, while dishing out 9.5 assists per game through two games, after missing the opener.
The game will be Kentucky’s second contest in the 2022 Tribute Classic event.
South Carolina State enters Thursday’s contest at 0-3. The Bulldogs opened their season against South Carolina and hung with the Gamecocks before falling 80-77. South Carolina State has since lost to Tennessee State (80-61) and Duquesne (96-71).
Lesown Hallums leads the Bulldogs in scoring, averaging 12.7 points per game. The only other South Carolina State player averaging double figures in scoring is Davion Everett, who posts 12.3 points per game and who also leads the team, averaging 6.3 rebounds per outing.
Tipoff at Rupp Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.
Champions Classic Notes
Kentucky dropped an 86-77 double-overtime game to Michigan State on Tuesday in the annual Champions Classic.
• Cason Wallace tied the UK single-game record with eight steals in the contest. Ashton Hagans (vs. North Carolina on Dec. 22, 2018), Rajon Rondo (vs. Mississippi State on Feb. 19, 2005) and Wayne Turner (vs. George Washington on Nov. 24, 1997) are the others to turn the trick
• Oscar Tshiebwe made his season debut and played 34 minutes in his first action of the season. Tshiebwe had a team-high 22 points and a game-high 18 rebounds
• In two games in the event (including last year vs. Duke), Tshiebwe averaged 19.5 points and 19.0 rebounds per game
• The loss marked the first double-overtime loss for the Wildcats since losing to Michigan State in the 2005 NCAA Tournament
Streaking at Home
With a victory over Ole Miss in the home finale, Kentucky notched a perfect 18-0 record in Rupp Arena for 2021-22. With its win over Duquesne on Friday, Kentucky extended its home winning streak to 21 games. That mark is the longest current home winning streak in the Southeastern Conference.
• 2021-22 was the 14th perfect season in the 46-year history of Rupp Arena
• It marked the sixth time under Calipari the Cats were perfect at home. Calipari’s teams were also spotless in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2014-15 and 2015-16
• UK is 634-77 (89.2%) in Rupp Arena in program history
• The Cats are 207-17 (92.4%) under Calipari
• Calipari owns the venue’s longest winning streak at 54 games
Wildcats Ink Five for 2023
Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari announced the signing of five standout student-athletes to the program’s 2023 signing class on Nov. 14. Aaron Bradshaw, Robert Dillingham, Justin Edwards, Reed Sheppard and D.J. Wagner each inked national letters of intent with UK during the fall signing period.
In every season but one of the Calipari era, the Wildcats have signed a top-three recruiting class according to the Recruiting Services Consensus Index, which tallies major recruiting rankings and plugs them into a formula to calculate a consensus ranking. With the additions, Kentucky has signed 72 top-50 recruits, 57 top-25 players and 33 top-10 players (according to Rivals) in what will now be Calipari’s 15 recruiting classes at Kentucky.
• Aaron Bradshaw (Roselle, N.J.): Forward | 7-0, 210 pounts | No. 4 overall by 247Sports, No. 5 by ESPN and No. 8 by Rivals | Averaged 8.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game as a junior while helping Camden to the NJSIAA Group 2 state championship | Played for NJ Scholars on the EYBL circuit last summer, averaging 12.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks | Tallied three double-doubles during Peach Jam in July
• Robert Dillingham (Hickory, N.C.): Guard | 6-2, 160 pounds | No. 6 overall by Rivals, No. 8 by ESPN and No. 13 by 247Sports | Averaged 21.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a sophomore at Combine Academy, leading the team to a 29-3 record and a non-association state title | Joined Overtime Elite in November | Charlotte Observer High School Basketball Player of the Year in 2020-21 | 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP, averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 assists in more than 20 minutes per game
• Justin Edwards (Philadelphia): Guard | 6-8, 190 pounds | No. 2 overall by Rivals and ESPN and No. 3 by 247Sports | Led Imhotep Charter to the Class 5A state title as a junior last season, averaging 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game | Helped Team Final advance to Peach Jam quarterfinals after shooting 39.5% from deep while averaging 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game
• Reed Sheppard (London, Ky.): Guard | 6-3, 180 pounds | No. 22 overall by Rivals, No. 26 by ESPN and No. 44 by 247Sports | Led North Laurel to the state Sweet 16, averaging 25.2 points, 7.6 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 steals per game as a junior | 2022 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year | Both parents, Jeff and Stacey, played basketball at Kentucky | Jeff was a member of 1996 and 1998 national championship teams, earning Final Four MVP in 1998, while Stacey still sits as the Wildcats’ No. 14 all-time scorer
• D.J. Wagner (Camden, N.J.): Guard | 6-3, 175 pounds | No. 1 overall by ESPN, No. 2 by 247Sports and No. 3 by Rivals | Averaged 19.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.1 steals per contest as a junior, helping Camden to the NJSIAA Group 2 state championship | Named 2021 and 2022 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year | Son of former Memphis and NBA guard Dajuan Wagner and grandson of former Louisville and professional guard Milt Wagner
CAMDEN, S.C. (WACH) — Some business owners in Camden, got a shock when they saw their power bills this month.People who live there did too. Some of them are paying more for power, than they are for their mortgage.It's forcing some to make decisions they'd rather not make."I mean it's not right; something needs to be done," says Demetrious Voulgarelis, restaurant owner.Demetrious Voulgarelis owns the Steeplechase restaurant, in downtown Camden.After seeing his most recent power bill, he might...
CAMDEN, S.C. (WACH) — Some business owners in Camden, got a shock when they saw their power bills this month.
People who live there did too. Some of them are paying more for power, than they are for their mortgage.
It's forcing some to make decisions they'd rather not make.
"I mean it's not right; something needs to be done," says Demetrious Voulgarelis, restaurant owner.
Demetrious Voulgarelis owns the Steeplechase restaurant, in downtown Camden.
After seeing his most recent power bill, he might have to change how he serves his customers.
His bill went up 200 dollars this month and he expects it to go even higher next month.
"If my electricity bill goes up that high, I mean, I might have to cut down, somebody in the kitchen. Then my other employees will pay for it because they have to work harder," says Demetrious Voulgarelis, restaurant owner.
The electric company NTE, in partnership with Carolina Power Partners, told the city of Camden that natural gas is to run electricity generating machines. They said, gas prices have soared. The city of Camden added a Purchase Power Fuel Surcharge, and that burden is being passed on to the customer.
I reached out to both companies and NTE directed me to Carolina Power Partners, I received no response.
WACH fox news went to Camden's city hall to talk with the city manager. He was out of the office, so we talked to the Camden's finance director.
"The only additional charge at this time is, that is affecting the electric bill, is the purchase power fuel surcharge. that is a by kilowatt hour usage. so, for every kilowatt hour you use, it is a surcharge of .0529 cents," says Debra Courtney, city of Camden Finance Director.
According to electricchoice.com, South Carolina homes, on average, use 1124 kilowatts per month. That equals roughly 60 dollars more a month, on an average home.
Yet, some people are seeing bills as high as 900 dollars.
'Whenever you're making folks making these choices in their life. Whether they can eat, buy medication, or have lights so they can cook, live, day-to-day basis. That’s life choices," says Billy Gardner, finance company manager in Camden.
"We're do we go from here? We are here now? We all understand that by our bills, but what is the city of Camden, meaning our mayor, our city council, and the city manager going to do to help us get these bills back down to we're there feasible to everybody in our community," says Lisa Berry, a Camden resident.
We wanted to know what the city of Camden can do or is doing about it.
"There have been several projects that we have tentatively put on hold for the improvements of our system. Pending what is going to happen in the natural gas market for the purchase power," says Debra Courtney, city of Camden Finance Director.
Business owners like Demetrious Voulgarelis, are expecting higher bills in the next few months, but still aren't certain how to handle them.
Are local officials leveling with citizens about the true size of recent rate hikes?To hear the mainstream media tell it, leaders in Camden, South Carolina are imposing modest increases on electricity and fuel costs for residents of the historic inland city. The increases – which went into effect on July 1, 2022 – are supposed to be limited to 10 percent for electricity and 5 percent for fuel.City officials ...
Are local officials leveling with citizens about the true size of recent rate hikes?
To hear the mainstream media tell it, leaders in Camden, South Carolina are imposing modest increases on electricity and fuel costs for residents of the historic inland city. The increases – which went into effect on July 1, 2022 – are supposed to be limited to 10 percent for electricity and 5 percent for fuel.
City officials told Walker Lawson of WLTX TV-19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.) these tax hikes – which are permanent – are necessary because fuel costs are on the rise and because the city has been “kinda” absorbing rate increases since 2014.
There was no referendum on the tax increase – city leaders just passed it. Which reminds me: As I have often stated, if local governments want to raise taxes (or, um, “fees”) it should always be with the expressed consent of the governed. I understand the virtue of representative democracy, but on taxes and spending issues – especially at the local level – the people should be allowed to have their say via a referendum.
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While city leaders are telling one story, though, city tax bills provided to FITSNews by multiple local residents painted a vastly different (and more expensive) picture – one of rate hikes which dramatically exceeded the levels outlined in the mainstream media coverage.
“This is roughly a 50 percent increase all of a sudden,” one resident told me, pointing to a copy of their monthly bill. “As you can see this is over $100 month extra thrown on citizens at a time when prices are already skyrocketing.”
Indeed … inflation is out of control and citizens (especially South Carolinians) are struggling harder than ever to make ends meet.
Is this really the time to raise rates?
And assuming you think it is time … why aren’t city leaders showing their math?
“There is no way costs have gone up that much,” the resident told me.
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In an effort to track its purported utility and fuel-related cost increases, our researcher Jenn Wood is preparing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of city leaders. We want to know exactly what percentage of this bigger-than-advertised rate hike is actually going to offset rising fuel costs.
And exactly what percentage may be going …. elsewhere.
Stay tuned. City leaders could very well be telling the truth but unlike the mainstream media, we aren’t just going to take their word for it.
The seat of rural Kershaw County, Camden is oldest inland city in South Carolina – tracing its history back to the 1730s (a generation before the American Revolution). Home to an estimated 7,300 people, it is located along the Wateree River – approximately 32 miles northeast of the capital city of Columbia, S.C.
(Via: Johanna Folks/ FITSNews)
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