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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Being Bill Kristol

WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - May 29, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Bailey, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Betsy, a 1-year-old female shepherd/hound mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

May 29, 2015 | | Pets


Births - May 29, 2015

BROWN

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Four generations of Powers

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


CES reports third nine-week honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


Debra A. Robinson

Funeral service for Mrs. Debra A. Robinson, 55, of 1636-C Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist Church, 1315 Springhill Road, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Yates Jackson

Bruce Yates Jackson, 72, of Horatio, SC, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell "Coop" Cooper, 87, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Gable, S.C., he was the son of the late Eddie Odell and Sarah Wheeler Cooper.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - May 29, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LSMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


UDC, SCV conduct Confederate Memorial Day service

The John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on May 9 at the Unknown Soldiers plot in Quaker Cemetery. There are more than 200 Confederate soldiers resting in Quaker Cemetery, including 19 in the unknown plot. The memorial marker states: "The final resting place of 19 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Camden Wayside Hospital and were cared for by the citizens of Camden."

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


SC Works opens new office

Members of Camden City and Kershaw County councils joined representatives of SC Works for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden. SC Works recently moved from its original Camden location on East DeKalb Street. Managers Qualisha Belton and Marvin Jackson said SC Works is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is part of a nationwide network of one-stop career centers supporting job seekers and businesses, they said. "SC Works is here to help job seekers find a job and businesses find ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


J Dog opens for business

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, third from left) and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton (second row, far right) joined other local officials for a ribbon cutting for J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling recently. J Dog, 1751 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff, is owned by T.R. and Melanie Hoffman. The business is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon. J Dog handles commercial and residential cleanouts, junk removal, local hauling and delivery. "We do business the military way -- with respect, integrity and trust," T ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


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