During this past Thanksgiving season, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Rev. Johnnie Smith's ministry, which, year-round, feeds, clothes and gives shelter to those in need.
Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.
Miss. Danielle Montgomery, 33, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Anna Wright Montgomery and the late Richard Montgomery. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at Two p.m., at Community Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Miss. Montgomery will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Montgomery family.
Camden ART will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Thursday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. before the opening night of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 16, 2015.
On Oct. 25, members of the John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph Kershaw Confederate Veterans, as well as other friends and family members of UDC member Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, gathered at the Jeter Family Cemetery in Carlisle for the unveiling of her Daughter of the Confederacy grave marker. Hough was made an honorary member because of her service as histographer for more than 30 years.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Donald Marcus "Mark" Harris, 44, of Camden will be held Thursday, December, 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mark's memory to Food for the Soul, 110 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Facing some of the best teams in the southeast, Lugoff-Elgin finished 19th in the two-day Southern Slam hosted by Eastside High School last Friday and Saturday in Taylors.
After piling up 60 consecutive dual match victories, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team saw that run come to an end in the second match of pool play in Saturday's Leopard Duals.
Having opened the season ranked 15th among the state's AA and A wrestling programs, North Central is off to a quick start to the 2014-15 season.
North Central placed three scorers in double figures but it was not enough for the Knights' boys basketball team to pick up their first win in three tries as Lewisville downed Cary Phillips' squad, 78-61, last Friday night in Richburg.
Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) is pleased to announce it has been named in the 2014 Top 200 list of healthiest credit unions in the nation out of approximately 6,600 total credit unions.
Mr. Beauregard Blanding, 95, of 1445 Ft. Jackson Rd. Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will also take place at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden SC.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.
Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.
The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.
The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.
Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.
Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.
After scoring 88 points in last Friday's win over Camden, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-51 decision against host Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday night non-region contest played in Cayce.
The back end of the Wateree River Rivalry between Lugoff-Elgin and Camden will take place tonight when L-E hosts the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in a 6 p.m. start inside the Demons Den.
WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up.
Anytime we, as a county, can truly honor something or someone, a warm feeling can overcome you. This is good. This experience happened Dec. 9, the final (regular) Kershaw County Council meeting of 2014. One had to be there to witness this "proud of you" feeling obviously everyone certainly felt.