My wife and I moved here four years ago. I moved back home, and in her words, she moved home for the very first time. We noticed others doing the same, both then and still now. Just yesterday I received a call from a classmate who had finally landed a job close enough to allow him to live in Camden. I've often pondered this anomaly. What is it that so often brings people back? Many reasons come to ...
Do AMC's "Mad Men," ABC's "Pan Am," NBC's "The Playboy Club" and BBC America's "The Hour" exploit society's barely suppressed appetite for a more sexist, racist and conservative era? Fear not. The underlying message in these depictions of the bad old days is clear: We should be better than that now, even when we aren't.
Forty-two years ago, Wife Nancy -- she was Girlfriend Nancy back then -- gave me an etching of a little boy standing on a rocky shoreline in Maine.
Kershaw County non-profit organizations are invited to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits non-profit charities and schools, allowing them to keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 to 70 percent off purchases that day.
Funeral services for Charles C. Cameron, of Camden, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Tim Shirley will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.
I, like many others, have listened, watched and read about this YMCA/sports complex. It all started with a real estate listing on 1/7/2011, a contract on 2/7/2011 and a closing date later in March. Wow! That was a fast real estate transaction. Discontent and suspicions started then and have continued. Shortly after the closing, there was talk of a possible YMCA partnering with Columbia. Now I ...
Time to stretch your legs and get on your bike! Are you an avid cyclist or are you more likely to go on a leisurely weekend ride with the kids? Whatever your preference, you may want to consider signing up for the 7th annual Tour de Camden bicycle ride.
Camden High School held its Homecoming Ceremony Sept. 23. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Mary Kohn, first runner-up escorted by Kevin Collins; Tyler Smith, Homecoming Queen escorted by Javaris Crim; Richanda Heriot, second runner-up escorted by Jalen Loney.
In the past year, my wife and I visited, toured and stayed in the towns of Aiken, Mount Pleasant and Greenville in South Carolina and Asheville, Blowing Rock and Highlands in North Carolina.
During the 1730s, when the Township Plan was devised to entice interior settlement via offers of free land (Fredericksburg, later Camden, being one), a group of Welsh Baptists from New Jersey were granted land to settle either side of the Pee Dee River. The settlement became known as the Welsh Tract. Johannes Kolb, a German farmer who had emigrated to New Jersey in 1704, was among those who acquired land in the tract in the late 1730s.
The Camden High School Cass of 1986 will hold a class reunion at Camden Country Club, located at 111 Knights Hill Road, Nov. 5. The cost is $40 per person or $80 per couple. Send check or money orders to Hank Green at 1204 Broad St., Camden, SC 29020. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14. For more information, email CamdenHighSchool86@gmail.com.
The many thousands of Atlanta Braves fans here in Kershaw County are no doubt hanging their heads in despair after the team blew a 10-and-a-half game wild-card lead in little more than a month to end up missing the National League playoffs. Ironically, the Boston Red Sox had a similar run of futility, failing to hang on to a nine-game wild-card lead they held Sept. 4. The Braves and the Red Sox share one ...
ay's home match against North Central was two more letters. North Central, the third-ranked team in class A volleyball, had little trouble disposing of its class AAA hostesses as the Lady Knights swept past the Lady Red Foxes, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-15 in a best-of-three, non-conference matchup played on Monday night. The victory was the ninth in as many regular season dual matches for Andy Johnson's troops which have won all 25 ...
Get ready for one of South Carolina's favorite festivals -- the 15th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. With 44 performances, featuring 21 performers in 15 different venues, music lovers will enjoy this annual festival. Scheduled for Oct. 6-8, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.
God's Helpers will celebrate its 10th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet, Saturday, at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. A love donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age is requested. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tiffany Knowlin (left) of College Place United Methodist Church, Columbia. For tickets or additional information, contact Mary E. Smith at 425-7883 or Viola Engram at 713-0928.
Recently, the world has lost and suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, former South African president, former African National Congress president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sims Smith and Rev. Charles Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her ...
A funeral service to celebrate the life of John Kershaw deLoach, Jr., 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Father James Barnhill and Father Charles Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be W. Bratton deLoach, Jr., H. R. Dwight deLoach, Joseph K. deLoach, William Bratton Blake, Joseph P. Riley, III and Daniel W. Hanley. Honorary ...
Horses are known for their massive stature and majestic features. Everything from their muscular physique to their large, lovely eyes leaves us in awe. However, just as horses can injure their joints and muscles quite easily, ocular trauma is common due to their eyes' unique size and shape, and can become dangerous if not treated quickly.
For more than 20 years, the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) has showcased its vocal talents during the holiday season for the community, and the tradition will continue on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.
A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.
Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven't approached her about this. She probably doesn't notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day.
The Camden Rotary Club will host its annual "Meet Santa on the Town Green" event after Saturday's Christmas parade in downtown Camden. Santa Claus will be available for pictures and giving out candy canes until 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come share those Christmas wishes with Santa Claus.
The family of Edward and Louise Allen extend sincere congratulations to the couple who will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married December 12, 1953.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring Anne Frank's life Jan. 7 through Feb. 15.
A pre-Christmas sports tradition returns to Kershaw County this weekend with the 22nd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Taking the early lead and not giving it up, the North Central boys' basketball team evened its record after two games with a 61-51 victory over host McBee in a non-region game played last Thursday night.
Turning Saturday's Leopard Duals into the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School showcase, the L-EMS wrestling team won its own tournament by running the table against the five teams they faced.
On a day which started with so many unknowns, North Central High wrestling coach Jason Brazell received many answers he was looking for on Saturday.