The Lil' Diamonds are all grown up into the Kershaw County Diamonds and will be the stars of the show for Camden's annual step show, the 2013 Mayor's Cup. For the first time ever, the show will be held at Camden High School, March 2 starting at 6 p.m.
(The following is the final portion of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson's keynote speech at the Baruch Society Annual Meeting, Nov. 15, 2012.)
Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will host state individual tournament qualifying on Friday night and Saturday.
Kershaw County high school baseball fans can get a sneak peek at the 2013 Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school varsity teams on Saturday at the Camden High School Baseball Jamboree.
Nancy Jones Felder, 54, of Camden died Monday, February 11, 2013. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Funeral services for Annette Watson Stokes, age 69, who passed away February 10, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Dave Robinson and Rev. Sim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 pm at the Funeral Home. Annette was born in Bishopville a daughter of the late Walter Thomas & Anna Lee Smith Watson. She was employed with the Lee County Sheriffs Department for over 15 years, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She started playing the ...
A memorial service for Nancy Anne Corbett, 71, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Garden City Beach. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Sandhill Heights Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, S.C. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church in Garden City.
Ret Sgt Major Alphonso Peeples, 70, of 122 Frost Road, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
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Sometimes considered a "rock star" by young athletes and certainly recognized as a "great gift" to the community, local sports writer and commentator Tom Didato was honored Sunday at a multicultural history celebration at the Kershaw County Library highlighting his works and writings.
When so many negative occurrences receive coverage in newspapers, television, and gossip, many people forget that positives existed and still exist, especially teachers. I shall never forget David and a few others like him who participated in speech and essay contests for which they received no scholastic rewards and expended a great deal of effort. Of course, everyone knows that the most feared activity is public speaking. In fact, I once told my participants that they should always remember that every member in the audience applauded their bravery. When I was the representative of the school for every speech contest ...
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Mrs. Hattie Mae James Robinson, 80, of 1328 Belton Shady Village, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:00 AM, at Gaines Baptist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.
Ms. Esther Mae Salmond, 62, of 131-33 222nd Street, Laurelton, NY, passed on Friday, February 8, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
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.
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 ...
Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.
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.
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.
The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.
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.
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.