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Noted and passed - June 3, 2013

• We can't think of a better recipient of the Boy Scouts' Citizen of the Year award than Jack Brantley, the Camden caterer who's carved out friendships throughout South Carolina. Brantley's personal magnetism has helped him establish a thriving business and has also helped spread Camden's reputation. He's always been generous in helping local causes and in donating the use of his home, Aberdeen, for community affairs.

June 03, 2013 | | Editorials

Kershaw County guardians ad litem named SCAVA 2013 Volunteer Group

The S.C. Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) recently bestowed its 2013 Volunteer Group award to the Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GALs). SCAVA and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley presented the award, with others, during a ceremony May 16.

June 03, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Droning about the end of war

WASHINGTON -- It's good to know that the war on terror is finally over. It was all so ugly, what with the beheadings and bombings.

June 03, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

This week in Post 17 baseball

Monday: Lake City at Post 17 Juniors (7 p.m.)

June 03, 2013 | | Sports

LFD adopts ‘Adopt-A-Fire Truck’ program

In March, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) launched a new outreach program into the two elementary schools within its fire district in an effort to help educate young children in fire prevention and firefighter identification. The program, titled "Adopt-A-Fire Truck," involves LFD firefighters dressing out in their full firefighting gear to include the air packs as they arrive at the elementary school. Firefighters then enter the school into the library or classroom and read books to the kids. Fire crews then escort the classes out to the fire trucks and share fire prevention tips while showing off the trucks and ...

June 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


South Carolina Democrats were right in recently criticizing Gov. Nikki Haley for her refusal -- she later relented -- to oust a member of her re-election committee who had ties to the Council of Conservative Citizens, a far-right group with severe overtones of racial bias. That group believes, according to its own website, that "the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character." That's a fancy way of explaining racial purity.

May 31, 2013 | | Editorials

A time to think

Maybe it is time to think. Think about the importance of our lives and what we are all bout. Do we do the "same old, same all" or do we interact with who we are and what life is all about and how all this has to do with the creative spirit and the freedom to explore and act upon the validity of ourselves.

May 31, 2013 | Kay Roberson Lugoff | Letters

Sports Fun summer camp registration ends today

Adult Lap Swim

May 31, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Tiger Lily and Katana need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Katana, a seven-week-old Himalayan Seal White Point mix kitten; and Tiger Lily, a two-year-old 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a ...

May 31, 2013 | | Pets

Charles Sims

A memorial service for Charles William Sims, 73, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

May 31, 2013 | | Obituaries

Spencer Carmichael, Jr


May 31, 2013 | | Obituaries

Cindy Dabney-Baker

Funeral service for Cynthia Ann Dabney-Baker, 53, will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Kershaw City Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Lewellen will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

May 31, 2013 | | Obituaries

Christian Home Educators Camden celebrates five graduates

Christian Home Educators of Camden (CHEC) recognized five graduates at its 16th annual Night of Recognition May 24. The graduation ceremony was at Faith Church of the Nazarene in Lugoff. CHEC is a local home school support group with members hailing from Kershaw County and surrounding areas.

May 31, 2013 | | Education

Award-winning local writers team up for storytime

Local award-winning authors Paddy Bell and Kathryn Etters Lovatt will participate in a special storytime event at Books on Broad beginning at 10:30 a.m. June 8.

May 31, 2013 | | People & Places

‘Princesses’ raise money for good cause

The NBSC Princess Plunge team held a fundraiser at Lake Wateree the last weekend in April. More than $2,000 was raised in honor of Kershaw County Chair Gene Wise's wife, Joanne Wise. Pictured are "princesses" Blair and Emery Gunter and their mom, Laura Gunter.

May 31, 2013 | | People & Places

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D.L. Murphy

Deacon D. L. Murphy Sr., 89, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Born in Lugoff, he was the son of ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mickey Smith Litchfield

A service to celebrate the life of Mickey Smith Litchfield, 65, will be held 11 o'clock, Monday, November 30, 2015 in the Churchyard of ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Memorial service for Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1:00 P ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Funeral service for Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road, Apt. #204 in Camden will be held Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1:00 ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Alberta Cunningham

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cunningham of New York City will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, 11:00AM at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

FAC to host hometown comedian

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will bring a night of great, family-friendly and clean comedy to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Kershaw County seeks child advocates, training to begin in Jan.

Chldren who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Price House pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

NSA hands out championship awards at post-Cup banquet

The National Steeplechase Association celebrated the conclusion of a record-setting year at its annual awards dinner on Saturday evening at the National Steeplechase Museum in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Equine

Camden High winter sports schedule

Dec: 2 – Lakewood; 11 – at Lugoff-Elgin; 15 – at Lakewood; 18 – Lugoff-Elgin; 21-22 – Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kershaw County Holiday Classic at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena ...

November 27, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Lugoff-Elgin winter sports schedule


November 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

North Central winter sports schedule


November 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Camden Military Academy winter sports sccedule


November 27, 2015 | | Camden Military

NCHS writer wants dress code relaxed

In the morning, many girls all over get up an extra hour early to dress themselves and put on makeup, only to be judged upon ...

November 27, 2015 | Ashley Baker | High School Columns

Ariail for Nov. 27, 2015

November 27, 2015 | | Ariail

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