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Spotting Venus

Venus appears as a black dot transiting the Sun in this photograph taken Tuesday by Ed Roberts of Dalzell. Roberts -- who plays tuba with the Camden Community Concert Band -- took the photo through welder's glass using a Kodak Easyshare camera with a 21x wide-angle lens. In most pictures published around the globe, Venus appears at the "bottom" of the Sun. Roberts said that is because those pictures were taken through telescopes which flip the photograph. Since Roberts took the picture with a regular camera, Venus is seen traveling across the "top" of the Sun, what someone would see with ...

June 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Zacour seeking Seat 1 on school board

Eric Zacour -- a candidate for the Kershaw County Board of Trustees Seat No. 1 -- has been an Elgin resident since the spring of 1985. He started his family business in 1986 and has worked hard to help his business to grow.

June 08, 2012 | | Politics


Pet Talk

As we welcome the joys of summer such as swimming, barbequing, and baseball, we have to greet the heat. As temperatures are increasing, it is vital to take the necessary precautions to protect pets from heat exhaustion.

June 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Elk Lodge Scholarship awarded

Antuan Augustus (second from left) and Kirsten Baker (second from right), both seniors at Lugoff-Elgin High School, were the winners of the Camden Lugoff Elks 2012 Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Rich Wagner (right) and Vickie Schermbeck (left) from the local Elks Lodge presented the cash awards to the winners on May 17th at the school during a Senior Awards Day Ceremony. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to enter the field of education. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship was established by Jim Ahner in remembrance of his wife Mary Ellen Ahner. Mary Ellen ...

June 08, 2012 | | Education


L-EMS celebrates Decades Day

Mrs. Brazell's ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrated Decades Day . Students -- such as (from left) Camille Sullivan, Sarah Hardin, Molli Smith, Tyjah Steele, Kara Hayes, Madison Guthrie and Katelyn Vandevander -- researched different aspects of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and created Glogsters to present their research. Students dressed in fashion from their decade or as a famous person from their decade. They created a timeline in the hallway and plotted different events, and created a time capsule to represent items from 2000-2011. In class, students presented their decades' research. It was exciting day for all!

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Spitzer recognized achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Matthew Spitzer achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor May 20. Matthew's required service project included preparing a detailed map of the historic cemetery of Smyrna United Methodist Church in Elgin. Matthew also built a prayer garden and seating for visitors. Matthew is pictured here presenting the details of his project work to Joe McConnaughay from the church's Cemetery Committee. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff.

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Camden Royals hosting AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals boys' AAU basketball team will host a tournament on Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 at the old Bishopville High school gym.

June 06, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Koumas looks to take Seat 1 on school board

Jenny Koumas has announced her plans to seek election to Seat 1 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

June 06, 2012 | | Politics


Thompson seeks school board Seat 5

Phillip Thompson has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

June 06, 2012 | | Politics


CHS class honored with Margot Rochester Landscaping Award

Melanee Harwell-Taylor's special needs class at Camden Elementary School won the 2012 Margot Rochester Landscape Award. Camden Elementary School's Puzzles in Bloom serves as a sensory garden for the special needs class. The award is named after the late Kershaw County gardener and writer Margot Rochester. The award recognizes landscapes, within Camden city limits, that contribute to the beauty of the city. The Margot Rochester award is sponsored by the Camden Parks &Trees Commission.

June 06, 2012 | | Camden


Camden Media Co. names Greenway general manager

Betsy Greenway, longtime advertising director of Camden Media Co., has been named general manager of the company, according to publisher, Mike Mischner. "This well-deserved promotion, in actuality, formalizes a role Betsy has been functioning in for quite some time," said Mischner.

June 06, 2012 | | Business


Karen B. Shockey

Funeral service for Karen B. Shockey, 53, of Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Donald Dixon. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

June 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Randy S. Brown

Randy S. Brown, 28, of 408 Mulbery Drive, Bethune, SC, passed on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Funeral services and burial will begin at on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Catoe's Chapel COGIC, Bethune, S.C.

June 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Reginald D. Brown

Reginald D. Brown, 38, of 460 Ellis St., San Francisco, Calif., passed on Monday, May 28, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, Columbia, S.C. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia.

June 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary Helen Hasty Kitchen

Mary Helen Hasty Kitchen, 86, of Boise, Idaho died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at a care center in Boise, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Boise, Idaho.

June 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Miss Burns and Mr. Koven wed

Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Almost There Party and Premier Photographic Exhibit will be held Nov. 6

Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


God’s Helpers will hold annual Thanksgiving gathering

God's Helpers will have their 22nd annual Thanksgiving program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Rev. Quentin Chavis will serve as guest speaker.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Bar Association and local law firm will hold 'Wills for Heroes'

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and the Kershaw County Bar Association will provide free estate planning and wills to Kershaw County first responders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at the Chamber of Commerce (Historic Robert Mills Courthouse), 607 Broad Street, Camden.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


The search for Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen is on

Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen are seeking contestants for the 2015 pageant taking place Jan. 3, 2015 at Camden High School.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife




American Legion Post 17 will hold annual Thanksgiving dinner

American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 in Camden will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Doby’s Mill kicks off ‘Real Men Read’ Week

Each year, Doby's Mill Elementary School hosts 'Real Men Read," a week-long reading extravaganza that brings scores of local men into the school, sending the message to the students that reading is important and enjoyable for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Ruth Neely “Memaw” Rabon

Funeral services for Ruth Neely "Memaw" Rabon, 90, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, or the American Diabetes Foundation.

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anthony Hall

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anthony Hall, 40, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Anthony's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC, 29078 or Kershaw County Mental Health Association, PO Box 586, Camden, SC 29020.

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Oct. 29, 2014

Bertha Davis honored for service to church auxiliary

October 29, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Lessons from Patient Zero

WASHINGTON -- Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.

October 29, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reader: SCHSL decision sends wrong message

Regarding the S.C. High School League decision concerning the so called "brawl" after the Camden-Dreher football game, the league has the legal authority to assess such penalties since the schools are, by their own action, voluntary members. And I understand the league's objective of trying to emphasize that such conduct is not acceptable and should be dealt with appropriately.

October 29, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


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