In 2007, just as I was arriving in Kershaw County, the school district began work on Phase I of the Facilities Equalization Program. Phase I was envisioned to encompass eight construction and renovation projects at a cost of $102 million, which was generated through Installment Purchase Plan bonds. Through a combination of excellent management and a favorable construction market, the $102 million has been stretched to complete several more projects beyond the original scope. The additional projects included a new Jackson Elementary School (also the first LEED-certified Gold School in South Carolina), an addition and media center renovation at Blaney ...
• We're glad to see that the U.S. Marine Corps has lifted its ban on bracelets which honor U.S. troops killed in combat. Top officials announced last week that Marines in uniform are now authorized to wear killed-in-action bracelets recognizing friends who have died in combat or from battlefield wounds. The change was made after an uproar from Marines when top officers recently began enforcing a ban on the bracelets. Marine brass widely decided the former rule was an outdated one and changed it.
S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk (left) was recently recognized as the 2011 "Friend of Extension" at the state Clemson Extension Epsilon Sigma Phi annual meeting. Deon S. Legette (right), regional lead Extension agent, presented the award to Funderburk, who received the honor as a result of her support of agriculture and family life in her district and throughout the state. She was instrumental in starting the Kershaw County Farmers Market and has been a strong supporter of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association and Farm/City activities. Funderburk has also been a strong supporter of 4-H and other Clemson ...
Get your Halloween thrills and chills at the SAFE Scream on the Green, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Camden's Town Green.
A jam-packed field of 14 horses from American steeplechasing's championship division will line up for Saturday's $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the featured race of the 91st annual Far Hills Races.
North Central assured itself of a spot in Thursday's Region 3-A volleyball championship match as the Lady Knights trampled McBee in three games in the final regulary scheduled match of the season.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are George, a 3-year-old neutered Beagle, and Pepsi, a female calico cat. 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The shelter's ...
Fun and fitness is what the Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County will focus on Oct. 22 at the Larry Doby Complex off Old River Road in Camden.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 24-28:
When musical great Paul Simon wrote the hit song "Kodachrome" in 1973, nobody could have foreseen that 38 years later, the photographic giant Eastman Kodak would be on the verge of bankruptcy.
It's the time of year when Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to a needy child. This year, Alesha Hudson's (right) goal is to donate 100 bicycles. She did not reach her goal last year of 100, but was able to collect a total of 85 bikes and see 85 smiling faces.
"I said to my soul be still and wait without hope; for hope would be hope for the wrong thing.''-T.S Eliot.
Funeral Services for Henry Cunningham "Hank" Cannon, Jr., 60, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local no-kill animal shelter, or the ASPCA.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to announce that it will be the location for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) beginning today. The meeting will be held in the historic Douglas Reed House. The FAC welcomes the SCAA, along with members of the Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) of Camden. WOLF will be holding their first annual festival on the FAC campus this weekend.
Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 3, 2014. Born in Lafayette, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Eugene P. and Alverta Willis Presley and the wife of the late Anderson Drakeford. A celebration of Life and Homegoing Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sander Creek Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. Mrs. Drakeford was placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Drakeford Family.
A graveside service for Jeanette Peach Gardner, 79 of Kershaw will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
The last couple weeks have brought astounding new developments in treatment of babies born with AIDS, raising for the first time the hope that perhaps a treatment has been found that will eradicate the disease in newborns who are born to mothers infected by the HIV virus. The first such case was reported last year, but there was skepticism among many in the scientific community. Earlier this week, a second similar case was reported. The first child, dubbed the "Mississippi baby," is now 3 years old and still virus-free; the second one shows no signs of HIV nine months after ...
Mr. Ernest Lee Turner, 26, of 923-A Cheraw Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Mr. Green Jeans, a one-year-old Norwegian Forest mixed male cat and Brady, a 3-year-old male Siberian Husky with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is friendly, playful, and very energetic. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon
Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of 2208 Pickett Street, Camden died Monday. Family Friends may call at 1310 Old River Road, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford Family.