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Garden Girls tree dedication

Nov. 28, the Gardening Girls Study Club celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Ginkgo tree in front of the Kershaw County Library. Reverend Barnhill gave the invocation and benediction for the tree dedication, and State Sen. Vincent Sheheen spoke about his growing up in Camden. Amy Schofield, director of Kershaw County Library, was excited to receive the tree. "We are honored to have this tree planted here ... We are going to take good care of it," said Schofield. Pictured from left to right are, Katherine Doty; Garden Club of South Carolina President Maida Dantzler; Sarah Floyd; National Garden Club Chairman ...

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


Elizabeth Canada

A graveside funeral service for Elizabeth "Beth" Rowe Canada will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 3, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson, Jr. and the Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the Family Life Center of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, where she was a member and a former Sunday school teacher.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Dec. 3, 2012

• There's a legitimate reason many Republican lawmakers in Washington oppose the potential nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. There are too many unanswered questions about her statements following the attack on the U. S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Many in the GOP say they'd be more comfortable with Sen. John Kerry, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004. Kerry has long years of experience and significant expertise in foreign affairs. Unless President Obama simply enjoys picking fights, he'd do well to go with Kerry.

December 03, 2012 | | Editorials


Nancy Gripper Obey

Mrs. Nancy Gripper Obey, 86,of 340 Smyrna Road, Elgin, SC, passed on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shirley Ann Darby

Shirley Ann Darby, 61, of 1805 Kennedy Drive, Camden, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Juanita Vera Johnson

Funeral service for Juanita Vera Johnson, 77, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Craigen Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Foundation.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Orangeburg Prep (WR – 5 p.m.); Evelyn Mack Academy at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 03, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Knights cruise past Cavs in opener

Setting the tone early, the North Central boys' basketball team kicked off the Andy Johnson era with a 76-39 win over visiting Robert E. Lee Academy in last Thursday's season opener played inside The Castle in Boonetown.

December 03, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Jennifer Jones Rabon

Funeral service for Jennifer Jones Rabon, 66, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Hospital Auxiliary’s Lights of Love returns this holiday season

The KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary's annual Lights of Love fund raising project began on Nov. 15 and continues through New Year's Day. Donations to Lights of Love permit area residents to acknowledge or honor those who have been significant in their lives.

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


Husband might be too generous

Dear Annie: When my husband and I travel, we often spend a couple of days with friends or family. One night during our stay, we usually go out to dinner. There always seems to be a small verbal battle over who is going to pay the bill.

December 03, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for Dec. 3, 2012

December 03, 2012 | | Ariail


Post 195 to dedicate new home, hold open house

Lugoff American Legion Post 195 finally has a new, permanent home and is celebrating with a dedication ceremony and open house Saturday at 1 p.m.

November 30, 2012 | | Military


Flora takes pair from L-E

Led by University of Pennsylvania-bound forward Matt Howard, visiting A.C. Flora left Lugoff-Elgin with a 69-42 victory on Tuesday night in a non-region basketball game.

November 30, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gunner heads wrestling card in Camden

The Camden Police Officers Association will host a card of professional wrestling, featuring TNA star Gunner, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

November 30, 2012 | | Sports


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

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.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

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 ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

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.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

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.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

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.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

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.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

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.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

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 ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

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.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

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.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

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.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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