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Noted and passed - Oct. 1, 2012

• Singer Andy Williams, who died last week at the age of 84, had one of those soothing voices that left people feeling better about everything. His signature song, "Moon River," came from the 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and carried him to stardom, though he had many other hits. He was one of the original acts in Branson, Mo., and performed until shortly before his death. He will be missed in the music world.

October 01, 2012 | | Editorials


Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter aiming for new home

Columbia businessman Austin Meyer and his wife, Lane, say they will match donations toward a new animal shelter in Kershaw County, up to a limit of $1 million in matching funds.

October 01, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Early A. Johnson

Funeral service for Mr. Early A. Johnson, 82, of 1120 Cheraw Road in Cassatt, will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Amerson, Mr. Martin plan winter wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Timothy Amerson of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Lynn Amerson of Sumter, to Mr. Nathan Gary Martin of Camden. Nathan is the son of Mrs. Mandy Mathis Sanders of Camden and the late Mr. Randy Sanders and Mr. Philip Gary Martin of Murrells Inlet.

October 01, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Camden antiques fair expands offerings

A full complement of 28 antique dealers hailing from several states, repair experts, a guest lecture series and a trolley to take Camden Antiques Fair goers on a downtown loop add up to an enticing upcoming event.

October 01, 2012 | | Camden


Busy KCSO arrests four in drug, gun cases

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested four people during the course of two days in separate cases involving drugs and guns.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Marijuana plants lead to arrest of 65-year-old man

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a 65-year-old Lugoff man Thursday, charging him with manufacturing marijuana.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Utility fees, taxes will pay for ‘Y’

When the city council refused to honor and accept the petition concerning the erection on the proposed Y, I decided to attend the council meetings.

September 28, 2012 | Walter Barron Camden | Letters


LFD responds to crashes

Fire and rescue crews from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) removed the passenger door to this car following a Tuesday afternoon crash at the intersection of Ridgeway and Boulware roads in Lugoff.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged in burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators have charged a Montana man in connection with a series of burglaries earlier this month.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 | | Ariail


Football refs

People here in Kershaw County and South Carolina take their football seriously. Though the Carolina Panthers are based in nearby Charlotte, the college game still reigns supreme here, but Sunday afternoons still attract plenty of fans who like to watch the National Football League games. Some of those contests have been thrown into disarray by substitute officials who have taken the place of the league's regular officials, who were locked out by team owners in a labor dispute.

September 28, 2012 | | Editorials


Herbert Ronnie Jackson

Funeral services for Herbert Ronnie Jackson, 62, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Ridgeway, South Carolina will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012. 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Monday, September 24. Collins Funeal Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruth Elizabeth Thomas McGarry

Mrs. McGarry, 89, died Monday, September 24, 2012, at her Carmel Place home in Charlotte, NC. She was born September 9, 1923, in the Shopton community of western Mecklenburg County to the late Floyd Leon and Ida Rayfield Thomas. After graduation from Berryhill High School, Ruth was employed as a teleprinter operator for Western Union in uptown Charlotte. During World War II, Ruth worked in both the Los Angeles and Oakland, California bureaus. While living in California, she met a young Marine named Gale Richard McGarry, whom she married, and in 1996, the couple celebrated their Golden Anniversary.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dr. Mike Watford Sr.

Dr. Michael "Mike" Stanley Watford, Sr., age 61, went to be with his Lord Monday, September 24, 2012, at his home following an illness. Born September 16, 1951 in Camden, SC, he was the son of Rev. Lonnie Ernest Watford, Jr. and Mrs. Colleen M. Watford.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

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


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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