"Freedom isn't free." We usually hear this on occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It's meant to remind us of the brave American troops who put their lives on the line daily to protect our liberty and preserve our security.
As Valentine's Day approaches, "love" becomes the topic of conversation for many. The stores are filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, and the candy says "Be Mine." Long-lasting love can be recognized and celebrated anytime, and there are many in our community who exemplify the real meaning of love and commitment.
Funeral services for Patsy Darnell Gainey, 63, of Bethune, were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Timrod Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. James Wallace officiated with burial in the church cemetery.
Gardening on a grand scale was a hallmark of Camden from the 1840s through the 1940s. Be a time traveler and imagine going to see a 32-acre garden wonderland with long sand paths passing under manicured green arches of cherry laurel, cassena, and holly. Along your walk you pass shrubs carefully clipped to make topiary shapes. Take in the scent of the Cherokee Rose hedges which encircle the whole garden. Linger in the shade of the grand magnolias and Cedars of Lebanon. Picture a terraced walkway with green arches above your head at each set of steps. At the bottom ...
Surveillance by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit for drug and prostitution activity at a Lugoff truck stop Wednesday netted a Dalzell man with an extensive criminal background and his wife.
First reading of an ordinance to place a referendum question on construction of a recreation facility on the November general election ballot will be on the table at Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday.
Applications for the 2012-13 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
Local artist Patricia Adelman (second from right) donated her original painting, "Excuse Me," to Camden High School's Academic Booster Club. The Academic Booster Club raised more than $2,500 from the raffle of the painting which was won by Denise Jeffers (left). Money raised will go toward awards and incentives for students to help inspire them to achieve their best within their school and community. Joining Jeffers and Adelman are Camden High Principal Dan Matthews (second from left) and Academic Booster Club representative Kathleen Tiller (right).
Pick was the "church mother" of the First Baptist Church of Camden. Now for you uninformed folk, the church mother is the oldest female member of a congregation.
In late January, two Piggly Wiggly employees went above and beyond to aid an elderly customer who had fallen victim to the "Grandma Scam."
The death of Don Cornelius, creator and host of "Soul Train," brought two conflicting memories to mind: the weekly joy of that iconic program as a defining feature of black American pop culture and the terrible pain inflicted on the surviving family and friends of those who commit suicide.
Alana E. Barton of Elgin was named to the Dean's List at Columbia College.
Honor rolls for the second nine-week period at North Central Middle School have been announced.
On Ground Hog's day, seventh- and eighth-grade students from area middle schools traditionally go to work with a relative to expand their knowledge of the world of work. Fourteen students visited Blaney Elementary School to shadow relatives or former teachers. Twelve of those were from Stover Middle School. Shadows included (first row, from left) Kaitlyn Fuller, Kortney McCoy, Katelyn Morgan, Rebeka Scherer, Kayla Perito, Alyssa Weems, (second row) Austin McAvoy (L-EMS), Dylan Rogers, Craig Carter (L-EMS), Caroline Seeley, Mikayla Price and Ashley O'Cain. Not pictured were Madelyn Jackson and Paige Martin.
• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...
A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."
Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.
Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...
Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.
Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.
A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.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.
While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.
Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.
Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)