Most of us here in Kershaw County are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season -- shopping, family gatherings, baking and all the other traditions of Christmas. And there's nothing wrong with that. But as we observe a holy day of Christendom, let us pause to recall the true meaning of the season, as related in the second chapter of Luke, from the King James Version of the New Testament.
When one explores the hall of memories, some moments cannot be forgotten or dimmed by the passage of time.
(The following is the second portion of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson's keynote speech at the Baruch Society Annual Meeting, Nov. 15, 2012. Further portions of the speech will be printed in later editions of this column.)
I would like to write a letter expressing my gratitude and thanks for Powers Funeral Home and family for the memorial service they provided to the community on Sunday, December 2, 2012. It was so amazing, filled with precious memories and love. It was a service given to those people who have lost loved ones throughout the year of 2012. It was very meaningful and so full of God's presence and love.
Nicholas Daniel Frank Stimpson, 18, of Mount Pleasant, SC passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012. The relatives and friends of Nicholas Stimpson are invited to attend a celebration of Nick's life at J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel, Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 6 pm. To anyone who has been touched by Nick's life, you are welcome to join us at Stuhr's Mt. Pleasant Chapel from 4 pm until the celebration begins where viewing will be available.
A Kershaw County sports holiday tradition has been pushed back a week and the move seems to agree with visiting teams.
North Central rebounded from a one-point loss to Buford on Tuesday night with a 71-46 win over visiting Camden Military Academy on Friday night.
Dre Scott hit the 20-point plateau for the second straight game as Lugoff-Elgin held off visiting Central, 75-67, in a Monday night basketball game played inside the Demons Den.
The third time is a charm as much as the first and second ones. After being the first school in the state to be named a recipient of the national "School to Watch" award in 2007, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) has been recertified for the honor a second time.
Playing the role of the Grinch, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team won their own Leopard Duals on Saturday by holding off an improved Camden Middle School team in the finals, 56-24.
Last summer, 13 dancers from Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin were selected to be a part of the half-time show for the 2013 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Little did they know they would be performing in front of a home crowd of Gamecock fans! The dancers were the only ones selected from South Carolina to perform and will be joining 300 other dancers from across the U.S. to perform both in the pre-game and half-time show. All dancers begin rehearsals Dec. 28 and will practice up until the game on New Year's Day.
Pierre Brevard, of Camden, has been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for the fall quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.
Charles William Farmer, 69, husband of LaReda Davis Farmer, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home.
Rep. Tim Scott became the immediate front-runner to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina after DeMint announced he would resign to run the Heritage Foundation, perhaps the pre-eminent conservative think tank in the country. (As an aside, we've seen lots of philosophical mumbo-jumbo come out of think tanks, both conservative and liberal, but very little workable policy.) Other names were bandied about, the strangest one being Jenny Sanford, former wife of the Palmetto State's philandering ex-governor, Mark Sanford.
Auburn rising sophomore golfer and 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was one of nine players to advance from the U.S. Women's Amateur sectional qualifier Tuesday in Lexington, N.C.
Miss Ashley Lynn Booth of Charleston, SC and Mr. William Green DesChamps IV of Charleston, SC were married on May 16, 2015 at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The Rev. Canon Joseph S. Whitehurst officiated.
Most, although not necessarily all, people in Bethune appear to want an actual traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 rather than the blinking red and yellow lights there now or a proposed four-way stop. We happen to fall into the traffic light column on this issue. First, if set up correctly, with sensors to alert the system someone on U.S. 341 wants to cross the intersection, the light can be set to green most of the time for U.S. 1 traffic. This will allow truckers and others to, slowly of course ...
A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and this is what she said:
Camden High School's 1975 graduating class will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.
America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed, unneutered, unwanted and uncared for cats. They roam our streets and are multiplying at lightning speed.
There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?
The city of Camden is asking water customers to practice voluntary water conservation.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Timothy Scott, 43 of Kershaw will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home.
CHAPIN - Mrs. Lucille Dry Larrabee, 90, died Friday, July 24, 2015. Services were held at three p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Heritage at Lowman Home Chapel, White Rock, SC, and will be officiated by Reverend Angela Jennings. The family will receive friends following the service in the Lowman Gallery.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jacob "Jake" Sinkler Josey, 68, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will have a reception in the church's Fellowship Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jake's memory to the American Lung Association of South Carolina, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist ...
ELGIN – Funeral service for Jimmy Whitaker Nelson, 77, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the Nelson Family Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tri-County, 2039 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Bethune Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2014-15 school year.