As Kershaw County School District schools opened their doors to students Aug. 17, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) opened the doors to its fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning. An engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary schools as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day." "It was such a blessing to see kids, some who seemed to be terrified, coming through the parking lot, pointing at the fire trucks and waving at us as they drove by," said LFD Chief Dennis Ray ...
Funeral service for Mrs. Bertha Roach Grant, 62, of 1030 Ebenezer Road, Lugoff will be held Monday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Joshual United Methodist Church, 1880 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, S.C. with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Aug. 25. Friends may visit at 2094 Spur Lane, Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carl Eugene "Buddy" Herring, beloved son of William A. and Melba McBride Herring, left us on August 26, 2011, to join those loved ones who went before him.
Crawford Mickle Martin, 92, of 284 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway died Saturday, Aug. 27. Friends may visit at 727 Green Pastures Road, Lugoff. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Homer Moore Shirley, 92, was held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Richard Cameron and The Rev. Paul Miles officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
A 48-year-old Lugoff man was killed in an accident in Calhoun County early Saturday morning. According to S.C. Department of Public Safety reports, the accident happened on S.C. 267 and the man was not wearing a seat belt. No more information was available at press time Sunday.
Miss Clara Amanda Bodie of Camden won Teen Miss Cayce 2012 on Aug. 20. Bodie is the 17-year-old daughter of Keith and Michelle Bodie and is a senior at Mt. Olivet Christian School. The pageant took place at Lexington Middle School. She also won LMSC Cayce Sweetheart 2012, Prettiest Smile, and Most Photogenic in color and snapshot divisions. The Little Miss SC Pageant is in June 2012 in Hartsville where she will compete as Teen Miss Cayce.
"You have stolen my heart, with one glance from your eyes, you have stolen my heart." Song of Solomon 4:9
Among many in town, the old kitchen house of Bloomsbury, c 1849, was severely damaged during the April storms. A 105-inch circumference White Oak fell on the roof. The oak broke through the roof and destroyed the upper one-third of the cooking chimney. With the significant damage limited to the old kitchen house, the major impact was the deletion of open fire/family cooking. If not the storm, the summer heat would have temporarily halted open fire cooking until fall.
With a presidential contest on the rise, so is the heat of the umbrage wars. That's what I call the endless contest to see which political side can express more outrage about what the other side has to say about them.
Graveside service for Bessie Lee Galloway Garrison, 89, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
• We're glad to see Camden native Larry Doby honored with a postage stamp in his honor, one of four Major League baseball players to be so recognized; Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper, is another, and the final two have yet to be chosen. Doby was the first black player in the American League and carved out an enviable career record. He died in 2003.
When classes at The Citadel in Charleston began last week, one Camden cadet had all ready been on campus since Aug. 1 -- in leadership training.
Camden Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2603 -- represented by Ron Schermbeck (left), Darrell Sealey (second from left) and Bill Heil (right) -- presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (second from right) with a $1,000 donation to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation July 18. These funds were from a gratuity grant presented to the local lodge by the Grand Lodge for meeting the goal for donations to the Elks National Foundation. The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. The organization fulfills this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. "We provide ...
One imagines the promo will pretty much write itself.
As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
COL Hudson Rupert Hurst, USA, (ret), passed away peacefully in Camden, South Carolina on February 1, 2014. He was 95 years of age.
Randolph Withers Kirkland, Jr. of Camden, SC, died March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC, September 1, 1920, son of Randolph Withers Kirkland and Louise Richardson Kirkland. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walker Kirkland; daughters, Mary Richardson Kirkland of Seattle, WA, Lucinda Walker Kirkland of Camden, SC and Fredericka Kirkland Arthur of San Diego, CA. He was predeceased by a son, Randolph Withers Kirkland III; brothers, Joseph Lane Kirkland and Thomas Jefferson Kirkland; and sisters, Mary Kirkland Reynolds and Katherine Kirkland Crockett.
Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South Carolina. Born September 6, 1915 in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins.
Funeral service for Lucille Jones Trivett, 80, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sundat 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Hannah Barrett Albenesius passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2014. She was born on June 11, 1991 in Wilmington, DE. During her brief, earthly sojourn, she also lived in Seaford, DE and Camden, Spartanburg (High School) and Charleston, SC. Hannah was a recent graduate of the College of Charleston with dual Bachelor's degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and English (B.A.) with a minor in Russian Studies. She had a remarkably robust, fully-engaged academic experience at CoC. She was very passionate about substance abuse research and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, hoping to further her studies in ...