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Old McCaskill’s Farm hosts fall farm day Sunday

Old McCaskill's Farm is opening its doors to the public Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will include quilters, a spinner and a working saw mill. Kids activites will include a cake walk, face painting, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, making apple cider and more. Admission for adults is $2, for children $3 and covers all activites on the farm. A new attraction will be a combine simulator, designed to give the feeling of driving a combine through a field. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Lunch will also be available for purchase ...

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Camden wins ‘Dig Pink’ matches; NC eyes Thursday showdown

The Camden High volleyball team celebrated its annual "Dig Pink" night with a sweep over Irmo and Cardinal Newman last Wednesday night inside the Dog Pound at CHS.

October 19, 2011 | | Sports


A legacy of books

Betsy McLeod picks out Birthday Book Club books for her two grandchildren, Connor and Caleb McLeod, during Camden Elementary School's Grandparent's Day. Launched by Camden Elementary Partners/PTO years ago, Birthday Book Club is an ongoing effort to add new books to the school's library. Grandparents purchase a book in honor of their grandchildren, and the book is then donated to the school's library. A placard is placed in the book and presented to the student on his or her birthday during the school's WISE TV morning show. The student is the first to check ...

October 19, 2011 | | Education


Anti-tax pledge regrets

As most Kershaw County residents realize, there's a huge fight going on in Washington over how to solve the immense budget deficits that are plaguing the country. Those on the far left seek large tax hikes -- that's no surprise -- while those on the far right want nothing but spending cuts. Lawmakers in the middle, who are more and more scarce these days, realize that there has to be some compromise if the country is going to thrive economically.

October 19, 2011 | | Editorials


Celebrating failure

WASHINGTON -- By the time Steve Jobs' Wikipedia page had been adjusted to past tense, eulogists had added a footnote to his biography of success. Failure.

October 19, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Yesteryear -- Oct. 19, 2011

Photo cutline -- Festive bands -- Some 40 high school bands marched across Zemp Stadium Saturday during the Southern States Band Festival. Among those earning ratings of 'superior' were the Scarlet Regiment of Camden, with Heather McAdams among the musicians, and the Marching Pride of Lugoff-Elgin, whose flag girls led the way.

October 19, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Works of Art from the Heart

As an ongoing community service project, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their hard work to local children in the foster care system.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Alpha Delta Kappa Psi to celebrate 25th anniversary Monday

The Kershaw County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Psi will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday at Carolina Café at 6 p.m. The silver anniversary dinner will honor past and present sorority members for their service in education to the community.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Local Claflin alum returns to participate with dinner theater

The local cast of "Park Lights" was invited to perform at Claflin University in Orangeburg.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Camden's time to shine

The Camden Antiques Fair will debut this week with a treasure trove of furniture, toys, ceramics, sporting artifacts, rugs, silver, crystal, jewelry and art.

October 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Good sport

October 19, 2011 | | Education


Sign of business support

October 19, 2011 | | Education


Wilbert Blizzard

Funeral service for James Wilbert Blizzard, 62, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Blankenship and the Rev. David Sturgeon will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home, 1747 Baldwin Road, Lugoff, S.C.. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Bank or Concord Baptist Church Kitchen Fund or Blaney Baptist Church Building Fund.

October 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Arthur Byrd

Arthur Byrd, 72, of Monroe Street, Camden, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.

October 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clyde Phillip Drye

Clyde Phillip Drye, 82, of Albemarle, N.C., passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Stanly Manor in Albemarle.

October 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


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August 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Spurrier v. Swinney

Everyone knows that when it comes to sports, football reigns supreme here in Kershaw County and South Carolina. Whereas basketball might be the top sport in neighboring North Carolina, it's a distant second -- or probably even third -- here in the Palmetto State. And these are heady times for gridiron enthusiasts of both the University of South Carolina and Clemson; both teams have enjoyed success in the past few seasons, and that momentum has carried over into recruiting, in which both schools are piling up classes that are among the nation's best.

August 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Smart people, smart ideas

When elected officials from different South Carolina cities meet to discuss economic development, the oft-heard cry is, "Let's work together!" The energy in these conversations is palpable, even though it's not yet clear how we can partner. For that reason, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting in Charleston this July, its Achievement Awards were particularly exciting. If we can do nothing else, from city to city, we can learn from each other's ideas and borrow courage from one another's progress.

August 01, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cheerleading camp on tap for NCHS

The North Central High School Cheerleading Team will host a two-day mini-camp on Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug 5 at the school.

August 01, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Citizen committee to promote Phase 2 referenda

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson cautioned district employees and school board trustees Monday not to aid any efforts to support two referendums tied to Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP).

August 01, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


Hemina Myrel Gripper

Mrs. Hemina Myrel "Mina" Gripper, 87, of Charlotte, SC, formally of Elgin, SC, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice Hose in Huntersville, NC. She was born

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles “Chuck” K. Hayes, Jr.

Charles "Chuck" K. Hayes, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Daisy Leonard

Funeral service for Mrs. Daisy Leonard, 93, of 716 Court Street in Camden will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 P.M. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise & Worship Center, 804 Laurens Street in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mrs. Leonard died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS girls' golf, XC teams prepare for season

A pair of fall sports at Camden High School will begin gearing up for the upcoming season with either a meeting or, the start of pre-season practice.

August 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Sick? Some of you can stay home

NEW YORK -- Something strange happened here this week: Lots of workers who've never done so before got the right to call in sick. And that's a good thing.

August 01, 2014 | | Columns


Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


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