Rebecca Armentrout, of Cassatt, is one three Coker College biology students who presented research at the 11th European Conference of Fungal Genetics held last month at the Philipps-Universität/Max Planck Institute of Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. Armentrout and her fellow students were the only undergraduate programs in Coker's biology department.
Politics is often a curious creature, and few things have been "curiouser" than Kershaw County Council's decision to create a commission to explore alternatives for a penny sales tax to help the county's recreation program, and then do an abrupt about-face, terminating the measure. The citizens who served on the commission and worked hard to come up with a decent plan must be wondering why they expended all the effort.
To Kershaw County Council Members:
There's an old story about a mule that fell into a hole. The farmer kept shoveling dirt in the hole. The mule packed it down until it got out! The mule rose above its circumstances. Many times we can also rise above our circumstances.
Photo cutline -- Sportsmanship Award -- Pictured here is the Boykin Furniture Co. Softball Team, who ended the season with third place in the girls' ten-to-twelve year class and won the Sportsmanship Award for the Girls' Softball Teams. Team members enjoyed a wiener roast July 7, given by their coaches, Mrs. Doris Hancock and Mrs. Marvin Rabon, at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Hancock, Jr., Wateree Lake, and another outing July 12 at the Wateree Lake home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd H. Boykin. Members of the Boykin Furniture team are Bunny Norris, Nancy Cooper, Carol Hutchinson, Debbie ...
The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared an annual dividend of $2,500 per share of common stock.
The Kershaw County Back to School Bash is helping Kershaw County children prepare for the upcoming school year by providing free school supplies to Kershaw County children.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.
The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.
Four members of American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff participated in the American Legion Riders (ALR) of South Carolina's statewide Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run in April.
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A memorial service for Lillie Mae Dubose-Adamson at Hyco Baptist Church located at 1143 Highway #1 North, Cassatt, will be held on July 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Marion "Mack" Bradford, 76, of 707 George Wright Street, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Born in Boykin, he was the son the late Dan, Sr. and Pearl Hampton Bradford. Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Broom Hill Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery with military honors, Rembert. Mr. Bradford will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the family.
The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.
The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...
Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.
Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.
A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.
Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...
Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.
Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.
I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.