Camden High School student and current South Carolina High School Rodeo Queen Jess Bowers will relinquish her crown during this weekend's South Carolina Championship High School Rodeo.
At the recent convention of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), Phil and Judy Stone of Camden were selected as the SC District Couple of the Year.
The Dance Place, the official Cecchetti USA Ballet Exam Center for South Carolina is pleased to announce the second annual Cecchetti Ballet Exam Session to be held on May 26 and 27. Students of both The Dance Place and The Studio at Gander Hill will be examined by National Senior Examiner, Deborah Vinton. Vinton, Fellow of Cecchetti USA and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England and holder of the Maestro Cecchetti Final Diploma, will be coming from Sarasota, Fla., in order to examine local students from Kershaw County.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.
The distribution of $27,000 in accommodations tax (ATAX) will be considered by Camden City Council at its meeting Tuesday.
On the evening of Feb. 17, 1864, the moon cast a white glow over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The USS Housatonic, the Union Navy's largest ship at 1,240 tons, lay at anchor in the ocean two and one half miles outside the harbor entrance. The blockade of Charleston was commanded from her position. Through the frigid waters the brave, determined crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley navigated from Breach Inlet out to sea, moving toward the Housatonic at three knots. By the time the Union lookout on the ...
"Are you crazy? Why are you running? Why do you want to get involved in politics now?" are the questions Kershaw County School Board Seat 9 candidate Celia Boland said she has been asked.
The Olde English District Commission in partnership with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will hold "Open Your Art to the World" workshop Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center located at 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden. This is the third of five in a series of workshops to discuss opportunities for artists, artisans, crafters and food entrepreneurs to expand their retail and e-commerce potential.
Miss Erin Leigh Welsh of Camden and Mr. Curtis Joshua Cousins of Sumter were united in marriage on May 18, 2012 at Sans Souci Farm in Sumter. Reverend Jimmy Atkerson, grandfather of the bride and Reverend Walter Shealy, grandfather of the groom, officiated the 6 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at San Souci Farm Pavilion.
Ms. Paulette Mizzell, of St. Matthews and Mr. Travis DeWitt Kelly of Camden are proud to announce their engagement. Ms. Mizzell is the daughter of Ms. Diane Blain Mizzell of Bishopville, the late Mr. Paul Franklin Mizzell of Santee and Mr. John Allard Hodge of Sumter. Mr. Kelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Singleton Kelly Jr. of Camden.
• It's satisfying to see a future generation of leaders in training. Junior Leadership Kershaw County recently graduated its 24th class of youth, who completed a year-long program of team-building and leadership development activities. We congratulate the graduates of this year's Junior Leadership academy, which represents Camden, North Central and Lugoff-Elgin high schools and Camden Military Academy, and commend the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Kershaw County School District and Camden Military Academy for their joint sponsorship of this program.
I meet several times a year with the district's Student Cabinet, a group comprised of student government leaders from all four grade levels at each of our high schools. This group gives me a valuable perspective that I can't really get anywhere else. For example, the Student Cabinet was instrumental in the selection of new technology for our one-to-one computer program. It was actually pretty cool to watch. I asked the members of the Cabinet to come in and work with all the devices under consideration and give specific feedback. Their input was extremely insightful. This is a ...
• Last week's seizure by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Old Armory Steak & Seafood on Rutledge Street marks at least the temporary loss of one of Camden and Kershaw County's premier restaurants. It is an unfortunate blow to the downtown Camden economy. Each business provides potential traffic to another and the loss of any one diminishes such beneficial ripple effects. Locals cheered the Old Armory's opening in 2006 so soon after the closing of the previous tenant, The Paddock. Many people and businesses have celebrated the holidays, proms, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birthdays and more at the Old ...
To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory which has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.
I was extremely pleased earlier this year to be invited with school board Chairman Ron Blackmon to participate in the Kershaw County Council planning retreat. It was a very informative experience for both of us. At the retreat, I was asked to outline what I see as the school district's most critical challenges. I've since been asked by several other groups to do the same presentation, so I thought what I had to say might be of interest.
I write this based on a fear for the well-being and future of America. If I am wrong, somebody set me straight, please. The historian philosopher Arnold Toynbee said, "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder, and start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses." In other words, they die from within. The history of the rise and fall of great civilizations lends support to this.
I just wanted to say thanks to the person who paid for our dinner at Shoney's on April 12.
Tinsley Simonds Iselin and Dakota Lee Hadley were married on April 11, 2015 on the banks of the Ashley River at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Nancy Bird Pellegrini of Charleston, SC performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast, Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (BB - 6 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (SB - 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at South Florence (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Dreher (BB - 6:30 p.m.)
Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.
Due to last Thursday's inclement weather, both Camden and North Central's games at Dreher and Indian Land, respectively, were postponed to tonight. North Central will travel to Indian Land for a pair of 6 p.m. contests on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Camden High baseball game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Win and you're in.
Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Samuel "Sammy" M. Dawkins Jr., 59, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel, with burial to be held at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Helsley and Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.