The following students received their new black belt and various levels of black belt from Genova Family Karate on May 19. Seated (left to right): Tomas' Herron, Caitlyn Carlo (judge), Marti Bryant (judge) Lea Bryant (judge) Kneeling-Alan Port, William Bobadilla, John Long, Daniel Smith and Joseph Baird. Standing: Jordan Baird, Joseph Ravan, Sarah Cathrine Smith, Benjamin Leslie, Alex Kerr, Felix Arnold, Kathy Raley, Blake Tillman, Mark Leslie, Emily Bobadilla and Mike Genova is in the far back.
Saturday morning, Dr. Aurelio D. Givens of Abundant Life Fellowship Church will be ordained as bishop. Hundreds of people are expected to attend including top officials of the city and some national officials.
The Quilters of Kershaw County is a guild of approximately 65 members from five counties who meet monthly to learn about quilting and to improve their quilting techniques.
John Lewis Cook was born August 29, 1935 in Blythewood, SC. He was one of 11 children of the late Henry Tally Cook and Lenora Jeffers Cook. John was affectionately known as "Snook." He passed into eternal life on June 2, 2012 at the age of 76.
Residents at the Karesh Wing Long Term Care Center and Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 13-19. Administrators and staff saluted the residents during National Nursing Home Week.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Kids ages 6 to 12, parents and grandparents, come meet Walks With Horses (WWH) and her miniature horse, Great Heart, who often is commercially photographed with kids. WWH will tell about the life of the war pony. She will teach participants about some of the Native American symbols. Kids will get to tell their own stories by choosing and coloring symbols on the take-home horse drawings provided. They will also hear Native American stories about how the rabbit got long ears, the bear got a short tail and others.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library will hold its annual meeting at Indigo Jones at 6 p.m. on Thursday. After a short business meeting to elect officers for next year, the group will enjoy socializing and playing trivia. All members are encouraged to attend.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said earlier this week what many Republicans staunchly refuse to acknowledge: that their hero, Ronald Reagan, would be out of step with many in the GOP today, that the hard-line ideologists would find him too flexible, too willing to compromise, too amenable to recognizing members of the opposite party and working with them to create legislation that would benefit the country. Bush included his own father along with Reagan, too.
Camden native Donna Stoney got a rare treat as she walked across the stage in May to receive her diploma from Coker College in Hartsville. Her sister, Gertrude Stoney, an adjunct professor at Coker, was sitting among the sea of professors cheering their students on.
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Tobacco was an important part of life in Georgia during the thirties and forties. Every man smoked -- a pipe, cigar, or cigarette. Farmers raised tobacco as a money crop and their own use. Most women did not smoke; if they did so, they did it in private, certainly not on the street. My mother considered women who smoked to be "hussies," although she dipped snuff. I cannot remember her, in her few times of leisure, without a dip of snuff and a twig in her mouth and a spit can by her side. I certainly was not interested in becoming ...
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.