Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Ruth "Rudy" Owens, 95, of Camden will be held Thursday September 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM at DeKalb Baptist Church,a family viewing will begin at 3:00 PM, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Ms. Owens's memory to DeKalb Baptist Church, P. O. Box 2122, Camden SC 29020.
More than 250 runners and walkers laced up their shoes for the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course.
Auditions for a teen production at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) are fast approaching! "Zombie Prom," a collaboration with the FAC and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Thursday and Sunday in the Douglas-Reed House at the FAC starting at 6:30 p.m. Zombie Prom will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT.) Children ages 10 and up are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.
Led by top six finishes from Davis Goodrich and Clark Joseph, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second in a six-team meet which was contested at Historic Camden last Thursday afternoon.
A celebration of life service for Mary Louise FitzGerald, 81, will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. David Stratford will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Mr. Elmer John Lapsley died Friday, September 9, 2011 at Agape' at Kathwood in Columbia, SC. He was born on March 25, 1915 in Glassport, PA, the son of Thomas Lapsley and Mildred Yohe Lapsley. He is survived by a daughter, Anne Jones and her husband, Steve, of Camden; grandchildren, Anne Porter Southworth and her husband, Jack, of Richmond VA, Spencer Jones and his wife, Julia, of Reston, VA; great-granddaughter, Anne Conway Southworth; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, in 2005 and a brother, Roy V. Lapsley.
Mrs. Vera Dubose Walker, 73, of 4416 Bonnie Forrest Blvd., Columbia, SC, passed on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. The family will be receiving friendsx at 4206 Leeds Road, Columbia, the home of her daughter, Mrs. Karen Walker.
Tuesday: West Florence at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (GTEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Cheraw (XC – 5 p.m.); Lakewood at Camden (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)
The North Central boys cross country team opened their season by finishing fourth in a five-team in Cheraw on Wednesday.
After having opened the 2011 volleyball with back-to-back wins, Lugoff-Elgin suffered its first loss of the season, only to come back with an emotional win in a pair of non-region matches played Thursday night inside the Demons Den.
At their meeting on Nov. 5, the Midway School Reunion's theme will be "World War II Remembrances and Remembrances of Our Principal, J. Hoke Murphree." We invited his two surviving children to attend but they have declined due to poor health and the long distance they would have to travel. However, Alice Murphree Kelsey did send us a couple of her remembrances while at Midway from January 1942 to January 1946.
I sometimes wonder whether politicians actually write the books they release. In the case of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's book, I sometimes wonder whether he bothered to read it, either.
• This month's award for poor taste goes to the Pima County (Arizona) Republican Party, which is planning to raffle off a gun like the one used to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Our dim view of this has nothing to do with second amendment rights, but rather spotlights an exercise in poor judgment, given the tragedy that occurred in Rep. Giffords' district in January, in which a gunman killed six people and wounded 13 others.
• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...
A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."
Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.
Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...
Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.
Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.
A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.
Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.
Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)