Thursday will be a day of fun and accomplishment for more than 200 athletes from 20 classes in schools across the Kershaw County School District -- that's the new day for the Kershaw County Special Olympics that was postponed due to inclement weather earlier this month.
The Rev. Dr. Eugene Rollins, therapist, author and pastor at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, will be the keynote speaker at the Family Resource Center's annual awareness walk on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. This year, the walk's theme is "It's Time to Get Involved."
The Camden First United Methodist Women, in with association the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Family Resource Center will host a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention 3K Walk-a-thon May 14 in Camden.
On St. Patrick's Day Anthony Sheheen (second from right), age 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sheheen, gave $220 each to Camden Elementary School and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. This was money he raised by having a yard sale a few days earlier. Ed Yount (middle), CES principal along with representatives from the shelter stand with Anthony.
Across South Carolina, Democrats have had a tough go of it during the past decade. The party holds only one congressional seat and has no constitutional officers. Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly. It's a different story here in Kershaw County, as Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Vincent Sheheen have both proven popular with voters though the GOP generally carries the county in other races. Now, former Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian has announced he'll run for the party's top party post later this month, and if nothing else, his candidacy will add a ...
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Actions of our Camden cty government raise questions about the long-term direction of city plans. This is not to imply any personal attacks since I respect the individuals involved. However, major changes in policy and plans have long-term impact and therefore require much more understanding and justification.
In celebration of Camden's history and horses, the Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will be held at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Billie Cline, 78, of Ridgeway, will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, April 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cline's memory to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
James Willie "Duck" Montgomery, 65, of Red Hill Road, Rembert, died Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Memorial service for John Daniel Shaw, Jr., 69, of Leesville, will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church (Summit) with the Rev. Norman Deal officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 308 Church St. Leesville (Summit) SC 29070 or to Friends of the Animals, 321 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville, SC 29070. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Both the North Central girls and boys track teams finished third in a multi-team meet at hosted by Lugoff-Elgin last Thursday night.
Skipper Branham scored a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden last Thursday.
Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Timmonsville at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Columbia (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at A.C. Flora (SB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Lugoff-Elgin (BSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 7 p.m.); Dreher at Camden (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden, Lugoff-Elgin in Hartman Invitational Golf Tournament (TBA)
As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
COL Hudson Rupert Hurst, USA, (ret), passed away peacefully in Camden, South Carolina on February 1, 2014. He was 95 years of age.
Randolph Withers Kirkland, Jr. of Camden, SC, died March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC, September 1, 1920, son of Randolph Withers Kirkland and Louise Richardson Kirkland. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walker Kirkland; daughters, Mary Richardson Kirkland of Seattle, WA, Lucinda Walker Kirkland of Camden, SC and Fredericka Kirkland Arthur of San Diego, CA. He was predeceased by a son, Randolph Withers Kirkland III; brothers, Joseph Lane Kirkland and Thomas Jefferson Kirkland; and sisters, Mary Kirkland Reynolds and Katherine Kirkland Crockett.
Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South Carolina. Born September 6, 1915 in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins.
Funeral service for Lucille Jones Trivett, 80, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sundat 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Hannah Barrett Albenesius passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2014. She was born on June 11, 1991 in Wilmington, DE. During her brief, earthly sojourn, she also lived in Seaford, DE and Camden, Spartanburg (High School) and Charleston, SC. Hannah was a recent graduate of the College of Charleston with dual Bachelor's degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and English (B.A.) with a minor in Russian Studies. She had a remarkably robust, fully-engaged academic experience at CoC. She was very passionate about substance abuse research and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, hoping to further her studies in ...