Photo cutline -- Work on the new Lugoff Elementary School is progressing on schedule. The new school, which is expected to be around January 1, 1967, will cost in the neighborhood of $442,695 and will have 20 classrooms. The school is located on S.C. Highway 34, near the entrance to Drakeford Park. The new school will accommodate 300 students.
Tuesday: Camden at Richland Northeast (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Irmo (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at White Knoll (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Buford, Lancaster at North Central (VB – 6 p.m.)
As Kershaw County School District schools opened their doors to students Aug. 17, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) opened the doors to its fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning. An engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary schools as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day." "It was such a blessing to see kids, some who seemed to be terrified, coming through the parking lot, pointing at the fire trucks and waving at us as they drove by," said LFD Chief Dennis Ray ...
Funeral service for Mrs. Bertha Roach Grant, 62, of 1030 Ebenezer Road, Lugoff will be held Monday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Joshual United Methodist Church, 1880 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, S.C. with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Aug. 25. Friends may visit at 2094 Spur Lane, Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carl Eugene "Buddy" Herring, beloved son of William A. and Melba McBride Herring, left us on August 26, 2011, to join those loved ones who went before him.
Crawford Mickle Martin, 92, of 284 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway died Saturday, Aug. 27. Friends may visit at 727 Green Pastures Road, Lugoff. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Homer Moore Shirley, 92, was held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Richard Cameron and The Rev. Paul Miles officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
A 48-year-old Lugoff man was killed in an accident in Calhoun County early Saturday morning. According to S.C. Department of Public Safety reports, the accident happened on S.C. 267 and the man was not wearing a seat belt. No more information was available at press time Sunday.
Miss Clara Amanda Bodie of Camden won Teen Miss Cayce 2012 on Aug. 20. Bodie is the 17-year-old daughter of Keith and Michelle Bodie and is a senior at Mt. Olivet Christian School. The pageant took place at Lexington Middle School. She also won LMSC Cayce Sweetheart 2012, Prettiest Smile, and Most Photogenic in color and snapshot divisions. The Little Miss SC Pageant is in June 2012 in Hartsville where she will compete as Teen Miss Cayce.
"You have stolen my heart, with one glance from your eyes, you have stolen my heart." Song of Solomon 4:9
Among many in town, the old kitchen house of Bloomsbury, c 1849, was severely damaged during the April storms. A 105-inch circumference White Oak fell on the roof. The oak broke through the roof and destroyed the upper one-third of the cooking chimney. With the significant damage limited to the old kitchen house, the major impact was the deletion of open fire/family cooking. If not the storm, the summer heat would have temporarily halted open fire cooking until fall.
With a presidential contest on the rise, so is the heat of the umbrage wars. That's what I call the endless contest to see which political side can express more outrage about what the other side has to say about them.
Graveside service for Bessie Lee Galloway Garrison, 89, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
• We're glad to see Camden native Larry Doby honored with a postage stamp in his honor, one of four Major League baseball players to be so recognized; Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper, is another, and the final two have yet to be chosen. Doby was the first black player in the American League and carved out an enviable career record. He died in 2003.
When classes at The Citadel in Charleston began last week, one Camden cadet had all ready been on campus since Aug. 1 -- in leadership training.
Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.
One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.
Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.
As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.
If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.
Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.
Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.
While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.
David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.
Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.