A few weeks back, I heard two high school students talking about the upcoming prom and other end-of-the-year activities. It doesn't seem possible, but the year has flown by. In spite of all the challenges our community, state, and nation continue to face because of the economy, it's been a very good year in the Kershaw County School District! I thought I'd spend a little time this month touching on a few of the countless highlights of this year.
Prior to interviews Thursday evening with three finalists for the county administrator's post, Kershaw County Council (KCC) added two more candidates to the pool.
Lifeguards are diving into training for the 2011 swim season at the Kershaw County Aquatic Center. The pool will open on schedule May 21. Registration for aquatic programs including swim team and swim lessons is underway, along with the sale of season passes. Contact the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009 or 425-6010 for more information or visit the office at 1042 W. DeKalb St. in Camden. Gearing up for the season are (from left) Gage Koumas, Jonathan Murphy, Case Horton, Tripp Cassady, aquatic center director and lifeguard training instructor Jessica Mullins, assistant Sharon Connell, Blake Johnson, Rachel Castell, Lauren ...
Have you ever wanted to spend an evening with George and Martha Washington? Do you know why our first First Lady burned all but three of her letters? Are you curious about how we won our Revolution despite large numbers of colonists who considered themselves English and wished to remain so?
Toast your pets and the joy they bring you at the annual Yappy Hour fundraiser for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Thursday.
A Celebration of Life Service for James Auther Boulware, 71, will be held Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Rev. Douglas Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
L. Glen and Joan A. Inabinet of Camden, co-authors of "A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina," will be featured at the 15th annual S.C. Book Festival to be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Friday through Sunday.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.
U.S. Air Force Airman Shane A. Boling has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Eva Cook of Camden was among volunteers honored by LifeCare Hospice of S.C. in recognition of National Volunteer Week.
Registration for Kershaw County Recreation Department swim teams in underway with a deadline of May 13 to sign up.
Services for Clyde I. Williams, Jr., 62, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Rowan Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lugoff with the Rev. Phil McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. Deacons and Elders of the church and members of the American Legion Post 17 will serve as honorary pallbearers.
After a season in which they finished third in Region 3-A play, three members of the North Central High School baseball team were accorded all-conference honors by a vote of the league's six coaches.
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.
First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.
Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!
Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.
William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...
Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.