Like voters across the United States, we in Kershaw County are in the midst of being pummeled by almost constant "poll news." It seems that nearly every day there is a new political poll proving that one candidate or the other is the strongest choice for the White House. During the entire Republican primary, various candidates have pointed to polls showing them as most likely to defeat President Obama in November. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are both touting themselves as the only member of the GOP who can unseat Obama in the fall.
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In one of their science units, Midway Elementary School kindergarteners learned about the differences in the seasons of the year. Their activities included a "dress-up" center in which pairs of students chose a season, selected clothing that would be appropriate, and then modeled their outfits for the class. Ethan Thomas (left) showed off his winter outfit while Natalie Acosta (right) sported summer attire.
Have you ever heard of Sid and Kid Kidney, Madame Muscle or Calci M. Bone? If you have elementary students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), you will soon.
The Kershaw County Ministerial Association (KCMA) has a tradition of offering Community Lenten Services. These services are hosted by a local congregation while inviting another local pastor to preach. In past years these services were held in the evenings. This year the services have been moved to the noon hour.
Cadet Edwin Davis Partin of Camden was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Partin earned one of the college's top academic honors, a Gold Star.
Mr. Arthur B. Bennett, 48, of 7 Trinity Court, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert SC. Burial is to follow at Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert, SC.
Born May 13, 1950; Hillary Rogers Brooks, of Camden, SC, died on February 6, 2012, from complications relating to her long battle with cancer. Growing up in Northern Virginia, with her parents; Priscilla Blackett Rogers and the late Robert Edmund Rogers, she graduated from The Madeira School in 1968. She gained her undergraduate degree from Randolph Macon Women's College earning a BA degree in Religion in 1972.
Robert C. "Bob" Bair, of Camden, went home to his Heavenly Home Monday, February 6, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship center. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The library will be closed Feb. 20 for Presidents' Day.
So where do we go from here? How much are we willing to spend without the help of a third party to improve our city and county? Can we afford to maintain what we build? What kind of recreational/tourism improvements will make a lasting impact on all of the citizens not just one group?
Photo cutline -- Hoping to strike it rich -- Ron Pannullo looks for a good score during the weekend Carolina No-Tap bowling tournament held at the Super Bowl in the Burndale Shopping Center. A total purse of $2,500 was offered, and Randy Conn of Columbia rolled away with the $1,000 first prize. More than 100 bowlers competed in the tournament, and several local people were among the 20 semifinalists.
Combine juice from the May haw berry, from crabapples, along with some sugar and you have makings of the finest jelly ever to grace a biscuit or piece of toast. End of subject, you muse, but the paper's fresh, and you have a sweet tooth after downing a real Southern breakfast. "Hon, we got any haw jelly?" Now, unless you live in a kind of narrow swath of geography between Wedgefield and Camden, bordered south by the Wateree River swamp and north a tad on the Yankee side of old and new Highway 521, your answer is going to ...
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Michael T. Wharton's Grinding Speed established himself as the horse to catch for this year's timber championship when jockey Mark Beecher laid down a strategically slow pace in Saturday's $90,000 Virginia Gold Cup and then turned back a stiff challenge from Dakota Slew to win by a length.
A Lugoff man allegedly used a rock-filled sock to vandalize a car and assault the car's owner.
Liverpool FC America will hold soccer tryouts for boys and girls ages 8-18 on May 11 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department soccer fields located along Highway 1 in Lugoff.
Camden native and University of South Carolina offensive line coach/ co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott will be the feature speaker at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's annual spring meeting.
Laurens scored four times before Lugoff-Elgin recorded the first out en route to a 9-1 victory in Monday's 4A District IV baseball elimination game.
Boykin's Spring Fling will celebrate history and horses. The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host the Boykin Spring Fling Trail Ride on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., with the last riders leaving at 1 p.m. This trail ride is not timed and provides a unique opportunity for riders of all ages to explore scenic private farms and woods in the historic Boykin community.
Qualifying government agencies and nonprofit organizations wanting to protect fish and wildlife habitats along the Catawba-Wateree River and its tributaries are encouraged to submit applications for grants provided by Duke Energy's Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program (CWHEP).
When things were at their toughest for the Camden High baseball team this season, head coach Denny Beckley preached about staying the course and peaking at the right time.
Michael Collins, 54, of Lugoff, SC, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 after suffering from a stroke. He was born November 18, 1960 in Elyria, OH where he resided until the age of 23. Mike graduated from Elyria High School in 1979 and then from the Virginia Beach Police Academy in 1986. He served 12 years as a Police Officer in Virginia Beach before retiring in 1998. Mike loved all sports. In high school he lettered in baseball (pitcher), basketball and football (quarterback). His favorite was baseball, beginning with t-ball and playing through his years with the Virginia Beach ...
Mrs. Christine Benjamin Mitchell, 93, of 1806 Carter Street, Camden, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Family and friends may call at 328 Perkins Lane, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, who is serving the Mitchell Family.
Graveside service for Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery, St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill community). Friends may visit at 20 Lee Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Janie Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12 p.m. in New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church Cemetery.
After a long battle with cancer, Randall "Randy" Boyd Watkins went to his eternal home with Jesus on Monday, May 04, 2015. He was born at Byerly Hospital in Hartsville on June 29, 1954. Randy was the son of the late James Boyd Watkins and the late Sara Frances Phillips Watkins of Camden.
Lorene Jeffcoat (right), of KershawHealth Hospice, recently received the hospital's second quarterly DAISY Award from Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier. The family of Inez Russell, an inpatient Hospice patient, nominated Jeffcoat saying. "We can't express in words the difference she made," Russell's daughter-in-law said. "My husband was having a really hard time with the situation and she was so good with him, it was like she was sent for just him. This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through and she was a blessing with it all." Jeffcoat originally wanted to ...