South Carolina has the ninth-worst obesity rate in the country, according to essmsc.org and dedicated individuals in Kershaw County are making an effort to battle that statistic and prevent obesity.
Mrs. Maggie Kendrick Reed, 91, of 5720 T. B. Wright Road, Rembert, died Tuesday. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Memorial service for Peggy Hall Small, 55, will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the funeral home.
Lugoff Kentucky Fried Chicken captured its second consecutive KCRD Instructional League baseball title this year. The team won the regular season title with an 11-0 record and then capped a perfect campaign by winning all three of its league tournament games. Pictured on the fron row, from left, are Coby Morrison, Joshua Kirkland, Landen Goff, Grant McElveen and Layne Ruffner. The middle row includes Gabriel Sullivan, Caleb Galloway, Robert Storey, Walker Branham, Brian Napper and McCoy McElhaney. The coaches' row is made up of Matt Galloway, Robbie Branham, Ray McElveen and Tom Storey.
Bernard Harry Baum, 81, of Columbia, died Monday, June 20, 2011. He was born and raised in Camden, SC on August 28, 1929. He was the son of the late Bernard Harry and Minnie Tewell Baum.
Kershaw County residents are on the alert after a woman and two of her children were exposed to rabies by a kitten they found.
U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha A. Outlaw graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
A the Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday, June 14, Sammie Tucker – who represents the Charlotte Thompson precinct in which I reside -- made a motion to "adjust" council's salaries from $10,000 to $13,000 a year. It included "adjusting" the vice chairman's salary (his own position) from $11,000 to $15,000 a year. Do the math – that amounts to a 30 percent increase in salary, plus benefits. The motion passed by a 4-3 margin. The three opponents were Stephen Smoak, Jimmy Jones and Chairman Gene Wise. These three members considered the citizens' pocketbooks more than their own.
"Down in the valley, the valley so low, for late in the evening hear the train blow." Who of the pre-World War II generation does not remember that old folk song or sang it? And who of that generation does not remember the plaintive wailing of a distant train whistle? Those are a few of the nostalgic memories most of my generation have as we look back on the bygone times when trains and railroads played a much more prominent role in our lives.
Camden High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2010-11 academic year.
Week of June 20-24
Kristi Ann Harrison of Florence and Zachary Ryan Nickerson of Camden were united in marriage June 4, 2011 in the English Garden of Kershaw Cornwallis House in Camden. Rev. Condy Richardson officiated the 4:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at TenEleven Galleria immediately following the ceremony.
• We're glad to see that Pee Dee native Cale Yarborough has been voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Yarborough and his hard-driving style helped popularize auto racing decades ago, and back in those days, when drivers were often former moonshine runners, he was also pretty good with his fists. His brouhaha with Bobby and Donnie Allison is still the stuff of legends. Yarborough, short in statue but tall in skill, is a deserving member of the Hall of Fame.
The Iota Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation invite all students ages 11 to 18 to the second annual Camden Community Youth Summit on Saturday, Oct. 4.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the ALPHA Center invite the public to the third annual "Un Día de Campo entre Amigos" -- A Celebration of the Hispanic Culture. The event will be held Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. on the FAC grounds. The festival is free of charge and will include a celebration of culture with fun, great food, and the showing of the feature presentation "Huapango," a view of the Hispanic culture.
The 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner.
Everyone has a guilty pleasure when it comes to movies. Maybe it's a soft spot for romantic comedies or nostalgia for old childhood favorites, but for many it's for movies that are just plain bad. Here's five that are the best of the worst.
A Christian rapper appeared on late-night TV. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, who is a Muslim, is bringing the peace train back to North America. And, the music in American worship services is sounding a little different these days.
ATLANTA -- Evangelical Christians may hold to a theology of equality between the sexes before God, but a study released Friday, Sept. 19, revealed colleges and nonprofits in the evangelical realm lag significantly behind secular nonprofits in placing women in leadership positions and on their boards of directors.
Another version of the story of Noah is headed to the big screen from Unified Pictures, and while it's unclear whether it will be any more faithful to the biblical source material than the recent sci-fi/fantasy-inflected version by Oscar-nominated auteur Darren Aronofsky, it's nabbed a director that should go down better with family audiences.
Disney Interactive is set to release the latest version of its "Infinity" video game franchise, this time featuring Iron Man, Hulk and other superheroes.
As a film student in the 1970s, producer David Latt reveled in the work of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.
You only live once.
My family loves to play games together. It is a tradition in my husband's extended family to spend a lot of time playing games. We've continued this tradition in our own family, spending weekend nights and vacation time playing party, card and board games. My husband and I host regular games nights, and my teenager has started having her friends over for games too.
Life is messy. As a parent, that day will come when you walk into a giant mess created by your "angelic" children. When you see the mess, your first reaction is to yell and get upset. But, in many situations your children don't even realize they are doing anything wrong. Whether you have frosting all over the couch or flour all over the floor, you have to do something about the situation at hand. Here are a few ideas of what to do when you don't really know what to do.
Lists can rule over us like dictators who sport perfectly coiffed hair, pterodactyl brooches and high heels. Many of us know what it's like to be governed by our own to-do lists, driving some of us to become "anti-list-ivists" who refuse to write anything down. This scenario, however, can be just as counterproductive as the other.
Ten percent of middle-aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America's existing debt in 2014, according to a recent study by CardHub.