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.
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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.
Jacqueline Finnell Branham, 71, of Elgin, passed away quietly amongst friends and family after a brief illness sustained from cardiac arrest. Jackie, who was affectionately known as "Mimi", was the widow of the late Ira Floyd Branham. She was born in Sanford, Fla., to the late John "Jack" C. Finnell and Vivienne W. Finnell on January 27, 1940. She spent her youth in Augusta Ga., where she graduated from Richmond Academy in 1958. Following graduation, she began a tenured career at then, Southern Bell Telephone as an operator where she spent a dedicated 39 years working in various capacities until ...
Meta Cantey Boykin "Pete" Rose, 86, died fifth day of June 2011, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she has lived for the last nine years at The Cypress.
Ruth Brendel passed away on June 16, 2011 at the age of 90. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Annie Byrd Mangum. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne (Douglas) Miller of Flagstaff, AZ; two granddaughters, Doborah Anne (James) Campbell of Glendora, CA and Candace Renee (Robert) Bobkiewicz of Chino Hill, CA, and one great granddaughter, Riley Grace Bobkiewicz. Other survivors include sisters, Irene Gettys of Lugoff, S.C., Byrd Fash of Wilmington, N.C. and Vera Walker of Jasper, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward ...
A graveside funeral service for Herbert Allison Campbell, age 73 of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Sheila Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
By getting a quality start from Grayson King, Kershaw County Post 17 received the perfect ending to a perfect week.
Mrs. Randy Sanders of Camden and Mr. Phil Martin of Murrells Inlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Natalie Amanda Martin of Camden, to Mr. James Richard Davis, III of Camden. Natalie is also the daughter of the late Mr. Randy B. Sanders. Ricky is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Davis, Jr. of Camden.
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.