The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees has voted to accept the state's forgiveness of two inclement weather days. According to the updated calendar, May 26-27 will be half-days for students. May 27 will also be the last day for students.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cox of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Megan Nicole Cox of Lugoff, to Mr. Charles Matthew Warren of Columbia, son of Mrs. Konnie Jordan of Columbia and Mr. Charles Warren, Jr. of West Columbia.
The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held April 21 at Camden Military Academy.
The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will return May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community.
We all know that a happy pet makes for a happy home, so for dog owners it is our job to make sure that the home is a safe and comfortable living space. From big ranches to one bedroom flats our dogs are forced to adapt to the homes that we have chosen. The best thing you can do for a dog is to keep their needs in mind the same way that you keep your own every day.
Multiple sources are saying Katie Couric will leave her post as anchor of the "CBS Evening News," with the show mired in third place far behind rivals NBC and ABC. Couric was lured away from a long and successful tenure at NBC's "Today" show, and she is said to be eying a syndicated TV talk show. What works on a feature-type show such as "Today" doesn't always translate to success in the anchor chair. But we hope Couric finds success in whatever she does as she seems like a pleasant sort.
The annual Instrumental Showcase for student musicians, sponsored by the Camden Music Association of Kershaw County, will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Wood Auditorium, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. Performances will include the winners of the recent Brevard Music Scholarship Competition and the students of Jim Wheeler's strings group.
A few weeks back, my wife showed me a newspaper article about a television ad running in North Carolina by a group called "NC Together." In it, the narrator touts the fact that North Carolina has a world class education system that has attracted business and industry to the state and advocates for not making deep cuts to educational and other resources in order to keep the North Carolina's business climate a competitive one. At the end of the ad, a picture of a "Welcome to South Carolina" sign is flashed and the narrator says, "There is another way ...
"You have stolen my heart. With one glance from your eyes, you have stolen my heart." Song of Solomon 4:9
When President Clinton signed landmark welfare-reform legislation in 1996, he said it would "end welfare as we know it." Wrong verb. More accurately, it changed welfare as we know it.
Doby's Mill Elementary School hosted a mini Relay for Life on a recent half-day of school. Students who brought in $1 to support finding a cure for cancer were allowed to wear a hat all day and walk on the school's fitness trail during their Related Arts period. Participants include Rebecca Thrall's third-grade class, with Tech Lab teacher Amanda Raper. More than $400 was raised for Relay for Life through this event.
The University of Georgia recently hosted a meal plan special event which featured a fruit dish from Bloomsbury Inn. The presentation, A Sunset Breakfast, featured menu items from select bed and breakfasts from across the United States. The Bloomsbury Cold Fruit Soup was one of three fruit selections presented. Of the hundreds of recipes tested, this recipe was one of thirty-four menu items featured. The selected recipes were served to over 8,300 industry participants.
Julie Taylor, Gene A. Taylor, both of Lugoff, and Charles and Nancy Richbourg of Camden proudly announce the engagement of Rebecca L. Taylor, to Brandon K. Richbourg of Camden. He is the son of Charles and Nancy Richbourg of Camden.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Eugene Moss of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jackson Moss to Mr. Daniel William Christenberry, son of Dr. and Mrs. David Paul Christenberry of Camden.
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.
After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.
Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.