• President Obama, despite his love of government spending, is making an attempt to drift toward the political center since his party got battered in last November's election, a pragmatic approach yet one some doubted the president would be able to do given his philosophy. His latest appeal to the middle came with his naming of General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of Obama's outside panel of economic advisers. Immelt will give the administration an establishment figure that will signal more openness to business. We do, however, hope Immelt will do a better job of advising ...
Ms. Jan Helms Dye and Mr. and Mrs. David W. Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Britta Smith of Greenville, to Brevard "Boykin" Bell, Jr. of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brevard B. Bell of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Calvin Myers Jr. of Alpharetta, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Meredith Royall Myers of Richmond, Virginia to Mr. Parkes Browning Coggins, also of Richmond. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkes Coggins of Newberry, South Carolina.
Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey congratulates Daniel Northcutt as post-level scholarship winner of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Northcutt, a home-schooled junior, will represent Post 17 at the Zone Four contest to be held in Camden Feb. 19. The winners of the four zone contests will compete at the state level. State winners earn a trip to Indianapolis to vie for the national title which carries an $18,000 scholarship award.
Junior Leadership Kershaw County students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury during a recent session hosted by the Millpond Steakhouse in Boykin. Fakoury guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by Mark Price and Jamie Hecker of the Millpond Steakhouse. Servers included Kershaw County School District superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and several other local business men and women. Students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central High Schol and Camden Military Academy were asked to dress up for ...
Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Sadie Louise Freitag, 92, of Camden, will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Sheila Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM Monday, January 31, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Miss Freitag's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair St., Camden SC 29020.
Ellen R. Jackson, 72, of 521 Gary Street in Camden died Friday, January 28, 2011.
Funeral services for Betty "Becky" Parker Phillips, 77, of Kershaw, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2011, in Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
This columnist recently acquired a letter from Elijah Dix Green (1769-95) in Camden dated March 28, 1793, to his brother, Dr. John Green of Worcester, Massachusetts. The letter contains much new information previously unavailable to local historians or others. For that reason, excerpts from it are carried below.
Clayton L. "Skip" Carmean, 61, of Camden, died Sunday, January 30, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Amy Chua's not so tough. The Yale law professor's new memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," has touched a raw national nerve with its descriptions of her tough "Chinese way" of parenting, a way that shows all of the warmth and charm of a Marine Corps drill instructor.
Using a 22-point second quarter to break open what was a low-scoring first eight minutes, the Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball team snapped a 10-game skid with a 42-39 victory over host Richland Northeast on Tuesday in Columbia.
The two ladies were dressed in a manner which would allow them to attend either a football game or a funeral.
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.