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Wisconsin unrest

Most people here in Kershaw County and across the country believe that despite political differences, there's a sense of fair play that should come into effect when philosophical problems arise in government. We certainly haven't seen much of an atmosphere of compromise in the last few years, but the brouhaha in Wisconsin over the governor's efforts to end a portion of public unions' collective bargaining rights has prompted two actions that we believe most people -- even those who don't agree with Gov. Scott Walker's plan -- will think violate a sense of fair play.

February 23, 2011 | | Editorials


MPCU Baseball Bash on deck for Knights

North Central High School will host the annual May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash on the Knights' home field in Boonetown.

February 23, 2011 | | Sports




County Births Feb. 23

WILLIAM HUCKABEE

February 23, 2011 | | Births


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Providence Athletic Club at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

February 21, 2011 | | Sports


Burning acres

A line of flame advances south toward S.C. 34 (Bishopville Highway) near Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Frank Brown

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Francis "Frank" Leroy Brown, 84, of Elgin were held Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. Condy Richardson and Rev. Mark Hopkins officiated. The family received friends Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Brown's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020 or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden ...

February 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


William Hawthorne, Sr.

William Edward Hawthorne, Sr., 79, of Bishopville, widower of Mable Lucille Hawthorne, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his home.

February 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darlene H. Woody

Service plans for Darlene Ham Woody, 69, of Camden, will be announced by Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Food Bank.

February 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mark Elbert McKinnon

Mark Elbert McKinnon departed this life February 16, 2011, after a brief illness. He was born in Patterson, New Jersey to the late Willie McKinnon and the late Minnie Hurst; and stepfather Willie Hurst.

February 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Frances McKenzie

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Helen Frances McKenzie, 83, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday February 21, 2011 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McKenzie's memory to the First Church of the Nazarene, Children or Youth Department, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, S.C. 29020.

February 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carmon earns Peach Belt player of week honor

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Camden native and former Camden High School and Post 17 American Legion standout Stephen Carmon is off to a quick start to his junior baseball season at USC Aiken.

February 21, 2011 | | Sports


Miss Davenport, Mr. McCaskill engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gregory Davenport of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter Kalyn Brittney Davenport to Joshua Wayne McCaskill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee McCaskill of Rembert.

February 21, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss O’Briant, Mr. Mastantuno exchange vows

Blair Elizabeth O'Briant and Jackie Allen Mastantuno were married February 12, 2011 at The William Aiken House in Charleston, South Carolina. The ceremony was performed by the Doctor Charles Jerry Williams, Jr. and coordinated by An Extraordinary Event. A reception hosted by the bride's father followed at The William Aiken House.

February 21, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Council meeting cancelled

Camden City Council will not meet Tuesday morning. The meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

February 21, 2011 | | Camden


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September 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Sept. 1, 2014

• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...

September 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Listening to Dale’s advice

A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."

September 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Photographer Edward T. Start

Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.

September 01, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education


Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.

September 01, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Nancy F. Hudson

Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Virginia W. McCaa

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Janet B. Rogers

A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden native accomplishes college dream at 73

Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


FAC introduces adult dance class

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.

September 01, 2014 | | Arts


Brilliant Match gives Sheppard second Spa chase win in 2 days

Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.

September 01, 2014 | | Equine


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)

September 01, 2014 | | Sports


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