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Yesteryear - March 11, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff L.L. "Hector" DeBruhl has announced plans to seek his seventh consecutive term.

March 11, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Tax forms a problem? Free tax counseling is nearby

Few things in life are free.

March 11, 2015 | | Business


Parker: Dunking the president

WASHINGTON -- With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today's relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

March 11, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Former probate judge recognized

Former Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce (center) accepts a copy of a S.C. State House resolution from S.C. State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and S.C. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen. The resolution, sponsored by the Kershaw County legislative delegation, honors Pierce for her 36 years of service as the county's probate judge and notes her work with such judicial and political notables as J. Clator Arrants, John C. West, Jack L. Marshall, H.W.C. Furman, William S. Tetterton, George W. Speedy and Congressman Kenneth L. Holland. Pierce managed Holland's Camden district office. She was ...

March 11, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Help dogs cope with separation anxiety

Dog owners are typically bewildered when man's best friend exhibits destructive or disruptive behavior. Chewing furniture or urinating or defecating indoors is upsetting for dog owners, who might feel they need to discipline their pooch to ensure it does not happen again. But discipline might not be the remedy for destructive or disruptive behavior, which might be a sign of separation anxiety.

March 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Jimmie Dillard Rose

Funeral service for Jimmie Dillard Rose, 76, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 664, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Dr # 301, Cayce, SC 29033.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Lawhorn

Funeral services for David Lawhorn, 71, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


David C. Gavlick

A celebration honoring the life of Thomas C. Gavlick, 78, of Lugoff, will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Lugoff Elks BPOE Lodge from 5:00-6:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to raise a drink in his honor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Albert DuBose Sr.

Mr. Albert DuBose, Sr., 84, of 446 Easy Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances M. Catoe

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances McCaskill Catoe, 82, of Lake Wateree will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Catoe's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ernest Carlos Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Carlos, Jr., 77, of 606 Owl Lane, Elgin, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in the Cedars Cemetery.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Justin Cayce Berry

Justin Cayce Berry, 32, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2015 in Chicago, IL where he resided. Justin was born July 6, 1982, during a total lunar eclipse, in Columbia, S.C. While his time with us on earth too short, he lived life and loved those around him to the fullest. He will be forever young in our hearts.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Food for the Soul to host golf tournament on April 2

Golfers can greet the long-awaited spring weather on the fairways and putting greens in early April, while they help feed the hungry and shelter the homeless of Kershaw County. Food for the Soul will host its annual golf tournament on Thursday, April 2 at the Camden Country Club. The tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, will raise funds to support Food for the Soul's soup kitchen and sheltering programs. WIS-TV personality Joe Pinner will once again be participating in the tournament with a celebrity golf team.

March 09, 2015 | | People & Places


Ms. Roberts and Mr. Brown plan spring wedding for April

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Byrd of Calabash, NC and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Searcy of Camden, SC announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Byrd Roberts, to Jonathan Ryan Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Brown of Bishopville, SC.

March 09, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


L-E makes early goals hold up in 3-1 win over Dogs

A Thursday afternoon which turned cold, rain-soaked and dreary carried over to the evening for the Camden High boys' soccer team.

March 09, 2015 | | Sports


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Carolina Cup race day information

Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course in Camden will begin with the first of six races taking the starter's flag at 1:30 p.m. The gates to the course open to the public at 9 a.m.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


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