Keeping a promise he made to a group of fifth graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005. In the beginning, he spoke with the students about peer pressure, bullying, anger, self-esteem, attitude, making healthy decisions and adapting to new situations during their educational journey. Oct. 26, he visited the students, who are in the eleventh grade ...
Samuel Everette Montgomery, 68, of Camden, died on November 15, 2010 with his family by his side. A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Quaker Cemetery. Father Douglas Holmes of Grace Episcopal Church will officiate.
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
Erin Humphries (second from left), an eighth-grade student at North Central Middle School (NCMS), has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. Her poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Locally there were 84 participants with Julia Daniels (center) coming in second place and Caitlin Clark (second from right) in third place. The sequence of competition will ...
Freda Ann Bailey Frost, of Camden, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Born in Chattanooga, TN., she was reared in Georgia and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Black and the late James Coleman Bailey. She was retired from DuPont after 25 years of service and she dedicated her life to the service of others. She was loved by her many friends and family. Mrs. Frost was predeceased by her husband David Allen Frost.
Funeral services for Mildred Baucom Smith, 93, of Columbia formerly of Elgin will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Smyrna United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Joanne Lockard-Hawkins will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Smith's memory to the Smyrna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Elgin, S. C. 29045. The family of Mrs Smith would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ascension Hospice House of Irmo ...
As I started this column on Veterans Day, I hoped to come up with an appropriate tribute or inspiring message to communicate the gratitude we all have for those who have served our country. I worried before I began that I would not be able to do justice to the many men and women in our community who have served our nation in times of war. The task frankly seemed out of reach and I contemplated changing the subject altogether.
I read with great interest the recent article about local resident and collector Ross Beard and the personal gift to him of information belonging to the late David "Carbine" Williams. I want to share with the readers what other treasures exist thanks to Mr. Beard. My son and I have been fortunate enough to have seen the "tip of the iceberg" of the personal collection belonging to Mr.Beard.
From 8 a.m. to noon the regular vendors will be joined by artisan vendors selling wool, pottery, soap, glass and wood wares. There will be live farm animals from Old McCaskill's Farm, and bees from Bell Honey to observe. New and antique farm equipment will be used to demonstrate activities from farms of today and yesterday. There will be carriage rides, and Jansen Cox will bring his heritage breed horses for youngsters to ride. A quilting demonstration will showcase a timeless talent. And Jeff Clark will entertain visitors with live music.
For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute and Growth ratings issued Friday for Kershaw County elementary and middle schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 82 percent of schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 88 percent for Growth ratings.
The Price House's annual benefit pecan sale is underway, according to Price House Commission Chair Polly Lampshire.
"Voices of Camden: The Quarrel with Oneself," the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the stage of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for the eighth time. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
• Former President George Bush was refreshingly candid in last week's interviews with NBC and other media outlets; he was doing a series of drop-ins to promote his new book, "Decision Points." Even those who thought Bush didn't do a great job in the Oval Office will have to admit that he's exhibited good character by refusing to criticize his successor, Barack Obama. Unlike Jimmy Carter, who seems to make a habit of spouting his opinions and denigrating presidents, Bush has displayed an admirable restraint.
Funeral service for Christine Brinson Murff, 82, of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, McBee. Rev. Bobby J. James, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
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.
We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...
If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.
Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...
Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:
There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.