Unlike 1994, when a Republican landslide was somewhat of a surprise, Tuesday's GOP tsunami had been widely predicted by pollsters, nearly all of whom had detected a wave of discontent among voters weary of partisanship and a stagnant economy. Kershaw County voters reacted as did their counterparts across the country, helping to toss out longtime 5th District Congressman John Spratt. Camden's Vincent Sheheen was one of the few Democrats to fare well here, along with county officials Harriett Pierce and Robin Watkins.
Musings after an election season that lasted far too long:
Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.
Dear Annie: I've known my 26-year-old stepdaughter, "Monica," since she was 5. She never spent much time with her father, but when the first grandchild was born, she came by more often because she wanted a babysitter. Her dad and I were together 21 years before he passed away six months ago.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael L. Floyd graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 12-week-old female retriever mix puppy and a 1-year-old domestic short-haired male cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail email@example.com. The ...
Mr. Herschel Sherman Blackerby, 92, of Winnsboro, SC died Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Born in Herrick, Illinois, he was the son of the late Oswald and Minnie Smart
Funeral services for Laura H. Burris, 77, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family received friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or KershawHealth Hospice.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Mary Hall, 95, of Camden, SC went home to be with the Lord after a long illness. In the months of her illness she was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and beloved "grand-dog" at the home of her daughter in TN.
The Celebration of Life Service for Alvin Wayne Hunter, 89, of Camden will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Hermitage Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. Donald West and Rev. Dr. Condy Richardson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Arise and Build Fund of Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.
Nathaniel "Bub" Miller Jr., 56, of Saxton Road, Rembert, died on Monday, November 1, 2010.
Deacon Stephen Pearson, 95, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
Funeral services for Frank James Rabon Jr., 64, of Lugoff, will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines, Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Sarah Hammond, Camden Junior Welfare League president, presented Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd with the community service award at the fall dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin.
Take 10 unassuming athletes, add an untiring and resolute coach, and you have the ingredients of one spirited and determined boys cross country team at Camden High School. For the first time in the school's history, the Region 6-AAA trophy will take up residence in her trophy case. Head Coach Jerry Stokes shares in the team's victory with his accolade of conference coach of the year. Coach Stokes trains, you could say, with old school ideology. He encourages his runners at a distance, giving them the space needed to develop their own style, though nearby to provide the ...
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.