In an effort to educate youth on the importance of planting and caring for trees, Jackson School held several events last week in honor of Arbor Day.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of two Christmas parades this weekend.
Monday: Camden Military Academy at Eau Claire (WR – 5:30 p.m.)
Mr. and Mrs. James Leroy Creed, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed of Camden, to Mr. Ryan Keith Bock. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall George Raymond Bock, Sr. of Camden.
Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Ellen Cunningham, 95, of Liberty Hill, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery. Dr. Eugene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial may be made in Ms. Cunningham's memory to the Kershaw County Historical Society, P.O. Box 501, Camden, SC 29021 or a charity of one's choice.
A service to celebrate the life of Earl Dean Freeman, 51, of Bethune, will be held at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw. The Revs. Gregory Gunter and Todd Gandy will officiate.
Miss Lindsay Marie Martin of Lugoff, and Mr. Mark Douglas Millonzi of Spartanburg, were united in marriage December 4, 2010 at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. Steve Vickers officiated the outdoor sunset Scottish ceremony at 5:00 p.m.
Great quotations aren't what they used to be. History is marked by signature lines like "We shall overcome" and "Give me liberty or give me death." To those, the age of YouTube adds, "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested."
• We're glad to see that the U.S. Congress has passed a bill which will prohibit television networks from jacking up the volume when commercials are shown. For decades, viewers have been forced to reach for the remote control device when the sound spurted during ad pitches. We also propose a tongue-in-cheek amendment to the new law: that whenever politicians appear on TV with too much blathering, the volume gets automatically cut down to zero.
Dr. Mara Virginia Parker Holland of Lugoff and Jeffery Adam Junior Watts of Elgin were united in marriage on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The Reverend Sheila D. Rogers officiated at the 6:00 pm double-ring ceremony.
The following are remarks by Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson during Thursday night's City Hall Christmas Tree lighting ceremony:
Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk (D-Kershaw) has been elected to serve as chair of the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus for a two-year term. Funderburk said she is eager to begin her work as head of this 17-member, bipartisan organization.
Mrs. Katherine Alexander Mims, beloved wife, mother, & grandmother, passed peacefully into God's hands December 3, 2010 at Palmetto Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC. Born January 16, 1934, in Charleston, SC, to the late Calbraith Capers & Mary Abbott Alexander, Katherine grew up in Batesburg, SC. Over the years, she resided in Batesburg, Anderson, Cayce, West Columbia, & Lugoff. Katherine was a member of West Side Baptist Church in West Columbia. She had been a member at First Baptist Churches in Columbia, Batesburg, & Anderson; & Broadacres Baptist in Cayce, where she had been active as a Sunday School teacher & in the women's ...
Hailes Funeral Home announces services for: Ms. Catherine Missouri, 47, of 1116 44th Street, Washington, DC, formerly of Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 12:00 PM, Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert. SC.
Funeral service for Billy Michael Nelson, 43, will be held Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
• 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 ...
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."
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.
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.
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.)