With Hurricane Irene having come and gone, and with Kershaw County and South Carolina having been spared, the second-guessers in other parts of the country are coming out of the woodwork. When it comes to hindsight, there's perhaps no area more fertile than weather -- specifically, severe storms. It's easy to assess blame after the fact, whether it's for lack of preparedness or over-reaction, and there is no shortage of people who are willing to do so.
Does anyone remember this?
Tuesday: Camden at Richland Northeast (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Irmo (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at White Knoll (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Buford, Lancaster at North Central (VB – 6 p.m.)
As Kershaw County School District schools opened their doors to students Aug. 17, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) opened the doors to its fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning. An engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary schools as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day." "It was such a blessing to see kids, some who seemed to be terrified, coming through the parking lot, pointing at the fire trucks and waving at us as they drove by," said LFD Chief Dennis Ray ...
Funeral service for Mrs. Bertha Roach Grant, 62, of 1030 Ebenezer Road, Lugoff will be held Monday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Joshual United Methodist Church, 1880 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, S.C. with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Aug. 25. Friends may visit at 2094 Spur Lane, Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carl Eugene "Buddy" Herring, beloved son of William A. and Melba McBride Herring, left us on August 26, 2011, to join those loved ones who went before him.
Crawford Mickle Martin, 92, of 284 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway died Saturday, Aug. 27. Friends may visit at 727 Green Pastures Road, Lugoff. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Homer Moore Shirley, 92, was held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Richard Cameron and The Rev. Paul Miles officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
A 48-year-old Lugoff man was killed in an accident in Calhoun County early Saturday morning. According to S.C. Department of Public Safety reports, the accident happened on S.C. 267 and the man was not wearing a seat belt. No more information was available at press time Sunday.
Miss Clara Amanda Bodie of Camden won Teen Miss Cayce 2012 on Aug. 20. Bodie is the 17-year-old daughter of Keith and Michelle Bodie and is a senior at Mt. Olivet Christian School. The pageant took place at Lexington Middle School. She also won LMSC Cayce Sweetheart 2012, Prettiest Smile, and Most Photogenic in color and snapshot divisions. The Little Miss SC Pageant is in June 2012 in Hartsville where she will compete as Teen Miss Cayce.
"You have stolen my heart, with one glance from your eyes, you have stolen my heart." Song of Solomon 4:9
Among many in town, the old kitchen house of Bloomsbury, c 1849, was severely damaged during the April storms. A 105-inch circumference White Oak fell on the roof. The oak broke through the roof and destroyed the upper one-third of the cooking chimney. With the significant damage limited to the old kitchen house, the major impact was the deletion of open fire/family cooking. If not the storm, the summer heat would have temporarily halted open fire cooking until fall.
With a presidential contest on the rise, so is the heat of the umbrage wars. That's what I call the endless contest to see which political side can express more outrage about what the other side has to say about them.
Graveside service for Bessie Lee Galloway Garrison, 89, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
• We're glad to see Camden native Larry Doby honored with a postage stamp in his honor, one of four Major League baseball players to be so recognized; Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper, is another, and the final two have yet to be chosen. Doby was the first black player in the American League and carved out an enviable career record. He died in 2003.
Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:
Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.
We offer our condolences to the family, friends and all of us who benefited from Sylvia Upton "Sibby" Wood's life. Wood, also known as "Sib," supported or was otherwise involved in so many things here in Kershaw County, they are almost too numerous to count. But count them we shall try as we mourn her death last week in Michigan at the age of 81.
Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I say this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.
Recently, the United States Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for generations to come. Many conservatives and the GOP seemed woefully ignorant of our healthcare system.
A big thank you to Max Ford's letter dated July 1. It was a great history lesson for me.
When we examine our experiences over time, our recollections of some of them stand out like posts supporting our "fence of life." These are memories we will never forget. Some refer to them as "muscle" memories, very strong ones.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...
Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.
Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.