As the final minutes of 2010 wind toward midnight, there are probably many people in Kershaw County who won't be sad to see the curtain fall on this year. The economy remained stagnant; jobs didn't bounce back as everyone had hoped they would; the housing market is still in the doldrums; and we suffered through one of the most brutal summers in history. Yet there is hope ahead as we move into the second decade of the 21st century.
My family and I have unfortunately been through the loss of my youngest brother recently. With this being totally unexpected and the first time making arrangements for an immediate family member, we contacted Robbie Powers of Powers Funeral Home.
As 2010 turns to dust, a smattering of things I found in my mailbox:
Today's lesson in revisionist American history is brought to you by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
Retiring Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent by Gov. Mark Sanford for his service to the community and South Carolina. He was nominated for the award – the highest civilian honor for community service -- by S.C. Rep. Lester P. Branham, who represents Florence County. The award was presented by McCaskill's sister, Hope, at the sheriff's office holiday party. McCaskill, a life-long Kershaw County resident, joined the sheriff's office as a deputy in 1979. His first run for the office of sheriff in 1994 was successful, with his assuming the top ...
Yoga relieves tension and improves physical and mental health.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
As we look back on 2010, one cannot but be proud of our wonderful community with all of its heritage, history and opportunities for the future. Two very important aspects of our community which set us apart from so many others are the number of community based organizations and the generous contributors who make up these organizations. One of these organizations, which made such significant contributions to our community over the past number of years, is the Camden Tree Foundation. The foundation, a non-profit corporation founded in 1982, is an all-volunteer organization which during its history has relied upon the ...
Two Kershaw County students were members of the 2010 December graduating class at North Greenville University.
'Tis the season to begin all columns with "'Tis the season." Even when the column is actually a collection of holiday songs recalling 2010 in all its splendor:
Around 9:40 p.m. Dec. 22, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was dispatched to a structural fire at the Waffle House restaurant on U.S. 601 in Lugoff. Ladder 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find a light smoke haze throughout the inside of the restaurant and all occupants evacuated, according to LFD Chief Dennis K. Ray. The incident commander was met by the store manager who was able to provide access to the room involved in the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished with minor damage to the restaurant office, Ray reported. The origin of ...
A digital camera makes picture-taking easier and cheaper to do. We can look at the pictures while they are still in the camera. Then we can toss the ones we don't like and get the rest printed.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.
Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.
God's Helpers will have their 22nd annual Thanksgiving program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Rev. Quentin Chavis will serve as guest speaker.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and the Kershaw County Bar Association will provide free estate planning and wills to Kershaw County first responders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at the Chamber of Commerce (Historic Robert Mills Courthouse), 607 Broad Street, Camden.
Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen are seeking contestants for the 2015 pageant taking place Jan. 3, 2015 at Camden High School.
American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 in Camden will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
Each year, Doby's Mill Elementary School hosts 'Real Men Read," a week-long reading extravaganza that brings scores of local men into the school, sending the message to the students that reading is important and enjoyable for everyone.
Funeral services for Ruth Neely "Memaw" Rabon, 90, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, or the American Diabetes Foundation.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anthony Hall, 40, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Anthony's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC, 29078 or Kershaw County Mental Health Association, PO Box 586, Camden, SC 29020.
Bertha Davis honored for service to church auxiliary
WASHINGTON -- Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.
Regarding the S.C. High School League decision concerning the so called "brawl" after the Camden-Dreher football game, the league has the legal authority to assess such penalties since the schools are, by their own action, voluntary members. And I understand the league's objective of trying to emphasize that such conduct is not acceptable and should be dealt with appropriately.