• We're glad to see Kershaw County Council moving toward a ban on smoking in county-owned vehicles. Employees have the right to smoke if they wish, of course, but the prohibition on puffing in vehicles merely extends the present policy which bans smoking in county buildings. Cigarette smoke odor lingers in vehicles, and non-smoking employees shouldn't have to put up with it.
For 11 of the 18 years between 1952 and 1970, the first- or second-ranked students at Jackson High School came from the Knights Hill Community, and this is not counting other students ranked among the top five in the class. This is unique and historic, having this many top-ranked students from one community. Two additional years have now been added, 1958 and 1970. Those recognized are as follows:
Haile's Funeral Home announces services for Ms. Ernestine Hunter, 66, of 354 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Bethune, SC, who passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Henry Thomas, 68, of 1300 Campbell Street, Camden, SC, who passed on Thursday, February 24, 2011.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Theda Brown Brunson, 54, of 6445 S. Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ, who passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) hit the stage earlier this week for a swingin' good time! SCSDB students' production of "SWING" was held Thurday. The musical whisked audience members back in time to the Swing Era of the 1930s and '40s in Harlem, NY.
North Central High School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
Lugoff native Mandy Pittman, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, tied for fourth place out of 50 students during a recent mock trial competition. Because of her high ranking, Pittman was one of only a few second-year students chosen to participate in a mock trial competition to be held this spring in Montgomery, Ala.
Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton reminds local vegetable growers of the upcoming commercial vegetable meeting Thursday at the Compass Restaurant near Turbeville. The meeting begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and adjourns at 1 p.m. Clemson Extension vegetable specialists Drs. Richard Hassell, Tony Kienath and Powell Smith will be presenters in addition to Melton. If you are considering growing commercial vegetables or small fruits in 2011, this will be an informative event for you.
Four Columbia College students from Kershaw County were recently named for members in the Order of the Purple Seal, a national honor society fostering the ideals of solid scholarship.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2010 fall semester.
Camden native Gertrude Stoney has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at the University of South Carolina.
Wayne Keith Andrews, 39, of Elgin, passed away at his home February 23, 2011. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ernestine Conyers Bass, 83, of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Johnny Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 25, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bass's memory to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box, 7275, Columbia, SC 29202 or to a charity of one's choice.
Funeral services for Peggy Evans Branham, 89, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team won three of their eight matches to finish sixth in the Gamecock Duals, contested last Friday and Saturday at Sumter High School.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is offering seven- and eight-year old soccer players the chance to become a part of Technical Soccer Camp, an eight-week program which teaches youngsters the right way to play soccer in a fun and challenging environment.
Camden Middle School's Javonte Salmond and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's Brandon Lankford returned home from Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament with championships medals in the 131- and 285-pound weight divisions, respectively.
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Tommie Rye Downey Pylant died January 25, 2015 after a short illness. She was 100 years old. Born on July 6, 1914 in Hohenwald, TN, she was the daughter of James R. and Ethel D. Downey. She was the secretary to the Headmaster at Camden Military Academy for many years. The Academy named a residence on the campus 'Pylant House' in honor of her service to the School. She was an active member of the McRae Road Church of Christ for over 50 years.
Mary Hazel Ray Few, 79, of Liberty Hill passed away Tuesday morning, January 27th, nearly a year of the death of her husband, William Eugene "Coach Bill" Few who passed February 6th, 2014. Hazel is survived by sons Martin Alan, Gerald Stephen, Joel Brian, Timothy Scott, Christopher Todd, and daughter Dr. Suzanne Quinn. Bill and Hazel also have a deceased son William Eugene. Her surviving grandchildren are Chip, Brooke, Todd, Derek, Billy, Jesse, Justin, Stephen, Anna, Bobby, Timothy, Stephanie, Jouji, Madie and three great grandchildren Trent, Indee, and Leon.
Midway Elementary is announcing students on it's a and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.
About an hour north of Camden, nine civil rights protestors from the 1960s are scheduled today to receive a measure of justice after being jailed for staging a lunch counter protest in Rock Hill more than a half-century ago. Known as the Friendship Nine because they attended the now-defunct Friendship Junior College, the men protested a segregated lunch counter at a McCrory's store in 1961; they had decided prior to their actions that after being arrested, they would refuse bail and instead serve jail sentences as a way to spotlight their actions and the injustice leading to the sit-in.
WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.
The gliders landed in the Boykin fields and pastures and the German POWs worked in Lugoff and Boykin, while a Lugoff native and a Camden businessman partnered together to raise millions of dollars for the war effort.
"Someone needs to go to jail."
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