Kershaw County will be well represented in the AA-A, AAA and 4A Upper State individual wrestling championships to be held today and Saturday at three separate locations in the Upstate.
Tickets for Saturday evening's West Wateree Chapter of Ducks Unlimited their annual banquet at 833 South Broad Street (the old Coca-Cola building) in downtown Camden are sold out.
Leading host Central of Pageland, 14-12 after one quarter and 17-16 early in the second, the North Central girls' basketball team had hopes of closing the season with an upset win and their first Region 4-AA victory.
It's usually about this time of year when Kershaw County residents begin to grow weary of winter and wish for the warm temperatures and blooming flowers of spring. That feeling is being magnified this week as colder-than-normal air envelopes South Carolina and the rest of the Southeast, sending the mercury into the low teens, with some days possibly barely getting out of the 20s.
Feb. 13, 2015 -- Let's begin with the obvious: South Carolina State is a mess. No, it's way beyond a mess; it is on life support and its very existence is in grave danger.
Student action prompts review of fatal crossing
I read the front page article on "wayfinding signage" for Camden in the Monday edition. I think this is a great idea, but I would suggest that the Camden City Council take a new look at street signs on Broad and DeKalb streets identifying street names.
The Camden Junior Welfare League is in need of formal dresses, formal shoes and costume jewelry to provide local high school girls with dresses and accessories for prom.
Students in Lugoff-Elgin High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are gearing up for their annual FCA rally.
The Camden Bulldog Club sponsored the Junior Miss Gold and Black and the Miss Gold and Black pageants on February 13 and 14. The pageants are major fundraisers in the Bulldog Club's efforts to support Camden High's athletic programs.
WASHINGTON -- There's a very 2001 feel to President Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we'll be at war indefinitely.
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Jacqueline Sharpe Zemp, 87, of Mount Pleasant, SC, formerly of Camden, SC, widow of William Robin Zemp, Jr., died February 13, 2015.
Evrik Gary, who helped Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state basketball championship, was recently named to the Luxembourg (N2) All-Star Game Roster.
The inaugural Battle of Camden Power Meet will be held at Camden High School on Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at 10 a.m.
• We're sad to learn of Joseph Bruce's pending retirement from KershawHealth and the KershawHealth Foundation (see our front page), but happy for him as he reaches that point in life where he can choose do what he appears to enjoy: namely traveling to the United Kingdom and other points abroad. Bruce had the difficult job of following foundation founder Vern Ketchem, who died just months before Bruce joined KershawHealth in late 2007. When we consider all the foundation has done since then, we believe Ketchem would be proud of Bruce's work. He and the foundation board launched ...
One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.
Ms. Crystal Truesdell of Westville, SC is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Leigh Truesdell of Columbia, SC, also the daughter of the late Gerald "Jerry" Truesdell, Jr., to Steven Joseph Bailey of Columbia, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.
Joseph Bruce, executive director of the KershawHealth Foundation and KershawHealth's vice president of marketing and community development, will retire from both positions March 13. Bruce, a South Carolina native, returned to his home state in 2007 to join KershawHealth and the foundation after a career with major New York City and Washington, D.C., advertising and public relations agencies.
Funeral services for James Brantley King, Sr. 88, were held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated, and the Rev. David Weaver and the Rev. Everett Recconu assisted. The family received friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.
God gave me the gift of life through my parents, Lawton M. Truesdale (deceased) and Virginia S. Truesdale on November 20, 1948. I have been a fortunate man who led a successful and full life in Camden, SC. For 30 years I worked at the City of Camden in the electrical and administration department. I retired in 1996.
Funeral service for Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr., 51, will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 600 Boykin Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
A funeral service for retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams, 79, of Lugoff, SC, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Ronnie Stroud officiated.
A service to celebrate the life of William Harmon "Billy" Hall, 68, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Legislators in Columbia have taken a couple of nice steps towards making government in South Carolina more open and accessible. Transparency is the word used most often these days, and while it's a bit overused, it's pretty accurate. The House of Representatives passed on second reading a bill requiring agendas at public meetings, setting up a Freedom of Information (FOI) Appeals Office and cutting the time for a response from 15 days to 10. None of them are earth-shattering, but they're solid.
WASHINGTON -- Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.