(The following is the final portion of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson's keynote speech at the Baruch Society Annual Meeting, Nov. 15, 2012.)
Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will host state individual tournament qualifying on Friday night and Saturday.
Kershaw County high school baseball fans can get a sneak peek at the 2013 Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school varsity teams on Saturday at the Camden High School Baseball Jamboree.
Nancy Jones Felder, 54, of Camden died Monday, February 11, 2013. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Funeral services for Annette Watson Stokes, age 69, who passed away February 10, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Dave Robinson and Rev. Sim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 pm at the Funeral Home. Annette was born in Bishopville a daughter of the late Walter Thomas & Anna Lee Smith Watson. She was employed with the Lee County Sheriffs Department for over 15 years, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She started playing the ...
A memorial service for Nancy Anne Corbett, 71, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Garden City Beach. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Sandhill Heights Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, S.C. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church in Garden City.
Ret Sgt Major Alphonso Peeples, 70, of 122 Frost Road, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
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Sometimes considered a "rock star" by young athletes and certainly recognized as a "great gift" to the community, local sports writer and commentator Tom Didato was honored Sunday at a multicultural history celebration at the Kershaw County Library highlighting his works and writings.
When so many negative occurrences receive coverage in newspapers, television, and gossip, many people forget that positives existed and still exist, especially teachers. I shall never forget David and a few others like him who participated in speech and essay contests for which they received no scholastic rewards and expended a great deal of effort. Of course, everyone knows that the most feared activity is public speaking. In fact, I once told my participants that they should always remember that every member in the audience applauded their bravery. When I was the representative of the school for every speech contest ...
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Mrs. Hattie Mae James Robinson, 80, of 1328 Belton Shady Village, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:00 AM, at Gaines Baptist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.
Ms. Esther Mae Salmond, 62, of 131-33 222nd Street, Laurelton, NY, passed on Friday, February 8, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
A bill is making its way through the S.C. General Assembly that would allow quicker and less expensive access to public records for all citizens of the Palmetto State. It's a reasonable compromise involving a bit of give-and-take on the parts of both those who proposed it and those who would have to live with its provisions in providing such info, and we hope to see it sail on through the lawmaking process.
Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.
Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...
Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.
Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.
The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.
• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...
My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Bruce Singleton, 59, of Hwy. 1 N., Cassatt, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Nelson-haile Funeral Home Chapel in Camden.
A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.