Charles William Farmer, 69, husband of LaReda Davis Farmer, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home.
Rep. Tim Scott became the immediate front-runner to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina after DeMint announced he would resign to run the Heritage Foundation, perhaps the pre-eminent conservative think tank in the country. (As an aside, we've seen lots of philosophical mumbo-jumbo come out of think tanks, both conservative and liberal, but very little workable policy.) Other names were bandied about, the strangest one being Jenny Sanford, former wife of the Palmetto State's philandering ex-governor, Mark Sanford.
WASHINGTON -- As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they're missing the elephant and the donkey in the room.
Mr. Hazel Allen, 80 of 35 McLeod Street, Rembert, SC passed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Willie James Stover, Sr., 75, of 2317 River Road in Camden will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center (Hwy. 97 North) in Camden with burial in Rock Springs United Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Edna Mae Williams, 71, of 1550 Wildwood Lane in Lugoff will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Friends may visit at 2615 Smith Street in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Hopefully there are no echoes of a "little Detroit" here in Kershaw County and never will be any time ever. May we never get that low to assume that just because of a vote that a bailout is owed or is coming to save you. Can you imagine voting for someone just so you can use your vote against them? Amazingly, some councilwoman on the Detroit City Council thinks her Obama vote will cast her area a granted "bailout" vote. This news segment was aired by Fox News December 5, 2012. Some people with positions do forget just where they ...
I enjoyed watching this year's Christmas parade with (Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr.) Frank Morgan standing in front of Greenleaf Villa. Reflecting on it now, I must share with your readers the fact that there is nothing like a small town Christmas parade. Having personally participated in a more than a dozen, I can honestly speak of the joy and excitement of being in such a parade.
CMA Cadets Entertain Children
Winners of the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Annual Christmas Card contest were awarded their cash prizes by the First Palmetto Savings Bank. Contest winners in the kindergarten category are Sara Hogue of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Noah Brown of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Mary Elizabeth Norwood of Baron DeKalb Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 1st Grade category are Ava Strange of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Peightyn Mills of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Autumn Comer of Mt Pisgah Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 2nd grade category are Italia Aguilar of Camden Elementary (1st place ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man and are seeking two others in the armed robbery of an individual on Nov. 25.
I was handling my emotions pretty well until Patsy Topping picked up my sweet foster dog Lindy and took her inside of the transport bus. That's when I got a little misty eyed. Michael Schofield would soon be driving Lindy and 14 other dogs up north to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in New York. "Oh, she's a hugger," Patsy said warmly. Lindy, a former short-term resident of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, loves to be held and snuggled. As a first time foster Mom, the experience couldn't have been any better or more ...
Cool clear weather greeted more than 275 runners and walkers during Fitness Zone's fifth annual Jingle Bell 5K Dec. 1. While the majority of participants were from Kershaw County, the event attracted runners and walkers from all over the Midlands, as well as other areas of the state.
Funeral service for Charles Everett Hayes Sr., 87, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends at the residence 32 Gardner Street, Camden. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Wateree Baptist Church Soup and Sandwich Ministry, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
For the third time in as many years, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer squad made their way onto a South Carolina Olympic Development Team roster.
Major college athletics -- football and basketball, specifically -- have been on the radar recently as various proposals for paying athletes have been made. Additionally, the entire atmosphere surrounding big-time sports has been discussed, and individual universities are all examining their own programs. The entire subject is too complex to address in one editorial, but Clemson recently advanced a plan with one proposal we particularly like.
Elizabeth Ann Fischer, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, daughter of Betty and Richard Fischer of Camden has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Morris Newspaper Corporation for the 1990-91 scholastic year. A 1988 graduate of Camden High School, Miss Fischer is active in the S.C. Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholarship Association.
WASHINGTON -- The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.
This spring, the Kershaw County Recreation Department is coordinating softball and baseball league programs across the county for more than 2,000 athletes of all ages encompassing dozens of teams and sponsors, and hundreds of coaches and officials. We give thanks for their dedication and untiring efforts. The following is a story of one of those teams.
Having seen some of the upsets in 4A first round baseball play in which fourth seeds defeated number-one seeds, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes was feeling pretty good about his team's 4-2 win over Laurens in the District IV opener.
While baseball and softball are already in their second or, in some instances, third round of the post season, the other spring sports begin state tournament play this week.
Three Kershaw County teams will try and keep their 2015 seasons intact when they all play tournament elimination games tonight.
• We stand with Kershaw County Council in recognizing Bobby Jones on his long years of service not just to his hometown of Bethune, but the entire county. From his many years as a teacher, coach and principal to his time on and chairing the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission to serving as a counselor at The ALPHA Center, Jones epitomizes public service in Kershaw County. He is also a very nice man, giving hugs to men and women alike, and surprising folks with pound cakes, mostly of the lemon variety. But it is his contributions, large and small, to ...
When the 15th and 17th Corps of Sherman's Army entered Kershaw District on February 23, 1865, at Peay's Ferry on the Wateree River west of Liberty Hill, then crossed the district in three days, and were poised to exit it on Lynches River at Young's Bridge, Tillers Ferry and Kelly's Bridge, locally the war was all but over.
As we celebrate our first anniversary of the Jackson Teen Center, I want to share some great things that are happening.
My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.
Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.
The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Watson Street near Elgin.