It did not take Randy Stokes long to find out the difference between last year's Lugoff-Elgin AAA state championship baseball team and this year's squad, which is making its class 4A debut.
This past weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer program participated in a pair of pre-season tournaments. The varsity Demons competed in the Sandhills Classic tournament at Ridge View High School, while the junior varsity squad traveled to play in the Irmo Pre-Season tournament. In the Sandhills Classic, L-E played Hartsville in first round action. The Demons were up 2-0 the majority of the game until the final two minutes. A last-minute goal by ...
Will Connell brought home his second state individual medal --- and the seventh for his family --- when the Lugoff-Elgin senior 171-pounder won the 4A state championship on Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.
The United Way Income Care Council integrated a program this week throughout the entire third grade in the Kershaw County to help children learn to manage money wisely.
Opening night for the annual Friends of the Kershaw County Library (FOKCL) book sale is March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. for members only of Friends of the Kershaw County Library. For those who are not yet members for 2011, membership may be obtained at the door. The site is the old Piggly Wiggly building on U.S. 1 North, across from the new Piggly Wiggly store in Camden.
Lugoff-Elgin High School football players (from left) Josh Ruiz, Stephan Burnham and Ladricus Turner pose with some of the items available at the second annual ABLE Club Auction, "Surfs Up at Demon Bay." More than $36,000 in products and services have been donated for the event to be held in the L-EHS gym Friday. A limited number of tickets are on sale in the school's Wellness Center; tickets are $25 each and include catering by Outback Steakhouse.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Winter Concert Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. Admission is free. Featured soloist Mike Clyburn will play the Jackie Napper Flugelhorn to "Let It Be Me." On left, Flutists Helen Walker, Barbara Rearden and Jane LaRoche practice for the performance.
The Miss Camden Pageant was held Saturday at Camden High School. The winners were (from left) Blythe Neal, Miss Camden Teen 2011; Sallie Pierce, Miss Camden 2011; and Carley Powers, first runner-up to Miss Camden. Neal is an 8th-grader at Camden Middle School. Pierce is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. Both young ladies will be competing in the Miss South Carolina Pageant in Columbia June 28 through July 2.
The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is now accepting artist materials for consideration as part of a group exhibition or possible solo show in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2011 through May 2012.
Family Life Outreach presents its annual Spring Step Show featuring the Lil Diamonds and Rho Chi Kobras of Camden, Sigma Beta, Hartsville High, Lancaster High, St. Andrews, E.L. Wright and also a praise dance competition. This will be the final curtain call for the Rho Chi Kobras' Shakeem and Shynell in Camden.
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Lewis Jerome (Pete) Heagler, of Lucknow, died Feb. 24. Services will be held at 2 p.m. March 3, 2011, at Catoe Chapel Church of God in Christ in Bethune, with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.
Graveside service for Dixie Dean Weir, 93, of Camden, resident of Pinedale Assisted Living, formerly of Springhill, Kan., will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Springhill Cemetery, Springhill, Kan. Rev. Laurie Johnston will officiate.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual scholarship recognition meeting May 9 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's Kershaw-Cornwallis House.
Carlton and Pat Bair of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 26. The couple was married at First Baptist Church in Camden May 26, 1963.
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Food for the Soul soup kitchen and emergency shelter will "Pass the Plate" this summer in churches, civic clubs, businesses, and community organizations to support the ministry's outreach to Kershaw County's hungry and homeless.
Amy Rebecca Bolin and James Jennings Tinsley, both of Columbia, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The Reverend Doctor Bradley D. Smith officiated the ceremony.
Funeral services for Carless Eugene Mitchell, 64, will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Graveside services to celebrate the life of Edward M. Pratt, 80, of Kershaw County, SC will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Pratt's memory to Collins Children's Home, P.O. Box 745, Seneca, SC 29679.
Charles Wills DuBose (Red DuBose), 77 years old, of Camden, SC, husband of Diana Easter DuBose, died peacefully at his home, Cantey Lane Farm, on May 19, 2013. Born in Charlotte, NC on December 20, 1935, Charles was a son of Charles Perkins DuBose, Jr and Edith Wills DuBose.
Mrs. Lucy J. Swain, 77, of 1109 Windsor Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, May 19, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Seemingly beaten in deep stretch, Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy made a thrilling late move that carried him to a head victory over Gustavian in the $50,000 National Hunt Cup (Gr. 3), the featured hurdle race of Saturday's 83rd annual Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa.
Funeral service for Mr. Carnell Adamson, Sr. 88, of 1204 Gordon Street in Camden will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Scott Hill Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 6-7 p.m. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The South Carolina State Transport Police (STP) held a ceremony on Friday, May 3 to recognize its top employees for 2012. LaShaune Smith, resident of Camden, was named State Transport Police 2012 Employee of the Year. Ms. Smith has been with STP for nine years. She serves as the CMV Statistician and Administrative Assistant to Captain J.D. Price.