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Arrive alive

It's good to see that Camden High School is teaming with an organization called Arrive Alive, sponsored by UNITE International, to graphically demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving, whether it involves drinking, texting or talking on a cell phone. Using high-tech screens and simulators, Arrive Alive allows students to experience what it's like when their reactions are slowed through alcohol use, or how many distractions they are subjecting themselves to when they drive while talking on their phones -- or even worse -- texting. We'll add, by the way, that South Carolina is one of the few states that ...

October 04, 2013 | | Editorials


Building homes, providing hope and making the community stronger

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County completed construction on its 34th home in the county last week and will begin working on its 35th home very soon. Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The oroganization helps initiate partnerships between qualified families and community members, working together towards building a home.

October 04, 2013 | | Arts


Norman Paul Trent, Jr.

Mr. Norman Paul Trent, Jr., 36, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, at New Beginnings Restoration Ministries, formerly Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Jerry Catledge officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Eugene Kessler

A funeral service honoring the life of Col. H. Eugene Kessler, US Army (Ret), will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Still Hopes Episcopal Home, 1 Still Hopes Drive, W. Columbia, SC 29269. Father Johnnie Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery with the Rev. James Barnhill officiating.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Where did she go?

When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.

October 04, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Rec Notes: October 4

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

October 04, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Ethel McCreary Freeman

Ethel McCreary Freeman, 93, of Lugoff, passed away September 13, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with numerous health problems.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Inez Rush

Funeral services celebrating the life of Inez Parker Rush, 91, of Camden will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Center, beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard Spayne Davis

Quincy, Fl - Richard Spayne Davis was born in Camden, S.C. on December 18, 1929 and went to his eternal home Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Richard celebrated 63 years of marriage with Barbara Joan Godwin Davis, known by her family and friends as Bobbie Jo and rejoiced in the birth of two daughters, Barbara Kathryn Kay Davis Peddie (Buddy) and Karen Aleah Davis Miller (Edward).

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bill Deaton

A time of gathering to celebrate the life of William George "Bill" Deaton, 62, will be held Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs off to 4-1 region start

Even though the calendar has turned to October, signifying the second half of the high school volleyball season, Camden head coach Paige Wilson is still making changes to her starting rotation.

October 02, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Second-ranked Lady Knights roll Rocks

It probably took longer for North Central to get to last Thursday's volleyball pairing at Eau Claire than it did for the completion of the match itself.

October 02, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


‘Walk for Life!’ event at Hampton Park

The Midlands Women's Center (MWC) announces its Walk for Life! event at Hampton Park in Camden.

October 02, 2013 | | Arts


Mother/Daughter Banquet for God’s Helpers group

The God's Helpers 13th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Civil War author to visit Camden

Dr. T. Felder Dorn will be at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., in Camden, October 8, from 5:30 - 7 .p.m to autograph copies of his book, Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation.

This book, which will be released this month by the University of South Carolina Press, covers the period 1840 – 1875 and examines the words and actions of Episcopal bishops of that era, first concerning slavery and then concerning the momentous events and issues spawned by that institution.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


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ESTHER W. WHITLEY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A loving and devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Esther Waters Whitley of Camden, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long illness.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Elementary archery team continues on path to success

The Blaney Elementary School Wildcat archery team qualified and traveled to compete in the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., again last week.

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons' title dreams come to an end

In a season of wins and championships --- both in-season tournaments and the Region 4-4A title --- the Lugoff-Elgin softball team had one nemesis; a stumbling block ...

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pierce vaults his way to a state title

Well before it was his turn to grab the pole and make his way to the track to compete in Friday evening's AAA state ...

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


Kershaw County players shine in Camden junior tennis event

While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Tennis


Horton earns all-state honors with top-5 finish

A year away from high school tennis did little to hurt Hunter Horton's game.

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and "Sweet Celebration" Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

May 20, 2016 | | Business


Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden ...

May 20, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - May 20, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2016 | | For the Record


KENNETH E. CLARKE - Camden

Kenneth Edward Clarke, 93, of Camden, SC, died May 15, 2016. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL FRANZ FALLS - Camden

CAMDEN – Graveside service for Michael Franz Falls, 69, will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


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