We at Let Freedom Ring do want to publicly state what happened to Congresswoman Giffords and everyone in attendance at the "Meet the Congresswoman" event at a Safeway Grocery store in Tucson on Jan. 8 was a tragedy and we pray for the full recovery of all who were wounded and pray for the families of those who were slain. I ask the local Tea Party to also make similar public sentiments.
Alice Jensen of Elgin was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Lycoming College.
The Kershaw County Board of Realtors recently installed its new board of directors. The 2011 board members and outgoing members include (from left) Cathe Epps with Campas Realty, president; Barbara Jordan with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, past president; Novella Taylor with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, member at large; Diane Martin with Keller Williams Columbia, member at large; Michael Thomas with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, president-elect; Tiffany Appleton with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, secretary/treasurer; ...
A number of local students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester at Coastal Carolina University.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin J. Watson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B., will hold its 2011 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. March 21.
Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced the fall 2010 student honors lists. More than 600 students were honored, including 112 Kershaw County residents.
It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Anne C. Strayhorn, 84, of Winyah Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest January 22, 2011, will be conducted Wednesday at 12 Noon from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Dr. John M. Newell, III, The Reverend Douglas L. Holmes and Rev. Jule Young Officiating.Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC at 3:30PM.
United Way is organizing the official HUD count taking place Thursday in Kershaw County. This information is critical to bringing money for homeless housing and services to communities like Camden, Elgin, Bethune, Westville, Cassatt, and Lugoff.
Real estate transactions The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office: Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller, buyer, price paid or terms of transaction, number of acres or lots, number of buildings and District: Robin M. Watts to Paulette B. Watts, $1 for five acres in ...
Sallie Wright Martin, 92, of Lucknow Road, Bethune, SC, died Monday, January 24, 2011.
Sop for supper A man on TV talked about where we got the word "soup." He said it came from the word "sop." Think of "sopping wet." A sop was made by soaking food in a liquid before eating it. People poured liquid from the vegetables or meat onto a piece of bread. This was called a sop. It was an easy ...
Taylor Reedy Jr., of Lugoff, died Monday. Plans to be announced by Cooke Funeral Home.
Kershaw County community members celebrated as former Kershaw County Recreation Center Director James E. Davis Jr. was sworn in as a county magistrate judge on Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones, Fifth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Brett Perry and Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk spoke at the short ceremony at the Kershaw County Court House. Judge Roderick M. Todd Jr. called the ceremony to order; Clerk of Court Joyce McDonald administered the oath; Rev. Constance ...
Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University baseball standout Eddie Tisdale has been named as the District 4A-13 baseball coach of the year this week by Broward (Fla.) High School Baseball.
A memorial service for Jane Barron Henry, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2013 at Hammet Chapel at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with inurnment at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William Summers will officiate. .
All Around Olympic Champion Nastia Luikin will be appearing at Wateree Gymnastics Center of Camden SC's Fit n' Fun Gymnastics Clinic and fund raising dinner on June 24. Competitive gymnasts of all levels are invited to attend the clinic, and the fund raiser dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is open to the public. The fund raiser dinner with Nastia Luikin is being held to help raise funds for gymnastics scholarships for needy children ...
The handsome young contestant strides onto the "American Idol" stage. The music swells, and Lazaro Arbos sings -- fluently, confidently. Thunderous applause and cheers follow. Then a judge on the popular TV show asks him a question. Lazaro opens his mouth emitting halting, repetitive sounds at first. In a few seconds, the spoken words come, but it's a struggle.
Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, ...
Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
A graveside service for Bobby Gene Wilson, Sr., of Elgin, SC will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Harmony Baptist Church, Elgin. Pastor Dan Griffin will officiate. Visitation will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to VFW Post 11079, 2464 Bowen St., Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral Service for Ruby Murphy, 50, of 501 King Street in Camden will be held Monday, May 20, 2013, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Black River Road) in Camden with burial in the Cedars cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 14. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.
Our grand city of Camden is a beautifully preserved town laid out in an 18th century plan devised by Joseph Kershaw. We are proud of our historic homes and buildings, carefully placed public parks, wide streets, and beautiful trees. So it is easy to forget that this was not the original plan for the "town" that was to develop in this area of South Carolina. The original plan was a part of the "Township ...