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No ‘Detroit’ here!

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 ...

December 19, 2012 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Memory of Christmas past

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.

December 19, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Dec. 19, 2012

CMA Cadets Entertain Children

December 19, 2012 | | Yesteryear


KCRD Christmas card contest winners

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 ...

December 19, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


One arrested, two sought in armed robbery

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.

December 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fostering saves lives

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 ...

December 19, 2012 | | People & Places


Jingle Bell 5K fun

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.

December 19, 2012 | | Education


Everett Hayes

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.

December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Demon duo plays way onto SC Olympic Development teams

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.

December 19, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Crestwood (BB – 6 p.m.); Central at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (WR – 6 p.m.)

December 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Charles William Farmer

Charles William Farmer, 69, husband of LaReda Davis Farmer, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home.

December 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Alvin Sellers Jr.

Funeral service for Robert Alvin "Bobby" Sellers Jr. 34, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Sellers Children Education Fund.

December 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie Stover

Willie Stover, 75, of 2317 River Road in Camden died Saturday, December 15, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

December 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Military briefs - Dec. 17, 2012

Christopher N. Rodriguez, a 2012 Camden Military Academy (CMA) graduate, has enrolled in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program at Marion Military Institute, Ala. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, Rodriguez will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

December 17, 2012 | | Military


Beth Rush Blackmon

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Beth Rush Blackmon, 73, formerly of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home.

December 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


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James Cook

Mr. James Cook, 82, of 512 Market Street, Camden, passed on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Hurbert Lee Brannum

Mr. Hurbert Lee Brannum, 98, of 2800 McCartha Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Adamson

Mr. Leroy Adamson, 62, of 1871 Summit Ridge Drive, Camden, passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Family will receive friends at 1957 Lovett Road, Camden. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at Sweet Home Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 1, 2015

July 01, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: KershawHealth

During the last week, we have published two reports on KershawHealth. The first, growing out of the hospital's most recent board of trustees meeting, focused on its market share. It is relatively healthy, thanks to KershawHealth's being the only hospital in all of Kershaw County. More people living in the county turn to KershawHealth for emergency care than anywhere else. However, the report -- broadly speaking -- noted a decrease in market share in outpatient services and only slight increases for inpatient services.

July 01, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The mourning after

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

July 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader, wife support removing Confederate battle flag

Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.

July 01, 2015 | Max Ford Camden | Letters


Reader: take advantage of 'living history'

I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.

July 01, 2015 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 1, 2015

Safe Escape

July 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - July 1, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Bessie Mae Williams

Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Catoe Roberts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harold Denver Moak

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ellen Kahler

Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Laverne Brown Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


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