The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Sept. 19-23:
Funeral service for Andrew Lemuel Carraway, I, 72, of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and the Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Due to the anticipated long lines at the gates for fans attending Friday night's Lugoff-Elgin at Camden football game, officials at Camden High School have placed advance tickets on sale at both schools in order to alleviate crowding problems at the entrance gates to Zemp Stadium.
Nearly a half-century after the death of President John F. Kennedy, there remains a fascination with him and his family. The young Massachusetts senator won a narrow victory over Richard Nixon in 1960, and his brief administration has become known to many as "Camelot," a reference to the verve, idealism and sense of idyllic happiness that surrounded his time in office and the mood of the country at that time.
We're used to hearing bad news from the education front -- poor test scores, falling literacy, slipping standards. But the new academic year brings a welcome change: school-choice programs have expanded significantly in recent months. Indeed, The Wall Street Journal has already dubbed 2011 "The Year of School Choice."
WASHINGTON -- The legacy of 9/11 can't be fully measured even now, but perhaps the most damaging aspect can be found in our national discourse.
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Sept. 11th marked a day of reflection for us as Americans, perhaps also a moment to ponder the lessons learned from that day and the many days that followed.
Do you hate sharing the highway with trucks? I thought I did, too. The big 18-wheelers travel, loaded with tons of stuff. They creep up the hills so slowly that you try to get around them. But then they get to the top of the hill. They barrel down so fast you can't catch them.
Photo cutline -- Lugoff Elementary School teachers Fran DiBiase and Carol Stokes and kindergarteners Michael Lewis, Brittany Hudon, Terrence Ruff and Jill Loury feel the texture of a dried rattlesnake skin that Mrs. Stokes skinned herself.
Williamsburg Academy served as little more than a tune-up for Tuesday's match with rival Wilson Hall as the Thomas Sumter Academy junior varsity girls' tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory last Thursday.
Kelli Murphy, a sophomore at Lugoff Elgin High School, won her second major junior tournament of the summer by capturing the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., on Aug. 28.
Funeral services for Lewis Elvyn Josey Sr., 95, will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church, 106 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Ruth "Rudy" Owens, 95, of Camden will be held Thursday September 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM at DeKalb Baptist Church,a family viewing will begin at 3:00 PM, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Ms. Owens's memory to DeKalb Baptist Church, P. O. Box 2122, Camden SC 29020.
Students vie for county crown in district spelling bee tonight
WASHINGTON -- When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.
Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.
Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.
(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)
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As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.