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Noted and passed -- Feb. 27, 2012

• A recent news story indicated that this year's mild winter had confused plants and animals alike. Flowering shrubs and trees seem to think that it's already spring, and humans are sniffling with allergies which don't normally show up until late March or April. But we'd wager that nearly everyone in Kershaw County has taken great pleasure in the lack of cold weather and the unseasonably warm days which have allowed people to be outdoors and enjoying themselves. By this time in February, we're usually weary of scraping frost off windshields and wearing heavy coats, but ...

February 27, 2012 | | Editorials


House busy with budget, bills

This past week the House of Representatives returned to Columbia following a week of furlough. Each week the House takes on furlough saves the state $50,000. The House will take two more weeks of furlough in April. The House has repeatedly passed bills to shorten the legislative session only for them to die in the Senate. The House has taken upon itself to effectively shorten its session through furloughs because House members believe that we can accomplish our objectives in fewer weeks and save taxpayer money.

February 27, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mary Frances Coker

A celebration of life for Mary Frances "Goonie" Coker, 85, of Elgin, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1062 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, S.C., with the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett and the Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhaven Memorials Gardens, Hwy 1 in Elgin. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Larry Darnell Cooke

Mr. Larry Darnell Cooke entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 21 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ida Hudson Geddings

Ida Hudson Geddings, 95, of Camden died Sunday, February 26, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM Monday at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Vivian Davis Hinson

Vivian Davis Hinson, 77, wife of Shirley A. Hinson of 1917 Hilton Street, Camden, S.C., went to be with her dearest friend Jesus Saturday, February 25, 2012 from KershawHealth.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jessie Mae Cleveland Landreth

Funeral services celebrating the life of Jessie Mae Cleveland Landreth, 90, of Camden, widow of George Ebert Landreth, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The burial will follow on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Jamestown Cemetery in Fremont, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Landreth's memory c/o Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 for Salkehatchie or Give Kids the ...

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


BDK SIC named finalist for state Riley Award

Baron DeKalb Elementary School's School Improvement Council (SIC) is in the top five finalists for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence which recognizes accomplishments in parent and civic engagement.

February 27, 2012 | | Education


Ms. Bloom, SFC Dunlap engaged

Nancy Diaz Bloom currently of Apex NC and SFC Jean McCready Dunlap Jr of Camden SC announce their engagement. Nancy is the daughter of Mrs. Vicenta Diaz currently of Apex NC and the late Mr. Silvio Diaz. Her children are Johanna Dora Bloom of NC, Sarah Frances Bloom of NY.

February 27, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


A way with words

The Camden Poets Society (CPS), an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Douglas-Reed House on the campus of the FAC Feb. 7. Anyone who had ever participated in the Camden Poets Society was invited to attend. Notebooks covering the 20 years were on display along with published books of poetry. There was also a special display honoring members who have passed away along with samples of their work.

February 27, 2012 | | Localife


Substantial differences

The newly proposed city council ordinance -- "Should the City of Camden continue with plans to construct a recreation facility and partner with a third party administer the facility?" -- is an unacceptable subversion of the ordinance submitted to City Council on Jan. 24, 2012, that was signed by 1,107 registered voters in the City of Camden.

February 27, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Camden | Letters


Camden Lions spaghetti supper fundraiser Tuesday

The Camden Lions Club will host a spaghetti supper fund-raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Seafood Hut, 2538 Broad St., Camden.

February 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 24, 2012

February 24, 2012 | | Ariail


CofC awards degrees to KC students

Mary Kornegay and John Morris, both of Camden, were awarded degrees from the College of Charleston during ceremonies in December at the TD Arena.

February 24, 2012 | | Education


Roderick "Rod" Cantey, Jr.

Graveside inurnment services for Roderick Hill "Rod" Cantey, Jr., 67,of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, South Carolina. Rev. Phillip Whitehead will officiate.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Woodworkers Club collects and delivers school supplies

The Kershaw County Woodworkers Club started collecting school supplies back in June for their annual school supplies drive.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


4H recognizes L-EHS student for leadership

Clemson University's 4H program recently named Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Sidney Goff as one of 10 state winners at its 4H Congress Awards Banquet. Sidney's award includes a college scholarship and trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County quilters will attend Quilts of Valor event

Quilters from around South Carolina, including the Quilters of Kershaw County, will attend a fundraiser for the S.C. Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the S.C. National Guard Armory in Columbia.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Morris College residence halls to be named for two Kershaw County women

Morris College opened two new residence halls this year, and is naming one of them one in honor of two deceased Kershaw County natives: Dr. Daisy B. Alexander and Audree Adamson Clark. The new structures were made possible by a 10 million dollar gift given by Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Book review: 'Hope After Suicide'

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September 22, 2014 | | National


Sci-fi once predicted the future. Has it become stale?

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September 22, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


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September 22, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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September 22, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News | National


My love-hate relationship with all things cyber

It is invasive in our homes, our families, and our personal lives and it is because of the things you and I are doing! It is our blog posts, our Instagram updates, our Facebook statuses, our Pinterest boards and our lives that are causing all of us adverse reactions.

September 22, 2014 | Tiffany Sowby FamilyShare | National


Volunteer 'ally' families pull poor out of poverty

It's a common problem for those trying to climb out of poverty that the more money they make, the more they lose.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


5 everyday phrases that have religious origins

Have you ever had a moment so overwhelming and unbelievable that you thought, "I'm at my wits end!"? You might be surprised to know that this phrase actually originates from the Bible in Psalm 107, where King David gives thanks to the Lord for all he's done for his people, despite their misgivings.

September 22, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Student debt pushing retirees toward poverty

Rosemary Anderson, from Watsonville, California, took out two student loans in her thirties when she earned her bachelor's degree, and her master's, totaling $64,000. She has worked at least one job most of her life, in addition to raising her two children.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Parent's prison time devastating for kids, study finds

Kids who have a parent in jail or prison suffer significant health and behavior problems, according to a study that says parental incarceration could be worse for kids' health than divorce or a parent's death.

September 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago

(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.

September 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


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