In response to Phil Noble's February 19th column entitled "White Guys in Tall Buildings," I offer the following:
Camden native Dr. Don Jordan, a full professor in the University of South Carolina's (USC) College of Arts and Sciences since 1992, recently announced his candidacy for S.C. Superintendent of Education. Jordan will run as a Republican.
Midlands Women's Center, the pregnancy care center of Kershaw County, will host its annual fundraising banquet and silent auction today at 6 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church at 106 Longtown Road in Lugoff.
North Central High School student Warren Moseley was recently awarded membership to the Class AA All State Football Team.
Master Basim Gilchrist, 3, of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Febraury 17, 2014. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the son of Bruce and Vanessa Alston Gilchrist. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.
The South Carolina SandSpurs, a travel baseball team made up of boys from Camden and Lugoff, ended their season with two Championship wins and four second place showings. They are, bottom row left to right, Trent Cassady, Hunter Ives, Banks Galloway, Reed Goff, Evan Younghans and Will Sandt. Middle row, left to right, Witt Branham, Griffin Branham, Coach Chris Branham, Jarrett Koumas and Hampton West. Standing are coaches, Chad Farmer and Gene Branham. Matthew Farmer is not pictured. The SandSpurs thanks the following sponsors for their support: Modern Turf, Midlands Mortgage Co., Wateree Car Wash, Cogsdill Tool Products, First Palmetto ...
Even though we are not a full two months into 2014, the new year has already been a memorable one for Camden's Liza Towell Boyd and her younger brother, Hardin Towell, and the Towell family's Finally Farm.
After several team defections due to previous commitments, Saturday's rescheduled Camden High School Baseball Jamboree has undergone a facelift and will include more local teams.
They're having a luncheon in Heaven and Lula Mae Jowers is the guest of honor! Lula Mae Sutton Jowers, 92, died Friday, February 14, 2014. Daughter of the late John D. and Norma Lee Sutton, Lula Mae was born in Columbia and attended Columbia High School and The University of South Carolina, where she was treasurer of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She married Lawrence Victor Jowers on December 18, 1942 and went with him to Atlanta while he attended medical school and then back to Columbia to live and raise her family.
Graveside service for Theresa Charlene Small, 63, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Candice Digman, 60, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at Noon on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Thoyd Warren will be the speaker. Memorials may be made in Candice's memory to Kershaw Center Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.
Cassatt businessman Howard "Buck" Buckholz has announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on the Kershaw County Council, currently held by Tom Gardner.
North Central High School's 2013 Miss Green and Gold, Madeline Pate (above), will be crowning the new 2014 Miss Green and Gold on Thursday in NCHS' auditorium. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase at the school and from contestants. This year the pageant will feature a "Blast form the Past" theme for the 29 contestants. There will also be eight student talent acts competing for the talent show portion of the evening. Tickets prices are reserved seating: $10; advanced: $6; and at the door: $8.
What is this servile bureaucratic beast called "Presidents' Day?"
Funeral service for Margie Phyllis Flynn Horton, 78, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lancaster, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ricki Phipps and the Rev. Danny Johnson will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.
Army Pfc. Cameron J. McKenzie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Polo, barbecue will benefit Montessori Learning Center
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color -- "My Brother's Keeper" -- is cause for cheer.
This is a simple question, and the answer is not simple, but there is something that we can all do to help, and we can do it right now -- today.
We aren't very keen on so-called super PACS, those political organizations which spend limitless money promoting one viewpoint or another. They buy huge blocks of television and radio time, along with newspaper ads, to launch attack ads against candidates, with much of the material in the ads questionable at best. Super PACS are a sad sign of what our political process has become.
The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF),a celebration of the outdoors in Kershaw County, will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Saturday, March 8.
A pair of Kershaw County wrestlers recorded top three finishes while another came home in fourth from last weekend's South Carolina High School League state championships held at the Anderson Civic Center.
The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Randy Stokes was fine with the 11 hits which his Lugoff-Elgin baseball team piled up in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Mid-Carolina at River Bluff High School.
On Saturday, March 22, the Camden Coin club will hold its annual Spring Coin Show at the Camden Recreation Department on Hwy. #1 South in Camden.
Emergency managers from across South Carolina are meeting this week at the annual S.C. Emergency Management Association Conference in Myrtle Beach. Among those training for disaster preparedness is Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray, who also serves as the public information officer for Kershaw County Emergency Mangement.
An Elgin man arrested twice for separate instances of sexually assaulting young girls will spent the next 18 years behind bars.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.