Kershaw County Council was expected to give final approval Tuesday night to an option for Southeast Renewable Energy LLC (SRE) to buy 30 acres at the county landfill site for the construction of a $50 million wood waste-burning energy plant to produce biomass fuel for Santee Cooper.
24 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 21-26, 1986 Photo cutline -- Smoke Detectors have long played a vital role in saving lives, and the state and county are combining to help spread their use. Here, Sandra Vann Senn of the S. C. State Fire Marshal's Office, presents the first of 46 smoke detectors from her office to Kershaw County Fire Marshall Gary Elliot and REACT president Bob Mays. The smoke detectors will be distributed ...
NEW YORK -- In the accelerating debate about airport pat-downs that feel like a clumsy third date and body scans that border on Peeping Tom shows, it's hard to find a sane place to land.
As the Christmas shopping season approaches, we should all be reminded of just how important shopping at home really is. Studies show that money spent at independently owned local businesses stays in a community, multiplying as it circulates.
A private graveside service for Kathryn Mims Wilson, 86, formerly of Camden will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Hugh McKinney will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wilson's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral services for Myrtle Victoria Stokes McCaskill, 95, of Cassatt, was held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Rev. Barbara Segars, Rev. Ed Davidson and Rev. Larry Brown officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Monday, November 22, 2010 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaskill's memory to the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, ...
A graveside service for Charles Erean Senn, 72, of West Columbia, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, Dept. 274, Post Office Box 100199, Columbia, SC 29203.
What has become a holiday tradition in Camden returns as the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County welcomes the Columbia City Ballet's (CCB) full-length production of "Nutcracker" to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on Dec. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children.
Mark your calendars! Santa is coming to town from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Lugoff Fire Department, located at 892 Hwy 1 South in Lugoff. Santa will be giving out stockings full of goodies to the kids. Refreshments will be offered for everyone and children can have their picture made with Santa. Parents can take their own picture or professional photos will be available for purchase. Admission is free and kids can ...
Kershaw County government buildings will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday.
James E. Blanding, 76, of Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, died Friday, November 19, 2010.
James "Jimmy" L. Jenkins, of Lancaster, went home to Jesus on November 21, 2010. He was born March 11, 1940. Mr. Jenkins was the son of the late Benson and Wilma Sears Jenkins.
(Note: This article appeared in the Wednesday, Oct. 27 edition of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Since then, Wofford College earned a berth in the NCAA Football Championship Series playoffs. After a first round bye, the Southern Conference entry opens post-season play at Jacksonville State on Dec. 4.)
Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting The Michael Kohn Pitcher/Catcher Camp on Sunday, Dec. 12 at American Legion Park in Camden.
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 ...