If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.
Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.
Teachers, arguably the most influential people in a child's life, receive the poorest pay and little respect. They work in less than acceptable conditions and must deal with many individuals who are intractable, some even mentally unstable. Yet, most parents believe their own children to be paragons of behavior and virtue. Today's financial crisis illustrates this point, but not as much as does the past.
Earlier this season, Camden High School crowned LaQuasha Jefferson, third from left, as homecoming queen. Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Galloway (second runner up), Clark Joseph (Galloway's escort), Jefferson, Taylor Kelly (Jefferson's escort), Madison Woody (first runner-up), and Grey Hoke (Woody's escort).
Camden native and author Kami Kinard will present a "Create a Character" workshop today from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., in Camden. Writers and readers of all ages are encouraged to participate.
Recently, our Republican governor, Nikki Haley, stated she will reach out to Boeing to have its 777X jet built in South Carolina. The governor is just blowing smoke, and she now realizes her time is about running out. She cares nothing about the working class and labor unions.
A graveside service for Margaret "Marge" Marie Delmonico Mercer will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Quaker Cemetery. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge. Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Helen Kathleen Howard Hinton, 82, from Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elgin Ward, Camden, SC. Bishop Arthur Turbyfill will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Elgin, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, November 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, % Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Funeral service for Carl Early Brazell, 60, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spears Creek Baptist Church, 116 Spears Creek Church Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
Funeral service for Francis Bannon Mooneyhan, Jr., 82, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC. A private burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Bishop Arthur Turbyfill will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00-8:00 pm at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund or Humanitarian Fund.
Kick off Colonial Cup weekend at the Town Green in Camden for Friday night's second annual Horsing Around on the Town Green featuring live music from the ever-popular band, The Root Doctors.
Tickets and parking spaces of all varieties are still on sale for the 44th Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races on Saturday, Nov. 23.
With an unusually large number of year-end titles on the line, 13 horses from American Steeplechasing's championship division will line up Saturday, Nov. 23, for the 44th running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1).
Gamecock Radio sideline reporter Langston Moore will address the Kershaw County Gamecock Club on the Monday, Nov. 25 as the local organization kicks off Carolina-Clemson game week.
Rain and cold weather forced the North Central softball team to postpone games with Lee Central and Westwood early last week. Not having played those ...
Monday: Hartsville, McBee, West Florence at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin JVs, Lee Central at Camden Military Academy (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military ...
Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...
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Thirty years ago Tom Price, president and CEO of Protective Packaging, Inc., began his endeavor to become a successful custom folding carton manufacturer in a ...
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.
We would like to take a moment to applaud and thank the dedicated board and staff of the ALPHA Center for the services it provides ...
As the first Grand Marshall of the -- I hope annual -- Montessori Leprechaun Parade, I'm thinking today might offer an opportunity to comment on the ...
Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
If one game is any indication of what is to come, the Region 6-4A baseball season can turn into one heck of a wild ride.
Following a season-opening win, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team has since fallen upon hard times.
If ever there is a perfect place to enjoy South Carolina, it is here, right here in Camden. Our hometown is quintessential Southern. We have ...