At the Town Green event a couple of weekends ago, I had a lengthy conversation with Councilman Pat Partin about council's vision to grow Camden. He suggested that I get a copy of the Camden vision plan, so I would be informed. At his suggestion, I got a copy and I studied the plan recommendations which, as Mayor Jeffrey Graham stated in the Chronicle-Independent, "It encapsulates hours of citizens input along with the opinion of professional city planners. It is a combination of where our citizens said they want our city to go and what steps we should take ...
A call to help hostages being held at his neighbor's house backfired on the man who reported it.
I saw some pictures from the royal wedding. The bride was very pretty. But she was out-done by some of the guests. These ladies wore hats that were -- well, different. Someone explained to me that one of the important things is for the ladies to wear a hat. It must be different from the one she wore to the last wedding she attended. I guess that she will wear a dress, perhaps even a new one. But the hat is the thing.
Photo cutline -- Tullie Fellers helps Paul Woodward with his tennis swing as his brother, Nathan, looks on. Fellers, who recently graduated with a perfect 4.0 average from Clemson with a double major in chemistry and German, was also awarded Clemson's highest non-academic award, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, for public service.
Her name is synonymous with gardening. Through her work with Master Gardeners and as a gardening author and columnist, Margot Rochester enriched the lives of many both in and beyond Kershaw County.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently saluted its South Carolina Junior Scholars. Students achieve Junior Scholar status by either scoring 50 or higher in verbal, math or writing on the PSAT or by participating in Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP) during their seventh-grade year. The honored students included (first row, from left) Mallory Register, Aubrey Edgerton, Evelyn (McCrae) Watson, Hannah Ranson, Jessica Stockman, Mary (Matheson) Deese, Makayla Rippy, (second row) Jousha Hinson, Connor Tully, Zane Nayfeh, Daniel McAvoy, Christopher Wilder, Stephen Christianson, (third row) Steve Berry, Chandler Brittian and Austen Haney.
Dorothy Mae Reed Davis, 64, of Chesnut Street, Camden, died Friday, May 20, 2011.
A memorial service honoring the life of Robert P. Dean, of Camden, shall be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church, Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Garden. The Reverend Philip Whitehead will officiate. The family will receive friends in Richardson Hall following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Dean's memory to Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Donald Eugene Newsome, 78, of Sumter, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at his home.
Joseph Lee Robinson, 56, of North 5th Street, Newark, N.J., formerly of Camden, died Monday, May 23, 2011.
Kershaw County has a new propane gas provider, located at 3 Roseborough Road in Lugoff across from Sonic on U.S. 1. Great Falls Propane LLC has recently purchased and transformed the old Lugoff Flowers building into a state-of-the-art, interactive gas appliance showroom.
Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
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Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
What a way to head into the Easter vacation break.
After having edged Columbia High, 6-5, in the first game of Thursday's five-inning doubleheader in Boonetown, North Central dropped the back end of the twinbill, 8-7.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
So much for a "ho-hum" victory over Westwood.
• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...
Of all his team's losses this season, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this one stung the most.