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The Man over the Mantel

In 1957, Elisabeth Doby English wrote: "Over the mantel in a certain Nashville, Tennessee, home hangs the portrait of a handsome Confederate officer in his uniform that the small boys of the household call 'The Man over the Mantel.'" That portrait of Captain Alfred English Doby was painted by William H. Scarborough in 1865 from a Civil War photograph.

April 02, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Being the Belle of the Ball

The Camden Junior Welfare League Provisional Class held its annual Belle of the Ball March 17. With the support of the residents of Kershaw County, the Junior League was able to give 40 young high school ladies the chance to wear a beautiful gown to prom. Belle of the Ball began in 2005 and has become a Junior League tradition. Each year before prom time, the Junior League gathers and sorts donated formal gowns and then offers them for free to underprivileged teens referred by area high schools.

April 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- April 2, 2012

April 02, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Jordan, Mr. Setzer plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jordan of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rachel Victoria Jordan of Sumter, to Mr. Andrew Neil Setzer of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Earl Setzer of Sumter.

April 02, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


‘Honky Tonk Angels’ to appear on Wood Auditorium stage

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is excited to bring this country musical to the Wood Auditorium for one evening only. Scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. the professional company from Springer Theatricals ("A Closer Walk" with Patsy Cline and Route 66) will bring this wonderful musical to the FAC stage. "Honky Tonk Angels" by Ted Swindley is a funny, tender tribute to the women who leave their ordinary, every day life in search of fame and fortune in the country music industry. Tickets for the production are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and ...

April 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Noted and passed -- April 2, 2012

• Camden and Kershaw County and, indeed, the state are fortunate to count Sibby Wood among their citizens. Raised in a family which fostered the arts, Wood has pursued a mission to provide access to the arts to all, with a particular focus on integrating arts into education. In May, the S.C. Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities will recognize Wood, who was instrumental in plans for the Greenville-based state residential school, with the presentation of the J. Verne Smith Leadership Award. Wood's support of the arts is well-known in the Camden community; this well-deserved honor embraces ...

April 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Larry Darnell Murphy

Funeral service for Larry Darnell Murphy, 55, of Watts Hill Road in Elgin, will be held Monday, April 2, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at St. Matthew Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Christopher Huckleberry

Funeral service for Christopher Scott "Huck" Huckleberry, 49, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 4-6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ladies' Ministry of El-Bethel Faith Community Church.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Everette Coates

A memorial service for Everette Coates, of Lancaster, who died March 10, 2012, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson Street, Kershaw, S.C. 29067. A complete obituary was published in the Camden Chronicle on March 14, 2012.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harold Allen Garrett

A lakeside memorial service to celebrate the life of Harold Allen Garrett, 51, of Liberty Hill was held Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Flamingo in Liberty Hill. Dr. Gene Rollins officiated.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hazel Horton

Hazel Horton, 93, of Bethune, S.C., passed away at home Thursday, March 29th, 2012. Born in Chesterfield county, he was the second son of eleven children of the late Robert and Ella McPherson Horton.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSD offices, school close for spring break

All schools and offices in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will be closed for spring break Monday through April 6.

March 30, 2012 | | Education


Iva J. Lawson

A celebration of life service for Iva J. Lawson, of Camden will be held at 2 :00 PM on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Gaines Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 :00 PM.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Allan Napper

Funeral service for John Allan Napper, 53, Camden, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow church cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Larry D. Murphy

Larry D. Murphy, 55, of 677 Watts Hill Road in Elgin died Thrusday, March 29, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Ariail for April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jordan Spieth

With Augusta being only a couple hours away from Kershaw County, the Masters golf tournament holds a great deal of allure for this area. The azaleas at Augusta National are famous for their popping colors and their beauty, but they're no prettier than those which are currently at their peak in Camden, we might add. But there's something magical about the Masters, which is ranked by many players as the one tournament they'd like to win more than any other.

April 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Dogs get past LR, 11-6; earn spot in AAA tourney

It used to be that a baseball game with Lower Richland meant the reserves would see as much, if not more, action on the field than would the starters.

April 17, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


White takes, gives in 12-0 CHS romp

How good a night was it for the Camden High boys' soccer team?

April 17, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


West Wateree wrestlers going strong in tourney action

It has been a productive start to the off-season for West Wateree junior wrestlers who have returned home from state meets with plenty of medals and championship titles.

April 17, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


MCCU JV softball tourney on deck for Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the third annual Mid Carolina Credit Union Junior Varsity Softball Tournament Saturday, April 18 at Larry Doby Complex in Camden.

April 17, 2015 | | Sports


Letter: Reader says Johnny is the ‘Real Deal’

Please permit me to share my thoughts with your readers about Johnny "Mr. Camden" Deal. He was a most deserving recipient of the Jake Watson Award. That award holds a special meaning to me. Jake Watson's grandmother and my paternal great-grandfather were siblings from Greenwood. Jake was a true Camden icon, as is Johnny. Equal only to my own is Johnny's love for our community. Never is he seen without that big, friendly grin. We need more people like him. Johnny is the "Real Deal."

April 17, 2015 | | Letters


Demons bounce Hawks, close in on playoffs

Now that they are back at full strength, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team is eyeing another trip to the 4A state playoffs.

April 17, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Parker: Ring in the olde?

WASHINGTON -- Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.

April 17, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Golf in Camden

Springtime in the South comes with a guarantee of two things: great clouds of pollen and azaleas in full bloom. Springtime in the golf world means it's finally time for the Masters. My husband, an avid, albeit average golfer, was glued to the television when the Masters was being played. It was nirvana for him when his spring break fell during Masters Week. He could watch it every minute it was on the air. Of course, he was watching and appreciating the game of golf. I, on the other hand, was gawking at the golf course at Augusta every ...

April 17, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden Media Co. welcomes Michell Holden as new advertising rep

Camden Media Co. announces the addition of Michell Holden as its new advertising sales representative. Holden will be calling on local businesses for advertising in Camden Media Co. publications.

April 17, 2015 | | Business


Rec Notes - April 17, 2015

Registration for Swim Team is now underway and will run through May 8. The cost is $70, with a $5 reduction for each additional child in the family. Children ages 4-18 are eligible to sign up for Swim Team. Season Pass members qualify for a $10 reduction per Swim Team member.

April 17, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


CHS, L-E roll to softball victories

It was an easy Tuesday night for both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin softball teams.

April 17, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Mt. Moriah celebrates pastor anniversary

he Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Wise and First Lady Mablean Evans Wise are celebrating their sweet 16th anniversary at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Dr. John Nelson at Lugoff Garden Club Monday

Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium with the University of South Carolina's Department of Biological Sciences, will be the guest speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club's meeting on Monday at the home of Judy & Charles Baxley on Holly Berry Lane in Lugoff.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


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