After having won the 4A state championship at 171 pounds to cap off a more-than-memorable high school wrestling career, 2011 Lugoff-Elgin graduate Will Connell (center) was named as the recipient of the John L. Thompson Sr. Memorial Wrestling Scholarship.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Kitty and Carlyle Baxley and their family were selected Region VI Family of the Year in 1987. State Sen. Donald Holland (left) presented a gift and plaque to Kitty and Carlyle, who were joined by family including their grandson, Richard Potter, a cousin, William Capers; their daughter-in-law, Judy Duncan Baxley; their daughter, Lynn Baxley Doster; their son, Charles Baxley; and Kitty's mother, Annie Wise.
It is difficult for children in Kershaw County today to even imagine the Jim Crow era, when African-Americans had to use separate bathrooms, couldn't eat in most restaurants, endured poor facilities and often had a difficult time even voting. That was just a bit more than a generation ago, and one of the towering figures who fought such injustices was Matthew Perry, who died earlier this week at age 89.
Fragging: "To intentionally kill or wound (one's superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade."
I have taken no position regarding the YMCA controversy because I don't live in the city limits. I do pay taxes to the city by virtue of shopping and frequenting restaurants in the city, and while I believe purchasing property and constructing a YMCA facility is a far cry from the highest and best use of the citizens' dollars and is as unwise as the Town Green, still I felt objection should come from residents of the city.
A memorial service for Mary James Horner, 54, of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sisters of Charity, 2749 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29204.
Albert F. Lindenstruth, PhD., age 90, of Hockessin, Delaware, was born in Guttenberg, New Jersey on March 4, 1921, raised in Red Bank, New Jersey and died on July 20, 2011 at Cokesbury Village.
Mr. Leslie Wood, 88, of 16 Amhurst Lane, Lugoff, died Sunday, July 31, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Funeral service for Ronald Joseph "Ronnie" Bell, 54, of Camden, will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. William Allen will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Sally Usher Bright, 78, of Camden will be held Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Bright's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Kershaw County Home Health and Hospice, 2001 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
The Master Gardeners of Kershaw County will dedicate a tree they have donated on the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum today in memory of local Master Gardeners who have faithfully served as volunteers.
Randy McCoy, with Randy's Tire and Lube in Lugoff, is the new owner of a 1972 Chevelle SS 454. Famed NASCAR driver Mark Martin surprised McCoy with the car during a July 20 celebration at CarQuest Auto Parts in Lugoff. McCoy said he entered CarQuest's "Restore Your Ride Sweepstakes" national competition several months ago, but was shocked to find out during the celebration that he was actually the winner. "I'm going to keep it put up, that's for sure. The value on it is worth more than anything I've got in my garage," he said ...
Funeral service for Vivian Inez Bradshaw Gibson, 78, of Camden, was held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service for Walter "Gene" Gatlin, 60, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends Thursday 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, narrowly second in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), jumped into the thick of the 2014 championship battle with a highly professional half-length victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup on Monday.
Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.
Air Force Airman Michael W. Glover graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
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• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we'll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...
It has become somewhat of an art for me, that of studying Southern culture and deciphering what makes us different from others as well as downright peculiar among ourselves.
Our family has spent many a pleasant summer day with several families from the Dillon area and the experience is always enjoyable and the manner in which they address their friends, neighbors and kinfolk is like taking a step back in the "Old South." Everyone seems to have a prefix or you are a tourist just stopping by.
Mr. Ricky L. Carraway of Lugoff SC is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, to Jamie L. Davis of Camden, SC. Ashley Carraway is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carraway and granddaughter of the late Horace Moore.
Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.
Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson braces himself for a splash of icy cold water as L-EHS football players and cheerleaders look on. Thomasson agreed to be "dunked" if L-EHS students raised $5000 by Thursday morning to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Students ended up raising $5300. "We wanted something that would get the kids involved in with a team aspect ... It kind of goes along with the United Way spirit, you can give a dollar, and that dollar goes a long way," Thomasson said. See more pictures in our Localife section.
An exhibit on John "Squeaky" Truesdale (1937-1996) is on display at the Camden Archives and Museum through August 2015.
Wallace, N.C. -- Henry Shimp of Charlotte was honored last weekend as the 2014 recipient of the Carolinas Golf Association's (CGA) David Parrott Award.