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North Central Knights reunite

North Central Class Reunion for those graduating between 1990 and 2000 are invited to TenEleven Galleria in downtown Camden May 21 at 6 p.m. The cost for this event will be $25 per couple and $20 for single. Submit payment by April 1 to the following: 2822 Lockhart Rd, Kershaw SC 29067 or you can drop it off at Camden Fire Extinguisher, 1210 Wylie St., Camden, SC 29020 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions, call Cory or Colette Hearon at 427-2904 or 427-4297.

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


Beverly-Hayes Book Scholarship opens doors for seniors

Dr. Camisha Hayes Williams announced the establishment of a $500 book scholarship in memory of her mother, Beverly Hayes Brown, on Feb. 26. Brown was a strong supporter of her community and believed all children should have access to quality education. It is fitting that this scholarship has been endowed in her memory to advance the future of a high school student seeking higher education. The purpose of the Beverly Hayes Brown Book Scholarship is to provide financial assistance toward the purchase of books to an African American student entering their first year of college and plans to attend a ...

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


Downtown Divas Go Red

On Feb. 17 the Downtown Camden Guild hosted the second annual Downtown Divas Go Red for Women's Heart Health Month event. Nearly 100 women participated in the tour of downtown businesses, which included free health screenings provided by KershawHealth hospital. The event was spearheaded by Jennifer Shaw and Gail Carter of First Community Bank.

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


House passes short-sighted budget

Last week, the House of Representatives approved a proposed state government budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 by adopting and sending to the Senate H.3700, this year's general appropriations bill, and H.3701, the joint resolution making appropriations from the capital reserve fund. The proposed $5.4 billion budget includes widespread cuts for state government agencies made necessary by the declines in state revenue in recent years and by the absence of federal stimulus funds that have been used to help offset shortfalls. Evidence of economic recovery can be found in the availability this year of $350 million above ...

March 21, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Eleanor Jacobs

Eleanor Jacobs

March 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


KC Farmers Market vendor open house

South Carolina agricultural vendors, restaurants and artisans are invited to a Kershaw County Farmers Market (KCFM) vendor open house to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the FCL (Extension Homemakers) Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

March 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune Chicken Strut to host pageant

The Bethune Chicken Strut pageant will be held on Thursday and Friday April 28 and 29.

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


Saturday is final day to purchase discount Cup tickets

Saturday is the final day to purchase reduced price, advance tickets for the 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, April 2.

March 18, 2011 | | Equine


Lady Vols edge North Central in eight, 11-10

Andrew Jackson scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with an 11-10 win over visiting North Central in a non-conference game played Monday night in Kershaw.

March 18, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs shut down Dreher, 7-0

As he watched Dreher go through its pre-match warm-ups on Wednesday, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak thought to himself that the visiting Blue Devils were not all too impressive.

March 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs batter Crestwood in five, 14-0

Continuing an early-season trend, the Camden High offense remained in high gear with a 16-hit attack which led the way to a 14-0 thumping of host Crestwood on Tuesday night in Columbia.

March 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Woman worries about neighbor’s online dating

Dear Annie: My neighbor "Linda" has been single and lonely for years. A few months ago, she told me that she was communicating with a man she met on a personals website. I was initially happy to hear this, but quickly changed my mind.

March 18, 2011 | | Localife


School programs, students improve with proper support

I would first like to thank everyone personally that supported the North Central and Lugoff Elgin marching bands as they traveled to Disney World in February to march in Disney parades. Both ensembles had great performances and both were very well complimented by the Disney staff, parents, and visitors to the Disney parks. Thank you again to everyone that financially supported these two ensembles.

March 18, 2011 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


American pride

The James Leroy Belk Post 17, American Legion, recently responded to two flag-related requests in the community. The Lugoff Fire Department asked the post for a replacement flag to fly at the station and Midway Elementary School requested a new halyard (rope) to replace the worn one on its flagpole.

March 18, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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At the invitation of Walt Disney World of Orlando, Fla., the North Central High School March Knights performed at the EPCOT Center Disney Theme Park Feb. 20. In addition, band drum major Dylan Sims made first chair at the Limestone Band Clinic and won the Limestone Scholarship Contest. Members of the Marching Knights expressed thanks to their supporters this season. Those who would like to financially support the Marching Knights are asked to contact the president of the band booster club or the director of the band.

March 18, 2011 | | Education


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Star-studded cast headed to Saturday's Camden Mania II

Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Lady Knights fall to FC; finish second in 3-AA

Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bennie James Clinton

Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dinkins Family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Addie Mae Wood Jones

Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Alan Underwood

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Playground upgrade

The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...

April 23, 2014 | | Camden


Giving Back

Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Easter Memories and Hope

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.

April 21, 2014 | Rhonda Rich | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

April 21, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - April 21, 2014

** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Celebration of life held for Camden philanthropist, Margaret Hebard Lloyd

More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Evelyn Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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