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Bethune Tour of Homes

The Bethune Womans Club is sponsoring a Bethune Tour of Homes Dec. 4. The tour will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 per person, may be purchased from members of the Womans Club, from Sandhills Bank in Bethune or, on the day of the event at the Bethune Woman's Club, 200 King St. Refreshments will be served at the Woman's Club. The tour includes five homes and four local churches. The home of Cooper and Barbara Segars located at 109 Walton Street was built in 1907 in the Craftsman Style with large ...

November 23, 2011 | | People & Places


For the Record -- Nov. 23, 2011

Real estate transactions

November 23, 2011 | | For the Record


Lugoff Elementary honor students named

Honor rolls for the first nine weeks have been announced at Lugoff Elementary School.

November 23, 2011 | | Education


Yesteryear -- Nov. 23, 2011

Photo cutline -- Field Trial Winners -- Winners in the Kershaw County Shooting Dog Fall Field Trial, held here Wednesday, are pictured above with their owners and the two judges. They are Lanning Risher with "Spot," first place winner; George Lachicotte with "Flash," second place, and Dr. L. H. Hardy with "Chief," third. Judges for the event were George Hodge and Ervin Brunson. Besides being the field champion, Risher's, "Spot" was also the combination champion.

November 23, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Peanut butter explosion

Students of the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) collected a record 1,004 jars of peanut butter during Red Ribbon Week in October as a part of ATEC's annual project to benefit the food bank of Christian Community Ministries. Students were asked to bring in jars of peanut butter. The goal was 1,000 jars. Last year students contributed 907 jars. Students in the protective services, cosmetology and practical nursing programs collected the most jars and earned a movie and popcorn day in the auditorium. The entire student body will get a pizza party for exceeding the school goal ...

November 23, 2011 | | Education


Arthur Bradley, US Navy (Ret.)

Graveside funeral services to honor the life of US Navy (Ret.) Chief Petty Officer Arthur LeRoy Bradley, 83, of Camden will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM with full military rites in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate.

November 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Andrea H. Brown

Funeral service for Andrea H. Brown, 81, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Adult Sunday School Class.

November 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


A time of thanks

We live in troubled times. The United States is mired in the worst economic climate since the Great Depression, which has left thousands of Kershaw County residents with dire immediate circumstances and uncertain prospects for the future. Our military is fighting terrorism on many fronts, and the world in general has in many ways lost its respect -- and certainly its reverence -- for our country. Our federal government is strangled by political gridlock, and an overwhelming percentage of Americans say our elected officials aren't doing the job they were sent to Washington to do. Some people feel the moral and ...

November 23, 2011 | | Editorials


Otis Canady

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Otis Hilton Canady, 88 of Camden will be held Wednesday at 11:30AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Scott Crandall will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:30 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Canady's memory to Faith Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, P. O. Box 453, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Violet DeBruhl

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Violet George DeBruhl, 87, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be in Mrs. DeBruhl's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

November 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Norene Dixon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Norene Higgs Dixon, 88, of Lugoff will be held Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 6:00 til 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dixon's memory to KershawHealth Hospice, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.

November 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Kennedy had a ‘Chicago’ side

"Chicago-style politics" aren't always evil. That's what the more pragmatic old-timers told me as a young reporter. I was a newcomer to Chicago, where, as Bullwinkle J. Moose might say, politics were not for those who are easily sickened as the plots thicken.

November 21, 2011 | | Columns


Mable Baynard

Mable Baynard, 87, of Camden, died Friday. Arrangements to be announced by Cooke Funeral Home, Inc.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dan Jack Branham

Funeral service for Dan Jack Branham, 85, of Lugoff, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton and the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorial may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rufus Henry Brown

Funeral services honoring the life of Rufus Henry Brown, 92, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden with military honors and Masonic rites. Reverend Roy Arnold will officiate. Pallbearers will be Carl Truesdale, Gordon Cartrette, Jim Wise, Johnnie Morris and Floyd Goff. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Kershaw Lodge #29, Ken Shuford, Jerry Watson and Charlie Corley. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM Tuesday in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr ...

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Helen Charlene Dixon "Cha Cha" Mathis

Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice Elizabeth Gainey

Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Collins

Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Coldwell Banker’s Camden office part of NRT purchase

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


2015 Humanities Festival schedule of events

May 1

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


First Palmetto acquires South State Bank branches

First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Ariail for April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: James Metts

In the last 42 years, Kershaw County has had a number of sheriffs, some of them who performed more efficiently than others. Over that entire period, nearby Lexington County had only one -- James Metts, who was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to taking money in return for letting two illegal immigrants out of jail. Though he had no direct connection to Kershaw County, many here were familiar with him through his long service in another Midlands county and a great deal of publicity he received.

April 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Lee Correctional visit with Claire Bryant a moving experience

BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.

April 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: ‘The hearts of the Old Armory’

On April 14, I was getting ready for work when I received a phone call stating that I did not need to come to work because we were closing for good. I thought my friend was joking. After realizing he wasn't, I got in my car and drove to the restaurant. What I witnessed was truly shocking and devastating. All of the daytime employess were sitting on the patio, banned from going inside. One employee was sitting in her car, just crying. The police were at every entrance and the IRS swarmed inside. I can't even tell you ...

April 29, 2015 | Tandria Marallo Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader not happy with Farmers Market move

The saying goes, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Unfortunately, my first impression of the choice for the relocation of our (Kershaw County) Farmers Market at the southern edge of Historic Camden was a very, very bad one.

April 29, 2015 | Linda Kennedy-Rogers Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘A long-standing pattern’

It is part of a long-standing pattern whereby the North Charleston criminal justice system surveiles, harasses, profiles, threatens, tickets, endangers and incarcerates Black American members of society. The Holocaust remembered comes to mind. All human life deserves protection.

April 29, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


For the Record - April 29, 2015

Real estate transactions

April 29, 2015 | | For the Record


WES’ Kryptonite War

Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...

April 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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