The late Mr. Moses Williams and his wife, Mrs. Lottie Williams, were a trailblazer family for ending segregation in Camden and Kershaw County restaurants. I am going to give an overview picture of significant and historic events of a family making a difference from the Knights Hill Community on three different important cases.
• We're glad to see Kershaw County Council moving toward a ban on smoking in county-owned vehicles. Employees have the right to smoke if they wish, of course, but the prohibition on puffing in vehicles merely extends the present policy which bans smoking in county buildings. Cigarette smoke odor lingers in vehicles, and non-smoking employees shouldn't have to put up with it.
For 11 of the 18 years between 1952 and 1970, the first- or second-ranked students at Jackson High School came from the Knights Hill Community, and this is not counting other students ranked among the top five in the class. This is unique and historic, having this many top-ranked students from one community. Two additional years have now been added, 1958 and 1970. Those recognized are as follows:
Haile's Funeral Home announces services for Ms. Ernestine Hunter, 66, of 354 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Bethune, SC, who passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Henry Thomas, 68, of 1300 Campbell Street, Camden, SC, who passed on Thursday, February 24, 2011.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Theda Brown Brunson, 54, of 6445 S. Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ, who passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) hit the stage earlier this week for a swingin' good time! SCSDB students' production of "SWING" was held Thurday. The musical whisked audience members back in time to the Swing Era of the 1930s and '40s in Harlem, NY.
North Central High School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
Lugoff native Mandy Pittman, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, tied for fourth place out of 50 students during a recent mock trial competition. Because of her high ranking, Pittman was one of only a few second-year students chosen to participate in a mock trial competition to be held this spring in Montgomery, Ala.
Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton reminds local vegetable growers of the upcoming commercial vegetable meeting Thursday at the Compass Restaurant near Turbeville. The meeting begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and adjourns at 1 p.m. Clemson Extension vegetable specialists Drs. Richard Hassell, Tony Kienath and Powell Smith will be presenters in addition to Melton. If you are considering growing commercial vegetables or small fruits in 2011, this will be an informative event for you.
Four Columbia College students from Kershaw County were recently named for members in the Order of the Purple Seal, a national honor society fostering the ideals of solid scholarship.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2010 fall semester.
Camden native Gertrude Stoney has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at the University of South Carolina.
Wayne Keith Andrews, 39, of Elgin, passed away at his home February 23, 2011. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service.
Carrie Rader Prince, the mother of Camden resident Nancy Tucker, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Mrs. Carrie Floyd Wright, 83, of 8330 Camden Hwy, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Union Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Burial will be at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral home is serving the family.
Linda Ann Johnson Wages, 63 formerly of Holt, Mo, passed away September 15, at her home in Lugoff, South Carolina. She was born on April 22, 1951 to Cletis and Loraine Johnson.
Since last year, the world's billionaire population has grown by 7.1 percent, according to the "Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014."
It seems like everyone is in a race to be the best -- the best parent, the best spouse, the best neighbor, the best PTA president. To become the best, people often lose sight of the things that really matter. Unfortunately, I've even seen this in my own life. As my husband worked toward a law degree, I pushed forward, day after day, trying my best to be a supportive wife -- the best homemaker, the best mom, the best neighbor, etc. But I often found myself burned out and discouraged. At times, I just couldn't do it.
"ANATOMY OF A MISFIT," by Andrea Portes, HarperTeen, $17.99, 336 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)
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A "modern-day" Western and the latest season of "Scandal" lead these TV shows on DVD released this week.
"SANCTUM: An Asylum Novel," by Madeleine Roux, HarperCollins, $17.99, 343 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)
The 1960s "Loopy De Loop" cartoons make their DVD debut this week and the New York-to-Paris race car farce "The Great Race" gets a Blu-ray upgrade.
If Robison Wells could have any one superpower, it would be perfect recall.
If you are a childless couple yearning to be parents, adoption may be the perfect plan "B" for you. My husband and I were such a couple. From the beginning, our plan "A" included bringing children into the world. We were each raised in families that provided us with siblings, so we not only wanted a child, we wanted siblings for our children. As children, we loved our brothers and sisters. As adults, we love them even more.