Keeping a promise he made to a group of fifth graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005. In the beginning, he spoke with the students about peer pressure, bullying, anger, self-esteem, attitude, making healthy decisions and adapting to new situations during their educational journey. Oct. 26, he visited the students, who are in the eleventh grade ...
Samuel Everette Montgomery, 68, of Camden, died on November 15, 2010 with his family by his side. A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Quaker Cemetery. Father Douglas Holmes of Grace Episcopal Church will officiate.
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
Erin Humphries (second from left), an eighth-grade student at North Central Middle School (NCMS), has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. Her poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Locally there were 84 participants with Julia Daniels (center) coming in second place and Caitlin Clark (second from right) in third place. The sequence of competition will ...
Freda Ann Bailey Frost, of Camden, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Born in Chattanooga, TN., she was reared in Georgia and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Black and the late James Coleman Bailey. She was retired from DuPont after 25 years of service and she dedicated her life to the service of others. She was loved by her many friends and family. Mrs. Frost was predeceased by her husband David Allen Frost.
Funeral services for Mildred Baucom Smith, 93, of Columbia formerly of Elgin will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Smyrna United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Joanne Lockard-Hawkins will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Smith's memory to the Smyrna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Elgin, S. C. 29045. The family of Mrs Smith would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ascension Hospice House of Irmo ...
As I started this column on Veterans Day, I hoped to come up with an appropriate tribute or inspiring message to communicate the gratitude we all have for those who have served our country. I worried before I began that I would not be able to do justice to the many men and women in our community who have served our nation in times of war. The task frankly seemed out of reach and I contemplated changing the subject altogether.
I read with great interest the recent article about local resident and collector Ross Beard and the personal gift to him of information belonging to the late David "Carbine" Williams. I want to share with the readers what other treasures exist thanks to Mr. Beard. My son and I have been fortunate enough to have seen the "tip of the iceberg" of the personal collection belonging to Mr.Beard.
From 8 a.m. to noon the regular vendors will be joined by artisan vendors selling wool, pottery, soap, glass and wood wares. There will be live farm animals from Old McCaskill's Farm, and bees from Bell Honey to observe. New and antique farm equipment will be used to demonstrate activities from farms of today and yesterday. There will be carriage rides, and Jansen Cox will bring his heritage breed horses for youngsters to ride. A quilting demonstration will showcase a timeless talent. And Jeff Clark will entertain visitors with live music.
For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute and Growth ratings issued Friday for Kershaw County elementary and middle schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 82 percent of schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 88 percent for Growth ratings.
The Price House's annual benefit pecan sale is underway, according to Price House Commission Chair Polly Lampshire.
"Voices of Camden: The Quarrel with Oneself," the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the stage of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for the eighth time. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
• Former President George Bush was refreshingly candid in last week's interviews with NBC and other media outlets; he was doing a series of drop-ins to promote his new book, "Decision Points." Even those who thought Bush didn't do a great job in the Oval Office will have to admit that he's exhibited good character by refusing to criticize his successor, Barack Obama. Unlike Jimmy Carter, who seems to make a habit of spouting his opinions and denigrating presidents, Bush has displayed an admirable restraint.
Funeral service for Christine Brinson Murff, 82, of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, McBee. Rev. Bobby J. James, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.
First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.
Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!
Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.
William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...
Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.