Camden's Kris Nelson was named as the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X Relief Pitcher of the Year following his recently complete freshman campaign at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Tenar Louise "Tee" Wright, 68, of Camden, died Thursday, July 14, 2011. She was the daughter of the late John Wright and Martha Wright Oliver. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Life in The Word Outreach Ministry, with burial in the Cedar Cemetery, Camden. Miss Wright will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home is serving the family of Miss. Tenar Louise "Tee" Wright.
Funeral service for Douglas "Buck" Small, 62, of Camden, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at East Camden Church of God with burial to follow in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Toby Jones, Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Birch Kelly will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Mr. Richard Kelly, 55, of 690 Ivy Bush Trail, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, July 15, 2011.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Starling, II, of Elgin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Meghan Elizabeth Starling of Columbia, to Mr. Stuart Darrel Evans Ray of Columbia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ray of Columbia.
The Camden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held its Second Annual Debutante Cotillion: Belles of the Crimson Radiance in May at the Shrine Club in Camden. The Cotillion Ball is a rite of passage provided to exemplary young ladies in the Camden and surrounding areas.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may vote on a revised school calendar, environmental services contract and a resolution for general obligation bonds during its meeting Tuesday night.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster has recognized academic achievement of students for the spring 2011 semester.
American Legon Post No. 17 recently made two donations in a one-week period. Locally, the post donated $310 -- the proceeds from its June picnic -- to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
Four new assistant principals will greet the 2011-12 school year when the bell rings Aug. 17.
• The suit filed by former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill against present Sheriff Jim Matthews is a messy situation that will cost county taxpayers money. Libel laws are written so that people who hold themselves up to scrutiny -- in other words, almost all elected officials -- have very difficult tasks in winning such suits; they must usually prove there is malice involved, which is difficult to do. At the same time, Matthews has certainly made uncomplimentary comments about McCaskill. This matter could end up being expensive and unpleasant for lots of people.
WASHINGTON -- I'd like to speak up for Michelle Obama's 1,700-calorie lunch the other day at Shake Shack. ShackBurger, 490 calories. Fries, 470. Chocolate shake, 740.
C. H. "Herb" Leaird, CEO of Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc., recently wrote, "Do you have a recollection of when electric power was extended to the Cassatt area? We want to assemble a more accurate history of Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc. Will you help us in Kershaw County?"
Midway Elementary School recently reported its fourth marking period honor rolls.
Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently published its fourth quarter Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year.
North Central Middle School (NCMS) recently announced its "All A" and "AB" honor rolls for the entire 2014-15 school year:
The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he will match it up to $5,000.
Any middle school or high school student -- both boys and girls -- entering seventh through12th grade interested in running cross country at Camden High School is reminded that the first practice for the 2015 season will be held on Monday, Aug. 3rd at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the school's Wellness Center.
With the start of the school year just around the corner, there is one more youth summer sports camp on tap as sponsored by the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department.
The North Central High School athletic department is kicking off its 2015-16 "Be a Knight Supporter" drive by offering several sponsorship options at the school.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.
Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend in capturing the USTA South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championship.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Camden Country Club.
Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff will be representing South Carolina in the World's Miss Tourism Pageant. The pageant takes place Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Casey, a student at North Central High School, currently holds the title of World's Miss Teen South Carolina Tourism 2015. She will be competing against teens from all over the United States, as well as Canada and the Bahamas. Pageant competition categories include beauty, photogenic, interview and theme-wear representing the contestant's state.
Nine year old actress Mary-Grace Hill, a student at Wateree Elementary School and daughter of Moichelle Hill, was recently in a commercial with S.C. State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis Jr. The commercial, which promotes the State Treasurer's Office's Future Scholars incentive, was filmed June 23. Mary-Grace and her twin brother, Blaize, also an actor, have appeared in several movies including "Unknown", "Ashby", "Far From an Altar Call", "Unspoken Words", and "The Imperfect Human", as well as participated in Celebrity Cancer Runway Showcases and appeared in a Citi Trends commercial.
Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer vacation wears off, many kids are excited to return to school, where they can see their friends, study their favorite subjects and participate in extracurricular activities.
INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in Lugoff. The bulk of the new INVISTA Camden roles will be transitioned from previous contractor positions, according to a press release issued Thursday.