35 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 2-7, 1976
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Dutch Fork (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden at North Central (WR – 6 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Great Falls at Camden Military Academy (BB – 7 p.m.)
Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of Gordon Street, Camden, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Janie Blackwell Hancock, 68, of Camden, will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Reverend Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at John Knox Hall. The family suggests that memorials may be made in Mrs. Hancock's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Hospital Foundation to Advanced Health Care in Kershaw County, PO Box 7003, Camden, SC, 29020.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Langley, 90, of Kershaw, were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Bethany Baptist Church, Westville. Rev. Craigan Blankenship officiated. Burial with Masonic Rites followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
Funeral service for Phyllis Honeycutt Medlin, 52, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward. Interment will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in Elliott Cemetery, Polkville, N.C. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265.
David Robinson, 88, of Camden, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.
Third- and fourth-grade students at Lugoff Elementary School recently had the opportunity to take part in Poetry Alive. Ken and Nadine Delano demonstrated how to take a simple poem and make it come alive. The fourth- grade students in Tonya Seay's class enjoyed getting to act out a poem in front of their peers. Poetry Alive was brought to Lugoff Elementary School through the Artist in Residency program of Kershaw County.
In his first major action since completing his recent campaign for governor, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen has released a list of bills he has pre-filed for the 2011 legislative session.
Kids across America are growing (and some are earning) a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.
Ms. Erin Elizabeth Brandt of Burlington, N.C. and Mr. Dusty Mayne Summers of Gibsonville, N.C. were united in marriage December 18, 2010 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonville, N.C. Rev. William Zima officiated the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church fellowship hall following the wedding ceremony.
• Country music fans in Kershaw County and across the country might get a special treat in the coming year. Superstar Merle Haggard, who's one of the only country stars who really did serve time in prison, was recently honored at Washington's Kennedy Center with a lifetime achievement award for his work. While there he got together with old buddies Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson and the three are contemplating getting together as a new singing group. There aren't many better than those three, and any work coming out of their collaboration will be a treat.
At last, somebody has made an epic, triumphant movie about a hero with which I am personally familiar: a recovering stutterer.
On a recent November morning after the General Election, I set out from my home in Columbia to go to my 64th high school reunion. All graduation classes from Midway High School have been meeting together annually for several years. This year the reunion was being held in a church at Shepard.
North Central Middle School will host its annual Patriot Basketball Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 24 with the six mini-games being contested inside The Castle at North Central High School in Boonetown.
At the beginning of the season, we told you that this would be the year that the Fearless Forecast brought you the biggest stars to be our guests. Well, look who we have with us today.
Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."
WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.
In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...
On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.
I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.
WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.
During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.
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Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.