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Garden Girls tree dedication

Nov. 28, the Gardening Girls Study Club celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Ginkgo tree in front of the Kershaw County Library. Reverend Barnhill gave the invocation and benediction for the tree dedication, and State Sen. Vincent Sheheen spoke about his growing up in Camden. Amy Schofield, director of Kershaw County Library, was excited to receive the tree. "We are honored to have this tree planted here ... We are going to take good care of it," said Schofield. Pictured from left to right are, Katherine Doty; Garden Club of South Carolina President Maida Dantzler; Sarah Floyd; National Garden Club Chairman ...

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


Elizabeth Canada

A graveside funeral service for Elizabeth "Beth" Rowe Canada will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 3, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson, Jr. and the Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the Family Life Center of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, where she was a member and a former Sunday school teacher.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Dec. 3, 2012

• There's a legitimate reason many Republican lawmakers in Washington oppose the potential nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. There are too many unanswered questions about her statements following the attack on the U. S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Many in the GOP say they'd be more comfortable with Sen. John Kerry, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004. Kerry has long years of experience and significant expertise in foreign affairs. Unless President Obama simply enjoys picking fights, he'd do well to go with Kerry.

December 03, 2012 | | Editorials


Nancy Gripper Obey

Mrs. Nancy Gripper Obey, 86,of 340 Smyrna Road, Elgin, SC, passed on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shirley Ann Darby

Shirley Ann Darby, 61, of 1805 Kennedy Drive, Camden, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Juanita Vera Johnson

Funeral service for Juanita Vera Johnson, 77, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Craigen Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Foundation.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Orangeburg Prep (WR – 5 p.m.); Evelyn Mack Academy at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 03, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Knights cruise past Cavs in opener

Setting the tone early, the North Central boys' basketball team kicked off the Andy Johnson era with a 76-39 win over visiting Robert E. Lee Academy in last Thursday's season opener played inside The Castle in Boonetown.

December 03, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Jennifer Jones Rabon

Funeral service for Jennifer Jones Rabon, 66, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Hospital Auxiliary’s Lights of Love returns this holiday season

The KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary's annual Lights of Love fund raising project began on Nov. 15 and continues through New Year's Day. Donations to Lights of Love permit area residents to acknowledge or honor those who have been significant in their lives.

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


Husband might be too generous

Dear Annie: When my husband and I travel, we often spend a couple of days with friends or family. One night during our stay, we usually go out to dinner. There always seems to be a small verbal battle over who is going to pay the bill.

December 03, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for Dec. 3, 2012

December 03, 2012 | | Ariail


Post 195 to dedicate new home, hold open house

Lugoff American Legion Post 195 finally has a new, permanent home and is celebrating with a dedication ceremony and open house Saturday at 1 p.m.

November 30, 2012 | | Military


Flora takes pair from L-E

Led by University of Pennsylvania-bound forward Matt Howard, visiting A.C. Flora left Lugoff-Elgin with a 69-42 victory on Tuesday night in a non-region basketball game.

November 30, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gunner heads wrestling card in Camden

The Camden Police Officers Association will host a card of professional wrestling, featuring TNA star Gunner, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

November 30, 2012 | | Sports


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Deadline for landowners to join conservation is Friday

Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

February 25, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Net results

February 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Gary to play in all-star game in Luxembourg

Evrik Gary, who helped Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state basketball championship, was recently named to the Luxembourg (N2) All-Star Game Roster.

February 23, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 23, 2015

• We're sad to learn of Joseph Bruce's pending retirement from KershawHealth and the KershawHealth Foundation (see our front page), but happy for him as he reaches that point in life where he can choose do what he appears to enjoy: namely traveling to the United Kingdom and other points abroad. Bruce had the difficult job of following foundation founder Vern Ketchem, who died just months before Bruce joined KershawHealth in late 2007. When we consider all the foundation has done since then, we believe Ketchem would be proud of Bruce's work. He and the foundation board launched ...

February 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Out of control

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

February 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ms. Brittany Truesdell and Mr. Steven Bailey to wed in May

Ms. Crystal Truesdell of Westville, SC is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Leigh Truesdell of Columbia, SC, also the daughter of the late Gerald "Jerry" Truesdell, Jr., to Steven Joseph Bailey of Columbia, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.

February 23, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Bruce retiring as KHF executive director, hospital marketing VP

Joseph Bruce, executive director of the KershawHealth Foundation and KershawHealth's vice president of marketing and community development, will retire from both positions March 13. Bruce, a South Carolina native, returned to his home state in 2007 to join KershawHealth and the foundation after a career with major New York City and Washington, D.C., advertising and public relations agencies.

February 23, 2015 | | Healthcare


James Brantley King

Funeral services for James Brantley King, Sr. 88, were held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated, and the Rev. David Weaver and the Rev. Everett Recconu assisted. The family received friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ronger Lester Truesdale

God gave me the gift of life through my parents, Lawton M. Truesdale (deceased) and Virginia S. Truesdale on November 20, 1948. I have been a fortunate man who led a successful and full life in Camden, SC. For 30 years I worked at the City of Camden in the electrical and administration department. I retired in 1996.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr.

Funeral service for Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr., 51, will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 600 Boykin Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams

A funeral service for retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams, 79, of Lugoff, SC, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Ronnie Stroud officiated.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Harmon “Billy” Hall

A service to celebrate the life of William Harmon "Billy" Hall, 68, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


KCPRD offering youth baseball umpiring clinics

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys baseball games this spring and summer.

February 18, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Clinic Classic 5k hits the streets on April 18

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

February 18, 2015 | | Sports


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