Since the close of WWI, the United States had followed a foreign policy of isolationism and neutrality. As the 1930s drew to a close, the rise of Hitler in Germany and of Mussolini in Italy, and the continued aggression of Japan in the Pacific led to war in Europe and a change in United States foreign policy. The nation began serious preparations for the possible entry into this European war. That change in policy began to manifest itself throughout Kershaw County.
Oh, the stories people tell. Not always good ones, mind you but the kind that will make you fall down on your knees and thank the good Lord up above that you don't have a story like that.
A Lugoff woman is back in the area with relatives following treatment at the Augusta Burn Center for injuries suffered in a Nov. 23 house fire. The woman suffered burns to both hands. Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) firefighters treated the woman at the scene before EMS transported her to Palmetto Richland in Columbia and then on to Augusta.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher "Chris" Ward Bowers, 32, of Camden, SC, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Monday, December 2, 2013 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Camden. Father Paul Bremninkmeijer will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2013, with visitation following until 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1311 K. Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20005.
Henry Alonzo Johnson, 57, of 907 Market Street, Camden, passed on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Dawn Nelson, 46, of 5605 Bracy Mill Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mary Ann Catoe Thompson, 63, of Camden, died Saturday, November 30, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Norma Bagley Harrington of Camden, SC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013. She was born to Leona Woolard Bagley and John Bagley Sr. on January 19, 1925 in Raleigh, NC.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 37th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum, where tour programs will be available and tickets may be purchased. Tour programs include home and site descriptions, maps, merchant information, sponsors, and general League information.
Caitlin Corbett, assistant to the city manager of Camden, and Lauren Branham-Reeder, marketing and administrative assistant for Kershaw County's economic development office, were among more than 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who recently completed the 2013 S.C. Economic Development Institute. Institute graduates received certificates of completion during the final day of the institute's program held at Rock Hill City Hall.
The city of Camden is embarking on a project to update the design guidelines used for the city's Historic Overlay District. The guidelines are intended to assist property owners in developing projects in the district that will preserve historic resources, accommodate change and maintain the character of the district.
The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" at the tree lighting.
• We note with sadness the death of Kershaw County Deputy Sheriff Rob Evans, who collapsed and died as he was directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School; he had served as a school resource officer in Lugoff for seven years and was active in a wide variety of school and community functions. Evans, 50, was well liked and did a good job of establishing rapport between his department and young children.
Robert Lee Evans, 50, of Lugoff, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...
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The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...
Blaney Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.
Wateree Elementary School recenlty announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.
CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Stanley Grayson Cooke, 63, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...
Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC, died Monday, April 25, 2016. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
LUGOFF -- Funeral service for Wilma Dinkins Keith, 92, was held on Monday 11:00 a.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial follow ing in ...
Mr. Terry Keys, 64, of 882 Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, passed on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Graveside inurnment services to celebrate the life of Dorris Houser Melton, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30 ...
Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...
William Henry Stokes passed away on April 1, 2016 in Richmond, Va., formerly of Bishopville.
Today's announcement the Kmart in Camden will close by the end of July is very unwelcome news. It is not surprising, however. Simply driving ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.