Even though it is the first week of January, there is no such thing as it being too early to think about the spring and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.
Funeral service for Arlene King Jones, 73, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Coates and the Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Voice Club.
A graveside funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Warner Haywood Henley, 99, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Sharon Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 502, Troy, NC 27371 or to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.
Thelma Outlaw Barnett Wilson, of Columbia, passed away on December 23, 2012, at the age of 90. She was proceeded in death by her husbands Hubert Barnett and Murray "Jack" Wilson and son Kenneth R Barnett. She is survived by her son Gerald B Barnett (Kathy), 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The 2013 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Eleven young ladies from around the Camden and Kershaw County will be competing for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013.
After winning their first two games in the Farm Bureau Classic over Berea (in overtime) and host Chesterfield, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came up agonizingly short in their quest to return home with the tourney title.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
Allen Jenerette had a fairly easy trip in winning the 220-pound weight division in helping Lugoff-Elgin to a fourth-place finish in last weekend's USMC Seahawk Slam held at Hilton Head High School.
The recent death of Robert Bork no doubt brought memories for many Kershaw County residents who recall his 1987 nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and the vicious attacks on him that led to a new word -- "borking" -- being added to the dictionary. As columnist Gordon Crovitz related in a recent piece, Bork's treatment by the U.S. Senate was the first in what has become a normal procedure, that of trying to demonize court appointees who don't meet a certain political standard. Up until that time, presidents enjoyed the power to appoint justices with a great ...
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Funeral service for Stephen Anthony Jeffers, 58, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Tim Shirley will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
Funeral service for Dolleta H. Rhodes, 99, will be held Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin, with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery, Ridgeway. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
Funeral service for Michelle Watts Ludy, 55, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Piedmont Cemetery in Bishopville. The Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.
WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.
Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.
More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.
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Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.
Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.
Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.
CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.
Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.
Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.
With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.