The 16th annual Fire Fest 2011 will take place Saturday at Rhame City Arena in Camden. The event will kick off with a parade at 9 a.m. through downtown Camden. This family event will also include skydivers, vendors, kids' games, food, exhibitors and firefighter competition. The sky divers will enter around 9:45 a.m. and the opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Activities for children will include bounce-arounds, pony rides and games.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School journalism department will host a pancake breakfast at the FATZ in Camden, located at 212 Wall Street on Sept. 24. From 7:30 to 10 a.m. FATZ will open its doors to members of the community and transform into a hotspot for hotcakes to raise money to support the L-EHS journalism department. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to help the students of the yearbook team pay to attend local and regional scholastic journalism conferences where they can receive in-depth instruction from professionals and nationally recognized journalism teachers.
St. John's United Methodist Church is accepting vendor applications for the annual Bazaar to be held Nov. 19. Applications can be picked up at the church office, located at 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff or one can be mailed to you be calling 438-6349.
The 8th annual Habitat Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Camden Country Club. To register, call 432-4222. The cost is $260 for a foursome, $65 individual.
The Young Leadership Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is organizing a poker run to raise money for type 1 diabetes. The poker run, "Hawg-Wild for the Cure," will be held on Oct. 15.
Led by a 1-2 finish from Davis Goodrich and Clark Joseph, the Camden High boys' cross country team ran to a first-place finish in an eight-team meet held last Thursday at North Central High School.
South Carolina recently passed a law that requires voters to show a photo ID when they go to the polls, and we have said all along those who object to such a move are throwing a red herring into the equation. There's certainly nothing wrong with having people prove who they say they are when they go to exercise the basic right of democracy, and the photo ID law does nothing to prevent people from voting or making it more difficult for them to do so.
The Camden girl's tennis team earned their first victory of the season last Thursday evening as they defeated the visiting Manning, 4-3, in a non-conference match played at the CHS tennis complex.
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The Kershaw County Show Choir recently competed at Carowinds and won Best Overall High School Show Choir. In order to compete in the final competition, the choir had to first receive a Superior rating in the preliminary competition. Members of the group are (first row) Regina Rivers, Melanie Jenkins, Director Sandy Pace, India Torres, Erin Patterson, (second row) Austin Caulder, Nicholas Mims, Ronald Sessions, Shaquille Graham and Micah Taylor. Not pictured is Kelly Wilson.
Camden Elementary School Principal Ed Yount spent Monday night on the school's roof as part of an agreement made after challenging the elementary school students to raise $1,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County's campaign. The students actually exceeded the $1,000 benchmark, and raised as much as $1,349 through a variety of school fundraisers. On Tuesday morning, Yount said he knew the students would reach their goal, but was pleasantly surprised they exceeded it. During his night on the roof, Yount said he spent his time in a tent "reading and getting some school ...
Funeral services for Aline West Mobley, 97, of Bethune, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Timrod Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Wallace will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home of Hartsville, SC. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Rd. Bethune, SC 29009.
Nicholas Kyle Rivers, 20, of Gary Road, Camden, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
John Williams, 72, of Bradley Road, Camden, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
Patricia Wilson, 42, of Thomas Street, Camden, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
By Austin Jenkins
• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...
Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.
Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.
Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.