Photo cutline -- A stiff upper lip -- Bethune Elementary School Principal Doby Gordon recently sported a clean-shaven upper lip for the first time in seven years. BES students Timothy Smith, Brandie Freeman and Brad Freeman earned the honor of shaving Gordon's mustache off for having read the most books during the 1991/92 school year. The trio read between 11 and 13 books each. Gordon's mustache is already growing back in.
Those voters, aka taxpayers, that attended the Kershaw County Council meeting to protest the idea that the Sheriff's Department would be downgraded to Kershaw County Police astounded the members of council to the extent this idea was abandoned. This is not to be left laying around. Don't be surprised if this move becomes a part of another move or to be brought before council to vote on again.
Mrs. Ella Jones "Bell" Lyons went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2012. She was born on May 6, 1941 to the late Wille Cephus and Eloise Lee Jones.
All four Kershaw County Dixie Youth All-Star teams will play the first round of their post-season tournaments by not having to leave their home county.
The first "True Dog and Pony Show" was held at the South Carolina Equine Park on Saturday, June 2. The weather was perfect and everywhere you looked there was an adorable dog or an amazing horse. The food was delicious, many cool vendors participated and a good time was had by all who came out to support the building and renovation of the new Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
The Camden High School baseball staff will host their annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, June 30 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Monday: West Columbia at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Post 17 Juniors at Sumter (7 p.m.)
DALZELL – One night after a 20-1 thumping at the hands of West Columbia, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team rallied from a 9-1 deficit against host Dalzell-Shaw, but could not complete and comeback in a 9-8 loss to the Jets in a game played at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field on Friday.
On the night of Barack Obama's presidential election victory, Americans seemed to shed our troubled legacy of racism. Or did we?
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Washington of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Lakesha Marie Washington of Lugoff, to William Alonzo Cunningham of Paterson, N.J. He is the son of Mrs. Kimberly Cunningham-Smith of Paterson, N.J. and Mr. Alonzo Stevens of Decatur, Ga.
Carl and Mollye Robinson are proud to announce the marriage of their son Anthony Maurice to LaToya Edwards Green, on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Varnville, South Carolina. The ceremony was performed by Apostle Herbert Brown at Greater Faith International Ministries.
Funearl services celebrating the life of Katherine Mobley Sweeney, 95, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Hopewell Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, Blackstock, SC. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sweeney' memory to Hopewell Associate Reformed Church, 1391 Hopewell Church Road, Blackstock, SC 29014 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Willie James Harris, 69, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Born in Lugoff, he was the son of the late Eddie and Magaline Outten Harris. Funeral Services were held Saturday at Gunter's Chapel Baptist Church, Columbia, with burial in Memorial Garden of Columbia. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Harris family.
Mr. Herbert Hunter, Sr., 81, of 812 Gary Road, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow at St. Matthew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication
Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.
During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?
What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.
With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...
The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.
Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.
With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.
Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.
William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.
Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).