Boykin artist Denise L. Greer won first place (with a cash prize of $300) at the 22nd Annual Miniature Competition held at the Florence Museum. Her winning entry was a mixed-media painting titled "Southwest." Judge Susan Lenz commented in the shows program, "Denise Greer's SOUTHWEST possessed all the best principles of art and it's craftsmanship, intrinsic beauty, and overall quality made it Best of Show."
Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 4-month-old female Australian blue heeler shepherd puppy and a 1-year-old female medium-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 ...
Students in Sharon White's Honors World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School recently researched and studied the "Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment." The culminating activity was participation in Madame Blanc's Salon.Each student discussed his or her research with classmates and challenged each other to think critically about their newfound facts. Megan Chapman, hostess, said," As I listened in the salon, my thoughts about the world views during the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment era were ...
The Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge 2603 will host its annual "Hoop Shoot" foul shooting contest on Saturday, Jan. 15 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.
As we approach a new year, one of the best presents the State of South Carolina could receive from the General Assembly would be a comprehensive tort reform measure that would make the state's business climate friendlier and would spur economic stability. Texas has been a leader in tort reform, and Gov. Rick Perry is pushing a new proposal that would take that state a step further.
When I retired from the Kershaw County School Board in 1998, it was not a retirement from continuing to seek the best that our educational institution had to offer to our youth. I thought, surely the technological system would take over since each student in ninth grade was given a computer to aid in their educational advancement and achievement. This is/was not so for many students.
Amazing how the school board can find money for their purposes, isn't it. Well, here's what they can do with that money (because it can only go to "facilities"): Sort through the files that are "necessary" and "unnecessary" and the furniture they want to keep, take it to a storage unit, then implode the building and rebuild on that same piece of property a more efficient plan or whatever it is they feel is ...
Andy Denton was recently helping his mother Miriam move some furniture when they came across a bulletin from the First Baptist Church which was distributed on Father's Day in 1945. The bulletin was arranged in newsletter form and filled with information concerning events surrounding the end of the war and updates on many of your friends and neighbors who were serving in the military.
I have a number of favorite Christmas stories which I have told you over the years. This is one of my favorites; I related it to you long ago, but it is worth repeating as Christendom's most holy day approaches.
As I watched the sad sight of Rep. Charles Rangel, a decorated Korean War veteran, stand in the well of the House to be humiliated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi with resounding censure like a misbehaving schoolboy, I was reminded of a joke I once heard about a critic's review of a singing cat: "It is not that the song was done well that mattered, but that it was done at all."
Funeral services for Gene Adam Taylor, 93, of Elgin, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in God's Lighthouse Church Cemetery. Rev. Dave Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rev. Dr. Willie Wells, Jr. 81, of Black River Road, Camden, SC, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
I meet with a lot of groups and committees over the course of the year, and I think it's important for me to do so. One of my favorite groups is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student government leaders from each of our high schools. We meet four times a year over lunch. What I love and value about students is that they don't hesitate to tell you what's ...
In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald Holland's parents in the Cassatt community. I was a year old at the time but before many years passed, Donald and I established a friendship lasting until Donald's passing in 2003.
Kershaw County community members celebrated as former Kershaw County Recreation Center Director James E. Davis Jr. was sworn in as a county magistrate judge on Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones, Fifth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Brett Perry and Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk spoke at the short ceremony at the Kershaw County Court House. Judge Roderick M. Todd Jr. called the ceremony to order; Clerk of Court Joyce McDonald administered the oath; Rev. Constance ...
Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University baseball standout Eddie Tisdale has been named as the District 4A-13 baseball coach of the year this week by Broward (Fla.) High School Baseball.
A memorial service for Jane Barron Henry, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2013 at Hammet Chapel at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with inurnment at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William Summers will officiate. .
All Around Olympic Champion Nastia Luikin will be appearing at Wateree Gymnastics Center of Camden SC's Fit n' Fun Gymnastics Clinic and fund raising dinner on June 24. Competitive gymnasts of all levels are invited to attend the clinic, and the fund raiser dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is open to the public. The fund raiser dinner with Nastia Luikin is being held to help raise funds for gymnastics scholarships for needy children ...
The handsome young contestant strides onto the "American Idol" stage. The music swells, and Lazaro Arbos sings -- fluently, confidently. Thunderous applause and cheers follow. Then a judge on the popular TV show asks him a question. Lazaro opens his mouth emitting halting, repetitive sounds at first. In a few seconds, the spoken words come, but it's a struggle.
Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, ...
Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
A graveside service for Bobby Gene Wilson, Sr., of Elgin, SC will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Harmony Baptist Church, Elgin. Pastor Dan Griffin will officiate. Visitation will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to VFW Post 11079, 2464 Bowen St., Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral Service for Ruby Murphy, 50, of 501 King Street in Camden will be held Monday, May 20, 2013, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Black River Road) in Camden with burial in the Cedars cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 14. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.