Until he died of fever aside the Mississippi River in 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto had been on a quest to find riches, especially gold, to fill his coffers. Confident the precious metal existed in what today is Southeast America, de Soto amassed more than 600 men, 200 horses, massive Irish wolfhounds and numerous pigs to accompany him on what would be a four year exploration or entrada.
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Mrs. Bright E. Harris, 93, of 123 Buckingham Boulevard, Sumter and formerly of Camden, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Harris family.
Service to celebrate the life of Alma Newman Hilton, 95, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. James Wallace and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship building. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.
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TAMPA -- It's hard to tell who had a looser grip on reality as the Republican National Convention wrapped up -- Clint Eastwood or Mitt Romney's spin doctors.
Talk about being in mid-season form.
eciding pre-state tournament match with Chesterfield for North Central to lock down its fifth consecutive Region 3-A volleyball crown.
Kershaw County residents with long political memories might recall the 1980 Democratic presidential campaign, when Sen. Ted Kennedy challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the party's nomination. On a television interview, Kennedy was asked why he wanted to be president, which should have been a political softball for him. Instead, he stumbled and bumbled, never really delivering a decent answer, and it was the beginning of the end for his campaign.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning to show the Southeastern Americana exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 15. In conjunction with the finale of Kershaw County's Got Talent, a black and white photography exhibit by Lugoff photographer Robbie Hinson will open in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by the Kershaw County's Got Talent Finale at 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through Oct. 12.
Entering contests has never been something I liked to consider. I know only too well my limitations. My mother, for example, would often look at me, shake her head, and say, "I don't know what I am going to do if you don't keep growing!" I had often thought the same thing and needed no reminder. My older brother spent a good deal of his time instructing me in my homeliness and stupidity. Not having the traits of beauty or family connections, I grew up well aware of my drawbacks and too wise to draw attention to myself ...
Invitations have been sent to last year's space holders to renew their space(s) for the Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
Auditions for an exciting Teen Production at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) are fast approaching. Fame, Jr., a collaboration with the FAC and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC starting at 6 p.m. Fame, Jr. will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT.) The auditions are open to 6th graders through age 18. There is no audition fee.
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.