Miss Meghan Elizabeth Starling and Mr. Stuart Darrel Evans Ray of Columbia were united in marriage August 6, 2011 at Spring Valley Baptist Church in Columbia. Dr. Robert Winburn officiated the 6:00 p.m. double ring ceremony.
Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its "all or nothing" ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state's accountability test for grades 3-8.
Ms. Jessica Marie Jeffers and Mr. Thomas Michael Bell both of Camden were united in marriage on July 16, 2011 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The six o'clock double ring ceremony was officiated by Mrs. Ruth Davis.
This session the South Carolina General Assembly addressed redistricting, the process of reconfiguring election districts that is required every ten years in order to reflect population changes reported in the latest U.S. Census. It is a painstaking task to ensure that state legislative and congressional districts are equal in population, guaranteeing each person's vote is equally represented in the state legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A "sugar-coated Satan sandwich." That's what Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, called the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling -- as he announced he was voting for it.
• We note with sadness the death last week of veteran horse trainer Charles "Charlie" V.B. Cushman Jr., whose name is synonymous with the horse industry both in Kershaw County and abroad. A twist of fate thrust Cushman from race spectator into the saddle at the 1949 Carolina Cup as a fill-in for an injured jockey. He went on to capture third place in that spring classic, and it seemed his fate with riding and Camden was sealed. Cushman built on his expertise, riding for Hall of Fame trainer W. Burling "Burly" Cocks and training such racing notables as Explode ...
Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of 708 Walnut Street, Camden, passed Saturday, Aug. 6. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services to honor the life of Carl Luke Baker, Jr., 79, of Cassatt, will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends, Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Baker's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Johnnie Mae Kay Cooper, 72, of Cassatt, will be held, Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Barbara Segars will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Cooper's memory to KershawHealth, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Betty Robinson Davis, 76, of Goose Creek, widow of Malcolm Clennie Davis, passed away on August 4, 2011.
Marian "Susie" Landon, 94, died Thursday, August 4, 2011. Born December 20, 1916 in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Margaret Lange Scott.
Funeral services to honor the life of Truman Elmer Long, 89, of Camden, beloved husband, father and grandfather, will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Steve Patterson, Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, August 8, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Long's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the ...
SPC James Christian Paquette, 40, of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011. A memorial service celebrating Christian's life will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with internment to follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Due to the heat-related death of a freshman football player whose funeral will be held today, Lamar High School's coaching staff asked North Central if it could change the time and site of tonight's football scrimmage between the two schools.
It is only in comparison to today's Republican Party, divided between its old-school establishment and its Tea Party zealots, that today's Democrats look unified.
Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.
Air Force Airman Michael W. Glover graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
It has become somewhat of an art for me, that of studying Southern culture and deciphering what makes us different from others as well as downright peculiar among ourselves.
Our family has spent many a pleasant summer day with several families from the Dillon area and the experience is always enjoyable and the manner in which they address their friends, neighbors and kinfolk is like taking a step back in the "Old South." Everyone seems to have a prefix or you are a tourist just stopping by.
Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson braces himself for a splash of icy cold water as L-EHS football players and cheerleaders look on. Thomasson agreed to be "dunked" if L-EHS students raised $5000 by Thursday morning to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Students ended up raising $5300. "We wanted something that would get the kids involved in with a team aspect ... It kind of goes along with the United Way spirit, you can give a dollar, and that dollar goes a long way," Thomasson said. See more pictures in our Localife section.
An exhibit on John "Squeaky" Truesdale (1937-1996) is on display at the Camden Archives and Museum through August 2015.
Mr. Ricky L. Carraway of Lugoff SC is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, to Jamie L. Davis of Camden, SC. Ashley Carraway is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carraway and granddaughter of the late Horace Moore.
Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.
• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we'll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...
The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor Meet the Bulldogs on Monday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons area of the gym.
Always in close contention, The Elkstone Group's Bodie Island took the lead with one circuit of Saratoga Race Course's inner turf course remaining, jumped the last fence with a sizable lead, and held off a late challenge by Virsito to win last Wednesday's $65,000 optional allowance claiming hurdle by a head.