In a two-week span in which his team has played up and down in matches, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was happy that his squad had one of the former performances in a 6-0 shutout over visiting Wilson on Tuesday.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 25-29:
Carrie Stokes and Christina Stokes, both seniors from Camden, have been accepted to attend Coker College in the fall of 2012.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Former Camden High School and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball standout Sanchez Tucker, a junior at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, was named as the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Week for games played between April 5 –11.
Funeral service for James Dean Rabon, 54, of Camden, will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Bobby James, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Camden churches participated Sunday in the 14th annual Palm Sunday Parade, marking Jesus' entry in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. David Weaver Jr., played the part of Jesus and Eeyore, the donkey, was present for the event. Unlike kings and other important figures in history who rode horses, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. The Palm Sunday Parade is an annual tradition that has become a highlight for many churches as they enter Holy Week.
A North Central High School student was still missing Thursday after last being seen at school Tuesday morning.
Recently the Camden/Lugoff areas suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, Leonard Allen Proctor. After a long time serving the God he loved so well, Mr. Proctor joined the saints in glory. Mr. Proctor and I were members of New Life Christian Outreach Church in Lugoff, whose pastor is Rev. Richard Cameron. Mr. Proctor served as the building committee chairman. He was a former member of Bethel Worship Center, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and building committee chairman.
The North Central softball team earned a state tournament berth which goes with it thanks to a 10-5 conference victory over Great Falls.
Registration for Kershaw County Recreation Department swim teams will begin Monday and continue through May 13.
In Monday's story "Chamber learns about JEEP" and the March 14 story "Chamber dues down $7,000," the $45,000 accommodations tax grant that the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce received was incorrectly listed as being from the city of Camden. The $45,000 accommodations tax grant was from a Kershaw County local accommodations fund. The C-I regrets the error.
Bolstered by a pair of wins in their final two regular season games, the North Central baseball team will enter next week's class A state tournament with a full head of steam.
There will be a pair of fundraisers to help support the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School athletic program on Saturday, April 30 at the school.
The United Way Be A Bunny program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, and 132 children from the Kershaw County School District. An unbelievable amount of thought and care goes into putting together more than 200 Easter baskets.
Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.