Dear Readers: Today is Memorial Day. We know for many, this is simply part of a long weekend. But we hope you will keep in mind the reason behind the holiday -- a day to remember those servicemen and women who have died serving their country. Please honor our fallen heroes by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of veterans. It is also customary to fly the flag at half-staff until noon.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees unanimously passed a motion last week authorizing the organization's CEO to enter into a non-exclusive letter of intent to explore collaboration opportunities with Palmetto Health in Columbia.
• We welcome newly hired Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter, who comes to this area from Abbeville County; we hope Carpenter can lend some stability to a position that's had too much turnover in recent years. And while we're at it, let us offer a tip of the hat to Frank Broom, former Camden city manager, who served as interim county administrator and was able to "straight shoot" with council members, partly because he didn't have to worry about their becoming angry and siding against him, a concern that "regular" administrators naturally must harbor.
It's hard to say which is more remarkable about Kayla Heard, that she is graduating this spring from Washington State University at age 16 or that she earned her degree without ever entering a classroom.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Lorena Grace Mahaffey Brockman, 94, of Camden, will be held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Sheila Rogers and Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, May 29, 2011 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Maudine Corley Jackson will be held on Thursday, June 2nd at the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church at 10:00 am.
A celebration of life service for James Edward "Ed" McKenzie, of Camden, will be Monday, May 30th at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the church fellowship center.
Funeral services to honor the life of Rollin George Reynolds, Jr., 79, of Rembert will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Beulah United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Vince Halter will officiate. The family received friends, Sunday, May 29, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Reynold's memory to Beulah United Methodist Church, 820 Beulah Church Road, Camden, SC 29020.
Joseph Lee Robinson, 56, of North 5th Street, Newark, N.J., formerly of Cassatt, died Monday, May 23, 2011.
Funeral service for Daisy Bell Tucker, 95, of Lugoff, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
An 87-year-old Cassatt woman with dementia who went missing Friday was found dehydrated and suffering from hundreds of fire ant bites Sunday morning.
Well, we made it back.
Yea, Squeaky's got 'em all right; any red-blooded American knows "The Blues" denote rhyme, rhythm, lyrics and notes picked, strummed, sung or whined, and in a minor key if possible. Squeaky, alias William H. VanDeaver the IV, Yankee panhandler come lately to Edisto Beach, saved from hunger and heat stroke by a single mom, waitress Cindy who was working at Whalen's restaurant and bar. If you read the local papers, you may remember Squeaky and Cindy striking up a friendship, Squeaky cleaning up his act, his story climaxing when Cindy revealed him to be the father of her ...
As schools break for summer vacation and the warm weather sets in, the time to get out on the water and go fishing and boating is here. Free fishing days, June 11-12, allows South Carolina residents who would like to try the sport of fishing to go without having to purchase a license.You can take advantage of the state's 28 tackle loaner sites housed in state and county parks all over South Carolina. These sites allow you to rent, free of charge, everything you need for a day of fishing, except for the bait.
Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.
The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.
When I was told about the "Demon Nickname" article in Friday's paper, I was upset when I read the article. I was mad. Oh, by the way my daughter is a cheerleader.
Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.
We comment on sports issues in this space on a regular basis, because athletics are so ingrained into the culture of Kershaw County and South Carolina. This week marks the kick-off of college football season in the Palmetto State, and several developments highlight the changing culture of the pigskin pastime here.
Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...
I am writing about the negative article that appeared in the Camden Chronicle this past Friday concerning the Lugoff Elgin cheerleaders.
The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.
Scott Addis earns Eagle Scout award
Real estate transactions