In 2007, just as I was arriving in Kershaw County, the school district began work on Phase I of the Facilities Equalization Program. Phase I was envisioned to encompass eight construction and renovation projects at a cost of $102 million, which was generated through Installment Purchase Plan bonds. Through a combination of excellent management and a favorable construction market, the $102 million has been stretched to complete several more projects beyond the original scope. The additional projects included a new Jackson Elementary School (also the first LEED-certified Gold School in South Carolina), an addition and media center renovation at Blaney ...
• We're glad to see that the U.S. Marine Corps has lifted its ban on bracelets which honor U.S. troops killed in combat. Top officials announced last week that Marines in uniform are now authorized to wear killed-in-action bracelets recognizing friends who have died in combat or from battlefield wounds. The change was made after an uproar from Marines when top officers recently began enforcing a ban on the bracelets. Marine brass widely decided the former rule was an outdated one and changed it.
S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk (left) was recently recognized as the 2011 "Friend of Extension" at the state Clemson Extension Epsilon Sigma Phi annual meeting. Deon S. Legette (right), regional lead Extension agent, presented the award to Funderburk, who received the honor as a result of her support of agriculture and family life in her district and throughout the state. She was instrumental in starting the Kershaw County Farmers Market and has been a strong supporter of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association and Farm/City activities. Funderburk has also been a strong supporter of 4-H and other Clemson ...
Get your Halloween thrills and chills at the SAFE Scream on the Green, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Camden's Town Green.
If you suddenly lost electric and gas power, could you cook? A group that gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum recently for an open fire cooking demo could. A demonstration led by Katherine Richardson, newest staff member at the archives, netted roasted chicken, venison burgers, steamed root vegetables, corn fritters and an apple pie by the hands of Deborah Watts and Mel Welch. The visiting, open fire chefs from the Sumter County Museum delighted the gathered crowd of more than 50 spectators with their clothing, preparation and tastings. School children made butter in an old-fashioned crock churn. They made ...
I read with interest of author Chris Crutcher's visit to the Abbeville County Library and Abbeville Rotary Club last month.
Tea partiers are delighted that their support for Herman Cain proves they don't hate black people. Unfortunately, judging by some of his statements, Cain doesn't seem to like black people very much, either.
A jam-packed field of 14 horses from American steeplechasing's championship division will line up for Saturday's $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the featured race of the 91st annual Far Hills Races.
North Central assured itself of a spot in Thursday's Region 3-A volleyball championship match as the Lady Knights trampled McBee in three games in the final regulary scheduled match of the season.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are George, a 3-year-old neutered Beagle, and Pepsi, a female calico 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 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The shelter's ...
Fun and fitness is what the Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County will focus on Oct. 22 at the Larry Doby Complex off Old River Road in Camden.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 24-28:
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.
Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.
After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.
Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.
Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.
March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...
Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...
Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.
Elizabeth Combs of Camden graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina during its fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.
A funeral service to honor the life of Linda Carolyn Hendrix Price of Camden, SC will be held today, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Reverend Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends and family at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Memorials may be made in Linda's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorder Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
WASHINGTON -- I'm getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public's perception they're incapable of governing.
Mrs. Josephine S. Johnson, 92, of 7108 Stephanie Drive, Rembert, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
A memorial service for Raymond Lee Hutto, 79, was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. C Paul Stephens officiated. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Funeral Services for Linda Grant, 67, will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 804 Laurens St. in Camden, SC. Dr. A. D. Givens, Presiding Prelate will officiate. Interment will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery on Highway 97. A Public viewing will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 from Noon – 8:00p.m at the church. A. A. Dicks Funeral Home Sullivan Chapel, 2548 Main Street, Columbia, SC is in charge of these arrangements.
Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, was held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial was held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens officiated. The family received friends at the home.