Elgin twins Blaize and Mary-Grace Hill are still making waves in the entertainment industry. The two five-year-olds had the opportunity to meet rapper Lil Romeo and Master P as well as actor Tommy Ford earlier this summer in Atlanta. In July, the twins plan to travel to Pittsburg Pa. where they will attend The Great American Model and Talent search for the opportunity to start in a screen play for a film project held in Los Angles. The twin's faces will also appear in the upcoming movie "UNSPOKEN WORD" playing the role of orphans.
Since my last letter to you, I have received five phone calls and numerous personal comments from friends regarding the City of Camden/Columbia YMCA partnership. All of these contacts have been supportive of my letter and thus my belief that something is not right within our city council.
South Carolina has the ninth-worst obesity rate in the country, according to essmsc.org and dedicated individuals in Kershaw County are making an effort to battle that statistic and prevent obesity.
Mrs. Maggie Kendrick Reed, 91, of 5720 T. B. Wright Road, Rembert, died Tuesday. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Memorial service for Peggy Hall Small, 55, will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the funeral home.
Lugoff Kentucky Fried Chicken captured its second consecutive KCRD Instructional League baseball title this year. The team won the regular season title with an 11-0 record and then capped a perfect campaign by winning all three of its league tournament games. Pictured on the fron row, from left, are Coby Morrison, Joshua Kirkland, Landen Goff, Grant McElveen and Layne Ruffner. The middle row includes Gabriel Sullivan, Caleb Galloway, Robert Storey, Walker Branham, Brian Napper and McCoy McElhaney. The coaches' row is made up of Matt Galloway, Robbie Branham, Ray McElveen and Tom Storey.
Bernard Harry Baum, 81, of Columbia, died Monday, June 20, 2011. He was born and raised in Camden, SC on August 28, 1929. He was the son of the late Bernard Harry and Minnie Tewell Baum.
Kershaw County residents are on the alert after a woman and two of her children were exposed to rabies by a kitten they found.
U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha A. Outlaw graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
A the Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday, June 14, Sammie Tucker – who represents the Charlotte Thompson precinct in which I reside -- made a motion to "adjust" council's salaries from $10,000 to $13,000 a year. It included "adjusting" the vice chairman's salary (his own position) from $11,000 to $15,000 a year. Do the math – that amounts to a 30 percent increase in salary, plus benefits. The motion passed by a 4-3 margin. The three opponents were Stephen Smoak, Jimmy Jones and Chairman Gene Wise. These three members considered the citizens' pocketbooks more than their own.
"Down in the valley, the valley so low, for late in the evening hear the train blow." Who of the pre-World War II generation does not remember that old folk song or sang it? And who of that generation does not remember the plaintive wailing of a distant train whistle? Those are a few of the nostalgic memories most of my generation have as we look back on the bygone times when trains and railroads played a much more prominent role in our lives.
Camden High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2010-11 academic year.
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Gov. Haley recently took an 11-day trip to India. There are some who are grumbling, calling her trip just another post-election junket by a politician.
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WASHINGTON -- By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.
MaryEllen J. Ellis, formerly of Cassatt, S.C., passed away Nov. 20, 2014. She is survived by her son, Walter Davis of Cassatt, South Carolina; daughters, Denise Thomas of Liberty, Missouri, and Jean Garrison of Cassatt, South Carolina; 9 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren. MaryEllen was preceded in death by her Father, Walter Vernon Jones, Sr. in 1983; her mother, Ethel Juanita Hammonds Jones in 1989; brother, Walter Vernon Jones, Jr. in 2009; and a son, Paul Jackson Davis in 2007. MaryEllen had done many things in life, but enjoyed being a Farmer and around horses on ...
Funeral service for Elton Newman, 81, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009 or to KershawHealth Hospice.
Hilton F. Batts was born in Wilson, NC on February 10th , 1931 and born again in August, 1957. Hilton was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hilton passed away peacefully with his devoted wife Peggy, children, Carlton and Sheri and granddaughter, Ashlyn, by his side.
Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.
An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.
Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.
Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.
The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13
• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.