The S. C. Confederation of Local Historical Societies held its 2011 annual convention in Walterboro April 14-16. Its conventions consist of a business meeting, presentations on historical topics, tours of local historic sites, and an awards banquet. The theme of this convention was the Revolutionary War.
• We had hope that the "Gang of Six," a bipartisan group of U. S. senators which was examining ways to cut the deficit by trying to overcome the political logjam in Washington, could make progress. But Sen. Tom Coburn's decision to leave the group -- he and other members have been vilified by the far left and right, depending on whose ox was getting gored -- reduces the chance of success. Meanwhile, elected officials in the nation's capital continue to rail against each other while the deficit grows and threatens the fiscal survival of the nation. It's pitiful.
Bethune Town Council has conducted business during meetings in March, April and May.
A recommended 10 percent increase in the county's budget was the hot topic during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday.
Native American Chief King Haiglar (left) and Camden founding father Joseph Kershaw exchange gifts in this model of life-size statuary that will be installed on the Town Green next year. Like similar statuary of baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby and philanthropist Bernard Baruch being installed at the Camden Archives and Museum, Haiglar and Kershaw will be sculpted by Mariah J. Kirby-Smith. The model was unveiled during Camden City Council's work session Thursday. City Manager Kevin Bronson said the statuary is being commissioned by John Argis Hagins Jr. in his late father's memory. John Argis Hagins Sr., who ...
Miss Mary Evelyn Kalutz and Mr. Robert Ashley Fontaine were married at 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Edisto Beach Baptist Church, Edisto Beach, SC. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Robin Heath. A reception followed the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elledge.
The Spirit of Camden race team will have a female's touch at this weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons races to be held at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday.
Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will learn the fundamentals of baseball or improve their skills at this baseball camp.
A Boater's Education Class is being offered in conjunction with SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Kershaw Conservation District.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old short-haired domestic cat and an 8-week-old shepherd mix puppy. 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 ...
Funeral service for Stevenson Wood, 68, of Trinity School Road in Lugoff, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at James Chapel AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Allen Preston Peters of Camden, South Carolina has passed away at the age of 56. He lost his long hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on the morning of May 17, 2011 at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia. Born May 10, 1955 in Ronceverte, WV, he was the son of Betty Shires Peters and the late Louie H. Peters. Mr. Peters spent his childhood and teenage years in Oak Hill, WV. He attended Collins High School where he was quite athletic. He was the quarterback all 4 years and lettered in every sport he played including ...
Storage One has opened its second Kershaw County location at 338 U.S. 521, behind Black River Shell in Camden. The facility and the original Storage One location, at 187 U.S. 601 S. in Lugoff, are owned by Josh Denton. Ann Marie Holland is the manager. The Storage One facility in Camden offers 24/7 access through an automated kiosk. This "automated self storage" kiosk allows customers to handled payments or obtain rentals. The office is also open from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is 713-9912. Denton was joined by family, friends, elected ...
Gloria "Pretzel" Lint Shirley of 211 E. Hill Street, Warsaw, N.C., passed away May 17, 2011 after a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer's disease.
Wateree District Scouts (Kershaw and Fairfield Counties) will be holding its annual Cub Scout Day Camp for all Cub Scouts June 13 – 16 at Harvest Baptist Church. Day camp gives Cub Scouts a chance to have a great time, meet new friends, experience new things and pass advancement requirements, all while having the time of his life.
Funeral service for Lawton Melvin Truesdale, 92, will be held at noon today, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends today 10:30 a.m. until noon prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
CAMDEN – Funeral services for Eva Lois Tyson Napper, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mattie Reynolds Stokes, 87, of Camden, S.C. will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden War. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Stake President Carl Reynolds, Jr., Bishop Derick Swails, Wayne Thompso, and Hazel Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Stokes memory to Kershaw Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.
LUGOFF – Myrtle "Mert" Faye McLain Lemire passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2014. Per her wishes, a private memorial service was held for family members at Powers Funeral Home, which was built on the Lemire family land. Born in Camden, S.C., Mert was a daughter of the late John Jay McLain and Lena Smith McLain.
A Veterans Day observance was held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Cedars Cemetery in Camden. It was held the day after the actual Veterans Day to avoid schedule conflicts with other events Tuesday.
Rev. Mamie L. Adamson graduated from Morris College in Sumter May 3, 2014 with a bachelor's in pastoral ministry. She graduated cum laude.
• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...
That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.
November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.
Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.