Funeral services for Margie Mitchell Ortiz, 78, of Lugoff, will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel, 845 Leesburg Road Columbia, SC 29209. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Friday evening at Greenlawn Funeral Home.
Kershaw County School District Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd sent the following message to media at 4:30 p.m. today:
Due to the number of Kershaw County roadways that are still icy, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has decided to keep students out of school Thursday. Staff will report at 10 a.m., however. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd released the following statement to the press just before 4 p.m. today:
Dear Annie: At a movie theater, is there a rule for which armrest belongs to you? -- Jim in Omaha
Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer and part-time Camden resident, Janet Elliot, will be the guest speaker at Saturday evening's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association annual awards banquet.
Lugoff-Elgin High School students and soccer players, goalkeeper Kyle Brosius and forward Robert Brown have been named to the 2010-11 United States Olympic Development Soccer Team.
Here is my take on the law escort fee for funerals. I agree there should be a fee, just not as much as proposed. It was stated that it takes deputies away from their patrol. If this is the case the school board has to be charged for the traffic control before and after school, because we have more schools in this county than SROs to handle this task so that takes deputies away from their patrol. There has been times when there are two or three deputies in the highway at Jackson School in the afternoon just standing around.
The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will formally reveal the completion of the largest project it has undertaken -- the book "A History of Kershaw County" -- at a public program and book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church's fellowship center, 1201 Broad St., Camden.
Five inches of snow had fallen in Lugoff by 10 a.m. Monday; 4 in Camden.
The Able Club of S.C. and Outback Steakhouse of Columbia announce "Surf's Up at Demon Bay, the second annual auction benefiting Lugoff-Elgin High School athletic programs, to be held at 6 p.m. March 4.
Real estate transactions
Richard Williams, affectionately known as "Buster," entered eternal rest on January 8th 2011 at his home in Camden, South Carolina. Richard was born in Camden, South Carolina on May 14, 1944. He was the son of the late Willie T. Williams and Margaret Jones Williams.
All Kershaw County boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free- Throw Shootout to be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on South Broad Street in Camden.
Auditions for Snow White, a collaboration with the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and Columbia Children's Theatre, will be held Jan. 16 and 17 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Snow White will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre. All children ages 6 and up are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.