I stopped by the Farmer's Market on Memorial Day weekend, and I ran into a neighbor who said something to me about how it must be nice in the summer when things slow down. Admittedly, summer does provide the opportunity for some rest and recharging. But in reality, our school district remains unbelievably busy over the summer. Getting ready for a new school year is a monumental and complex task.
Clemson University awarded a record 2,713 degrees at its May 13 commencement ceremonies. Local graduates included the following:
Joan Reconnu was named Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) Volunteer of the Year.
The Camden High School African American Alumni Association will host a reunion weekend July 22 through 24 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, located at 607 Broad St. Camden.
Food for the Soul has announced the names of regional coordinators for their Pass the Plate fundraising campaign. The campaign is underway and will conclude Aug. 14.
Amanda Rembert McMaster of Barnwell and Carl Douglas Capell, Jr. of Camden were united in marriage Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Owen Pavilion at Clemson University's Madren Center in Clemson.
A number of Kershaw County students were named to the spring 2011 Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University.
Miss America 2008 Kristen Haglund (third from left) visited Camden Wednesday after being invited by local caterer Jack Brantley (second from left). Brantley owns and operates Aberdeen Catery in Camden and has been involved with the Miss America pageant for more than 30 years through his service with the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Camden Jaycees. Haglund is visiting the state as part of the 2011 Miss S.C. pageant. Brantley also invited the judges from the pageant. Standing on the steps at Aberdeen are (from left) pageant judges Teri Galver, Annabelle Laroque, Parker Dearborn and Morihiko Nalchara, Brian ...
Funeral service for Wayne Anthony Wright, 41, of Rembert, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Community Baptist Church.
Funeral service for Sarah Jones Anthony, 90, of Church Road in Westville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Bessie Mae Boykin, 85 years old, of Camden, passed away on June 26, 2011. She is the wife of the late Henry Boykin Jr. and daughter of the late Handy and Dollie Mae Carter.
Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Ida Lee Smith Caskey, 89, of Camden will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM in First Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Caskey's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Alberta Goodwin Gallant, 80, of Camden, were held Thursday at Household of Faith Holiness Church Convention Center, Rembert. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery, Camden.
Walter Grant, 69, of Heir Drive, Rembert, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Funeral service for Stephanie Denise Robinson, 38, of Clinton, Maryland, will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, Camden. Miss Robinson will be placed in the church at noon for viewing.
As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.
WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.
Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.
More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.
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Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.
Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.
Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.
CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.
Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.
Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.
With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.