For many years on an almost daily basis I have visited the South Caroliniana Library to do research. A few months ago a library staff member inquired, "All right, Mr. Teal, what are you researching today?" I responded, "I'm looking for a 'needle in a haystack.'" That literally was true since I planned to scan four years of a newspaper to search for a single fact. Since that time the staff's standard question to me is, "which haystack do you want to examine today?"
Applications will be accepted through May 5 for the 2011 Thomas E. McClester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.
Miss Aimee Elaine Graham and Mr. Brent Allen Brown, both of Lugoff, were united in marriage March 26, 2011 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown, Sr. Mr. Les Kelley officiated the 2:30 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony on the grounds at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown, Sr.
Americans can always be counted upon to do the right thing, Winston Churchill is said to have said, after exhausting all of the alternatives. In that spirit, President Obama intervened in Libya after taking his time in figuring out what the right thing is.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may take action on ATEC recommendations during its meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will present the school district's preliminary 2011-12 budget.
It's 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday. Do you know where your high school student is?
Jackson School fifth-grader LaBria Wilson and North Central Middle School eighth-grader Rachel Robinson have been named the Kershaw County School District winners in the 2011 State Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.
Faith Amick's fifth-grade class at Midway Elementary School finished their study of folktales and fairytales by sharing stories with children from the kindergarten classes. The fifth-graders each prepared a favorite story to read aloud at a special storytime in the school media center that delighted the kindergarteners. Here, Donovan Holloman is enthralled by Paul Zelinsky's version of "Rumpelstiltskin" as read by Ashley Sims.
Wateree Elementary School's fifth-graders reenacted scenes from the book "Ruby Bridges" as part of their Black History Month celebration. Students/"federal marshals" Seth Branham, Bridges Young, William Christianson and Zac Branham offer police protection to Ruby, portrayed by Tayjah Steele, as she enters the all-white school for the very first time.
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Crosland (Jay) Lindsay, Jr. of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to Mr. Jason Nicholas Finley, both from Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Langston (Lanny) Finley, III of Camden.
The Weatherization and Repair Ministry (WARM) completed it's latest project on Dec. 30-31. The 140 volunteers worked together to repair 15 homes in Kershaw County. WARM is supported by local churches including Camden First UMC, Emmanuel UMC, Gordon Street Church of God, Lyttleton Street UMC, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, River Church, Salem UMC, Spring Hill UMC, St. John UMC, St. Matthew Baptist, St. Matthew UMC, St. Paul UMC, Union Baptist Church and Unity UMC. If you or your church would like to be a part of the ministry, contact Lyttleton St. UMC at 432-3191.
Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Friends may visit at 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden.
Graveside memorial services to celebrate the life of Margaret M. Duvall, 87,of Melbourne, Fla., will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ron Taylor will officiate. Memorials may be in Mrs. Duvall's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.
• If ever a college coach deserved firing, it was Bruce Pearl, the Tennessee basketball head man who lied to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations he'd committed, and then committed additional illegal acts after denying he had done anything wrong in the first place. Pearl was a flamboyant coach who took the Volunteers to basketball heights they'd seldom attained, but his cheating was too flagrant to ignore.
Mr. Claude Brisbon, 92, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
Florence Alexander Savage LaRoche Blackwell, 95, of Camden, SC, died peacefully at home Friday, February 27, 2015.
Hopefully, the weather forecasters will be wrong on their prognostications of rain for the early to middle part of this week as all four of Kershaw County's baseball teams will be involved in pre-season tournament play which began last Saturday and will continue throughout this week.
Three Kershaw County teenagers have brought home the Zone 4 Region 4 High School Championship along with their team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips.
• We were very glad to see Kershaw County Council recognize ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper recently. Napper has served as The ALPHA Center's director for three decades. In all that time, he has also managed to find the time to serve on numerous local, state and even federal boards and commissions. Most recently, he stepped down from a seat on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees only to fill an open seat on the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Area Commission two days later. As always, Napper was humble in receiving council's resolution honoring him, saying it really ...
A friend, an only child, was talking about cleaning out her parents' house after the death of her father.
Throughout Old and New Testament times, most Jews and Gentiles consumed distilled liquor and believed it a healthy part of their daily diet. These beliefs and practices continued from the times of Christ through the settlement of America and the establishment of the United States.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.
Mr. Willie James Truesdale, 93, of 1446 Cassatt Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
A funeral service to honor the life of Walter Fredrick Setzer, Jr., of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Morganton, NC. Rev. Bob Shepherd and Rev. Fred Schuszler will officiate. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, prior to the service at the church.
A graveside service for Roy Richard "Sgt Red" Rederick, 69, will be held Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Military Honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the AMVETS.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary "Emma" Bass Boone, 97, of Camden, will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 2:00 PM at DeKalb Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dean Reynolds and Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:00-6:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, and also, from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service at DeKalb Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Boone's memory to Blaney Baptist Church, Ruth Sunday School Class ...
Mrs. Catherine Brisbon Chambers, 76, of 94 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Ms. Mary L. Dunham, 53, of 247 Cook Road, Lugoff, passed on Thursday, February 19, 2015.