The South Carolina High School League state baseball playoffs open for Lugoff-Elgin and North Central with the 4A and AA tourneys kicking off Thursday with Camden beginning AAA postseason action on Friday night.
In a game in which second place in Region 3-AA was hanging in the balance, Fairfield Central answered Tyler Bowers' two-run blast in the top of the sixth by pushing across the tying and winning runs in the home portion of the inning to take a 3-2 win over visiting North Central.
In what could be termed the calm before the storm, Camden kicked off a week which would determine its 3A baseball playoff fate by returning home from Hartsville with a 4-1 non-conference victory on Tuesday night.
Looking no worse for the wear after having enjoyed an 11-day layoff, the Camden High girls' soccer team returned to the pitch with a 2-1 win over Westwood Tuesday night in a Region 4-AAA match played in Blythewood.
Before last week's spring break, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak had one goal for his team. When the Bulldogs returned from having had 12 days off, Smoak wanted to finish the season by winning their last five matches.
Grace Episcopal Church in Camden has set the date for the 78th annual Spring Dog Show. The show will take place in Rectory Square on May 17 with May 24 reserved for the rain date. There are 16 show classes including costume, pure breeds, children's handling, puppies, mixed breeds and shelter dogs, so all types of dogs, handlers and spectators are encouraged to attend! Hotdogs, chips, sweets and drinks will be on sale throughout the event.
Several local veterans groups recently attended a commemoration ceremony at the flagpole and marker in front of Invista in Lugoff. The event marked the 71st anniversary of a significant event in the history of both our county and our nation. The following two paragraphs from A History of Kershaw County South Carolina (2011) by Joan A. and L. Glen Inabinet condenses and describes the event:
The Kiwanis Club of Camden inducted five new members at its April 1 meeting. From left, Brandon Oliver, Safe Federal Credit Union; Deb Gibart, retired; Marcella Towers, TD Bank; Debbie Massalon, Mental Health America; and Harriet Reid, New Day on Mill.
Funeral services for Cleora Estridge Jones, 97 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Todd Montgomery will officiate.
Roger Allen Dubois, 73 of Bethune, SC died Monday, April 21, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Born in Luton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Glenn and Elaine Stokes Dubois. Mr. Dubois was the owner/operator of poultry farms and served in the Army National Guard. He was also a graduate of Wayne State Teachers College.