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Noted and passed - May 5, 2014

• After months of work by KershawHealth employees, administrators and trustees -- and a lot of speculation by the public -- the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted a week ago to adopt a new strategic plan it hopes will stem a long-running tide of red ink. The plan does not call for any cutbacks in service, but rather the opposite: new facilities in Elgin and Camden in order to expand and strengthen existing services. Some may be surprised that KershawHealth leaders are willing to move forward to transform the former Burndale Plaza shopping center or that a new Karesh Long Term Care facility ...

May 05, 2014 | | Editorials


Disciplined thinking

Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint addresses an audience from across South Carolina at the Robert Mills Courthouse during The Buckley School of Public Speaking's recent biannual Disciplined Thinking Seminar. DeMint's topic concerned the centralization of big government. Fourteen graduates of the Buckley School participated in a debate following DeMint's presentation, with the three-day seminar functioning as a question and answer session followed by debate, further talks and a roundtable discussion. The school's founder, the late Reid Buckley, would select an issue interesting to politically-involved persons and then select a relevant speaker.

May 05, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Simmlean Blanding Jones

Mrs. Simmlean Blanding Jones, 93, of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday April 29, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff SC with Burial following in the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marianna Widelska-Neff

Marianna Widelska-Neff, 63, of Waynesboro, passed away April 25, 2014.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


KC softball teams all stay alive in tourney

Tyler Bowers belted a pair of home runs while driving in three runs, but it was not enough to help North Central get past host Buford in a 9-5 loss in Thursday's first round of the AA District 3 baseball tournament.

May 05, 2014 | | Sports


Take a Child Fishing tourney set for May 17

The 31st annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 02, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chapin netters double up Dogs, 4-2

Of the many different programs which the Camden High tennis team has defeated over the years, Chapin was not on that list.

May 02, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


BARK! The Musical opens at FAC

Don't forget to check out BARK! The Musical at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County this weekend. Tickets are available at the door. $20 Adult; $18 Student, Senior, Military. Call 425-7676 or visit the FAC web site at www.fineartscenter.org 24/7 for tickets.

May 02, 2014 | | People & Places


Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

The Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant Sale May 10 at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. With many new and different varieties, it is a sale you will not want to miss if you need replacement plants for what the unusual weather may have taken from your garden.

May 02, 2014 | | People & Places


50th wedding anniversary

Bob and Brenda Snell were married on May 3, 1964 at Southside Baptist Mission in Camden. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 3, 2014, with a drop-in hosted by their children and grandchildren at First Baptist Church Fellowship Center in Camden.

May 02, 2014 | | People & Places


Happy 102nd Birthday

Ellen Bukowski, above, turned 102 years old on April 28.

May 02, 2014 | | People & Places


Hurbert “Larry” Alston

Mr. Hubert "Larry" Alston, 55, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Rembert, South Carolina passed on Monday, April 28, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Burial will be at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

May 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mary Canady Branham

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mary Canady Branham, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Camden. Rev. David Snodgrass will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

May 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Simmlean Blanding Jones

Mrs. Simmlean Blanding Jones, 93, of Bellows Falls, Vermont, formerly of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

May 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Eloise Barnes Mitchell

Mrs. Eloise Barnes Mitchell, 86, of 1451 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff died Thursday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mitchell Family.

May 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


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