Mrs. Pearlene White Wright, 116 North Gate Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Born in Pontiac, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late David L. and Sallie Bell Thomas White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Gethsemance Baptist Church, Mitchellville, Maryland, with burial in Maryland National Memorial Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden and J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD are serving the Wright family.
Did the Taliban overplay their hand when they shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl simply because she wanted to go to school? We can only hope.
Each of us has various benchmarks in our life.
When a person travels in a foreign country, he often uses the phrase, "Do you speak English?"
Millie Chaplin, from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, was the artist in residence at Bethune Elementary School during the week of Sept. 24 - 28. Chaplin brought with her a love of storytelling, puppetry, dress-up and her knowledge of colonial life to the students. During her week at Bethune elementary, the students made puppets, corn-husk dolls, puppetry settings, and experienced the types of games that colonial children played.
Jackson School students will be "getting their hands dirty" this school year as they plant and maintain their own school garden.
Camden ART will meet at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, in the Bassett Gallery, 801 Lyttleton St., Camden at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Kershaw County School District's Special Educational Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) students recently took a field study to Clemson University where they worked in small groups, then combined their efforts to form a paper city. Students designed the paper cities at Clemson's School of Architecture.
Continuing its support of Kershaw County School District graduates, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) is offering a full scholarship to the local GED graduate with the highest GED test score.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Cleve Edward Burchett, 52, of Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Van Ross, Jr., 18, of Elgin, in Richland County in two separate unrelated cases of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Burchett was arrested on Oct.16, 2012 and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. On Oct. 18, 2012, Ross turned himself in to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators after his attorney was notified that a warrant charging Ross with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor had been obtained by the Sheriff's Office.
Camden City Council will consider an amendment to the city's business license ordinance during its meeting Tuesday in order to comply with a new state law concerning non-admitted insurance brokers.
Former USC quarterback and current voice of Gamecock football, Todd Ellis, will be the featured speaker at this evening's meeting of the Kershaw County Gamecock Club.
Former USC quarterback and current voice of Gamecock football, Todd Ellis will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Oct. 22 meeting of the Kershaw County Gamecock Club.
Dreams of a perfect season came to an end for the North Central volleyball team as the state's top-ranked AA squad was dealt a 3-2 loss at Columbia last Thursday night.
Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's annual Springfest and Tag Sale will be held this Saturday, April 25 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden.
Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes and Palmetto Princess Alyson Goodwin hosted three Learning and Exploring the Arts through Dance Mini Camps during spring break. These camps were held at the Kirkwood Community Center, Trinity Apartments and Bethune Community Center. Girls ages 5-12 participated in the camp. Donations from the camp were given to the Children's Miracle Network.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), along with the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized 2.5 kilos, or 5 and one-half pounds of methamphetamine Friday.
TruVista, which provides cable television, internet and telephone services, experienced an outage for much of Tuesday.
Mrs. Andrema Truesdale Hayward, 71, of 892 Mount Zion Road, Camden, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Braley Richard Branham, Sr., 68, will be held today, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalzell. The family received friends Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020.
• Last week's seizure by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Old Armory Steak & Seafood on Rutledge Street marks at least the temporary loss of one of Camden and Kershaw County's premier restaurants. It is an unfortunate blow to the downtown Camden economy. Each business provides potential traffic to another and the loss of any one diminishes such beneficial ripple effects. Locals cheered the Old Armory's opening in 2006 so soon after the closing of the previous tenant, The Paddock. Many people and businesses have celebrated the holidays, proms, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birthdays and more at the Old ...
To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory which has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.
I was extremely pleased earlier this year to be invited with school board Chairman Ron Blackmon to participate in the Kershaw County Council planning retreat. It was a very informative experience for both of us. At the retreat, I was asked to outline what I see as the school district's most critical challenges. I've since been asked by several other groups to do the same presentation, so I thought what I had to say might be of interest.
I write this based on a fear for the well-being and future of America. If I am wrong, somebody set me straight, please. The historian philosopher Arnold Toynbee said, "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder, and start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses." In other words, they die from within. The history of the rise and fall of great civilizations lends support to this.
I just wanted to say thanks to the person who paid for our dinner at Shoney's on April 12.
Tinsley Simonds Iselin and Dakota Lee Hadley were married on April 11, 2015 on the banks of the Ashley River at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Nancy Bird Pellegrini of Charleston, SC performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast, Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (BB - 6 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (SB - 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at South Florence (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Dreher (BB - 6:30 p.m.)