Ms. Rabon's English classes at Lugoff-Elgin High School collected more than 1400 books to benefit the Reach Out and Read programs in Kershaw County. Heather Mueller, coordinator of the Reach Out and Read sites in Kershaw County is pictured second from the left. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read currently serves one-third of the most impoverished children in the U.S. The Reach Out and Read model is ...
Camden resident Julie B. Hulteen was inducted into the Women's Auxiliary of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Columbia.
Willis C. Brooks, 73, of Eatonville, FL, formerly of Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, December 22, 2012.
Charles Edgar George, 93, of Camden died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in KershawHealth, Camden. Born in Slaton, Texas, he was the son of the late Carl Edgar and Myrtle Ethel Smith George.
Mr. James Horton, Jr. of Camden entered into rest on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Palmetto Health Richland.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Loy Cody McLeod, 89, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Beulah United Methodist Church in Camden. The Rev. Patricia Amick and Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McLeod's memory to Beulah United Methodist Church.
Betty Carolyn Reames, age 85, died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Nathan Gale Rollins, 70, of Lugoff, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 1:00 PM, 2 hours prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Gale's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
Funeral service for Mary Jane Stradford, 87, of 1818 Carter Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert "Robi" Walter Truel, 52, of Summerville, passed away December 13, 2012. Born in Navato, CA, he was the son of Lee Truel and Josephine Branham and husband to Tammy Roland Truel.
Mr. Jessie Watkins of Camden entered into rest on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Kershaw Health.
As the gun debate has mounted following the tragic school shootings in Connecticut, many who have strong opinions are speaking out -- some who favor a total ban on guns, others who prefer no controls whatsoever. But there's no easy solution to this problem, and the best one lies somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.
The board of trustees, executive director, staff and volunteers of the Family Resource Center are still celebrating our successful annual meeting and fundraiser event held at the Robert Mills Court house on November 29th.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.