My name is Kershaw County. I am located in the state of South Carolina and I possess approximately 740 square miles, and I claim to have approximately 60,000 citizens that live in me. I have a lot to boast about, so much that I cannot begin to tell of them. I am proud of my citizens and I depend on them to make me what I am. I am only as good as my people. That I know!
I tore down the old swing set last weekend, demolished it actually. I unscrewed as many nuts and bolts as I could and then took the saw to it, leaving only the pile of sand which had broken the fall of many a crying or giggling toddler at the base of the sliding board. It was time. The old structure had become a little "shop of horrors," so to speak. There were several rungs missing from the ladder, there were damaged boards everywhere, the swings had become rusty and unreliable. She was tired.
Last year's reserved space holders have until Friday, Oct. 12, in order to secure their same space(s) for this year's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
The machine just keeps on rolling along with a hiccup.
Camden's Henry Stradford missed two games to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.
Nancy Whitney Gerry, 95, of Boca Grande, Florida, and Fishers Island, New York, died peacefully September 26th in Englewood, Florida. Born March 26th, 1917, she attended the Brearley School in New York City, and the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. Henry Averell Gerry, her husband of 60 years, preceded her in death in 2000. They lost their son, Averell, in 1960.
Funeral services celebrating the life of H. Frank Meadows, 92, of Camden, was held at 2:00PM, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hancock officiated. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family received friends in the Camden Chapel at 1:00PM, 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Meadows' memory to A. Sam Karesh Longterm Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Suzanne Miller McKenzie, 80, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center, in Camden. Pastor Raymond Sellers will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Suzanne's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.
Funeral service for Brent Ashley Nichols, 37, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Warnock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made by check to Brent's Children Memorial Fund c/o First Palmetto 407 DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Funeral service for Patricia Ann Spielman, 57, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jim Wallace will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Services for Louis Vaida Jr., 77, will be private. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Donor Services PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or PALS with Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC
Robert Duke Brown of Camden, a longtime Coastal Carolina University (CCU) trustee, was recently honored with the naming of the "Robert Duke Brown Hall of Champions" in the University's Adkins Field House. The hallway, which connects the George F. "Buddy" Sasser Hall of Fame to the building's Football Suite, was named for Brown to recognize his staunch advocacy and support of CCU's football program.
It's a fun time to be a college football fan in Kershaw County. While the high school teams in this area are going through a rough patch, the state's two flagship football programs -- South Carolina and Clemson -- are having banner seasons that could lead to the ultimate rivalry game Nov. 24 when the two teams will meet.
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.)