In response to Phil Noble's February 19th column entitled "White Guys in Tall Buildings," I offer the following:
Camden native Dr. Don Jordan, a full professor in the University of South Carolina's (USC) College of Arts and Sciences since 1992, recently announced his candidacy for S.C. Superintendent of Education. Jordan will run as a Republican.
Midlands Women's Center, the pregnancy care center of Kershaw County, will host its annual fundraising banquet and silent auction today at 6 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church at 106 Longtown Road in Lugoff.
North Central High School student Warren Moseley was recently awarded membership to the Class AA All State Football Team.
Master Basim Gilchrist, 3, of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Febraury 17, 2014. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the son of Bruce and Vanessa Alston Gilchrist. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.
The South Carolina SandSpurs, a travel baseball team made up of boys from Camden and Lugoff, ended their season with two Championship wins and four second place showings. They are, bottom row left to right, Trent Cassady, Hunter Ives, Banks Galloway, Reed Goff, Evan Younghans and Will Sandt. Middle row, left to right, Witt Branham, Griffin Branham, Coach Chris Branham, Jarrett Koumas and Hampton West. Standing are coaches, Chad Farmer and Gene Branham. Matthew Farmer is not pictured. The SandSpurs thanks the following sponsors for their support: Modern Turf, Midlands Mortgage Co., Wateree Car Wash, Cogsdill Tool Products, First Palmetto ...
Even though we are not a full two months into 2014, the new year has already been a memorable one for Camden's Liza Towell Boyd and her younger brother, Hardin Towell, and the Towell family's Finally Farm.
After several team defections due to previous commitments, Saturday's rescheduled Camden High School Baseball Jamboree has undergone a facelift and will include more local teams.
They're having a luncheon in Heaven and Lula Mae Jowers is the guest of honor! Lula Mae Sutton Jowers, 92, died Friday, February 14, 2014. Daughter of the late John D. and Norma Lee Sutton, Lula Mae was born in Columbia and attended Columbia High School and The University of South Carolina, where she was treasurer of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She married Lawrence Victor Jowers on December 18, 1942 and went with him to Atlanta while he attended medical school and then back to Columbia to live and raise her family.
Graveside service for Theresa Charlene Small, 63, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Candice Digman, 60, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at Noon on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Thoyd Warren will be the speaker. Memorials may be made in Candice's memory to Kershaw Center Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.
Cassatt businessman Howard "Buck" Buckholz has announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on the Kershaw County Council, currently held by Tom Gardner.
North Central High School's 2013 Miss Green and Gold, Madeline Pate (above), will be crowning the new 2014 Miss Green and Gold on Thursday in NCHS' auditorium. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase at the school and from contestants. This year the pageant will feature a "Blast form the Past" theme for the 29 contestants. There will also be eight student talent acts competing for the talent show portion of the evening. Tickets prices are reserved seating: $10; advanced: $6; and at the door: $8.
What is this servile bureaucratic beast called "Presidents' Day?"
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.