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Colonial Christmas at Historic Camden

It's unlikely that today's kids will be asking Santa for a "bird on Bellows, Prussian Dragoon, Tunbridge Tea Sett, or neatly dress'd Wax Baby." That's what Jackie and Patsey Custis received as Christmas gifts from their new stepfather, George Washington, in 1759. Not from under the Christmas tree, mind you. Christmas trees and Santa Claus weren't introduced until the 19th century!

November 23, 2011 | | Localife


FAC hosts 2011 Holiday Sales Show

Are you looking for an original, one of a kind gift for that special person on your list? Well, look no further. You're sure to find it at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted items all made in the USA. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The 2011 Holiday ...

November 23, 2011 | | Localife


Bourus to speak at FRC meeting

Former Camden resident Vicki Bourus will speak at the first meeting of the Family Resource Center Dec. 1 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, at 6 p.m.

November 23, 2011 | | Localife


One-day softball tournament benefits family which lost their home in a fire

There will be a one-day softball tournament to benefit the family of Camden High School senior baseball player Josh Lund, which lost their house and possessions due to a fire last spring.

November 23, 2011 | | Sports


Kohn youth baseball clinic set for Dec. 10 at American Legion Park

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting the second annual Michael Kohn Baseball Camp on Saturday, Dec. 10 at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 23, 2011 | | Sports


Kennedy had a ‘Chicago’ side

"Chicago-style politics" aren't always evil. That's what the more pragmatic old-timers told me as a young reporter. I was a newcomer to Chicago, where, as Bullwinkle J. Moose might say, politics were not for those who are easily sickened as the plots thicken.

November 21, 2011 | | Columns


Mable Baynard

Mable Baynard, 87, of Camden, died Friday. Arrangements to be announced by Cooke Funeral Home, Inc.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dan Jack Branham

Funeral service for Dan Jack Branham, 85, of Lugoff, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton and the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorial may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rufus Henry Brown

Funeral services honoring the life of Rufus Henry Brown, 92, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden with military honors and Masonic rites. Reverend Roy Arnold will officiate. Pallbearers will be Carl Truesdale, Gordon Cartrette, Jim Wise, Johnnie Morris and Floyd Goff. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Kershaw Lodge #29, Ken Shuford, Jerry Watson and Charlie Corley. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM Tuesday in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr ...

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Hampton Jr.

Funeral services for Willie Hampton Jr., 66, will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Thurmond Williams will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden man killed in single-car accident

A Camden man was killed in a one-car collision late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

November 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mary Jordan

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mary Wylean Goff Jordan, 74, of Camden, were held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson officiated. The family received friends Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 7:00 –8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Jordan's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dale McCaskill

Funeral service for Samuel Dale McCaskill, Sr., 61, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of God, Sumter, with burial to follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Ron Bower will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1835 Camden Road, Sumter, S.C. 29153.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dr. Don A. Powell

A Celebration of Life Service for Doctor Donnie Ashmore Powell, 73, of Columbia, was held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Treasure's Acquisition Program, Rare Books c/o Elizabeth Suddeth University of South Carolina Library Development, 1322 Green Street, Columbia, S.C. 29208.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Character matters

A couple of months back, a friend sent me an article from The New York Times which described the work being done with character development by the administrators of two very different New York City area schools. The first one, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Charter School, serves economically disadvantaged students, while the other one, the Riverdale Country School, is a very exclusive private school. The administrators of these two very different schools found themselves struggling with the same question; that is, what does it take to be a successful person?

November 21, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Crazy and proud of it

My grandmother -- Daddy's mother -- was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.

July 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Leonard M. Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leonard M. Davis, Jr. 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. The Rev. Jason Fletcher will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Leonard's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, Arise & Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes ...

July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Devon Davis Graham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Devon Davis Graham, 72, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Rev. Dr. Chuck Everett and Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Devon's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - July 21, 2014

• It looks like it's full steam ahead for KershawHealth and its strategic plan. In recent weeks, we have reported on the creation -- after several years of hard work -- of a general surgery division; the recruitment of a new orthopedic surgeon; the signing of an agreement with Orthopedic Advantage to create a top-level orthopedic center in Kershaw County; and an already established agreement with Team Health to transform KershawHealth's emergency department in order to fast-track non-emergent patients allowing staff to focus on those in true emergency situations. Dr. T. Chris Tran, the new orthopedic surgeon, joined Camden Bone & Joint ...

July 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


KCC holding public hearing on joint industrial park

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on and consider third and final reading of an ordinance approving the development of a joint county industrial park with Chesterfield County. The public hearing and consideration of the ordinance are scheduled for council's meeting Tuesday evening.

July 21, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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July 21, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


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