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Thanks for the help

As coaches of the Kershaw County girls' 12 and under state fast-pitch championship softball team, my husband, Joey, and I would like to thank the players, the parents and all the local businesses who contributed to this special event.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


KC All-Stars come home from Aiken with state championship hardware

Take a group of a dozen girls, the best 12 and under fast-pitch softball players from throughout Kershaw County, bring them together for nine practices leading up to a weekend tournament and what do you get? Try state champions on for size.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


Pets of the Week - June 17, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Aladdin, an 8-week-old male domestic shorthaired kitten, and Mackey, a 3-month-old tan and white hound mix puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

June 17, 2011 | | Pets


Sullivan is teacher finalist for award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan has been selected as a South Carolina state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

June 17, 2011 | | Education


Dr. Robert Davis Jr.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert Edward Davis, Jr., 78, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Hugh McKinney and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Dr. Davis's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill St. Camden, SC 29020.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Walter Geloewski

Funeral service for Walter Bruno Geloewski, 74, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazerene, 901 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210. The Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Church of The Nazerene.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darren Hickmon

Darren "Boogie" Hickmon, 40, of Beaver Dam Road, Camden, SC, died Monday, June 12, 2011.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Chalmers Hornsby

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Chalmers E. "Chank" Hornsby, 88, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Center beginning at 10:00AM. Memorials may be made in Mr. Hornsby's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Howard Melton

Graveside services for Howard Melton, 75, of Bethune, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Michael L. Parnell, Sr. will officiate. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Barbara Peebles

Funeral services for Barbara E. (Sellers) Peebles, 47, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Everett Reconnu and The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wilson earns spot on USAVB Select Continental Team

Morgan Wilson has come a long way from the little third-grader who joined her mother's Camden Volleyball Club team.

June 17, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Growing green for the community

Sarah Elizabeth Hilton, 9, took part in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for third-grade students. The program offers students a hands-on gardening experience by giving them the tools to grow colossal cabbages. Sarah's cabbage grew to a whopping 24 pounds. After tending to the cabbage, Sarah made the decision to donate her large leafy produce to Food for the Soul to help feed those in need. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Patti B. Hilton and is a student at Pine Tree Hill

June 17, 2011 | | Localife


Black hopes, white anxiety

Race relations have undergone a curious flip-flop. Polls show that blacks feel more optimistic about the nation's future than whites do, despite the Great Recession that's giving everybody the blues.

June 17, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


YMCA funding questionable

Webster's Dictionary defines "forum" as a public meeting or lecture involving audience discussion.

June 17, 2011 | Helen B. Crolley Camden | Letters


Happy 90th Birthday!

James F. Nesbitt celebrated his 90th birthday June 9. A surprise birthday party was planned for June 4 with about 300 people in attendance, which included the children, in-laws, grandchildren with their families, great-grandchildren, nieces with their families, nephews with their families, and many, many friends.

June 15, 2011 | | Localife


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Medical marijuana

Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.

April 11, 2014 | | Editorials


American Legion accepting Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


David Lawerence Kelly Jr

A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Thanks from Historic Camden

The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.

April 11, 2014 | Historic Camden Foundation Board of Trustees | Letters


Gullible and guilty

Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...

April 11, 2014 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Ariail for April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 | | Ariail


Southern charm

WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.

April 11, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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