Professional athletes often seem to make as many headlines for their off-the-field shenanigans as they do for their skill in the playing arena. Sports fans have come to expect that extracurricular news about athletes generally is going to be bad rather than good. That's why it's so refreshing to watch Camden native Vonnie Holliday go about his good works. When you read about Holliday, it's not about a DUI arrest or a nightclub brawl ...
It has always been a fantasy of mine to write something that my local newspaper would publish. Thinking too hard, I just could not come up with anything. It's right in front of me now and so easy to write. Easy to say, easy to write. Truth and reality!
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed Camden's Thomas Austin to a futures contract on Wednesday.
Camden's South Carolina Equine Park will host the S.C. Horsemen's Council Exposition on Saturday, Feb. 5. The day-long event will have a full schedule of demonstrations, seminars, speakers, vendors and the popular parade of breeds.
Officials at Francis Marion University have named 371 full-time students to the President's List, and 615 full-time students to the Dean's List for the 2010 fall semester.
As we move into a new year, I'm proud to reflect back on 2010 as a successful year for the City of Camden despite great and obvious challenges.
What some teams would give to have the "problems" which the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team encountered on Wednesday night.
KCRD offers Tai Chi class Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. The free-flowing relaxation exercise consists of a special arrangement of movements known as the form. The form is many separate movements strung together to produce one continuous sequence lasting ...
We tend to respond in one of two ways to the news that a deranged gunman has fatally shot a group of people with an extraordinarily lethal weapon. Some people are simply horrified. Others wonder where they can buy one, too.
Foresters Tonya H. Smith, Kenny Robertson and Justin Smith with the S.C. Forestry Commission will be speakers for the Monday meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association.
The game of cornhole. It may be one of those things as American as apple pie once you know what it is.
Kathleen Berry Hall, 90, of Camden, passed away on January 13, 2011, in her home, surrounded by family. Born Kathleen Virginia Berry on November 30, 1920 in Lucknow, SC, she was the oldest child of James Claude Berry and Lila Berry Carriker. She married Melton Hall on June 27, 1941 and lived in Camden, SC for more than sixty years until they moved to Monroe, NC in 2003. Kathleen and Melton were blessed with ...
Funeral service for Janie Bracey, 82, of Flat Rock Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, January 20, 2011, 1:00 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Funeral services with Elks rights, to celebrate the life of Marilyn Dority Furniss, 57, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM in Elgin Congregational Holiness Church. Interment will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Luke and Rev. Donnie Barrett will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 21, 2011 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at ...
Norma Bagley Harrington of Camden, SC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013. She was born to Leona Woolard Bagley and John Bagley Sr. on January 19, 1925 in Raleigh, NC.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 37th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum, where tour programs will be available and tickets may be purchased. Tour programs include home and site descriptions, maps, merchant information, sponsors, and general League information.
Caitlin Corbett, assistant to the city manager of Camden, and Lauren Branham-Reeder, marketing and administrative assistant for Kershaw County's economic development office, were among more than 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who recently completed the 2013 S.C. Economic Development Institute. Institute graduates received certificates of completion during the final day of the institute's program held at Rock Hill City Hall. During the program's two-day sessions, Corbett and Branham-Reeder ...
The city of Camden is embarking on a project to update the design guidelines used for the city's Historic Overlay District. The guidelines are intended to assist property owners in developing projects in the district that will preserve historic resources, accommodate change and maintain the character of the district. The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) will hold a workshop on the proposed design ...
The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" ...
• We note with sadness the death of Kershaw County Deputy Sheriff Rob Evans, who collapsed and died as he was directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School; he had served as a school resource officer in Lugoff for seven years and was active in a wide variety of school and community functions. Evans, 50, was well liked and did a good job of establishing rapport between his department and young children.
The Bethune Lions Club recently held its "Peace Poster" contest. Pictured above are this year's winners, front row from left: Breanna Bowen (first place); Rashade McCollum (second place); and Ashley Morgan Hall (third place). Also pictured are, back row from left: Don Witham, Bethune Lions Club program coordinator; and Leslie Pate, art instructor at North Central Middle School. The theme for this year's contest was "Our world, our peace." The Bethune Lions extend thanks ...
Robert Lee Evans, 50, of Lugoff, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.
By CLIFTON H. ANDERSON
During the National Fire Prevention Week last month, firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department visited the Lugoff Schools to promote fire and life safety initiatives to children and adults. The national fire prevention campaign for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires: Get Cooking with Fire Safety." Firefighters spoke with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First-Grade classes at Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools during the week.
The Holiday shopping season has begun and the 2013 Holiday Sales Show at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner. The dates are set for December 6-18, and the vendors are lined up for this year's event.
The IRS warns consumers not to fall for bogus charity scams. They often occur in the wake of major disasters like the recent tornadoes in the Midwest or the typhoon in the Philippines. Thieves play on the goodwill of people who want to help disaster victims. They pose as a real charity in order to steal money or get private information to commit identity theft.
Funeral services for Donnie Patrick Joyner, 70, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International.
The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.