At just 30, William Henry Lyttleton, a bachelor from one of England's most connected families, began his tenure as South Carolina's crown-appointed Governor. A dramatic incident delayed his arrival. And for some his departure could not come soon enough.
First, it was the Kershaw County championship which they won last Thursday. Then, on Tuesday, the North Central boys track and field team captured the Region 3-A crown in a meet which they hosted in Boonetown.
The public invited to attend the fifth annual Balloon and Dove Release to be held on May 7 at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the field on the corner of Bull and Broad St. across from Rhame Arena, Camden.
Due to Thursday's inclement weather, Lugoff-Elgin's District 6-4A softball playoff opening round game at Sumter has been postponed. The Lady Demons will now travel to meet the Lady Gamecocks Friday in a 6 p.m. start.
North Central's District 1-A baseball tournament opening game at Williston-Elko, originally set for a 5 p.m. start tonight, has been pushed back an hour and to a new location due to Thursday morning's rainstorm.
Camden High School graduate Stephen Norris, a.k.a. Blind Fury, was named "106 & Park" Freestyle Friday champion on BET after weeks of battling other rappers for the title.
Goodwill will partner with the city of Camden and Kershaw County to offer an electronics recycling drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Camden Goodwill store, 1671 Springdale Drive in Camden. In addition to accepting donations of computers, peripherals and other electronics items, Goodwill will accept other items such as clothing, toys and books.
Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.
Who made it through? Who will win? The decision will be made Thursday during the finale of Kershaw County's Got Talent. Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), the contestants will perform for three industry professionals. After all of the contestants have performed, the decision will be made and the winner will be announced. Featured emcee will be Patty Rose from KOOL 102.7 and Startime 1590.
The grass was green, the music was kickin'. The food and drink were tasty, and the children were happy ... and so were the parents. The maiden voyage of Camden's Town Green Saturday peaked, by some estimates, at a crowd of 700, many of them families whose children danced and sang and clapped in front of the stage as musical acts performed.
I would like to commend Kershaw County Councilmen Jimmy Jones and Bobby Gary for opening up the idea of reviewing the public comment period of County Council meetings. This "public" period, I think we can all agree, is not open enough. At present, citizens can only make a statement and there is no interaction between Council and the public. The tenants of our Constitutional Republic are violated when government attempts to eliminate dialogue and open debate. Instead, government is intended to be questioned with public debate in open forums. Public discourse is critical to Representative government and to holding politicians ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.