Dropping the old year How did you say goodbye to the old year? Did you watch as the crystal ball was dropped at Times Square? I thought most people watched TV and then shot off fireworks. Maybe they do. But there are a few strange events to celebrate the New Year. Maybe at the end of 2011, you will want ...
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
The Kershaw County Reading Association recently held its annual Reading Teacher of the Year banquet at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.
Camden native and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relief pitcher Michael Kohn answers questions from a group of youngsters during a one-day baseball clinic at American Legion Park in Camden last month, which featured Kohn and was presented by the Camden High School baseball program and the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Kohn, a former CHS and Post 17 American Legion baseball standout, earned two wins to go along with a save for the Angels last ...
Funeral services celebrating the life of Pearl Wages Branham, 94, of Elgin, were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Reverend Kenneth Jackson and Reverend John Corder officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
Lorene Crim, 75, of Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1214 Campbell Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.
Mr. Langford (L.P.) Peake, 82, of Lake Wateree, died Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Lake Wateree Baptist Church with Mr. George Eleazer and Hospice Chaplain Mark Bredholt officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home, 96 Wateree Estates Rd., Winnsboro, SC 29180.
Services for David Robinson, of Camden, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 7.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronald A Smith, 94, of Camden will be held Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby James will officiate.
Share your favorite pictures with the C-I for the opportunity of appearing on the homepage of our website, as well as in print in the Localife section. Beginning in January, we will be hosting a "photo of the month" contest. Winning pictures will also be features in the print edition as well as online. Entering is simple, but first, you must log in on our website.
Camden Kiwanis President Frank Bernhardt (left) presents Amy Schofield (middle), Kershaw County Library director, with a check for $311, raised by a fall carnival coordinated by Kiwanis member Beth Lee-Moeller (right). These funds will be used to support early literacy materials and programs at the library
The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from Jan. 6 through Feb. 4 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The opening reception is Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
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.