"Down in the valley, the valley so low, for late in the evening hear the train blow." Who of the pre-World War II generation does not remember that old folk song or sang it? And who of that generation does not remember the plaintive wailing of a distant train whistle? Those are a few of the nostalgic memories most of my generation have as we look back on the bygone times when trains and railroads played a much more prominent role in our lives.
Camden High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2010-11 academic year.
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Kristi Ann Harrison of Florence and Zachary Ryan Nickerson of Camden were united in marriage June 4, 2011 in the English Garden of Kershaw Cornwallis House in Camden. Rev. Condy Richardson officiated the 4:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at TenEleven Galleria immediately following the ceremony.
• We're glad to see that Pee Dee native Cale Yarborough has been voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Yarborough and his hard-driving style helped popularize auto racing decades ago, and back in those days, when drivers were often former moonshine runners, he was also pretty good with his fists. His brouhaha with Bobby and Donnie Allison is still the stuff of legends. Yarborough, short in statue but tall in skill, is a deserving member of the Hall of Fame.
Jacqueline Finnell Branham, 71, of Elgin, passed away quietly amongst friends and family after a brief illness sustained from cardiac arrest. Jackie, who was affectionately known as "Mimi", was the widow of the late Ira Floyd Branham. She was born in Sanford, Fla., to the late John "Jack" C. Finnell and Vivienne W. Finnell on January 27, 1940. She spent her youth in Augusta Ga., where she graduated from Richmond Academy in 1958. Following graduation, she began a tenured career at then, Southern Bell Telephone as an operator where she spent a dedicated 39 years working in various capacities until ...
Meta Cantey Boykin "Pete" Rose, 86, died fifth day of June 2011, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she has lived for the last nine years at The Cypress.
Ruth Brendel passed away on June 16, 2011 at the age of 90. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Annie Byrd Mangum. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne (Douglas) Miller of Flagstaff, AZ; two granddaughters, Doborah Anne (James) Campbell of Glendora, CA and Candace Renee (Robert) Bobkiewicz of Chino Hill, CA, and one great granddaughter, Riley Grace Bobkiewicz. Other survivors include sisters, Irene Gettys of Lugoff, S.C., Byrd Fash of Wilmington, N.C. and Vera Walker of Jasper, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward ...
A graveside funeral service for Herbert Allison Campbell, age 73 of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Sheila Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
By getting a quality start from Grayson King, Kershaw County Post 17 received the perfect ending to a perfect week.
Mrs. Randy Sanders of Camden and Mr. Phil Martin of Murrells Inlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Natalie Amanda Martin of Camden, to Mr. James Richard Davis, III of Camden. Natalie is also the daughter of the late Mr. Randy B. Sanders. Ricky is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Davis, Jr. of Camden.
Meredith Jackson Moss and Daniel William Christenberry, both of Columbia, were united in marriage June 18, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The Reverend Dr. John MacRaedie Barr performed the 6:00 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Moss home in Sumter.
The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) and the Wateree Homeowners Association Fairfield County (WHOA) will sponsor their annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
When David Simon, creator of HBO's late dramatic crime series "The Wire," heard through news media that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder wanted to see the series return for a sixth season, he offered the nation's top prosecutor a deal
Camden Bone & Joint is sponsoring the second annual High School Scramble Golf Tournament to benefit athletic trainer programs at all local high schools.
Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...
Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery's history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing's gravesite.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Lancaster man with grand larceny, DUI, driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights Sunday after he fled in a stolen truck from a KCSO deputy.
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A recent survey by SunTrust Banks found nearly 40 percent of consumers feel pressured to spend more than they can afford this holiday season.
Anton Armstrong looks forward to the holiday season all year long. It's not the passive sort of anticipation common among young children or "It's a Wonderful Life" fans; it's the active kind. He looks forward to December like his job depends on it. Because it does.
On December 12, many Mexicans paid tribute to the Virgin Mary with the holiday Our Lady of Guadalupe, a day when Mexico unites to honor the woman who is often recognized as a symbol of the country, according to Fox News.
There is no problem with simply sprucing up a master suite by upgrading the furniture, bedding and paint if the space is working well for you. However, we do not feel it is a good investment to put "lipstick on the pig" if you are lacking the space or layout required to actually qualify for a master suite.
With the release of the final season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on Blu-ray, the entire series is available in high definition. Also, the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" is on home video this week.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt opened up about his son Jack's early arrival to the world in an emotional speech during the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon last week, according to Us Magazine.
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.
Two years after the Dec. 14, 2012, school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 students and six staff members dead, the complete childhood educational and psychological profile of the disturbed 20-year old shooter, Adam Lanza, has been published by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, the state agency that oversees child welfare.
Second Look on Broad Street donated money to five organizations Dec. 1. A total of $1,000 was given to the Weatherization and Repair Ministries, and $1000 was given to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the KershawHealth Oncology Clinic Art Cart Program. The West Wateree Community Playground Project received $2,500, and the Family Resource Center Teen program and Kershaw County Activity Center received $4,250 each. The total amount of money donated was $13,000.