I would like to applaud Sheriff Matthews for the honor and courage he brings to Kershaw County and surrounding communities. His qualifications and experience far exceed our comprehension as law-abiding citizens.
This is a new year. A new beginning. A time to think about family, friends and acquaintances. A time to think about how much they mean to you.
20 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 30--Feb. 4, 1991
Funeral service for Willie B. McClinton, 82, of John G. Richards Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion church with burial in the church cemetery.
Bessie Campbell Parker, returned to be with her creator on Monday, January 31, 2011. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Parker, 91, of Elgin will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Parker's memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
A service to celebrate the life of Joan Sowell Vincent, 79, of Kershaw, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 3, 2011, in First Baptist Church where she was a member .
Funeral service for Ellen R. Jackson, 72, of Gary Street in Camden, will be held Friday, February 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Funeral service for Leroy Jackson, 68, of Ebenezer Church Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Clayton Lamar "Skip" Carmean, 61, of Camden, died Sunday, January 30, 2011. Born in Hudson, Michigan, he was the son of Melvin and Betty Carmean.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Viola Bowers Anderson, 82, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Louie Anderson and Rev. Gene Stokes will officiate. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Anderson's memory to a charity of one's choice.
The Camden Junior Welfare League is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (C)(3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. The application is available for download at www.camdenleague.com and completed proposals should be mailed to CJWL, P.O. Box 578, Camden, SC, 29021. Proposals must be received by April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, you may contact Nikki Ingram at (803) 261-5968 or at CJWLGrants@hotmail.com. The League office is not staffed; therefore, proposals are only accepted via mail.
Eight Kershaw County elementary and middle schools -- up from only two local K-8 schools last year -- were among more than 430 schools statewide recognized Monday by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2010.
The music of the Pitchforks of Duke University, a nationally acclaimed collegiate a cappella group, and a past winner of the SoJam Southeast Collegiate A Cappella Festival, are returning to the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for a one-night performance on Friday. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, military and seniors. This concert is made possible by Bob Sheheen. Also opening on Friday is the month-long special exhibit of the South Carolina Heart GalleryTM.
Snow has them 'in a pickle'!
The Able Club of South Carolina and Outback Steakhouse of Columbia will join forces to present, "Surf's Up at Demon Bay", the second annual auction benefiting Lugoff-Elgin High School athletic programs, on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.
It was another black eye for South Carolina last week when Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the House of Representatives, was indicted by a Richland County grand jury on nine counts, including illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, filing false campaign disclosures and misconduct in office. Harrell suspended himself -- how's that for an oddity? -- and will now face his government accusers. South Carolina certainly doesn't have a monopoly on political malfeasance but the Palmetto State has had more than its share of governmental scandal. We say that fully recognizing that Harrell is innocent until proven guilty.
Citizens groups want lower utility rates
On Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), my friend was driving south of Jefferson Davis Highway. It was raining, with lots of thunder and lightning. When she got past the BP station, a transformer must have exploded. Her car hit the pole. She suffered some bad injuries.
On Aug. 24, 2013, my brother, Alan Robinson, was cruelly and brutally murdered. The week of Aug. 24, 2014, his killer was tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for his crime.
Though the calendar has now been flipped to the month of September and autumn is right around the corner, here in South Carolina it is still very much summer according to the thermometer. Days are getting shorter, but lower temperatures don't usually make it to South Carolina to signal the end of summer until well into October. Birds have begun their annual migrations south, but the heat and humidity that still lingers continues to keep snakes very active. Being exothermic, or cold-blooded as I was taught in elementary school, snakes take environmental warmth and warm themselves to activate processes ...
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WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.
With the rain --- which caused a one-hour delay --- followed by the heat and humidity, Saturday was hardly the optimal conditions for a cross country race.
The Cassatt Fire Department will host a high school rodeo on Oct. 10 and 11 on the grounds of the Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club. The club is located at 925 Field Trial Rd. in Camden.
In just their second year of existence, the Camden High girls' golf team can sympathize with the growing pains which their cross-river neighbors are experiencing.
That steamroller which is the North Central High volleyball team showed no signs of slowing down in a 3-1 win over Indian Land in a match played last Thursday in Lancaster.
The latest season of the police procedural "Blue Bloods," about a family of law enforcers, the "Avengers" TV spinoff "Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D." and the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" lead new television shows on DVD this week.
ORANGE, Calif. -- A bride who knew her father had only weeks to live surprised him by canceling her dream wedding and brought the ceremony to his hospital room so he could give her away and dance with her.