"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. County directors attended the district meeting of the Kershaw County Farm Bureau at Blaney in April 1958. They included (seated, from left) D.K. Stokes, Camden; C.B. Mitchell, Bethune, director of the S.C. Farm Bureau; D.E. Baxley, Kershaw; Mrs. J.R. Bell, Lugoff; (standing) J.D. Crawford, Camden; Howard Truesdale, Westville; R.D. Pate, Kershaw; H.J. Horton, Bethune; L.H. McCallum, Lugoff; and A.B. Nelson, Blaney.
Captain Stephen D. Lee, CSA wrote on April 13, 1861 that, "We then proceeded at once to Fort Johnson (James Island), which we reached at 4 a. m. (April 12), and to Captain George S. James, commanding at that post, gave the order to open fire at the time indicated. His first shell was fired at 4:30 a. m….."
29 YEARS AGO -- April 5-8, 1982
Get a real taste of spring at the season opening of the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday.
The 21st annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Ketchem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.
George Keys, 73, died Thursday. He was the son of the late Rev. Summers and Sallie Keys.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis McLain Mathis, 79, of Camden, were held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. The family received friends Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Mathis's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Ellen McGee, 75, of 1463 Dixon Road, Elgin, S.C. passed on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Church in Lugoff.
Mr. Lee McKenzie, 49, of 546 South Main Street, Bishopville, S.C. passed on Friday, April 1, 2011.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of George A. Wilson, 92, of Lugoff, were held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Mims officiated. The family received friends Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson's memory to St. John's United Methodist Church, 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Funeral service plans for Herbert E. Gaskins, Sr., 88, will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
The Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams will participate in this week's Forest Acres Classic, to be held at A.C. Flora High School's Falcon Field, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday.
Mattie Mae Couthen, 77, of 8270 St. John Rd., Rembert S.C., passed on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.
I've highlighted some unusual corporate and customer service experiences since launching this weekly column in 2010.
Facebook recently launched "Say Thanks," a quick yet customized way to send thanks in the form of a video card.
A wooden toy, a photograph and a framed doctoral degree reveal the motives of an anonymous donor who has helped fund research into mental illness and Christian faith.
It's a funny dichotomy.
Ninety-year-old chef Arnold Abbot prepares hundreds of meals each week for homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the kitchen of the sanctuary church, and he's been feeding the homeless for 20 years.
Funeral service for Lawton Melvin Truesdale, 92, will be held at noon today, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends today 10:30 a.m. until noon prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
CAMDEN – Funeral services for Eva Lois Tyson Napper, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mattie Reynolds Stokes, 87, of Camden, S.C. will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden War. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Stake President Carl Reynolds, Jr., Bishop Derick Swails, Wayne Thompso, and Hazel Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Stokes memory to Kershaw Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.
LUGOFF – Myrtle "Mert" Faye McLain Lemire passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2014. Per her wishes, a private memorial service was held for family members at Powers Funeral Home, which was built on the Lemire family land. Born in Camden, S.C., Mert was a daughter of the late John Jay McLain and Lena Smith McLain.
A Veterans Day observance was held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Cedars Cemetery in Camden. It was held the day after the actual Veterans Day to avoid schedule conflicts with other events Tuesday.
Rev. Mamie L. Adamson graduated from Morris College in Sumter May 3, 2014 with a bachelor's in pastoral ministry. She graduated cum laude.
• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...
That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.