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Noted and passed - Dec. 2, 2013

• 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.

December 02, 2013 | | Editorials


Robert Lee Evans

Robert Lee Evans, 50, of Lugoff, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Coping with feelings of grief during the holidays

By CLIFTON H. ANDERSON

November 29, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff Fire crews teach Fire Prevention

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.

November 29, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County announces Holiday Sales Show dates

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.

November 29, 2013 | | Arts


Tax Tips -- Don't fall for charity scams

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.

November 29, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Betty Owens

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty "Mama Betty" Godwin Owens, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Rus McDonald will officiate. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Boulevard. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


ATEC receives Excellent Absolute rating on state report card

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.

November 29, 2013 | | Education


Sportsmanship

There won't be many people in Kershaw County who'll be neutral about the South Carolina-Clemson game Saturday, as both teams come into the rivalry ranked in the nation's Top 10. It should be a great contest, with the entire nation watching. South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney have been unusually complimentary of each other in the days leading up to the game, with both of them talking about how much they respect the other. In the past, there have been sharp words between the two, but everyone knows that part of that has ...

November 29, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for Nov. 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 | | Ariail


Talking turkey about Bleak Friday

WASHINGTON -- For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don't celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.

November 29, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Bethune Lions Club ‘Peace Poster’ contest

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 to Pate and all the students who entered.

November 29, 2013 | | People & Places


Trio of pro players to head up baseball camp

The Camden High School baseball program, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Recreation Department, will host a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon until 3 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 29, 2013 | | Sports


The longest yards

November 29, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Donnie Patrick Joyner

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.

November 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


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BENNIE L. HAYES JR.

Bennie Lee "Chip" Hayes, Jr., 61 of Eastover, SC, husband of Lana McCurdy Hayes, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was born February 26 ...

June 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH “JOE” RATCLIFFE JR.

Funeral services for Joseph "Joe" Ratcliffe, Jr., 74, were held Thursday at Powers Funeral Home, with burial following in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs ...

June 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH P. WATTS

A memorial service for Joseph P. "Joe" Watts, 85, will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

June 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


Area college students graduate, earn academic honors

Wofford College conferred 418 degrees on 394 graduates during the 2018 Commencement exercies on Sunday, May 20. Area students included:

June 15, 2018 | | Education


Goodwin recognized as 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. J. Harrison Goodwin is the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. In addition, Richland School District Two'Chief ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Stitchin’ ribbon cutting

Stephanie Lanford, owner of Stitchin' (center), cuts the ribbon on her new business on Broad Street. Celebrating with her (from left) are Kershaw County Chamber ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption - June 12, 2018

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs).

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: New YMCA?

Is Kershaw County going to be the site of a new Columbia YMCA branch?

June 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Fountain hosts one-day football camp at CHS

Former Camden High and Clemson University defensive end Maurice "Mo" Fountain will be hosting a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday ...

June 12, 2018 | | Sports


Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which ...

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going ...

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


HENRY F. ALLEN

SMSGT Retired Henry F. Allen, Sr, 85, of Sumter, SC passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11, 2018 ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN C. DRAKEFORD

Mr. John C. Drakeford, 79, of 1261 Drakeford Road, Cassatt, passed on Friday, June 8, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


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