"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.
Captain Harold Woellner Hough, 97, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2011 at home in Lugoff.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)