Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (BSOC – 7 p.m.)
• Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan made a wise move a week ago in having County Planning Director Carolyn Hammond speak to members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on county growth projections. As the debate continues to ramp up about whether or not to bring a pair of construction-related referenda to voters in November 2016 (see today's front page), trustees -- and the public -- needed to know more than 2,100 lots are slated for new homes during the next few years, primarily in the West Wateree. Among those is Coldbranch, which will build out ...
Hollywood, more often than not, gets it wrong about the South in movies and television. When they do get it right, we Southerners are both amazed and appreciative.
During the past year, the administration and board of trustees of KershawHealth have made a concerted effort to ensure our employee team both understands and embraces the hospital's role in our community. We celebrated those relationships with the YouAreVital and What Matters Most marketing campaigns, with town hall meetings and other internal initiatives. It's had an impact I recognize every day in our team members who are energized and excited by what we are accomplishing and about our future.
Feb. 27 -- Regular readers of this space know that I have basically two articles of faith about South Carolina -- and, recently, they both came together in one joyous moment.
Lugoff -- Mrs. Mattie W. Honis, 91, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in Lugoff, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alie Ballard Murphy. Visitation will be held today, March 9, 2015 from six to eight p.m., at Chapel of Remembrance, Brown's Funeral Home. Browns Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Honis family.
Camden -- Mr. Kennedy M. "Bossy" Haggins, 58, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wedensday, March 4, 2015. Born in Bishopville, SC he was the son of the late Tom and Mell Jackson Haggins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services was held Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Three p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, Bethune. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden did serve the Haggins family.
Funeral services for James J. Gardner, 98, were held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial following in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron officiated. The family received friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Nelson-Haile Funeral Home announces the deth of Mr. Albert DuBose, 84, of 446 Easy Street, Camden, SC, who pased on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
In what has been an unpredictable winter, what else could you expect other than a strange goal to kick off the soccer season.
After finishing third in his first appearance in the South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championship last year, North Central Mason Gomez moved up one spot in last weekend's event held in Anderson.
Here in South Carolina, as in so many other states, gerrymandering -- in which political parties redraw the lines of voting districts to suit their own purposes -- is a fact of life. It was done when Democrats controlled the state, and now it's done by Republicans. One of the nationwide side effects of gerrymandering is creating more partisan divide. Because districts are set up to be safe for one party, there's not much interest in candidates having to appeal to independent voters or those who aren't hard-line adherents of either party. And, by the way, the word gerrymander ...
Throughout my lifetime, I have been interested in all decorative plants, although my specialty is the Camellia. I was shocked while reading the editorial by one of my favorite editors lambasting one of my favorite columnists about wording in a column on crape myrtles. For some unknown reason (probably some health problem), I had failed to read the column in question. My wife left me in this world to fend for myself while she enjoys heaven and this gives me the luxury of being able to pile newspapers by my chair in sort of a too high, messy pile to ...
Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.
Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Hartsville at Camden (BB – 6:30 p.m.); West Florence at Lugoff-Elgin (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Ben Lippen (BB – 7 p.m.)
• Friday, we reported a grand jury finally indicted 22-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly for his alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Briana Rabon. We say "finally indicted" because Briana was killed more than a year ago. While we cannot be certain -- grand jury proceedings are secret, and for good reason -- we suspect the indictments were handed down now because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) only recently completed its forensic examination of evidence it and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office collected. Briana, by all accounts, was a bright young lady who, at 18, had her entire life ...
You may be surprised to learn people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised I sometimes see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with the disagreement.
Eighth grade students at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School participated in Pi Day festivities by designing their own t-shirts. Students had to research and record onto t-shirts four interesting facts about Pi. Because of the nature of this year's Pi Day, the first ten digits of Pi had to be listed on the shirt along with the symbol for Pi.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) kicks off its 2015 Finally Friday Free Concert Series with a special edition on Friday on the Town Green with local band KT & Friends. The concert will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This special Pre-Carolina Cup Kick Off is made possible by the City of Camden, along with sponsors NBSC, Powers Funeral Home, Alpine Agency, Warrior Fitness Camden, Graham Realty, City Laundry and Cleaners and TruVista. The Town Green is located at 1015 Market Street behind the Old Armory in downtown Camden.
Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year's Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board's March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...
Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.
Thomas Douglas Ancrum, 86, of Camden, SC, died Friday, March 20 2015, at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden.
A memorial service for Roy Phillips, 78, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Agape Hospice House 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Mack, 84, of 1081 Rogers Rd. in Cassatt, will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Viewing will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:55 PM at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Kershaw County Library Elgin branch is providing classes on money topics with the help of Mid Carolina Credit Union.
Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.