U.S. Army Chaplain Jerry Johnson (right), son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work while deployed to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Making the presentation was Capt. Wes Cannon. Johnson, who is stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., was also awarded the Bronze Star after his first tour. He and his wife, Carrie, have four sons, Bradley, Jeremy, Tommy and Jimmy.
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Barbara Park's irrepressible child heroine, Junie B. Jones, has made it to first grade and she'll be bringing all her brassy humor to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Presented by Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), this hilarious holiday show is sure to be a huge hit with children of all ages. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased by calling the FAC Box Office at 425-7676 or on line at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC Children's Series is sponsored by Modern Turf.
A community Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Lindsay Huggins at Camden First Church of the Nazarene, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway. A love offering will be accepted, and a nursery will be provided. For more information, contact the Rev. David Snodgrass, pastor, at 432-3750. The community is invited to enjoy this sound of the season. Huggins has a deep-rooted passion for Southern/Country Gospel and won the 2007 National Quartet Convention's solo talent contest. This afforded her the opportunity to sing in a feature appearance on the main stage at the final concert of ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Tracey "Tick" Wilson has been named the 2011 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award.
Students at Midway Elementary School wrote letters to send to the military to wish them a happy holiday season and to thank them for their service. Representatives from the American Red Cross picked up the letters and will see that they are delivered by Christmas. Students who participated included (first row) Bailey Rabon, Laila Houser, Devon Yannayon, (second row) Erin Jackson, Luke Funderburk, Madison Hensley, Kaitlyn Thompson, Ana Lucena, Jimena Noyola, Maggie Carter, Dylan Smith, Madison Bantum, Sophia Watford, (third row) Laura Battiata, Principal Dell Brabham, Margaret Bishop and Regan Atkinson.
Funeral service for Maglee "Maggie" Crews, 67, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Curtis Earl Guinn will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 34 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p. m. Tuesday, December 6 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Dr. Martha S. Tingen, a graduate of Joseph Kershaw Academy and the daughter of Bruce and Mildred Smith of Evans, Ga., and formerly of Camden, has been named the inaugural Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) in Augusta, Ga.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has reported its honor rolls for the first quarter.
In November, 52 students at Camden Elementary School were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. The club's mission is "To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership, among elementary and secondary school students." S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen offered words of encouragement at the ceremony. In addition to Sheheen, joining the students were Ed Yount, principal; LaKeisha Lawrence, sponsor; and Jackie Norton, assistant principal, along with Beta Club officers and speakers. Beta Club is based on academics and PASS scores.
Decades ago, comedian/storyteller Will Rogers said of politics, "I don't belong to any organized party. I'm a Democrat." That same philosophy could be used to describe the decision of the Republican Party to let Donald Trump moderate a Dec. 27 debate among GOP White House hopefuls. Trump, who still says he's pondering a presidential run should none of the current crop of candidates exhibit the ability to defeat President Obama next November, has no business injecting himself in such a debate, but more importantly, the Republican Party has no business allowing him to do so.
While checking my county tax assessment, I noticed that I was charged for county fire service when I have been paying the city since 1985. When trying to contact someone as to why, the first time I was put on hold for 20 minutes and had to call back. Someone finally got the needed info on the second call and when I finally got a call back all they could tell me was that I was in the county. I know where I live as I have been there since 1985, but no one could or would give me an ...
By Austin Jenkins
• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...
Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.
Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.
Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.