Photo cutline -- A stiff upper lip -- Bethune Elementary School Principal Doby Gordon recently sported a clean-shaven upper lip for the first time in seven years. BES students Timothy Smith, Brandie Freeman and Brad Freeman earned the honor of shaving Gordon's mustache off for having read the most books during the 1991/92 school year. The trio read between 11 and 13 books each. Gordon's mustache is already growing back in.
Those voters, aka taxpayers, that attended the Kershaw County Council meeting to protest the idea that the Sheriff's Department would be downgraded to Kershaw County Police astounded the members of council to the extent this idea was abandoned. This is not to be left laying around. Don't be surprised if this move becomes a part of another move or to be brought before council to vote on again.
Mrs. Ella Jones "Bell" Lyons went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2012. She was born on May 6, 1941 to the late Wille Cephus and Eloise Lee Jones.
All four Kershaw County Dixie Youth All-Star teams will play the first round of their post-season tournaments by not having to leave their home county.
The first "True Dog and Pony Show" was held at the South Carolina Equine Park on Saturday, June 2. The weather was perfect and everywhere you looked there was an adorable dog or an amazing horse. The food was delicious, many cool vendors participated and a good time was had by all who came out to support the building and renovation of the new Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
The Camden High School baseball staff will host their annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, June 30 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Monday: West Columbia at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Post 17 Juniors at Sumter (7 p.m.)
DALZELL – One night after a 20-1 thumping at the hands of West Columbia, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team rallied from a 9-1 deficit against host Dalzell-Shaw, but could not complete and comeback in a 9-8 loss to the Jets in a game played at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field on Friday.
On the night of Barack Obama's presidential election victory, Americans seemed to shed our troubled legacy of racism. Or did we?
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Washington of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Lakesha Marie Washington of Lugoff, to William Alonzo Cunningham of Paterson, N.J. He is the son of Mrs. Kimberly Cunningham-Smith of Paterson, N.J. and Mr. Alonzo Stevens of Decatur, Ga.
Carl and Mollye Robinson are proud to announce the marriage of their son Anthony Maurice to LaToya Edwards Green, on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Varnville, South Carolina. The ceremony was performed by Apostle Herbert Brown at Greater Faith International Ministries.
Funearl services celebrating the life of Katherine Mobley Sweeney, 95, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Hopewell Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, Blackstock, SC. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sweeney' memory to Hopewell Associate Reformed Church, 1391 Hopewell Church Road, Blackstock, SC 29014 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Willie James Harris, 69, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Born in Lugoff, he was the son of the late Eddie and Magaline Outten Harris. Funeral Services were held Saturday at Gunter's Chapel Baptist Church, Columbia, with burial in Memorial Garden of Columbia. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Harris family.
Mr. Herbert Hunter, Sr., 81, of 812 Gary Road, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow at St. Matthew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.
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A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.
Robert M. "Bob" Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.
Funeral service for Mae Estelle Anderson, 73, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation.
Funeral services for Jimmie McRay Cherry, 85, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran's graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran's graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.
The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.
With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.
A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.