Photo cutline -- JKA students in Washington -- Joseph Kershaw Academy students, enroute to Canada last month, stopped off in Washington, where they were greeted by Sen. Strom Thurmond. They are Pete James, Amelia Wannamaker, Suzanne Ransom, Stephanie Stein, Liza Tanzer, Cindy Helton, Kim Carmichael, Jo Ellen Howle, Sara Wannamaker, Ellen Penman, Tullie Fellers, Barney Ransom, Merri James, Elizabeth Scott, John Radford, Tricia Marshall, Susan Geddings, and Dove Hewson. Standing are Sen. Thurmond and JKA French teacher, Mrs. Gloria Martineau.
Camden resident Steve Reynolds has been named as the new executive director of Camp Discovery at His Acres, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recreational therapy camp in Blythewood. Reynolds will work closely with Camp Discovery founder Donna Johnson, who will serve in the role of program director for the recreation therapy camp.
The IRS has expanded its "Fresh Start" initiative by offering more flexible terms to its Offer-in-Compromise Program. These newest rules enable some financially distressed taxpayers to clear up their tax problems even quicker.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men after determining they were responsible for breaking into several homes and outbuildings near the town of Kershaw. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews identified the two men as David Patrick Schweikert Jr., 21, and Jeffery Joseph Gray, 22, both living at an address on Old Georgetown Road West.
Community volunteer Tony Scully is announcing his candidacy for mayor of Camden in the Nov. 6 election. Scully, married to theatre and film actress Joy Claussen Scully, says he will campaign to bring people together again in an open government focusing on economic recovery.
Funeral service for Michael Lee Grant, 45, of Cordova, TN, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Rembert, S.C. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
For the past ten years, Kershaw County residents have helped provide school supplies for more than 2,000 local needy students through the School Tools program. In order to make it even more convenient for persons to participate this year, a special account has been set up at First Citizens Bank where donations can be dropped off or sent through the mail.
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Lillie Mae DuBose-Adamson of 1314 Sanders Creek Road, Cassatt, went to be with her LORD and Savior Sunday July 8, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Amos, and her daughters DeLores Jones and Jenny Adamson. Memorial Services to be announced later.
A graveside service honoring the life and memory of Dorothy S. "Dot" Moore of Lugoff will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Pastor Greg Sweet will officiate. Memorials may be made in Ms. Moore's memory to Lugoff First Baptist Church Building Fund, 106 Longtown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
A celebration of life service for James Sevelle "Jim" Hill, Jr., 64, Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Bruce Marthers and the Rev. Gordon Gainey will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or COPD Foundation.
Funeral service for Eleanor Stover Frazier, 65, of Columbia, Maryland, formerly of Camden, S.C., will he be held Saturday July 14, 2012, 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 3238 John G. Richards Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
"America Goes for Broke" is artist Claude Buckley's recently released equivalent of a cosmopolitan gallery show -- in a book. Each allegorical painting reproduced depicts a different monetary pressure suffered by the Common Man: health care, the family court system, immigration, foreign investments.
November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.
Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.
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.