Funeral service for Marlene Francis Taylor Dixon, 81, Lugoff, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with burial to follow in Malvern Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Matt Galloway and Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 1056 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
• Having watched and participated in July Fourth celebrations, we are struck by the same thought that hits us each year on Independence Day: that despite this country's problems, even with the bipartisan wrangling that threatens to upend our political process, considering the economy that is having a hard time gaining traction, the United States is still far and away the greatest country in the world. We join others across Kershaw County in celebrating the magnificent heritage and promising future of the good old U.S. of A.
Congress is hotly debating media leaks about President Barack Obama's "kill list" of terrorists to be targeted by unmanned drones. They should be debating the drone policy itself.
Sanders Stoney Post 203 and Unit 203 sponsored students from Camden High School to attend the 66th Annual Session of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State held in Anderson and Clinton, South Carolina which was a weeklong lesson in civics for 1,450 of South Carolina's top high school students. Also, the delegates were eligible to get a head start on their college career and potentially earn college credit hours that could transfer to the university they choose to attend. Pictured here (left to right) are Nierra Coleman; Jarvis Crim; Jazzmine Devlin; and Dre' Dubose. The South Carolina ...
Three veteran Kershaw County School District teachers have been named as assistant principals for the 2012-13 school year while two other assistant principals will trade assignments.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) Director Chet Horton congratulates Natalie Harris, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, on becoming the first ATEC student ever to win a national scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Harris is one of only 125 students nationwide to receive a $1,000 Jon H. Poteat $1,000 scholarship.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dean Watson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Anne Nye of Irmo, to John Kennedy DuBose, III of Camden, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy DuBose, Jr. of Camden.
This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.
Mr. Richard James Tucker, 53, of 706 Calhoun Street, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Good Hope -Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
An outdoor memorial for John Rufus Sanders, Jr. is set for Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2119 Camp Lystra Road, Camden, on Lake Wateree. A gathering of friends will begin at 5:30 PM. Service will be at 6:00 PM. Dress casually. Friends may come by land or boat. Call 803-428-5130 for directions.
Mr. Clarence Peebles, 68, of 114 Frost Road, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic officers arrested Donald Wayne Gillham Jr., 45, of Sun City Center, Fla., after an officer stopped the 2012 Chevrolet he was driving on I-20 in Kershaw County and found 102 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle.
Kershaw County's Kirsten Baker, of Lugoff-Elgin High School, and Kenneth Jamal Jackson, of Camden High School, received this year's annual Godbold-Nash Memorial Scholarship for 2012 school year.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, I've not been completely familiar with the hateful motives of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kansas; perhaps I've chosen to ignore the disturbing; I'm not exactly sure -- until now -- when last week I received an email from a member of my boys' soccer club in Lexington. It was this communication that brought the odium-filled beliefs of the Westboro Church in to my view. My findings were so unsettling; it was inevitable that I impart them to others. In the email, those who could were asked, "if your conscience guides you ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.
Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service for Gregory Matheson Hailey, 41, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or a charity of one's choice.
An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.
An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.
Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what's happening, and even to have input about what's taking place.
The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.
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.