One of the most memorable seasons in the relatively short history of the Lugoff-Elgin boys' tennis program came to an end last week with sophomore first singles player Hunter Horton competing and earning 4A All-state honors at the 4A-3A state individual tournament.
Some of the region's top young tennis talent will descend upon Camden this weekend for the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) Junior Championships to be played today through Sunday at the Camden Country Club (ages 12 and up) and the Camden High School (players 10 and under) tennis courts.
With Memorial Day just behind us, the "official season" at Lake Wateree has begun, and between now and Labor Day, thousands of Kershaw County residents will be taking to the lake to enjoy summer fun. Duke Energy recently released a summer safety document, and we'd like to join in urging people to use sound judgment and common sense at the lake, lest recreation turn into tragedy.
The city of Camden may spend $700,000 to permanently acquire the Ross E. Beard Jr. Gun Collection, a significant portion of which is already housed at the Camden Archives and Museum. City Attorney Lawrence Flynn, who brought forward a proposal to generate a hospitality fee revenue bond to pay for the collection, said the collection would be "an exciting asset for the city."
May 30, 2014|
By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder
C-I news staff
Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Wood, 79, of 73 Trinity School Road in Lugoff will be held Friday, May 30, 2014, 11:00 A. M. at James Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Wood died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named Tarry McGovern to be the district's new special services director and Judith McCray to be an assistant principal at Camden High School (CHS) for the 2014-15 school year.
The town of Elgin will host a chicken bog fundraiser dinner June 13 from 4-7 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Tikets can be purchased from Elgin Town Hall and the cost is $7.50 per adult and $4 per child (12 and under). You can bring your family and dine in or stop by and pick up a to-go plate. All proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to assist in the construction of the Elgin Military Salute Monument, which is located at Potter Community Park in Elgin. Above, Kershaw County citizens revere flags recently ...
I learned early that being female was not a blessing. My father, a farmer who wanted all boys, had nine girls and only two boys. His first wife had nine children before she died, five little girls in graves. Few children grew to adulthood in those days. When my mother and father married and had two more children, I remember hearing my mother often tell my brother how proud my father had been to have another son, never mentioning pride in relationship to his final girl.
May 28, 2014|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist