James and Betty Greer of Camden recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 22, 1988 and celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Wateree Lake Campground. Their family and friends honored them with a 25th anniversary plaque and a surprise dinner party at Old South Restaurant on January 27,2012.
The 2013 Little Miss &Teen Miss Camden & Kershaw County Pageants will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Dear Annie: Normally I'm good at minding my own business, but when I see how my granddaughter, "Susie," manipulates her mother (my daughter), I feel the urge to say something.
Mrs. Elise N. Lee, 79, of 2167 Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Jim R. Rogers will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Sim Smith and Reverend George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Rogers' memory to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, SC 29045; Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020; or Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday for Kershaw County, along with Fairfield and Newberry counties. The hazard types include freezing rain and sleet, but only expect ice accumulations of less than .05 inch. Rain will freeze on contact in locations below freezing and lead to hazardous travel conditions. Bridges and overpasses will be especially vulnerable to ice accumulation. Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s overnight.
Sharneece Gary poured in a career-best 24 points in helping lead the Camden High girls to a 59-56 win over A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night game played in Columbia.
Horses, horses and more horses.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men in connection with the thefts of six vehicles and 25 auto break-ins in the Camden, Cassatt and Kershaw areas. A KCSO press release identified the arrested men as Shawn Michael Cave, 19, and Rick Thomas Kennedy Jr., 17. Deputies are still seeking Jonathan David Bradley, 20, in connection with the thefts and break-ins.
A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.
Nothing irks me more than to see a tree improperly pruned. Well, improper planting and no watering of new trees irks me too, but I'll save that for another time. Today I'd like to focus on the basics of tree pruning and next month I'll talk about utility line pruning. Being a hands-on person it's usually easier for me to show how-to rather explain how-to but I'll try. There's just so much to explain about the subject that there are text books and day-long seminars specifically dedicated to tree pruning so bear with me.
I never failed to get excited after coming home from my travels and seeing the Kershaw County line sign as I'm heading towards home. I have such fond memories of growing up here, being in elementary school in Pine Tree Hill and waiting for the Christmas parade on Broad Street, visiting the Kershaw County Library and being read to by the librarians there, playing tennis at Rectory Square and Hampton Park, swimming, boating and skiing at Lake Wateree, running at Scott Park, eating a burger at BSL or Little Midget or, if you're old enough to remember, even ...
We commented Wednesday on the majesty of presidential inaugurations -- President Obama's, to be specific -- but noted that oath-taking day is one in which all Americans can take pride in the way our government operates. With the exception of Beyonce's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner -- was she lip-synching or not? -- there was little controversy to be observed.
President Barack Obama's critics are shocked, shocked to hear him sound in his second inaugural address like what he is, a liberal progressive. One wonders what they expected.
WASHINGTON -- In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.
One of the questions of the tragic killing of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is, why him? And, why now?
It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:
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The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.
Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...