• Congratulations to Camden High School (CHS) for becoming a 2014 Palmetto's Finest award winner Thursday. The jubilation in CHS' library was well-earned and an especially proud moment for Principal Dan Matthews. This is the second time Matthews has served as principal of a Kershaw County school earning the award, when he was at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. Along with all-time high test scores, judges lauded CHS for donating more than $100,000 and 5,000 service hours to various charities during the past five years. That's a great example of a school truly being a part of its community ...
In a match which was played in the rain, wind and sun while, all the while, being cold, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team avenged its lone loss of the season by defeating Sumter, 154-165, at Camden Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
It was far from their best match of the season, but you won't hear Roger Smoak complaining too much about Camden's 5-1 tennis victory over host Sumter in a Wednesday match which was postponed from a day earlier due to rain.
North Central High School will host a 3-on-3 co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 1 to held raise funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charitable foundation aimed at conquering various forms of childhood cancers, as well as for the NCHS Shield yearbook.
To say these past few months have been cold is an understatement and while my northern roots have relished getting my wool sweaters out of the cedar chest, our trees and other plants have not had the ability to bundle up for warmth. No matter how you slice it, our woody friends have been exposed to dramatically cold temperatures this winter and even though spring is officially here, we have yet to see how Mother Nature's wintery touch has affected (or may still affect) all things green.
March 28, 2014|
By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester
C-I contributing columnist
Mrs. Robin Sowell's fourth grade class at Baron deKalb Elementary School recently recognized Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is part of the "Why America is Free" curriculum. During this event, students were immersed in the Revolutionary Era and rotated in groups through different stations that included the language of the fan, militia training, the taking of the tea, quill and ink writing, historic games and a Colonial dance.
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Kemp Blair, 81, of 1801 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC. Burial will be at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Haile's Funeral home is serving the family
A.W. Duo, a piano and cello duo made up of pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo, will perform a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden tonight. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 1315 Lyttleton St.. Proceeds from the concert will support Heartfelt Home Repair, Grace Church's ministry to the elderly and underprivileged.
Mr. Dan Powell, 71, of 9390 Bowdy Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Rafting Creek Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Haile's Funeral home is serving the family.
Mr. Odell "Larry" Johnson, 53, of 100 Circus Lane, Cassatt, SC, passed on Monday, March 24, 2014. Services will be conducted Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Canty Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC. Burial will take place in the Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Haile's Funeral home is serving the family.
Pastor Walter Alexander Lloyd, 94, of 518 Saddle Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Community Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be at the Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral home is serving the family.
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr.
March 28, 2014|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writers Group