On Christmas Eve, we offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:
Camden native Mary Melissa Hayes earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Clemson University at the December 2010 commencement exercises.
For the second year, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan would like to hear from recent KCSD graduates to gain perspective on how the district prepared them for "life after high school."
U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Billy K. Pondexter, a 2007 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Principal Jeff Jordan dressed up as Santa Claus to bring joy to the students of Camden Middle School. Charlesten Beck shot this photo of Margaret Guy after she finished giving her wish list to Santa. Charlesten was capturing photos for a digital photography project in Lucy Ross' computer class.
The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here. And with the addition of morning classes, there's a session to fit almost any schedule.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male orange tabby cat and a 10-week-old female Chihuahua puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ...
Cleveland Harris, 63, of Camden, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Eddie and Magaline "Sweetie" Outten Harris. Funeral services were held Thursday at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance. Brown's Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mr. Cleveland Harris with arrangements.
Willie James Weaver, 83, of Camden, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Born in Augusta, Georgia, he was the son of the late J.C., Sr. and Bessie Bell Weaver and the husband of Lillie Reynolds Weaver. Funeral services will be held Monday, 2 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Weaver will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral ...
Graveside services for Ruby Doris Williams, 66, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2010, in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Westville. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate.
Kayla Jackson, a sophomore at Spartanburg Methodist College, was named to the fall 2010 Dean's List .
Mr. Joe Lewis Mathis, 51, of 120 Sandy Road, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 17, 2010.
NASHVILLE -- On a spectacular afternoon of racing at the 72nd annual Iroquois Steeplechase, Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative edged past Divine Fortune at the finish line to win Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) by a head.
Led by a third place finish from its 4 x 100-meter relay team, the Camden High boys' track team finished in 12th place at last weekend's South Carolina High School League State Championships held at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.
There are jokes aplenty about the Internal Revenue Service, but the latest revelations about that agency's conduct in targeting conservative groups is no laughing matter. In reality, it's not about conservative groups or liberal groups or apolitical groups. It's about the abhorrent idea that the IRS would single out any kind of organization or individual to harass -- and indeed it is harassment. <p class="MsoNormal" align="left" style="text-align: left; text-indent: ...
Deacon Marion Jenkins, 68, of 5545 Pisgah Road, Rembert, died Sunday. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the family.
Mrs. Josephine G. Warner, age 90, of Lugoff, SC, (formerly of Clarksburg,WV) passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach, SC, following an extended illness. She was born in Philippi, WV, August 14, 1922, a daughter of the late Herbert Edward Golden and Grayce Booth Golden.
The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.