A graveside funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Warner Haywood Henley, 99, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Sharon Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 502, Troy, NC 27371 or to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.
Thelma Outlaw Barnett Wilson, of Columbia, passed away on December 23, 2012, at the age of 90. She was proceeded in death by her husbands Hubert Barnett and Murray "Jack" Wilson and son Kenneth R Barnett. She is survived by her son Gerald B Barnett (Kathy), 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The 2013 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Eleven young ladies from around the Camden and Kershaw County will be competing for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013.
After winning their first two games in the Farm Bureau Classic over Berea (in overtime) and host Chesterfield, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came up agonizingly short in their quest to return home with the tourney title.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
Allen Jenerette had a fairly easy trip in winning the 220-pound weight division in helping Lugoff-Elgin to a fourth-place finish in last weekend's USMC Seahawk Slam held at Hilton Head High School.
The recent death of Robert Bork no doubt brought memories for many Kershaw County residents who recall his 1987 nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and the vicious attacks on him that led to a new word -- "borking" -- being added to the dictionary. As columnist Gordon Crovitz related in a recent piece, Bork's treatment by the U.S. Senate was the first in what has become a normal procedure, that of trying to demonize court appointees who don't meet a certain political standard. Up until that time, presidents enjoyed the power to appoint justices with a great ...
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Funeral service for Stephen Anthony Jeffers, 58, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Tim Shirley will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
Funeral service for Dolleta H. Rhodes, 99, will be held Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin, with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery, Ridgeway. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
Funeral service for Michelle Watts Ludy, 55, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Piedmont Cemetery in Bishopville. The Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Chmell Carlton, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, January 5, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of one's choice.
Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2603 is sponsoring this year's local Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Rhame Arena. The event will begin at noon.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.