Photo cutline -- Proud Parents -- Mr. and Mrs. James W. Robinson flank their son, Donald, who was awarded the coveted Eagle Scout badge Thursday at a Troop 311 Court of Honor. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest attainable in scouting.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Cathryn Killian Gardner, 82, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials maybe made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mary Magdalene "Maggie" Wilson Roberts, 72, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Camden, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. Roberts was born September 4, 1939. She was the daughter of the late John Wilson, Sr. and the late Lillie Belle Oliver Wilson. She was predeceased by one brother Clarence Leon Wilson and one step-sister Annie Lee Miller. She was a member of the 1958 graduating class of Jackson High School.
Protective Packaging Inc. of Lugoff is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the company's quarter of a century in the custom folding carton industry, Protective Packaging is celebrating with a variety of special activities in 2012, including an oyster roast, a golf tournament and other events throughout the year.
Graveside service for James Earl Sullivan, 61, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune.
Irvin S. Naylor's Via Galilei, making his first United States start, launched a powerful three-wide move through the stretch to score a one-length victory in the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), the feature race of the 91st annual Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday.
These are the days when you don't mind your team not being at full-strength.
The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride, scheduled for Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., returns to Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. All proceeds will benefit the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy "Dot" Tidwell Kelly, 70, of Ridgeway will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Ben Frank Field, 85, of 216 Hagood Park Drive, husband of the late Grace Leona Chastain Field, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of E. A. "Sonny" Cogdell, Jr., 68, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center with burial with military rites to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Cogdell's memories to Bethel Worship Center, P.O. Box 581, Camden, SC 29021.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating a burglary at a wearable art shop on Broad Street that took place sometime between 6:30 p.m. April 18 and 9:30 p.m. April 19.
Jeffrey Stone Norwood, a blues musician who performed up and down the East Coast as well as in the Mississippi Delta, died Sunday at 50.
Helen Jean Lanin, of Elgin, has passed on. Helen was born on November 29, 1938 in Houston Texas. She is a graduate of LaPorte High School and Stephen F. Austin College. She was a teacher and real estate agent who loved reading and crafts.
Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.
A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.
• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...
It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.
In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...
On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.
I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.
I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...
I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.
Tuesday: Camden in Region 4-AAA cross country championships at Chapin (5 p.m.); Region 3-AA fourth-place finisher at North Central in first round of AA state volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.
Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor earlier this year. She was told she'd have six months to live. This coming Nov. 1, Maynard will end her life through assisted suicide, according to Deseret News National.