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The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce plans for the 11th Annual Camden Cup Polo Match on Sunday. Gates will open at 11 a.m. with the match starting at 1:30 p.m. The Polo match will take place at the Camden Polo Field, the third oldest in the United States. Built in 1898, the field is held in perpetual trust by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation and has been declared a National Landmark.

May 11, 2011 | | Localife


Camden cyclists host ‘Think Motorcycles’ awareness seminar

Phil and Judy Stone of Camden presented a motorist awareness seminar entitled "Think Motorcycles" to 14 members of VFW Post 5928 and the Ladies Auxiliary, during its April meeting. The seminar is intended to help educate the general public about motorcycles, to tell them things that will help them realize when a motorcycle is near them and learn to avoid things that contribute to a collision. Mr. and Mrs. Stone are members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and participate with Chapter P in Lexington. The organization is made up of about 80,000 motorcycle riders and family members ...

May 11, 2011 | | Localife


Husband refuses to work, wife at wits end

Dear Annie: I married "Theo" three years ago. The marriage started out OK, but then I discovered he had a drug addiction. After a great deal of pushing from me, Theo finally got clean two years ago. The problem is, he has not held down a job since he moved in with me six years ago, while I have worked a full-time third shift to support my children and household. It's not enough to make ends meet.

May 11, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Laverne N. Lynch Sr.

Funeral service for Laverne Nelson Lynch, Sr., 68, of Cassatt, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, Camden. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Curtis David Speights

Funeral service for Curtis David Speights, 63, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Life In The Word Outreach Ministry.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Doris E. Williams

Funeral service for Doris Elaine Williams, 63, will be held Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to SCOA Cares Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


CHS girls host Cobras tonight in soccer tourney opener

Putting the wraps on a third consecutive undefeated Region 6-AAA championship with a 9-0 road win over Darlington last Tuesday, the Camden High girls soccer team heads into tonight's AAA state tournament opener with a full head of steam.

May 09, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden in AAA Lower State golf tournament at Darlington Country Club (9 a.m.); Cane Bay at Camden in first round of girls' AAA state soccer playoffs (6:30 p.m.)

May 09, 2011 | | Sports


Ms. Jackson, Mr. Luther plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Jackson of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Whitney Leigh Jackson of Lugoff, to Mr. William Michael Luther of Cheraw. He is the son of Mrs. Bunny and the late Dale Luther of Cheraw.

May 09, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Boswell Earl Hunter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2011 at a party with their family. Earl and Doris were married on May 2,1961. They have three children, Richard Hunter (Myrtle) and Donna Maiden (Todd) of Lugoff and Chris Hunter (Michelle) of Goose Creek. They are proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Elementary School wins $500 in the Clinic Classic Challenge

The Community Medical Clinic issued a challenge to kids 12 and under in Kershaw County schools to enter the largest team in the Clinic Classic 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. More than 85 students, teachers and family members participated on April 16. George Sensor (far left), owner/operator of McDonald's and lead sponsor of the Clinic Classic, presented the Camden Elementary team with a check for $500, which will be used to purchase physical education equipment. Assistant Principal, Metia Goodwin (far left), thanked McDonald's and the Clinic and promised to compete again in the Clinic Classic Challenge ...

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Helping teenagers learn the consequences of reckless driving

Dear Annie: You recently printed a "Contract for Drivers," by John Violette. It requires teenage drivers to maintain decent grades, follow all traffic laws and never drive impaired or get in the car with a driver who is. It reminded me of the essay "Dead at 17," which relates what happens when kids don't follow those rules. Every year there are new teenage drivers who haven't seen it. Maybe if parents attach it to the contract, the need to drive safely will have a greater impact. Please print it again. -- Chicago Mom of Three

May 09, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Welcome to Paybackistan

It was a bit startling to watch crowds of mostly college-aged youths raucously celebrating in front of the White House after President Barack Obama reported the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 09, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Bill Couthen

Bill Couthen, 57, of Wells Road, Camden, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Earl Kersey

Funeral services honoring the life of Earl Merle Kersey, 91, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Bishop Foy Connell and Wayne Joyner will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Jerry, David, Brian and Christopher Kersey, Bobby Peebles and Ray Bare. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday, May 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Kersey's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 ...

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


David Lawerence Kelly Jr

A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.

April 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Thanks from Historic Camden

The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.

April 11, 2014 | Historic Camden Foundation Board of Trustees | Letters


Gullible and guilty

Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...

April 11, 2014 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Ariail for April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 | | Ariail


Southern charm

WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.

April 11, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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