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A special visit

Dr. Paul Joseph (center, holding his granddaughter, Nahra Joseph) had a special visitor in July. His cousin, Helen Tobia Bukaram (right), left her home country of Lebanon and visited Camden for three weeks. Bukaram speaks three languages and owns a Mercedes parts business -- much needed, Joseph said, as Mercedes is the most popular car manufacturer in Lebanon. Bukaram has also written several stories in Arabic, but the most beloved story she's written is about how her family -- the Joseph's family -- got to South Carolina. "The 100 Year Trip" chronicles the family's life from the time Bukaram's ...

August 07, 2013 | | Camden


Geraldine Elm

Funeral Services for Geraldine Elm, 65, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Carter will officiate.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stephen Williams

Funeral service for Michael Stephen Williams, Sr., 59, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


It's that time of year

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Austin finds a new NFL home in Indy

Less than 10 days after being released by the Carolina Panthers, former Camden High School and Clemson University football standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Fisher jumpers shine through on a rainy day in Saratoga

Jack Fisher, American steeplechasing's reigning champion trainer, captured both ends of Saratoga Race Course's jump doubleheader last Thursday, Aug. 1, taking a $65,000 optional allowance claimer with veteran All Together and then winning the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) with Gil Johnston's rising star, Mr. Hot Stuff.

August 05, 2013 | | Equine


Woman charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy

A 21-year-old Richland County woman is in the Kershaw County Detention Center, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old Lugoff boy.

August 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of 539 Smyrna Road, Elgin died Saturday. Family and 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 Osborne family.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Judy Thiel

Judith Firestone "Judy" Thiel, 74, wife of Dale K. Thiel, of Camden, SC, died Friday, August 2, 2013. She was born in Memphis, TN, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Laura A. Lisk Firestone. Judy was a lifetime horse enthusiast who showed at many major horse shows, was an avid foxhunter, longtime Master of The Camden Hunt and she was named lifetime honorary Master of The Camden Hunt. Judy was a longtime supporter of The Kershaw County Humane Society and longtime benefactor for The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Memorials may be made in her memory to The ...

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Camden water treatment plant receives award

The city of Camden water treatment plant recently received the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award. The goal of the program is to optimize particle removal and disinfection at all filtration plants to maximize public health protection. DHEC initiated AWOP in 1997 to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities and to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease outbreak.

August 05, 2013 | | Camden


Circuit training: North Central style

August 05, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


John Phillips

John Wilson Phillips, 77, husband of Judith Chapman Phillips, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at a local nursing facility.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary J. Jones

Mrs. Mary J. Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jorge Feliciano

Funeral services for Jorge Feliciano, 82, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Norman Martinez will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dr. William Blanding’s ‘treasure’ map

Dr. Blanding wrote "This gold mine is on the land of Mrs. Kirkley on the east side of Big Lynches Creek-two miles from the Brewer Gold Mine. In 1830 some gold was found in a branch which in a short distance passes into Big L.[ynches] C.[reek]. Soon after this discovery it was found on a sand hill nearby. Some detached pieces, from 1 to 5 pie[ces] were found-others attached to the fragments of quartz.

August 05, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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RALPH GANDY

Mr. Ralph Gandy, 77, of Columbia, surrounded by his loved ones, went home to be his Lord and his beloved wife on Thursday, February 9th ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY RABON

Funeral service for Dorothy Henrietta Cupstid Rabon, 89, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


LONNIE STOKES

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lonnie Dennis Stokes, 62, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


PEARLE STOVOKEN

Funeral services for Pearle Weeks Stoveken, 103, will be held Thursday at 10:00am at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


Turkey tags now available from SCDNR

It's time to get turkey tags! In order to legally hunt turkeys, all hunters, including hunters under the age of 16, must possess a ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Dogs host Newberry tonight in playoff opener

A trio of Kershaw County teams earned spots in the South Carolina High School League state basketball tournament which opened on Monday with the Camden ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


Wrestlers return to the mat this weekend

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers vying for a spot in next weekend's South Carolina High School League State ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Cheerleading champs!

The cheer team at Southern Stars Academy, the Southern Stars Academy All Stars, recently won first place in the Cheersport Cheerleading Championship event held Jan ...

February 10, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Miss Gold and Black, 2017

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


Beyond the Crown

It is that time of year again when school pageants are in full swing -- shopping for outfits, having alterations made, making appointments for hair, nails ...

February 10, 2017 | Emily Seay | High School Columns


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