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Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Deloris Neal Drakeford

Funeral service for Deloris Neal Drakeford, 63, of 1909 Niagara Drive in Camden will be held Thursday, August 11th, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association, 3045 John G. Richards Road with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, 12Noon to 7:00 P.M. with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #138 performing their rites from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Learning the warning signs of a concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following warning signs, when it comes to determining whether a student-athlete has sustained a concussion:

August 10, 2011 | | Sports


Divine Fortune successfully defends crown in Smithwick

SARATOGA, N.Y. -- Bill Pape's Divine Fortune collected a second consecutive victory in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 2) with a carefully timed late move that carried him and jockey Brian Crowley to a two-length victory over Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy last Thursday afternoon at The Spa.

August 08, 2011 | | Equine


Stoney earns master's degree

Gertude Stoney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration with Organization and Communities during the May 2011 ceremony. She completed the Advanced Master of Social Work Program (a rigorous program in which she earned her degree in 11 months.) Joining her at the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony is Dr. Carl Maas of USC. Stoney is the daughter of Delores Lloyd and Capt. Donnelle Stoney. Her maternal grandparents are Pastor Walter Lloyd and the late Gertrude Lloyd. Her paternal grandparents are Ann Williams and the late Bennie ...

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 8, 2011

August 08, 2011 | | Ariail


Miss Lindsay, Mr. Finley exchange vows

Miss Mary Catherine Lindsay and Mr. Jason Nicholas Finley were united in marriage on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Historic St. Luke's Chapel in Charleston, South Carolina. The six o'clock ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Joel Robert Jones of Irmo, South Carolina.

August 08, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Starling, Mr. Ray wed

Miss Meghan Elizabeth Starling and Mr. Stuart Darrel Evans Ray of Columbia were united in marriage August 6, 2011 at Spring Valley Baptist Church in Columbia. Dr. Robert Winburn officiated the 6:00 p.m. double ring ceremony.

August 08, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Local AYP performance better than state results

Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its "all or nothing" ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state's accountability test for grades 3-8.

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Ms. Jeffers, Mr. Bell say vows

Ms. Jessica Marie Jeffers and Mr. Thomas Michael Bell both of Camden were united in marriage on July 16, 2011 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The six o'clock double ring ceremony was officiated by Mrs. Ruth Davis.

August 08, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Population growth and shifts drive redistricting

This session the South Carolina General Assembly addressed redistricting, the process of reconfiguring election districts that is required every ten years in order to reflect population changes reported in the latest U.S. Census. It is a painstaking task to ensure that state legislative and congressional districts are equal in population, guaranteeing each person's vote is equally represented in the state legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

August 08, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A satanic deal for debt fighters

A "sugar-coated Satan sandwich." That's what Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, called the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling -- as he announced he was voting for it.

August 08, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Noted and passed -- Aug. 8, 2011

• We note with sadness the death last week of veteran horse trainer Charles "Charlie" V.B. Cushman Jr., whose name is synonymous with the horse industry both in Kershaw County and abroad. A twist of fate thrust Cushman from race spectator into the saddle at the 1949 Carolina Cup as a fill-in for an injured jockey. He went on to capture third place in that spring classic, and it seemed his fate with riding and Camden was sealed. Cushman built on his expertise, riding for Hall of Fame trainer W. Burling "Burly" Cocks and training such racing notables as Explode ...

August 08, 2011 | | Editorials


Shelia M. Alexander

Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of 708 Walnut Street, Camden, passed Saturday, Aug. 6. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carl Baker Jr.

Funeral services to honor the life of Carl Luke Baker, Jr., 79, of Cassatt, will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends, Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Baker's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.

August 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Crazy and proud of it

My grandmother -- Daddy's mother -- was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.

July 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Leonard M. Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leonard M. Davis, Jr. 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. The Rev. Jason Fletcher will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Leonard's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, Arise & Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes ...

July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Devon Davis Graham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Devon Davis Graham, 72, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Rev. Dr. Chuck Everett and Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Devon's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

July 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - July 21, 2014

• It looks like it's full steam ahead for KershawHealth and its strategic plan. In recent weeks, we have reported on the creation -- after several years of hard work -- of a general surgery division; the recruitment of a new orthopedic surgeon; the signing of an agreement with Orthopedic Advantage to create a top-level orthopedic center in Kershaw County; and an already established agreement with Team Health to transform KershawHealth's emergency department in order to fast-track non-emergent patients allowing staff to focus on those in true emergency situations. Dr. T. Chris Tran, the new orthopedic surgeon, joined Camden Bone & Joint ...

July 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


KCC holding public hearing on joint industrial park

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on and consider third and final reading of an ordinance approving the development of a joint county industrial park with Chesterfield County. The public hearing and consideration of the ordinance are scheduled for council's meeting Tuesday evening.

July 21, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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July 21, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


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