I attended a funeral this week and after the coffin was closed for the last time and the family was preparing to enter, the funeral director had to announce to those in attendance to be careful to obey all traffic laws because there would be no police escort as there had been in the past.
Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, City Manager Kevin Bronson, City Economic Development Director Wade Luther and Sheriff Jim Matthews have all agreed to be "celebrity" dunking booth "victims" for the second annual City Slickers Car Show & Fund Raiser for Relay for Life Saturday.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 28-April 1:
The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will return May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community.
The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County offers out patient care to Kershaw County residents who have no health insurance and can not pay for health care or medications. The clinic is recruiting volunteers to staff the front desk, to screen new patients for eligibility, to fill medication orders and to serve on special event and fundraising committees. There is also a special need for health professionals such as RN's, CNA's, or medical assistants to take vital signs and blood sugar levels.
Above The Rim X III Part 2, a double elimination for age groups 11U and 17U, will be held at Rhame City Arena, 517 Bull St., Camden April 8 - 10. Registration fees are $100 if paid on or prior to March 27 deadline and $150 after deadline but before April 2. Maximum of 15 players and four coaches per team. Rosters must be submitted by deadline. Proceeds will benefit the Women on the Move Inc. Scholarship Fund. For information, contact Regina Warren-Crim at (803) 549-2454 or Lodith Missouri Dean at (803) 427-0119
North Central High School (NCHS) was the recipient of a $5,000 gift from the International Paper Foundation. The money is being used to purchase reading materials for classrooms and the NCHC Media Center in order to enhance literacy across the curriculum initiative. Principal Worth Thomasson (right) said the International Paper Foundation made it possible for the school to benefit its students by encouraging them to read on a daily basis. Thomasson accepted the check on behalf of the school from International Paper representative Tim Boone (left).
D-Block completed a 12-0 season to win the Kershaw County Recreation Department men's open league basketball championship. The team has now won 24 straight games in the open league over the course of the past season season. The two youngsters pictured on the front row are Jamarion Hopkin and his sister, Zion Hopkin. Pictured on the front row, from left, are Martrell Addison, Darnelle Hayes, Artrell Addison, coach Chico Hopkin, Marvin Johnson and Earl Richardson. The back row is made up of Corey Myers, Kion Bennett and Chris Green.
Proud fathers and excited daughters were dressed to impress when Midway Elementary School's cafeteria was transformed into a ballroom for the school's recent Father/Daughter Dance. The event was sponsored by the Student Council and the Relay for Life Committee. Here, Katelyn Anderson dances with her father, Mike Anderson.
The Camden High girls soccer team celebrated having broken in the AAA state rankings while taking the lead in Region 6-AAA competition with a 3-0 conference mark to sit alone atop the conference standings.
By Austin Jenkins
• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...
Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.
Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.
Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.