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Letter: Thanks to county for buying river property

The Kershaw Soil and Water Conservation District would like to applaud Kershaw County for the purchase of the land by the U.S. 1 bridge at the Wateree River. The possibilities are endless for this piece of property.

April 06, 2018 | Jeff L. Clark Jr. KCSWD Commission Chairman | Letters


Historic Camden’s Revel event a success

Historic Camden hosted the inaugural Revel, presented by OceanaGold-Haile Operation, on Saturday, March 10 at the Historic Kershaw-Cornwallis House and Garden on the grounds of the Revolutionary War Park in Camden. S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk was the honorary chair for the new event.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


McIntosh to exhibit at FAC starting April 12

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to announce a new exhibition opening in the Bassett Gallery. Local artist Laurie McIntosh will open her solo exhibition, Environmental Abstractions on April 12. An artist reception is planned for Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the third and final installment of the FAC's Chamber Music Series featuring Philip Bush, pianist with Chamber Music Southeast. The exhibition will continue through May 6. The reception will be catered by Ashley's of Old McCaskill's Farm. The Bassett Gallery is sponsored by Kornegay Funeral ...

April 06, 2018 | | Arts


Easter Bunny and Uno visit Karesh residents

Staige DeBenedetti wears a bunny costume while visiting Karesh Wing resident Vickie McQuinn (seated), along with therapy dog, Uno, held by Nola McQuinn. The Easter Bunny delivered eggs to residents, courtesy of De Los Mejores Paso Fino Ranch, owned by Staige DeBenedetti.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


Gayle Breon celebrates 50 years of service at KershawHealth

Gayle Breon graduated from Kershaw County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and started her career in Obstetrics and Nursery when O.W. Watson was the administrator. She left in 1964 to go to Monroe County Hospital, Key West, Fla., where she worked Med/Surg/Peds until 1967. She returned to Kershaw County Medical Center on Jan. 15, 1968, on the surgical unit as a staff nurse, then charge nurse, then unit manager. Breon's reputation on the surgical unit consistently remained one of professionalism, high quality, dedication, commitment and compassion.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


DANNIE LEE BURROUGHS

Funeral services for Minister Dannie Lee Burroughs, 62, of Camden, were held Thursday, April 5 at New Jerusalem Church, 2339 Greenhill Road in Elgin with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing took place Wednesday, April 4 at Collins Funeral Home on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. He died Mar. 29. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


NAOMI WHEELER DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Naomi Wheeler Drakeford, 79, of 665 Westvaco Road, Camden, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford family.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


MELVIN T. GOODWIN

Funeral service for Mr. Melvin T. Goodwin, 85, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Kershaw County, will be held Saturday, April 7, noon at Camden Second Presbyterian Church, 816 Market Street, Camden with burial in the Goodwin Family cemetery, Goodwin-Jenkins Lane. He was the son of the late Johnnie Goodwin and Daisy Scott Goodwin. Viewing will be held Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. He died Thursday, March 29. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


DENNIS RUSS

Funeral service for William Dennis Russ, Jr., 72, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN STANLEY

Funeral service for Mr. John Stanley, 72, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m.. at St. Paul United Methodist, 511 Knights Hill Road, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will take place today April 6, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. He died Mar. 29th. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


JULIETTE A. THOMAS

Funeral services Juliette A. Thomas, 84, will be held Monday at noon at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Pastor Jeffery Williams, of Unity Holiness Outreach Ministry, will officiate.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photo: Gone to the dogs...

Camden has gone to the dogs again, as hundreds of Little Brown Dogs and their people converged in Camden for the annual Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial. Here, Terrah Yeager (left) and Charli, relax and enjoy the atmosphere at Camden City Arena. They traveled from Charleston to this year's Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial.

April 06, 2018 | | Camden


Feature Photo: Legislator of the Year

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission recently presented its inaugural "Preserving our Places in History Legislator of the Year" award to Sen. Vincent Sheheen (left). Sheheen was instrumental in securing funding in fiscal year 2016-17 for the Commission's heritage tourism project, which culminated in the development of the Green Book of South Carolina, the state's first online travel guide to African American historic places in South Carolina. The Green Book lists more than 300 sites associated with African American history including markers, districts, churches, schools, historic sites, cemeteries, museums and cultural attractions. Presenting the award were Jannie ...

April 06, 2018 | | Politics


Candidates off and running

The following is a list of local candidates for upcoming elections who have filed to run on the ballot in the Republican and Democratic primaries to be held June 12.

April 06, 2018 | | Politics


MES announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Midway Elementary School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


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Happy Anniversary

Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie J. Hayes of Camden celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 16, 2018, with family and friends.

April 10, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


11th annual Clinic Classic is April 28

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, and 5K and a 10K race. This ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club recognizes scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to seven Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


School Days - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


NAOMI DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Naomi Inez Wheeler Drakeford, 79, of 665 Westvaco Road, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A Celebration of Life and ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


COLE FELDER

Mr. Cole Felder, 84, of 1595 Cassatt, Road, Cassatt, passed on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


RUTH VINSON GRAHAM

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth Vinson Graham, 90, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


JAMES RILEY

A small celebration of life service will be held for James Riley, at the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church in Camden, Friday, April 13 ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL ROGERS RULEY

Mr. Michael Roger Ruley, 68, of 1581 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

April 10, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photos: Farmers Market opens

Despite less than ideal weather, the Kershaw County Farmers Market enjoyed a successful opening day Saturday in its new location in downtown Camden. In the ...

April 10, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EMS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 10, 2018 | | Education


Open for business - Camden Wellness

Camden Wellness recently opened at 1029 Broad St. in downtown Camden. The new business offers an array of wellness services, including daily fitness classes, therapeutic ...

April 10, 2018 | | Business


Mid-Carolina Credit Union holds 57th annual meeting

Mid Carolina Credit Union, serving more than 14,000 members in Kershaw and Richland Counties, reently held it's 57th Annual Meetingt at Lugoff-Elgin High ...

April 10, 2018 | | Business


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