The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.
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 Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the old Family Dollar building on Jefferson Davis Highway across from Piggly Wiggly in Camden. The sale will begin on March 6, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members who would like to purchase membership can do so at the door.
The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.
David Wheeler 77, of Tacoma, WA formally of Camden, S. Carolina passed away February 18, 2014 at Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care in University Place, WA. He retired in May of 2005 with 45 years of service with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, four sisters, Ethel Staten, Catherine Hollis, Shirley Reddick of Camden, SC, Margie Bennett (Alfred) of Lugoff, SC; one brother, Johnny Wheeler (Catherine Montgomery) of Irvington, NJ; a host of special friends, Evelyn Ward, Linda P. Medina, Angela P. Lee, Charles E. Gilchrist of Lakewood, WA.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Tammy Fenner Griggs, 49, of Camden, will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.
Rhonda Jean Posey Burr, 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Camden, S.C., with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Johnson of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Noelle Johnson to Mr. Garrett Thomas Mann. Crystal is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson of Camden and the late Mr. James O. Johnson, Sr. of Baltimore, MD, and the late Dea. & Mrs. John C. Saxton of Rembert.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clay Bullard announce the engagement of Miss Peyton Nicole Bullard of Camden, SC, to Mr. Erik Aldret Bruhjell of Anderson, SC.
Kershaw County can boast about another championship team.
By chance, we happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognizing me laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.
• We commented just last week on the wise decision by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee to turn down unionization with the UAW. But Gov. Nikki Haley's statement that unionized plants aren't welcome at all in South Carolina is off the mark. Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who's running against Haley, said South Carolina should remain a right-to-work state, where workers have the right to decide whether to join unions. That's a more reasonable position.
Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation and Medicaid waiver programs. One component of the budget was almost completely ignored, however, and it shouldn't be. The governor's proposed spending plan includes $8.5 million in total funds -- $5.3 million from the federal government -- for a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Fusion Center.
If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.
By Austin Jenkins
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
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.