In honor of Black History Month in February, Clifton Harryton Anderson, retired mental health professional, honored Kershaw County students and schools for their contributions to an exhibit in Camden's Price House. Jessica Zeller's class from the Continuous Learning Center earned the first place overall award. In the high school category, first place went to Camden High School's Dree Dubose and Nierra Coleman. Second place winner was Destinyee Logan from North Central High School. Third place winner was Erin Clemens from Lugoff-Elgin High School. In the middle school category, first place went to Amber Johnson at Leslie M ...
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 30-May 4:
The April 18 editorial, "Civility," depicts Paddy Bell as inflammatory in her comments to City Council on April 10, 2012. It suggests that she made personal allegations about city corruption, using phrases like "robbing the piggy bank" to refer to the city's intentions for the Hospitality Tax.
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Paul Eugene Clippard, Sr., 77, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Clippard's memory to the Sacks of Love, C/O Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
After years of fan discontent over the lack of a playoff system in college football, it appears that progress is finally being made toward establishing some sort of playoff that will involve at least four teams and possibly more. Over many seasons, since the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was established, college football's power brokers steadfastly refused to admit that a controversial system of picking two teams to play for the national championship had any weaknesses. They wanted to protect the current bowl system and they displayed a blind eye to fans' calls for a playoff.
The objectives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are: Historical, Benevolent, Educational, Memorial and Patriotic. General Lee said to the Daughters of the Confederacy, "Remember it is your duty to see that the true History of the South is presented to future generations," and this is what they strive to do.
Funeral services for Voncelle Twitty Outen, 80, of Kershaw will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. The Revs. Jamie Rogers, Don Knight and Keith Coates will officiate.
A graveside service to honor the life of John Colie "Bulldog" Blackwell, 93, of Columbia, SC will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gregg Sweet and Rev. Michael Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6:00-7:30PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Blackwell's memory to Spears Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, SC 29045.
Dr. Zenola Benjamin Blanding, 62, of Williamstown, NJ, formally of Camden, SC, passed on April 20, 2012 after an extended illness. Dr. Blanding is the son of the late Willie Blanding, Sr. and Jessie Gilyard Blanding. He was raisedby Dea. Esau and Helen B. mcLeod and his grandmother, Mattie S. Blanding. Services will be held in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
A celebration of life service for Dominick Poeta, 76, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Sign-up for the Kershaw County Swim Team will be accepted through May 11. Youth ages 4 to 18 are invited to participate.
A class action suit filed by two black men in Nashville claims "The Bachelor" turned them away because they were not white. I think they should feel relieved. Having the right to embarrass yourself on national television doesn't mean you actually should do it.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and AT&T will present the 2012 legislative forum and reception, to be held Monday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden.
Graveside services for Mary Lee Truesdale Brown, 87, will was held Thursday, April 26 at 3:30pm at Damascus Methodist Church Cemetery in Westville, SC (Kershaw County). Rev. Kevin Morgan officiated.
Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.
Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.
A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.
• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...
It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.
In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...
On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.
I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.
I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...
I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.
Tuesday: Camden in Region 4-AAA cross country championships at Chapin (5 p.m.); Region 3-AA fourth-place finisher at North Central in first round of AA state volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.
Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.