Jeffrey R. Graham, of Graham Realty Inc., is now the company's newest broker, having recently earned his South Carolina broker license.
WASHINGTON -- It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one.
Last week's forecasts of an "epic winter storm" in the South had everyone in Kershaw County scurrying around trying to get prepared. Of course, it's an old joke that if a few flakes of snow are forecast, Southerners flood grocery stores to stock up with milk and bread -- we've never quite understood why milk and bread -- and supermarkets in this area were indeed beehives of activity early last week as people prepared for possible power outages and periods of being homebound.
The other day, a long time South Carolina businessman remarked that in the past, the top 10 leaders in our state were the 10 white males that had the 10 biggest corner offices on the top floor of the 10 tallest buildings in the state.
A celebration of life for Deborah "Debbie" Saunders Garris, 62, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Steeplechase Museum in Camden. Rev. William R. Bouknight will officiate. Inurnment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. Memorials may be made in Debbie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or a charity of one's choice.
A celebration of life for Stan Williams, 49, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at the home of Bobby and Paula Joseph on Saturday, February 22, at 5:00 PM. Stan passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC, the son of the late Doris Emerson Williams and Charles Lindburgh Williams.
Due to last week's snowstorm, the Kershaw County high school basketball regular season will end this evening with a trio of doubleheaders from games which were postponed last week.
Four Kershaw County student-athletes were honored at Sunday's High School Sports Report's 28th Annual Fall Football Awards Banquet.
Lugoff-Elgin senior golfer and Auburn University signee Kelli Murphy was named to the High School Sports Report's 4A All-State girls' golf team and was to be honored at Sunday's banquet held at Seawells on the grounds of the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia.
Stover Middle School (SMS) art students recently added a few artistic touches to their learning environment.
Ms. Candace Peebles Kardack and Mr. Robert Vincent Kardack, Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Brooke to Jeremy Paul Tidwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tidwell, all of Camden. The Bride-elect is a 2010 distinguished honor graduate of Camden High School. She is currently attending the University of South Carolina where she is seeking a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration. She will graduate this upcoming May. The Groom-elect is a 2006 graduate of Camden High School. He is employed with the City of Columbia, as a career firefighter. They ...
Steve and Leslie Postell of Gastonia, NC announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Brittany Nicole Postell to Mr. Branson Gabriel Pyritz, son of Mark and Susan Pyritz of Elgin, SC.
At left, the Page Turners Book Club (for boys only) has begun meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library at North Central Middle School. "We're full to capacity," says school librarian Cindy Sparks. The 12 boys will meet for 10 weeks and are enjoying the book Stranded 2: Trial by Fire by author Jeff Probst, best associated with the Survivor TV series. Along with reading together, the boys enjoy an after school snack, hands on activities related to the book and weekly door prizes. Members receive official membership cards and club bracelets, above right. Club activities are featured on ...
• We note with sadness the recent death of Bill Few of Liberty Hill, one of the great high school football coaches in this state. Few, who attended Clemson on an athletic scholarship, was a no-nonsense coach who instilled discipline in his players and compiled, over his 26-year career, a 221-68-3 record, including three state championships. His last few years on the field were spent at North Central High School.
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.