For 11 of the 18 years between 1952 and 1970, the first- or second-ranked students at Jackson High School came from the Knights Hill Community, and this is not counting other students ranked among the top five in the class. This is unique and historic, having this many top-ranked students from one community. Two additional years have now been added, 1958 and 1970. Those recognized are as follows:
Haile's Funeral Home announces services for Ms. Ernestine Hunter, 66, of 354 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Bethune, SC, who passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Henry Thomas, 68, of 1300 Campbell Street, Camden, SC, who passed on Thursday, February 24, 2011.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Theda Brown Brunson, 54, of 6445 S. Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ, who passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Tickets and reserved parking spaces for the 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races on Saturday, April 2 at Camden's Springdale Race Courase are expected to be mailed out this week.
The inaugural "A Run for Jorge" 5k run and walk will be held on Sunday, April 10 over the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
Students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) hit the stage earlier this week for a swingin' good time! SCSDB students' production of "SWING" was held Thurday. The musical whisked audience members back in time to the Swing Era of the 1930s and '40s in Harlem, NY.
North Central High School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
Lugoff native Mandy Pittman, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, tied for fourth place out of 50 students during a recent mock trial competition. Because of her high ranking, Pittman was one of only a few second-year students chosen to participate in a mock trial competition to be held this spring in Montgomery, Ala.
Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton reminds local vegetable growers of the upcoming commercial vegetable meeting Thursday at the Compass Restaurant near Turbeville. The meeting begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and adjourns at 1 p.m. Clemson Extension vegetable specialists Drs. Richard Hassell, Tony Kienath and Powell Smith will be presenters in addition to Melton. If you are considering growing commercial vegetables or small fruits in 2011, this will be an informative event for you.
Four Columbia College students from Kershaw County were recently named for members in the Order of the Purple Seal, a national honor society fostering the ideals of solid scholarship.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2010 fall semester.
Camden native Gertrude Stoney has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at the University of South Carolina.
Wayne Keith Andrews, 39, of Elgin, passed away at his home February 23, 2011. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ernestine Conyers Bass, 83, of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Johnny Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 25, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bass's memory to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box, 7275, Columbia, SC 29202 or to a charity of one's choice.
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.