"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Members of the graduating class at Blaney High School who received their diplomas in June 1949 included (first row, from left) Ollie Dixon, Ollie Mae Branham, Betty Aldrich, Lois Branham, Evangeline Hunter, Betty Lou Dowey, (second row) Clinton Goff, Thomas Goff, Ray Strickland, Clayton Campbell, Olin Goff, Marvin Campbell and Preston Goff. Not pictured were Fred Duckett and William Cessar.
SUMTER -- The last time the American Legion baseball teams from Dalzell-Shaw and Kershaw County met at the Crestwood High School field, the result was a 30-24 victory for Post 17 in a 5 ½-hour marathon.
Nothing succeeds like success, but don't sell failure short.
Can the federal government's spending spree last forever? Of course not. Even when economic growth is strong (hardly the case now, of course), it's foolish to keep spending more than we take in. Congress is going to have to make some serious cuts. Otherwise, we'll face a day of serious financial reckoning -- and sooner than we think.
Students at Grace Church kindergarten and preschool recently explored all kinds of fun sea creatures during a summer camp themed "Under The Sea." During the camp, students made handprint crab T-shirts that the children painted. The camp included 15 children ages 3 to 5 years old. A second summer camp will be held at Grace Church from July 11 through 14 and the theme will be "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!"
Wilhelmenia "Bill" Anderson, 87, of Lugoff, Kershaw County, South Carolina, died Friday 24 at North Shore University Hospital.
A funeral service for Fay Keller Nowlen Elliott, age 94 of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Mon. June 27, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The Reverend Bruce Hancock will officiate. Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel between the hours of 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Sunday June 26, 2011.
Miss Anna Leigh Taylor of Lugoff and Mr. Cory Graham Alexander of Clover were united in marriage June 25, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff. Rev. Dr. Charles R. Everett officiated at the 5:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at TenEleven Galleria in Camden.
Blaney Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period
• Young people have great resiliency, and we enjoyed a quotation from pro golfer Rory McIlroy after he ran away with the U.S. Open recently. Asked if his last-round collapse in the Masters tournament last spring was weighing heavily on his mind as he approached the final round in the Open, he replied, "Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about, because at the end of the day it's just a golf tournament and I'm 21." That's what we call keeping your perspective.
Wayne Anthony Wright, 41, of Rembert, died Thursday.
An 11-year-old Stover Middle School student was killed Saturday in an ATV accident.
SAFE Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the city of Camden, will sponsor a shred day from 3 to 6 p.m. July 13 at SAFE's Camden Branch, 407 Rutledge St. The event is free for members and community residents.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.