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A needle in a 60-year-old haystack

For many years on an almost daily basis I have visited the South Caroliniana Library to do research. A few months ago a library staff member inquired, "All right, Mr. Teal, what are you researching today?" I responded, "I'm looking for a 'needle in a haystack.'" That literally was true since I planned to scan four years of a newspaper to search for a single fact. Since that time the staff's standard question to me is, "which haystack do you want to examine today?"

March 28, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Applications accepted for McClester scholarship

Applications will be accepted through May 5 for the 2011 Thomas E. McClester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Miss Graham, Mr. Brown wed

Miss Aimee Elaine Graham and Mr. Brent Allen Brown, both of Lugoff, were united in marriage March 26, 2011 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown, Sr. Mr. Les Kelley officiated the 2:30 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony on the grounds at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown, Sr.

March 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Obama's 'Goldilocks' doctrine

Americans can always be counted upon to do the right thing, Winston Churchill is said to have said, after exhausting all of the alternatives. In that spirit, President Obama intervened in Libya after taking his time in figuring out what the right thing is.

March 28, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


School board to discuss ATEC, budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may take action on ATEC recommendations during its meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will present the school district's preliminary 2011-12 budget.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


New KCSD mentoring program uses cell phone technology

It's 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday. Do you know where your high school student is?

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Writing award winners named

Jackson School fifth-grader LaBria Wilson and North Central Middle School eighth-grader Rachel Robinson have been named the Kershaw County School District winners in the 2011 State Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Sharing a story

Faith Amick's fifth-grade class at Midway Elementary School finished their study of folktales and fairytales by sharing stories with children from the kindergarten classes. The fifth-graders each prepared a favorite story to read aloud at a special storytime in the school media center that delighted the kindergarteners. Here, Donovan Holloman is enthralled by Paul Zelinsky's version of "Rumpelstiltskin" as read by Ashley Sims.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


A chapter in history

Wateree Elementary School's fifth-graders reenacted scenes from the book "Ruby Bridges" as part of their Black History Month celebration. Students/"federal marshals" Seth Branham, Bridges Young, William Christianson and Zac Branham offer police protection to Ruby, portrayed by Tayjah Steele, as she enters the all-white school for the very first time.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Miss Lindsay, Mr. Finley plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Crosland (Jay) Lindsay, Jr. of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to Mr. Jason Nicholas Finley, both from Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Langston (Lanny) Finley, III of Camden.

March 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Local churches repair 15 homes

The Weatherization and Repair Ministry (WARM) completed it's latest project on Dec. 30-31. The 140 volunteers worked together to repair 15 homes in Kershaw County. WARM is supported by local churches including Camden First UMC, Emmanuel UMC, Gordon Street Church of God, Lyttleton Street UMC, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, River Church, Salem UMC, Spring Hill UMC, St. John UMC, St. Matthew Baptist, St. Matthew UMC, St. Paul UMC, Union Baptist Church and Unity UMC. If you or your church would like to be a part of the ministry, contact Lyttleton St. UMC at 432-3191.

March 28, 2011 | | Localife


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Friends may visit at 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden.

March 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret M. Duvall

Graveside memorial services to celebrate the life of Margaret M. Duvall, 87,of Melbourne, Fla., will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ron Taylor will officiate. Memorials may be in Mrs. Duvall's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

March 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Noted and passed -- March 28, 2011

• If ever a college coach deserved firing, it was Bruce Pearl, the Tennessee basketball head man who lied to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations he'd committed, and then committed additional illegal acts after denying he had done anything wrong in the first place. Pearl was a flamboyant coach who took the Volunteers to basketball heights they'd seldom attained, but his cheating was too flagrant to ignore.

March 28, 2011 | | Editorials


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Neith rain nor ... (Part 2)

Drivers in the Powerade Karting Championship Series at Carolina Motorsports Park did not let a little afternoon rain spoil their August race date. The monthly series returns to the karting track at the Westville facility on Saturday, Sept. 13.

September 10, 2014 | | Auto racing


John Wesley Jeffords, Sr.

Funeral services for John Wesley Jeffords, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Phillip Gerald will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

September 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Lee Sumpter

Mrs. Annie Lee Sumpter, 89, of 915 Hook Avenue, West Columbia and formerly of Camden died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Sumpter Family.

September 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Lee

Mrs. Annie Lee, 88, of 127 Pine Drive in Bethune died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

September 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


School News: Westville’s Aly Bolin named to Auburn 2013-14 Dean’s List

Aly Bolin, of Westville, was named to the Dean's List of Auburn University for the 2013-2014 academic year. Aly is now a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Community and Civic Engagement. Aly was a participant in Auburn's Research Week 2014. Aly will complete her Honors College senior thesis this fall, under Dr. Stacey Hunt. Aly was recently named an Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Fellow and is a two-time Auburn Leadership in Political Science nominee.

September 10, 2014 | | Education


The one fight to have before your wedding

Betrothed women of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your husbands' names.

September 03, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CMA cross country schedule

Cross Country

August 27, 2014 | | Camden Military


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

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.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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