We at Let Freedom Ring do want to publicly state what happened to Congresswoman Giffords and everyone in attendance at the "Meet the Congresswoman" event at a Safeway Grocery store in Tucson on Jan. 8 was a tragedy and we pray for the full recovery of all who were wounded and pray for the families of those who were slain. I ask the local Tea Party to also make similar public sentiments.
Alice Jensen of Elgin was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Lycoming College.
The Kershaw County Board of Realtors recently installed its new board of directors. The 2011 board members and outgoing members include (from left) Cathe Epps with Campas Realty, president; Barbara Jordan with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, past president; Novella Taylor with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, member at large; Diane Martin with Keller Williams Columbia, member at large; Michael Thomas with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, president-elect; Tiffany Appleton with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, secretary/treasurer; Beth Warnock with Compas Realty, member at large; and Brett McLeod with McLeod & Associates, vice president.
A number of local students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester at Coastal Carolina University.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin J. Watson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B., will hold its 2011 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. March 21.
Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced the fall 2010 student honors lists. More than 600 students were honored, including 112 Kershaw County residents.
It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Anne C. Strayhorn, 84, of Winyah Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest January 22, 2011, will be conducted Wednesday at 12 Noon from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Dr. John M. Newell, III, The Reverend Douglas L. Holmes and Rev. Jule Young Officiating.Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC at 3:30PM.
United Way is organizing the official HUD count taking place Thursday in Kershaw County. This information is critical to bringing money for homeless housing and services to communities like Camden, Elgin, Bethune, Westville, Cassatt, and Lugoff.
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Sallie Wright Martin, 92, of Lucknow Road, Bethune, SC, died Monday, January 24, 2011.
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Taylor Reedy Jr., of Lugoff, died Monday.
WASHINGTON -- I come from a family where the "joke," if you came home with a 97 on a math test, was to ask what happened to the other three points. The punch line, if you scored 100, was to ask whether there was any extra credit.
All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
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.
The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.