It's all the buzz these days. You must not call your dog or cat or canary "a pet." There are lots of words that nice people don't say anymore. Usually they are put-downs against certain people. Who gets hurt when a dog is called a pet? Is it hurtful to call a dog a dog? A cat a cat? If so, who does it hurt -- the dog or his owner, person or friend?
In the last few years, the public has come to better appreciate the efforts and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers -- those who serve in small towns, large cities and rural areas across the country. That makes it difficult for everyone when an officer steps outside the bounds of acceptable conduct, as former Kershaw County Deputy Oddie Tribble did in beating a handcuffed prisoner in August of 2010. Tribble was sentenced earlier this week to serve more than five years in prison for the incident.
Cadet Derek Hunt Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Stanley of Camden, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy – West Point May 21.
Jarrod Hughes, a senior from Camden, has been accepted to attend Coker College in the fall of 2012.
Funeral Services for Mr. Thomas O. "T. O." Boykin, 84, of Gregory Lake Road, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest May 15, 2011 will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Fairview Presbyterian Church. Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Park with Veterans Honors and Masonic Rites.
Tryouts for the Kershaw County Club Soccer will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at Larry Doby Recreation Complex in Camden from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. both nights.
Meredith Royall Myers and Parkes Browning Coggins, both of Richmond, Virginia were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The six-thirty ceremony was officiated by Reverend Ernest Worman, campus chaplain of Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. Ms. Sandra McLeod and Ms. Jennifer Schmale, violinists, provided the music for the ceremony; Mrs. Michelle Williams was the soloist. A reception immediately followed at Wachesaw Plantation.
Three Kershaw County schools will have new principals at the helm for the 2011-12 school year.
Lugoff Elementary School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.
Eloise Rabon, of Lugoff, will celebrate her 90th birthday May 16 with friends and family at Springdale Health Care. Ms. Rabon is the proud mother of six children, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Boykin artist Denise L. Greer took numerous awards at the North Charleston Art Fest earlier this month. All three of Greer's entries won an award. Greer's entries were Best in Show with a mixed media titled "Hung Out To Dry", first place watercolors titled "Talk To Me," and first place mixed media titled "Play Ground." The exhibit began April 29 and ran through May 7 at the North Charleston Convention Center.
The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) named the Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. as the 2010 Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Group of the Year for Kershaw County. The SCDOT presented the award to the group at the AAH awards ceremony April 7 in Columbia. The annual event is hosted by the SCDOT to recognize the volunteer-citizen groups, coordinators and SCDOT employees for their participation in the AAH program. Clem Watson (left), SCDOT chief engineer of operations, presented the 2010 AAH Outstanding Kershaw County Group Award to chapter members (from second left) Dyron Anderson, Perry Mills Sr., Thomas ...
Usually around the end of May the House and the Senate prepare for the end of session. Before the General Assembly can leave for the year, a budget must be passed. The State Fiscal Year ends on June 30. The Senate is currently working on its version of the budget. The House and Senate versions will be worked out in conference committee and brought before both chambers for a vote. The budget will then go to the Governor. The General Assembly makes arrangements to be in session in order to receive and act on any gubernatorial vetoes. In addition to ...
• Kudos to the Kershaw County Library for joining a network that allows patrons to download audio books and e-books onto their computers and other electronic devices. As trends shift away from the printed page, the library isn't being left behind and is making changes necessary to continue as a relevant entity in a changing world. The local library has always been outstanding, and this is just one more development in a proud history.
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.
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.