Dropping the old year
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
The Kershaw County Reading Association recently held its annual Reading Teacher of the Year banquet at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.
Camden native and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relief pitcher Michael Kohn answers questions from a group of youngsters during a one-day baseball clinic at American Legion Park in Camden last month, which featured Kohn and was presented by the Camden High School baseball program and the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Kohn, a former CHS and Post 17 American Legion baseball standout, earned two wins to go along with a save for the Angels last season, his first as a Major League player.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Pearl Wages Branham, 94, of Elgin, were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Reverend Kenneth Jackson and Reverend John Corder officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
Lorene Crim, 75, of Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1214 Campbell Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.
Mr. Langford (L.P.) Peake, 82, of Lake Wateree, died Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Lake Wateree Baptist Church with Mr. George Eleazer and Hospice Chaplain Mark Bredholt officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home, 96 Wateree Estates Rd., Winnsboro, SC 29180.
Services for David Robinson, of Camden, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 7.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronald A Smith, 94, of Camden will be held Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby James will officiate.
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Camden Kiwanis President Frank Bernhardt (left) presents Amy Schofield (middle), Kershaw County Library director, with a check for $311, raised by a fall carnival coordinated by Kiwanis member Beth Lee-Moeller (right). These funds will be used to support early literacy materials and programs at the library
The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from Jan. 6 through Feb. 4 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The opening reception is Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.
Real estate transactions
A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.
Robert M. "Bob" Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.
Funeral service for Mae Estelle Anderson, 73, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation.
Funeral services for Jimmie McRay Cherry, 85, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran's graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran's graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.
The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.
With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.
A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
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.