Dr. L. C. Davis, Columbia.Mrs. Mark Taylor, Columbia.L. E. Brown, Blaney. Miss Dora Pate Brown, Columbia.Roy Weaver, Hartsville.T. M. Daniels, Horry County.Lest Denise Howe, Chester. Ossie M. Harrill, Gaffney.Z. L. Mobley, formerly Heath Springs.R. F. Gatch, Yemassee.Herman C. Ott, Branchville.Mrs. M. Yarborough, Rock Hill.R. H. Carothers, Rock Hill.Timothy Dale Hall, Batesburg.W. H. Hughes, Greenwood.A. S. Cumbee, Beaufort. Continue reading DEATHS

Ex-School Head Pleads Innocent – Prosecution Subpoenaes 20 Witnesses.

CAMDEN – (Special) – About 20 witness have been subpoenaed by the prosecution in the trail here in which a former school superintendent is charged with destroying his school by fire back in 1956. Edward W. Shingler, in a five-times postponed trail before Kershaw County criminal court, pleaded innocent to “unlawfully buring of a building” and “breach of trust” when the case was finally called … Continue reading Ex-School Head Pleads Innocent – Prosecution Subpoenaes 20 Witnesses.

Camden Trial To Hear 20 Witnesses

CAMDEN (AP) – Some 20 prosecution witnesses were subpoenaed to be on hand as the aron and breach of trust trial of former Blaney School Superintendent Edward W. Shingler continued here today. Only two witnesses were heard from Thursday and much of their testimony was stricken from the record by Judge George T. Gregory of Chester. Shingler has pleaded innocent to charges that he set … Continue reading Camden Trial To Hear 20 Witnesses

Lester Elbert Brown

1919 Lester Elbert Brown was born March 30, 1919 in Blaney, South Carolina, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Brown. 1958 Funeral services for Lester E. Brown will held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, conducted by the Rev. Marvin Cameron and the Rev. Wylie Evans. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Brown, 39, of Blaney, died Thursday … Continue reading Lester Elbert Brown

School Fire – Shingler Enter ‘Innocent’ Plea

(Special to The Record) CAMDEN – A former school superintendent pleaded innocent today to charges he set a fire that burned down the school he headed. Edward W. Shingler, charged with firing the Blaney school in 1956, made his plea in state criminal circuit court. The school burned to the ground only a few hours after graduation exercises in June, 1956. Since then, the trial … Continue reading School Fire – Shingler Enter ‘Innocent’ Plea

Lillian Maud Burns Taylor

Lillian was born on September 26, 1888 in South Carolina to William Melville Burns and Lilla Adeledge Gibson Burns. 1929 On March 10, 1920, Mrs. W. D. Grigsby was mentioned in the newspaper article BLANEY. 1939 On October 25, 1939, Mrs. W. D. Gridsby was listed in the newspaper article “Mrs. W. H. Harris Named Camden Red Cross Chairman.“ 1951 On September 23, 1951, Mrs. … Continue reading Lillian Maud Burns Taylor

AME Holds Conference

Bishop I. H. Bonner opened the Columbia annual conference of the A. M. E. Church, Wednesday, October 22 at St. Paul A. M. E. Church, Lancaster, with Dr. O. C. Dunham as host presiding elder and the Rev. George Thomas, host pastor. The Rev. N. A. Gary preached the annual sermon. The missionary sermon was given by the Rev. H. D. Anderson, Consecration sermons were … Continue reading AME Holds Conference

Kershaw Court Begins Term

CAMDEN (Special) – The fall sesion of Kershaw County Criminal Court gets under way here Monday at 10 a.m. with Judge George Gregory of Chester on the bench. A total of 13 holdover cases including the oft-postponed state’s case against Edward W. Shingler, Former Blaney High School superintendent charged with arson and breach of trust in the $500,000 Balney school fire of 1956, are on … Continue reading Kershaw Court Begins Term

Kershaw County Petit Jurors Are Announced

CAMDEN – Petit jurors for the first week of the fall term of Kershaw County Court of Common Pleas have been announced by Sheriff D. E. Hilton. Jurors are to report to the Kershaw County courthouse Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. Judge George Gregory of Chester will preside. Jurors from the Camden area are Clarence M. Ford, Donald P. Brown, John R. Seegars, J. … Continue reading Kershaw County Petit Jurors Are Announced