MARRIAGE LICENSES * Raymond Mitchell Hudson, 26, of 127 Luden Court, Lexington and Stephanie Lynn Reagan, 22, of 101 Ridgecrest Drive, Lexington * Will Leon Griffin III, 22, and Crystal Anne Neeley, 19, both of 181 Dunn Lane, Lexington * David Brian Storrin, 36, of 1240 Reedy O. Smith Road, Leesville and Wymberly Dawn Smith, 27, of 435 Shady Branch Road, Leesville * Jeremy Scott … Continue reading VITAL STATS: LEXINGTON MARRIAGE LICENSES AND DIVORCES

Charles Robert Trout Jr.

1945 Charles Robert Trout Jr. was born in 1945 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Charles Robert Sr. and Dorma Buce Trout. 2003 LUGOFF – Funeral services for 1st Sgt. Charles Robert Trout Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.), 58, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Rowan Presbyterian Church ARP with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy … Continue reading Charles Robert Trout Jr.

Jessie Irene Goff Watts

1913 Jessie Irene Watts was born August 12, 1913 in Blaney, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Jesse Lee Goff and Henrietta Branham Goff. 1950 On September 23, 1950, Mrs. Manis Watts was listed in the newspaper article “Marriage and Engagements Announced.“ On September 24, 1950, Mrs. Manis Watts was listed in the newspaper article “Sara Lagatha Watts.” On October 29, 1950, Mrs. Mavis Watts … Continue reading Jessie Irene Goff Watts

Weekly Writing Corner

Mrs. BedenbaughYou are the best math teacher ever!– Alex Floyd, 9 Midway Elementary Mrs. MathewsKind, funny, pretty incredible, intelligent, sweet, loving, cool, tan, colorful, caring, nice, happy, awesome, artsy, sharing, cute, joyful, smart, great.– Rachel Braun, 11 River Spring Elementary Ms. OllickKind, pretty, good cook, missionary, great, smart, sporty, cute, polite, helpful, goofy, young, fast, neat, caring, fun, fantastic, Christian, happy, sincere-Haleigh Gladden, 9 Blaney … Continue reading Weekly Writing Corner


What’s in a name? Many of the sites and streets around Kershaw County have a story behind how they got their monikers. KAMSCHATKA This stately home was built in 1854 by Col. James Chesnut for his wife, Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut. The couple named their summer home after the remote Siberian peninsula with a slightly different spelling, Kamchatka. There are two reports on … Continue reading HISTORY IS BEHIND NAMES OF SITES, STREETS IN KERSHAW

Herbert Fields Blevins

ELGIN – Funeral services for Herbert Fields Blevins, 80, will be held on Friday, July 11, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Blankey Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Lawrence Dennis and Rev. Chris Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 10, 2003, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to … Continue reading Herbert Fields Blevins