Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham

1918 Mattie Lucille Rabon was born on 29 Aug 1918 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of John Henry Rabon & Blanche Edith Rabon. 1920 Mattie Rabon was counted in the census on 06 Jan 1920 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 1-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, John H Rabon; her mother, Eddith B … Continue reading Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham

CHIVES “CHIP” ELLISOR

1913 Chives Lee “Chip” Ellisor was born October 6, 1913 in Tookiedoo, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Henry Lee Ellisor and Mary Suzanne Atkinson Ellisor. 2007 COLUMBIA — A funeral service for Chives Lee “Chip” Ellisor will be held 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon, August 23, 2007, at Shives Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Spears Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. … Continue reading CHIVES “CHIP” ELLISOR

Mary Ann Sellers

Dec/23/1974 – Aug/18/2007 Obituary of Mary Ann Sellers MARY ANN SELLERS CAMDEN – Graveside service for Mary Ann Sellers, 32, will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Wade Sellers College Fund c/o Bank of America, 200 DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020. … Continue reading Mary Ann Sellers

John Daniel “Danny” Cook

Mar/16/1950 – Aug/17/2007 Obituary of Danny Cook CAMDEN – Funeral service for John Daniel “Danny” Cook, 57, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church of God of Prohecy, 2354 Haile Street, Camden, S.C. … Continue reading John Daniel “Danny” Cook

S.C.-BORN TRIPLETS TO BE LISTED IN GUINNESS

The Jamison family triplets are in the record book. When the Elgin-born siblings entered the world on three separate days in 1956, it marked the longest recorded interval in the births of triplets. Today, their names and their mother’s nearly 67 hours of labor have been added to the Guinness World Records book. “It was a long time that we were waiting for it,” Catherine … Continue reading S.C.-BORN TRIPLETS TO BE LISTED IN GUINNESS

TRIPLETS HONORED FOR – WORLD RECORD

51 years later Elgin’s Jamison triplets, born on 3 separate days, finally reach goal of getting in Guinness The Jamison family triplets are in the record book. When the Elgin-born siblings entered the world on three separate days in 1956, it marked the longest recorded interval in the births of triplets. Today, their names — and their mother’s nearly 67 hours of labor — have … Continue reading TRIPLETS HONORED FOR – WORLD RECORD

RUTH C. GISSENDANNER

1933 Ruth C “Coot” Croswell Gissendanner was born October 15, 1933 in Denmark, South Carolina, the daughter of Arthur Francis Croswell and Myrtis Utsey Croswell. 2007 ELGIN — A funeral service for Ruth C. Gissendanner, 73, of Elgin, will be held at 11 o’clock Friday morning, August 17, 2007, at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, with Rev. Ken Jumper and Rev. Phillip Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow … Continue reading RUTH C. GISSENDANNER

DISTRICT NEWS: PEOPLE, PROGRAMS, POLICIES IN THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR

RICHLAND 2 BUILDING UP Many projects from the 2004 $175.5 million bond are completed or nearing completion. Unless otherwise noted, expected completion is in time for the first day of school. Longleaf Middle: The district’s newest school, opening this fall at 1160 Longreen Parkway, will house an estimated 425-450 students. It is modeled after Kelly Mill Middle. Dent Middle: The new school, rebuilt on the … Continue reading DISTRICT NEWS: PEOPLE, PROGRAMS, POLICIES IN THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR

SCHOOLS TO OPEN AMID CONSTRUCTION – KERSHAW COUNTY EDUCATORS TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT STUDENTS, EASE INCONVENIENCE

Back to school in Kershaw County this year means new students, new teachers — and new concerns about safety around major construction projects at a half-dozen schools. As the Aug. 20 first day of classes approaches, the Kershaw County School District has five renovation projects and a new facility under construction at current school sites — part of its $102 million facilities upgrade plan. “There … Continue reading SCHOOLS TO OPEN AMID CONSTRUCTION – KERSHAW COUNTY EDUCATORS TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT STUDENTS, EASE INCONVENIENCE