Worth Noting

A 2011 Center for American Progress national study measuring the productivity of every school district in the county rated the Kershaw County School District as Providing a “high return on investment” – the only school district in the Midlands and one of only 12 in the state to earn the report’s highest rating. All Kershaw County elementary schools achieved Adequate Yearly progress for the first … Continue reading Worth Noting

Lillian Rebecca Bowen Wilson

1929 Lillian Rebecca Bowen Wilson was born April 23, 1929, in Blaney, South Carolina, a daughter of Charles “Charlie” P. Bowen and Roxie Lee Branham Heath. 1930 Census Information According to the United States census reported on April 28, 1930, Patrick O Bowen (45), owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Lillie A. Bowen (42). It was reported that … Continue reading Lillian Rebecca Bowen Wilson

William “Bill” Patton, Jr.

Dec/31/1953 – Jun/16/2011 ELGIN – A celebration of Life Service for William “Bill” Patton, Jr., 57, will be held Monday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Patton died Thursday, June 16, 2011. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Earline Dawkins Moyer and … Continue reading William “Bill” Patton, Jr.

Chalmers E. “Chank” Hornsby

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Chalmers E. “Chank” Hornsby, 88, of Camden were held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden, burial followed in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Center beginning at 10:00AM. Memorials may be made in Mr. Hornsby’s memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, … Continue reading Chalmers E. “Chank” Hornsby

Theodore Leroy Wood

COLUMBIA – Funeral service for Theodore Leroy Wood, 98, of Columbia, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Elmwood Avenue Church of God, officiated by Rev. Byron Powers, Rev. Bruce Fox and Rev. Richard Porterfield. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Meares, Jr., Teddy Roberson, Curtis Wood, Willie Wood, Randy Jones, Jimmy Jones and … Continue reading Theodore Leroy Wood


Deputies investigate killing, robbery A 34-year-old employee was found dead in his car outside a Northeast Richland restaurant, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Steven A. Fowler of Irmo died at the scene from complications of a gunshot wound to the chest, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. Deputies responded to a shots-fired call at the Papa John’s Pizza restaurant at 10008 Two Notch … Continue reading BRIEFLY

4 charged in Kershaw Co. wildfires

Three adults and one juvenile from the Lugoff-Elgin area have been arrested following an arson investigation into suspicious wildfires. Law enforcement agents with the S.C. Forestry Commission made the arrests. The juvenile is a member of the Blaney fire station’s Explorer youth program, a SCFC release said. The adults arrested were identified by the SCFC as Charlene Arrington, 38, Mark Branham, 19, and Jacob Eddings, 18. The … Continue reading 4 charged in Kershaw Co. wildfires