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Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.
Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.
Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.
Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.
Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.
The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.
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After leading her team to a state title last week, Camden High School’s Joyce Edwards picked up another big achievement Wednesday.The junior was named South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, an award that encompasses athletics, academics and character.Edwards is the second Camden player to win the award, joining head coach Natalie Norris (formerly Natalie Funderburk) who won it in 1992. It’s the second-straight year a Midlands girls player has won the award. Cardinal Newman’s Ashlyn Watkins, who is now at ...
After leading her team to a state title last week, Camden High School’s Joyce Edwards picked up another big achievement Wednesday.
The junior was named South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, an award that encompasses athletics, academics and character.
Edwards is the second Camden player to win the award, joining head coach Natalie Norris (formerly Natalie Funderburk) who won it in 1992. It’s the second-straight year a Midlands girls player has won the award. Cardinal Newman’s Ashlyn Watkins, who is now at South Carolina, was the recipient in 2022.
Edwards is the 15th different girls player from the Midlands to win the award historically. Lower Richland’s Morgan Stroman won it three straight years from 2007-09.
“I say all the time Joyce is the best player in the country,” Camden coach Natalie Norris said after the state championship game. “She showed it today. She handled the ball, she can shoot it, she rebounds, she can pass it. She can do it all and has the size too. We are certainly very fortunate she is on our team.”
Edwards averaged 28.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 2.9 assists and 2.6 blocks this season in helping the Bulldogs to their first state championship since 1981. In the title game against Wren, the 6-foot-3 forward scored 33 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had five steals in the win.
Edwards also went over the 3,000-point mark in career during the game. She has been a starter on varsity since the seventh grade.
Off the court, Edwards has volunteered locally at the Beyond the Court basketball camp as a coach and at the Jackson Teen Center, where she tutors students in math and science. She’s also a member of the National Beta Club.
Edwards is the No. 2 ranked prospect in the country for Class of 2024 by ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings. She has more than 30 Division I offers, including top-ranked South Carolina.
Edwards said she will be narrowing down her top colleges during the spring and summer.
South Carolina signee Tessa Johnson won the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year award. Johnson averaged 24.3 points, 6.6 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per games this season and became the school’s all-time leading scorer with more than 2,000 points in her career.
2023 – Joyce Edwards, Camden
2022 – Ashlyn Watkins, Cardinal Newman
2019 – Danae McNeal, Swansea
2017 – Jaelynn Murray, Dreher
2016 – Jhileiya Dunlap, Dreher
2014 – A’ja Wilson, Heathwood Hall
2013 – Alaina Coates, Dutch Fork
2012 – Asia Dozier, Spring Valley
2011 – Xylina McDaniel, Spring Valley
2009 – Morgan Stroman, Lower Richland
2008 – Morgan Stroman, Lower Richland
2007 – Morgan Stroman, Lower Richland
2004 – Keturah Jackson, Dreher
2000 – Nikki Jett, Columbia
1997 – Elena Vishniakova, Heathwood Hall
1992 – Natalie Funderburk, Camden
1989 – Jessica Barr, Batesburg-Leesville
Archaeologists with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at USC have studied the Camden Battlefield for decades, but their most recent finding is the discovery of a lifetime.The SCIAA team found the remains of 14 Revolutionary War soldiers at the historic Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve, the site of a 1780 battle that claimed more lives than any other in the revolution.“I was standing over the grave of a soldier who woke up that morning not knowing it was his last,” says Doug Bo...
Archaeologists with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at USC have studied the Camden Battlefield for decades, but their most recent finding is the discovery of a lifetime.
The SCIAA team found the remains of 14 Revolutionary War soldiers at the historic Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve, the site of a 1780 battle that claimed more lives than any other in the revolution.
“I was standing over the grave of a soldier who woke up that morning not knowing it was his last,” says Doug Bostick, executive director of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust. “It’s a surreal experience that connected me with military history (in a way) that I’ve never felt before.”
The trust preserves historic battle sites across the state, including the Camden site. Together with SCIAA and a handful of other invested organizations, researchers are piecing together what this discovery means for South Carolina's history and what we know about the deadliest battle of the American Revolution.
Steven D. Smith, research professor and lead on the Camden site, says the project aims to learn more about the lives of Revolutionary War soldiers, excavate remains that were endangered from human discovery and rebury them with dignity.
Many people do not realize that historic battle sites are often cemeteries because fallen soldiers were buried where they fell during the Revolutionary War and are still there, says SCIAA archaeologist James Legg, who has studied the Camden battle site since 1980.
Beginning in 2020, SCIAA archaeologists discovered the bodily remains and personal artifacts of several soldiers who fought at the Battle of Camden buried in shallow graves. This year, the Battleground Trust and SCIAA finalized plans to excavate the site.
Working from September to early November, the archaeologists unearthed 14 individuals in seven graves, including one which held five bodies. The shallow gravesites provide insight into burial practices during the war.
“The burials were very cursory in nature,” Legg says. “Prisoners of war were likely made to bury the dead in extremely shallow graves — we’re talking 12 to 14 inches deep. Some of them even showed evidence of plow marks from 20th century farm machinery, that’s how poorly these soldiers were treated.” The manner and location of the graves informs the history of the battle itself, including the participants and the skirmish areas. Artifacts found with the skeletal remains, such as uniform buttons, reveal the soldiers’ allegiances: 12 Continental, one British and one Loyalist.
Outside of the findings’ historical significance, Legg says this new evidence of battle helps solidify the reality of the war, which can be difficult to conceptualize outside of history books.
“It’s almost like a mythology, the Revolution, like a story we all agree happened, but may not feel that it was real. These gravesites make it real.”
Once the graves were identified and assessed, a SCIAA team carefully removed the soldiers’ remains to a lab for further study.
Carlina de la Cova, bioarcheologist and professor of anthropology, said many of the remains were extracted in blocks of soil to limit further damage. De la Cova, along with forensic examiners from the Richland County Coroner’s office, will X-ray the skeletons to learn about out each soldier’s age, height, cause of death and experience of battlefield trauma.
Several of her former students, now working at the coroner’s office, have volunteered to help with the project. Using dental evidence, they’ve already identified the ages of many of the soldiers. At least one half of them were under 35 years old, including two teens estimated to be ages 14-16. The Continentals came from Maryland or Delaware, and the British soldier was from Scotland.
“When we think about the independence of this nation, we think about the Declaration of Independence, we think about Washington crossing the Delaware, but here in South Carolina we have this very tangible evidence that tells the human side of that story,” de la Cova says.
While de la Cova values what she and the other researchers can learn from the fallen soldiers, she says her other focus is identifying the soldiers based on their biological profiles so they can be honored with a proper burial.
After the forensic data is collected, the soldiers will be reinterred in sealed vaults at the locations where they were found on the Camden Battlefield, Bostick says. S.C. Battleground Trust, Historic Camden and Kershaw Country are planning a service for April 2023.
“These are America’s first veterans,” Bostick says. “We think it’s important for the public to be able to see and understand all the things that will happen.”
Until then, the USC researchers will continue to learn what they can from the boys and men who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“I felt honored to be there, to connect with the men who gave their lives for the liberty that we all enjoy today,” Bostick says. “They gave their lives for what they believed in.”
CAMDEN, S.C. (WIS) - After 51 years under the scope of a Camden hospital, the Karesh Long Term Care center has secured its own space. The long-anticipated move came after two decades of discussion and two years of construction for the stand-alone facility off Liberty Hill Road.The $40 million project was made possible through state funds secured through the Kershaw County Health District. This, according to its Board Chairman Derial Ogburn.Now titled Karesh at Beechwood, approximately 88 senior residents were relocated from the...
CAMDEN, S.C. (WIS) - After 51 years under the scope of a Camden hospital, the Karesh Long Term Care center has secured its own space. The long-anticipated move came after two decades of discussion and two years of construction for the stand-alone facility off Liberty Hill Road.
The $40 million project was made possible through state funds secured through the Kershaw County Health District. This, according to its Board Chairman Derial Ogburn.
Now titled Karesh at Beechwood, approximately 88 senior residents were relocated from their longstanding facility within the MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center on Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours in, residents told WIS the new facility was “unbelievable” and far better than its previous location.
90-year-old Thema Bodiford invited us to her new room where WIS Channel 10 was already playing.
“At first, I would say, thank the Lord that they got together, such a beautiful place as this. It’s like being in a hotel… I’ve had some visitors in my room, and they want to take the bathroom home with them,” said Bodiford who moved into the Keresh thirteen months ago.
Karesh at Beechwood is a 95,000 sq. ft. facility that holds 132 beds. The complex is split into three “neighborhoods” that are still being furnished.
“We did try very hard in the hospital to make it more of a home life. And it’s hard to get away from that institutional look. So today, the biggest difference - the care will remain the same, but we have more of the furnishings of an actual home,” said Loretta Wrigley, Director of Nursing.
Karesh Administrator Scott Neal said the expansion comes after a statewide demand for senior living care.
“We have a large waiting list now to get into Karesh. And we will be going through that list as we speak. So, there’s definitely a need here,” said Neal.
Karesh added at least 50 new nurses and certified assistants to the 100-plus staffers carried over from the previous facility.
This new home for 132 seniors includes free-standing departments for food service, laundry, and housekeeping.
“I just love it here. Everyone is so nice. At Karesh wing they were good, but the place is nothing like this one. Kershaw County’s got a lot to be proud of to have this facility in it,” concluded Bodiford.
Neal said they will start admitting those with immediate needs as soon as possible.
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The following are recent real estate transactions. Listings include the date the deed was signed (which is not necessarily the date the deed was recorded), the address of the property transferred, name of seller, name of purchaser, the selling price and the size of the property, if applicable. Transactions are grouped by community (zipcode).06/08/2023: 204 Cedar St., Bethune — Goddard, Holly A. to Drakeford, Nadine K., $68,000 for .39 acre.06/12/2023: 3334 and 3360-B Timrod Road, Bethune — Watts, Jennette Lynn to Du...
The following are recent real estate transactions. Listings include the date the deed was signed (which is not necessarily the date the deed was recorded), the address of the property transferred, name of seller, name of purchaser, the selling price and the size of the property, if applicable. Transactions are grouped by community (zipcode).
06/08/2023: 204 Cedar St., Bethune — Goddard, Holly A. to Drakeford, Nadine K., $68,000 for .39 acre.
06/12/2023: 3334 and 3360-B Timrod Road, Bethune — Watts, Jennette Lynn to Durand, Eric Salisbury (life estate), $0 for a total of 110.35 acres.
06/15/2023: 64-B Fern Ave., Bethune — Hartis, Cecil Larry, et al, Lamb Nicole, $60,000 for 16.12 acres.
06/21/2023: 104 Pine Drive, Bethune — Danzy, Ebony to Danzy, Ebony (life estate), $5 for .69 acre.
03/28/2023: 318 Canada Drive, Camden — Connell, Lora Grace to Jones, Durell, $5,000 for 2 acres.
03/28/2023: 330 Canada Drive, Camden — Connell, Lora Grace to Jones, Durell P. and Ashley S., $599,000 for 3.2 acres.
05/16/2023: 1888-A Kershaw Hwy., Camden — Drakeford Jr., Benjamin and Patricia to Drakeford Jr., Benjamin, $10 for 5 acres.
05/31/2023: 2439 Lockhart Road, Camden — Owens, Kimberly R. to Thompson Jr., Marvin G., $5 for 2.77 acres.
06/05/2023: 413 Alice Drive, Camden — Ossorio, Frances I. to Collins, Gary E., $155,000 for one lot.
06/06/2023: 2 High Point Drive, Camden — Sutherland, Corey to Smith, Cantrice, $320,000 for .24 acre.
06/07/2023: 67 Colony Drive, Camden — PDL Living Trust to Mason, Sonja C., $175,500 for .55 acre.
06/08/2023: 2407 Marietta Lake Road, Camden — Varney, Benjamin T. to Boshane, Brian, $450,000 for one lot.
06/13/2023: 1002 West DeKalb St., Camden (BP station) — Speaks Properties LLC to Tucker Spears Creek Church Road LLC, $370,000 for .52 acre.
06/13/2023: 2456 Lockhart Road, Camden — Cox Investing LLC to Roberts, Edward E., $45,000 for 5 acres.
06/14/2023: 137 Desaussure St., Camden — Martin Jr., Arthur E. to Govito, Stacey, $360,000 for one lot.
06/14/2023: 2019 Concord Drive, Camden — Wise, Roger A. and Adrian T. to Wise, Kaleb V. and Stephens, Rachel E. $215,000 for .6 acre.
06/14/2023: 178 Carriagebrook Cir., Camden — Great Southern Homes Inc. to Bunn, Christopher Roger, $236,999 fort .19 acre.
06/15/2023: 2721 and 2737 Ebenezer Church Road, Camden — Berkey Mitchell to Berkey, Mitchell R., $5 for a total of 9.18 acres.
06/15/2023: 1318 Moore Road, Camden — Moore, James H. to TT&B LLC, $30,000 for 6.9 acres.
06/15/2023: 763 Old Stagecoach Road, Camden — DiBiase, Larry S. to Cook, Frances Threat, $17,000 for .68 acre.
06/15/2023: 793 Old Stagecoach Road, Camden — DiBiase, Larry S. to Cook, Melissa Ann, $20,000 for .82 acre.
06/15/2023: 1212 Wylie St., Camden (Camden Fire Extinguisher) — Johnson, C. Fain to Wylie Street Properties LLC, $5 for .6 acre.
06/15/2023: 2410 Marietta Lake Road, Camden — Fountain, Daniel W. to Fernandez, Nicholas Leon, $360,000 for one lot.
06/15/2023: 713 Market St., Camden — Green Leaf Villa LLC to Wilkat LLC, $25,000 for .9 acre.
06/16/2023: 1135 Fairlawn Drive, Camden — Sarsfield Endeavors LLC to Graham Resource Development LLC, $180,000 for one lot.
06/16/2023: 162 Shadowbrook Way, Camden — Great Southern Homes Inc. to Galindo, David Ray, $309,746 for .4 acre.
06/16/2023: 186 Carriagebrook Cir., Camden — Great Southern Homes Inc. to Magyari, Nicole M., $276,639 for .19 acre.
06/19/2023: 1283, 1311 and 1315 Bishopville Hwy., Camden — Graham, Virginia M. to Callaway, Donna W. $0 for a total of 49.74 acres.
06/21/2023: 2105 East Lane, Camden — East Camden LLC to Deese, Quinton Steven, $220,000 for one lot.
06/13/2023: 742 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff and 104 Wall St., Camden (BP stations) — Speaks Properties LLC to Corner Pantry Inc. $2.5 million for a total of 1.71 acres.
05/12/2023: 1336 James West Road, Cassatt — Popovich, Andrew T. and Helen T. to Beene Jr., Jim Dale, $215,000 for 3 acres.
06/13/2023: 927 Alton Lane, Cassatt — Thompson, Sarah E. to Thompson, Reginald W., $0 for 4 acres.
06/15/2023: 2395 Mt. Hebron Road, Cassatt — Tortoise And Hare LLC to Kelley, Arthur James, $40,000 for 3.67 acres.
06/16/2023: 2254-A U.S. 1 North, Cassatt — Jones, Teresa to Humberto, Deras Carlos, $5 for 5 acres.
06/20/2023: 1579-A and 1583-B Ivy Road, Cassatt — McClendon, Nettie B. to McClendon, Nettie B., (life estate) $1 for two lots.
05/31/2023: 11 Kimpton Drive, Elgin — Lewis, Billy J. to Lewis, Billy J., $10 for .31 acre.
06/01/2023: 1211 Surrey Lane, Elgin — Capps, Carolyn C. to Capps, Carolyn C., et al, $5 for one lot.
06/08/2023: 4 Leyland Cypress Court, Elgin — Opendoor Property Trust I to SFR JV-2 Property LLC, $187,500 for .55 acre.
06/08/2023: 232 Haigs Creek North, Elgin — Gunshore, Michael to Toney, Leslie J., $400,000 for .65 acre.
06/09/2023: 29 Magnolia Ridge Lane, Elgin — Carter, Jann P. to Perrot, Jann P., $10 for one lot.
06/12/2023: 1493 Smyrna Road, Elgin — Corbett, James to Ismail, Aisha Mardhia, $195,000 for 1 acre.
06/13/2023: 2458 Main St., Elgin (BP station) — Speaks Properties LLC to CP Elgin LLC, $1.475 million for one lot.
06/13/2023: 9 Harvest Leaf Court, Elgin — Stanley Martin Homes LLC to Wicker, Savannah Glynn, $275,620 for .26 acre.
06/13/2023: 125 Findlay Cir., Elgin — Great Southern Homes Inc. to Trexler, Alexis Leeann, $296,011 for .34 acre.
06/14/2023: 1407 Chestnut Road, Elgin — Singletary, Davien G. to House, Shonda Renae, $260,000 for .47 acre.
06/14/2023: 84 Falling Leaf Lane, Elgin — Drewel, Jeremiah Scott to Vinson, Kenneth Bernard, $360,000 for .85 acre.
06/14/2023: 543 Eskie Dixon Road, Elgin — Nelson, David Michael to Holly and Honeysuckle Farm LLC, $5 for 47.42 acres.
06/15/2023: 66 Brazilian Drive, Elgin — Wesley III, Julius T. to Williams, Sammie, $360,000 for .17 acre.
06/16/2023: 113 Findlay Cir., Elgin — Great Southern Homes Inc. to Burton, Rahmel Chezidek Allah, $297,648 for .34 acre.
06/16/2023: 3174-C Old Georgetown Road West, Kershaw — Robinson, David L. to Robinson, Stephanie L., $1 for 3 acres.
06/21/2023: 1017 W.C. Gandy Road, Kershaw — Tzerman, Jeffrey M. (master-in-equity) to Tickle Hill Investments LLC, $76,400 for 2.87 acres.
06/20/2023: 2582 Singleton Creek Road, Liberty Hill — Riggan, Walter E. to Riggan, Betty S. $0 for one lot.
05/15/2023: 17 Falcon Crest Road, Lugoff — US Bank Trust to Hall, Meredith Ryanne, $232,500 for one lot.
05/17/2023: 1867 Springvale Road, Lugoff — Bennett, Willie, et al, to Fenn, Lana Yvette, et al, $0 for 5 acres.
06/12/2023: 198 Carrington Drive, Lugoff — D.R. Horton Inc. to Williams, Shonta, $273,540 for .23 acre.
06/13/2023: 497 U.S. 601 South, Lugoff (BP station and Bojangles) — Speaks Investments LLC to Corner Pantry Inc., $2.7 million for 1.9 acres.
06/13/2023: 483 U.S. 601 South, Lugoff (undeveloped lot next to BP/Bojangles) — Speaks Investments LLC to Tucker Spears Creek Church Road LLC, $275,000 for .92 acre.
06/13/2023: 1036 Jordan Road, Lugoff — Curtis, Rudy M. to Curtis, Rudy M., $5 for 24.15 acres.
06/14/2023: 217 North Village Lane, Lugoff — Workman, David Allan to Fisher, Michael, $222,500 for one lot.
06/15/2023: 39 Paces Run, Lugoff — Schaffer, Alexandria W. to Holmes, Nathaniel, $270,000 for .15 acre.
06/15/2023: 2071-A Springvale Road, Lugoff — Ousley, Jason Ray to Purvis, Karen Jean, $30,000 for 7.01 acres.
06/16/2023: 899 Leslie Branham Road, Lugoff — Moak, Anna M. to Burgess, Leanna, $210,000 for 1.7 acres.
06/20/2023: 121 Linde Lane, Lugoff — Hill, Belinda A. to Hill, Marvin L., $5 for one lot.
06/20/2023: 51 Paces Run, Lugoff — Britt, Joshua Adam and Kristina B. to Hiebsch, Cade T., $271,500 for .16 acre.
06/20/2023: 7 Hurdle Court, Lugoff — Burson, Michael W. to Dolman Jr., Jonathan, $305,000 for .4 acre.
06/21/2023: 1408 Spears Creek Road, Lugoff — Granger, Sandy to Siddons, Michelle Anna, $55,000 for 1.42 acres.
06/17/2023: 331, 359 and 487 Baynard Boykin Road, Rembert — Boykin, Henry D. to Boykin, Alexandera Heyward, $0 for a total of 87.21 acres
06/14/2023: 4068 Damascus Church Road, Westville — Ford, Wilbur Victor to SFR Solutions LLC, $20,000 for 1.03 acres.
Madison Mickle and Jaice Bryant, both of Bishopville, announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Laine Bryant. She was born April 17, 2023, at MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces. She joins a 2-year-sister, Kaydnn. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer Mickle and Brad Mickle. Paternal grandparents are Kelly Bryant and Tommy Bryant.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Epps, of Camden, announce the birth of a daughter, Kinley Ruth Epps. She was born June 17, 2023, at MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds 3.5 ounces. She joins two sisters, Hannah (14) and Aubrey (11). Mrs. Epps is the former Rebecca Mullen. Maternal grandparents are Lynn Schermerhorn, of Camden, and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Mullen, of Walnutport, Pa. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Epps, of Camden.
Caden Jenkins and Eurik Pickett announce the birth of a son, Kree Amir Lewis-Allen. He was born March 13, 2023, at MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Dawn Lewis and Malchas Jenkins, both of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Phillips, of Camden, announce the birth of a son, Carter Alan Phillips. He was born March 20, 2023, at MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds 11.2 ounces. He joins a 5-year-old sister, Lorelai. Mrs. Phillips is the former Sarah Jackson. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jackson, of Irmo. Paternal grandmother is Julie Phillips, of Kershaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Poeta, of Lugoff, announce the birth of a son, Knox Huntley Poeta. He was born March 8, 2023, at MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds .8 ounces. He joins a 5-year-old brother, Nolan. Mrs. Poeta is the former Katherine Rabon. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Hudson. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dale Poeta.
Camden boys tennis snapped its championship drought with a dominating performance on Saturday.The Bulldogs defeated Daniel, 5-1, to win the Class 3A championship at the Florence Tennis Center....
Camden boys tennis snapped its championship drought with a dominating performance on Saturday.
The Bulldogs defeated Daniel, 5-1, to win the Class 3A championship at the Florence Tennis Center.
It is Camden’s second state championship in program history with the other coming in 1992. The Bulldogs were making their first championship appearance since 2010.
Camden’s three previous championship appearances came under Hall of Fame coach Roger Smoak, who won more than 500 matches and is second in the state in wins.
Smoak was in attendance at Saturday’s championship match.
“He is a mentor to our boys and to us,” Camden coach Abby Baytes said. “We love having him around.”
The title is the second for the school this season as Camden’s girls basketball team defeated Wren in March.
It also comes in Baytes’ first year as head coach. She replaced Pamela Smoak, Roger’s daughter, as head coach, and took the job in February right before the season started.
“Piece of cake right?” Baytes joked about winning a title in her first season. “We always knew we could do it but to be here and be reality, it is surreal.”
Baytes inherited a strong team that made it to the Lower State championship before last season but lost to Oceanside.
The team had one senior in the team’s starting rotation, Alex Hinton and two strong players at the top in David Pope and Slade Funderburk. Hank Greenway, Hinton and Wilson Nash, a linebacker on the football team, the team’s No. 3-5 players, stepped up big and didn’t drop a match in the playoffs.
The Bulldogs defeated Beaufort, Waccamaw and Philip Simmons in the postseason to make it to the championship. Camden finished at 13-2 with only losses to Class 5A schools River Bluff and Spartanburg.
“It is kind of unreal if you sit here and think about it,” Hinton said. “We all played well as a team and have been playing well all year. And we got it done. That is all that matters.”
Hinton said he was unsure how to act as he was getting ready to storm the court to celebrate with his teammates. Funderburk clinched the title with a 6-3, 6-2 win.
Then, Pope won his match 6-3, 6-4 to end it as the celebration spilled onto the court and ended with Hinton picking Pope up and Baytes getting doused with water.
“It is something we have been waiting for since we were little,” Hiinton said. “It is everyone’s dream and a dream-come-true-type thing.”
Daniel was making its second straight championship appearance. The Lions lost in the championship to Oceanside Collegiate, which won the 2A title Saturday.
Daniel coach Zaina Nait Omar thought her players might have played a little tight in the championship match.
“I told them we played too tight and that the other team played as if they wanted to win,” Nait Omar said. “They got to learn the lesson from that and they got to learn next when they want to win something, they have to go out and take it.”
Singles: David Pope (C) def. Allen Hong, 6-3, 6-4; Slade Funderburk (C) def. Andrew Mogge, 6-3, 6-2; Hank Greenway (C) def. Brian Truong, 6-2, 6-2; Alex Hinton (C) def. Ian Burton, 6-1, 6-0; Wilson Nash (C) def. Brooks Dunn, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles: Nolan Garrett/Aidan Rollins (D) def. Brett Elliott/James Burns, 6-3, 6-2.
At Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center
Class 5A: JL Mann 6, Summerville 0
Class 4A: Myrtle Beach 5, Riverside 1
Class 3A: Camden 5, Daniel 1
Class 2A: Oceanside Collegiate 6, Academic Magnet 0
This story was originally published May 6, 2023, 4:43 PM.