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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Charles Clyburn Capell, Sr. - March 3, 2010


Rembert, SC

Charles Clyburn Capell, Sr., 67, husband of Judy Stokes Capell died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at his home.

Friends of Bishopville High School ask for Contributions

On a chilly winter afternoon, as the clock on North Main Street ticked closer to the 2 o'clock hour, a small crowd of people began to assemble on the snow covered front lawn of the building formerly known as Bishopville High School.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

KiloWatts - Bishopville's Blake Watts Honored During Gathering of the Classes Reunion Weekend

"That Watts boy is some ... ballplayer," Howard growled. "He gained 210 yards against us and scored a touchdown today. They oughtta call that boy Kilo - Kilo Watts -- 'cause he's about a live wire if I ever saw one." 


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

City and County Council Breakfast - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Joint City & County Council's Breakfast - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Joint Breakfast Meeting of
Lee County Council and Bishopville City Council
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Visit the Gathering of the Classes page for pictures


The Third Gathering of the Classes - Snowy and Showy ! !

I want to take a moment to thank Judy 'Kelley' Leach, Joyce 'Driggers' Bramlett and Irene 'Reames' Lewis for their hard work in contacting everyone... more

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Conditions have improved and we are continuing with our plans for the 2pm unveiling of the historic marker on the front lawn of BHS and the evening events at 6pm at the Opera House....

Winter Wonderful Time

Not far in the back of everyone's mind was the weather situation that was unveiling itself as the first snowflakes greeted everyone as they made their way to the South Carolina Cotton Museum.

Alas, neither rain nor sleet nor SNOW could keep the hardiest of Bishopville High Alum's from their friends and subsequent merry making. Good times and speculation were in abundance at last night's Gathering of the Classes Early Bird Mixer as the attendees greeted one another with hugs, handshakes, slaps on the back, kisses, tears, you name it... Emotions were at a peak as old friendships were rekindled.

By the time the last merrymaker left everything outside was covered in at least 4" of fluffy white snow.

We know from our own experience that slowly driving home through the slush that was quickly forming on the blacktops required our complete attention, it wasn't icy and in some areas the good people with SC Department of Highways were out in force clearing the accumulation from the roads.

Here are the latest road conditions from the South Carolina Department of Highways:

Winter Weather Road Conditions for Darlington,
Sumter, Kershaw and Florence as reported by 
the SCDOT indicate no icing. Roads are reported
as being wet. 

Lee County roads are being reported as Slush/Ice.

Use your best judgment when traveling.

More Pictures coming:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Weather Advisory for Attendees of the Gathering of the Classes Reunion

The midlands of South Carolina is under a winter storm warning for Friday afternoon from 2pm through 6am Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the state along and south of a line from Abbeville to Myrtle Beach. Expect 1" to 4" of snow in the midlands.

Day time temperatures during Friday and Saturday are expected to be in the low to mid forties.

Temperatures will drop toward evening and into the night and traveling during this period is strongly discouraged.

I encourage everyone to use their own best judgment when entertaining travel plans.

At this time we do not anticipate any schedule changes in our Gathering of the Classes reunion.

Be Careful.... we want to see all of you Friday and Saturday.

Monday, February 08, 2010

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The Side Bar

If you are not visiting the various pages located on the left side of this page you may be missing a good part of what I try to share with you. Additionally, in the coming days I will be adding local merchant information as they give it to me. This is a new experiment so I'll be listening to your feedback. Tell me what you want to see in Natives.

Don't forget about the 2 p.m. unveiling of the National Register of Historical Places roadside marker dedication ceremony on the front lawn of Bishopville High School, Saturday 13th, 2010.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Bishopville's Newly Elected Mayor Takes Control of the Gavel at City Hall

Not too many things symbolize leadership like a gavel. When Bishopville's City Council convenes Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Colclough Building the man in control of the gavel will be assuming his place among the other leaders in the history of this small and once vibrant town in Lee County. 

Bishopville is the county seat of Lee county which means that it is the administrative center of the county. At this reconvening of Council, newly elected Mayor, Alexander C. Boyd will pick up for the first time, the vacated gavel caused by the sudden and tragic death of long time Mayor Tom Alexander.  

How Boyd wields this symbol of authority remains to be seen, but one has only to walk along Main Street to see the ghost-town appearance to come to the realization that some of the decisions made in past council meetings have not always been the right ones. 

Business as usual should not be the order of the day. Aggressive innovated leadership is needed along with an understanding of what has not worked in the past. A famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein comes to mind 'Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.' 

One thing is for sure, one of Bishopville's strongest advocate's lost the election. City leadership would be well advised to find good use of Ronnie William's demonstrated leadership experience. The vote was close. The numbers show that the 981 citizens who voted have confidence in both men.

Boyd will serve out the current mayoral term which ends June 2011.

The citizens of Bishopville are well advised to get off their couches and get involved. It is their money that operates the city. After all is said and done one fact remains; the citizens are the boss and when the boss speaks, change happens.

Bishopville has a new Mayor and he needs to hear from his boss on the very first day of his new job. Tell him what you expect from him going forward. Don't wait!

See you at the council meeting...  

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

City Council Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Colclough Building


  1. CALL TO ORDER………………....……………..……….Mayor Alexander C. Boyd

  1. INVOCATION……………………………….….……………..……..Ennis Bryant, Sr.









Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communications concerning the above meeting should contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator, Gregg McCutchen, at 484-5948, 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.  City Council meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.; the deadline to be placed on the agenda is Friday at noon before the scheduled meeting.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Open Invitation

The Friends of Bishopville High School request the honor of your presence Saturday, February 13, 2010 @ 2pm on the front lawn of the former Bishopville High School on North Main Street.

The purpose is the unveiling of a National Register of Historical Places Marker commemorating to all, who pass through Bishopville's North entrance corridor on U.S. Highway 15, the historically significant role Bishopville High School had in the development of Bishopville and Lee County.

We anticipate the presence of local and state dignitaries as well as local community leaders.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


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