Darlington Kiwanis Club celebrates its 100th year

Founded in 1921, the Darlington Kiwanis Club is planning a 100th birthday bash May 20 at the Darlington Country Club. The club, one of the oldest in the Pee Dee, will celebrate 100 years of service to the community during the club’s meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Country Club. Speaker for the event will be Judge James E. Lockemy, chief judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He is an active Kiwanian, having served as the local president and lieutenant governor. Lockemy is completing his third year as an adjunct professor in legal history at the University of South Carolina Law School. In 2012, Lockemy received his master’s degree in History from The Citadel and currently is working to complete his Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina. Lockemy was born in Dillon, where he now lives. In 1982, he was elected to the House of Representatives, where he served for seven years. He has led the Dillon All-Star baseball team to the state tournament on two occasions, finishing as first runner-up in 1996. He was elected as a circuit judge in 1989, where he served for 18 years. Lockemy was elected as a judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals and elected chief judge in 2016, where he continues to serve. The Darlington Kiwanis Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Darlington Country Club. https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis

Author: Stephan Drew

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