WASHINGTON -- This town can get pretty wound up when a politician misbehaves.
Funeral services for Linda Joyce Dixon Thurm, 72, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Craig Thompson and the Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church or The American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Zoelmore Coleman Lee Tucker, 93, of 1045 Linden Trail, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Services will be conducted on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at High Hill Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Burial will take place at High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Lugoff SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bennett K. Buckelew of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Robert Mills House in Camden. The celebration of life will be in the form of a Superhero Adventure Party. We invite you to come dressed in your SUPERHERO gear and remember a Superhero can be anyone. We know Bennett the Adventurer will forever be our hero! In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bennett's memory to Happy Wheels, 133 Dupree Mill Court, Lexington, SC 29072, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital ...
Mr. Kenneth Jones, 51, of Bellows Falls, VT, passed on Friday, February 21, 2014. Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC. Burial will take place at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mrs. Rebecca Joy Kelly, 85, of 889 Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Services will be conducted Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will take place at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ms. Josie Lawhorn, 65, of 848-A Whitehead Road Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday, February 24, 2014. Services will be conducted on Monday, March 3, 2014, 1 p.m. at the Greenhill Baptist Church in Lugoff SC. Burial will take place at the Greenhill Baptist Church Cemetery in Lugoff SC, Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Funeral service for Briana Nicole Rabon, 18, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Sawney's Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund, 14605 Highway 34 East, Ridgeway, S.C. 29130.
Harold G. Smith, age 77, beloved husband of the late Dovey Ann Bixler Smith, died on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kershaw Health.
As part of the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will host a very special training and workshop session for all present, past or future mentors on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce (Robert Mills Courthouse) located at 607 Broad St., in Camden.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating the strangulation death of an 18-year-old Lugoff woman. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Briana Nicole Rabon, of Ridgeway Road, died of asphyxiation by strangulation. Fellers said he has not been able to determine a time of death.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold auditions for the Camden Community Theatre production, Bark! The Musical. Auditions will take place on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The production will be directed by Jami Steele, FAC director of theatre and education.
CamdenART will meet Monday at 7p.m. The group will offer a unique wood burning demonstration and hands-on opportunity by gourd and wood burning artist, Linda Kincaid. CamdenART members will get a chance to try their hand at this precise and detailed art work.
Former Camden High basketball standout and Francis Marion University graduate student Evrik Gary was honored on Monday as the Peach Belt Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 23.
As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
COL Hudson Rupert Hurst, USA, (ret), passed away peacefully in Camden, South Carolina on February 1, 2014. He was 95 years of age.
Randolph Withers Kirkland, Jr. of Camden, SC, died March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC, September 1, 1920, son of Randolph Withers Kirkland and Louise Richardson Kirkland. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walker Kirkland; daughters, Mary Richardson Kirkland of Seattle, WA, Lucinda Walker Kirkland of Camden, SC and Fredericka Kirkland Arthur of San Diego, CA. He was predeceased by a son, Randolph Withers Kirkland III; brothers, Joseph Lane Kirkland and Thomas Jefferson Kirkland; and sisters, Mary Kirkland Reynolds and Katherine Kirkland Crockett.
Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South Carolina. Born September 6, 1915 in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins.
Funeral service for Lucille Jones Trivett, 80, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sundat 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Hannah Barrett Albenesius passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2014. She was born on June 11, 1991 in Wilmington, DE. During her brief, earthly sojourn, she also lived in Seaford, DE and Camden, Spartanburg (High School) and Charleston, SC. Hannah was a recent graduate of the College of Charleston with dual Bachelor's degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and English (B.A.) with a minor in Russian Studies. She had a remarkably robust, fully-engaged academic experience at CoC. She was very passionate about substance abuse research and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, hoping to further her studies in ...