For the month of January, the Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA youth ministry conducted a canned and non-perishable food drive for a monthly mission project supported by members of the church. January was titled as "Can-Do Anything" month based on the scripture Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." With a goal of 1000 food items for the project, AWANA clubbers and church members brought in more than 1700 items of food. Pastor Eric Boone announced the Mission Project each Sunday to the parents and church members; who brought food donations in each week ...
Mrs. Rebecca Joy Kelly, 85, of 889 Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Ms. Josie Lawhorn, 65, of 848-A Whitehead Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday February 24, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Ray Carl Strickland, 84, of Elgin, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin, SC, with entombment in Magnolia Cemetery Mausoleum, Charleston, SC. Rev. Dr. Bill Coates, (Sr. Pastor FBC, Gainesville, GA) and Rev. Jeff Grubbs, ( Chaplain, Agape Hospice) will officiate. Music will be provided by Philip Strickland, Worship Arts Pastor, (Eastlake Community Church, Irmo SC) and Ruby Goff, pianist. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel.
Mrs. Zoel Lee Tucker, 93, of 1045 Linden Trail, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
S.C. Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk along with ten other members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized in the inaugural class of fellows from the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health's (IMPH) Health Policy Fellows Program. That program, supported by The Duke Endowment and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, provides members of the General Assembly with clear, evidence-based health policy information in a non-partisan manner.
Kenneth Jones, 51, of Granger Street, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Burlington, VT. Kenneth was born in Camden, SC to Lewis Jones Sr. and Simmlean Jones. Kenneth was educated in the local schools of Lugoff, SC. After graduating from Lugoff Elgin High School he was employed at Richtex Brickyard, Diamant Boart of America, and Shoney's of SC. In 2001 he relocated to Bellows Falls, VT where he was employed at Melsur and Heath Care and Rehabilitation Services. He was recently employed at Whitney Blake Company until his health failed and retired on January 11, 2014.
In the 2014 election, the post of State Superintendent of Education is open. The incumbent Mick Zais is not running again. By my count, to date there are 12 people that are announced candidates -- 10 Republicans and two Democrats.
The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the old Family Dollar building on Jefferson Davis Highway across from Piggly Wiggly in Camden. The sale will begin on March 6, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members who would like to purchase membership can do so at the door.
The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.
David Wheeler 77, of Tacoma, WA formally of Camden, S. Carolina passed away February 18, 2014 at Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care in University Place, WA. He retired in May of 2005 with 45 years of service with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, four sisters, Ethel Staten, Catherine Hollis, Shirley Reddick of Camden, SC, Margie Bennett (Alfred) of Lugoff, SC; one brother, Johnny Wheeler (Catherine Montgomery) of Irvington, NJ; a host of special friends, Evelyn Ward, Linda P. Medina, Angela P. Lee, Charles E. Gilchrist of Lakewood, WA.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Tammy Fenner Griggs, 49, of Camden, will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.
Rhonda Jean Posey Burr, 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Camden, S.C., with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate.
Funeral Services for Henry Cunningham "Hank" Cannon, Jr., 60, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local no-kill animal shelter, or the ASPCA.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to announce that it will be the location for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) beginning today. The meeting will be held in the historic Douglas Reed House. The FAC welcomes the SCAA, along with members of the Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) of Camden. WOLF will be holding their first annual festival on the FAC campus this weekend.
Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 3, 2014. Born in Lafayette, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Eugene P. and Alverta Willis Presley and the wife of the late Anderson Drakeford. A celebration of Life and Homegoing Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sander Creek Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. Mrs. Drakeford was placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Drakeford Family.
A graveside service for Jeanette Peach Gardner, 79 of Kershaw will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
The last couple weeks have brought astounding new developments in treatment of babies born with AIDS, raising for the first time the hope that perhaps a treatment has been found that will eradicate the disease in newborns who are born to mothers infected by the HIV virus. The first such case was reported last year, but there was skepticism among many in the scientific community. Earlier this week, a second similar case was reported. The first child, dubbed the "Mississippi baby," is now 3 years old and still virus-free; the second one shows no signs of HIV nine months after ...
Mr. Ernest Lee Turner, 26, of 923-A Cheraw Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Mr. Green Jeans, a one-year-old Norwegian Forest mixed male cat and Brady, a 3-year-old male Siberian Husky with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is friendly, playful, and very energetic. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon
Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of 2208 Pickett Street, Camden died Monday. Family Friends may call at 1310 Old River Road, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford Family.