Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Billy, a 4-month-old male Labrador mix and John, a 1.5 year old domestic shorthaired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering.
Kershaw County Master Gardeners announces a new graduating class:
Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Lewis Blackmon, 76, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Phillip Gerrald will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bessie DuBose Broom, 73, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 5, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Emma Stokes DuBose and the sister of Lillie Mae DuBose Lane. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. Viewing will be Friday 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gracie Lee Cook, 79, of 5216 Pisgah Mail Road, Rembert, passed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015, in Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in SandHill Cemetery, Rembert.
Jess Michael Cruz, 64, of Lugoff, SC, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born in Oakland, CA, the son of Angelina Torres Cruz and the late Jesse Peter Cruz. Memorials may be made in Jess's memory to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Graveside service to celebrate the life of John Lawrence Haynes, Jr., 97, of Camden was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman, III officiated. Memorials may be made in Mr. Haynes' memory to Carolina Jazz Society, P. O. Box 50806, Columbia, SC 29250.
Annie Grace Lee, 93, of 509 Lyttleton St, Camden entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at her residence.
Mr. David Fitzgerald Moore, 47, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Born in Camden, he was the son of the Rev. Frank and the late Jessie White moore and the husband of Sonja Michelle Stuckey Moore.
Mrs. Mamie Rufus Stuckey, 80, of 252 Shiver Pond Road, Rembert, passed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at noon today, June 12, 2015 in Springhill United Methodist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery.
Equestrian fans thrilled to watch the triumph nearly a week ago of the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years: American Pharoah. His name is now among only 12 horses to ever win the Belmont Stakes, Preakness and Kentucky Derby in one season, the first since Affirmed in 1978.
Mrs. Beatrice Nelson Blanding, 62, of 292A Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Lugoff First Baptist's Children's Ministry Center 4K class, led by April McCaa and Dorothy Kessler, raised $708 for Food for the Soul by bringing in change and having a bake sale. They were so excited to share with others and show God's love. The class told the workers at Food for the Soul that "Jesus helped us raise the money!"
During the last year or so, we have seen a series of officer-involved shootings, some deadly, and other incidents with race playing a factor. And we've seen a variety of reactions depending on where these tragic events took place, including riots in Baltimore, Md., and Ferguson, Mo.
As a property owner of land contiguous to Beechwood and also as a citizen interested in seeing Camden move forward, I appreciate the opportunity to express my views via our local newspaper. I am not opposed to an upscale retirement community being developed on the Beechwood property. I think it could add value to our city, if properly executed, and be a good business proposition for the developers and future residents.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
Different night. New surroundings. Same result.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.
Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.
It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.
(In last month's column, Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland started a story about a snake in a tree in a city right of way. When she left off, Gilland had called a wildlife trapping company -- which didn't handle snakes -- and naturalist Austin Jenkins, who suggested it was best to leave the snake alone.)