The Kershaw County (KC) Robotics team -- comprised of 10 local high school students -- was ranked 9th out of 65 teams overall in the FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) First Robotics Competition, Ultimate Ascent, in Myrtle Beach, earlier this month.
Dr. John M. Gardner of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Nicholson of Pickens announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Gardner to Benjamin Matthew Ellison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kevin Ellison of Seneca.
In an old family bible that my brother owns, there is a story of how our great-great-grandfather escaped from a Union prison. He was a Confederate soldier, captured and sent to a prison in Illinois. He somehow escaped, stole an Indian canoe and floated down the Mississippi River to an area between Arkansas and Mississippi. He got out on the Arkansas side and tried to swim across and nearly drowned. He was finally able to cross the river with the help of some others and walked to Baird, Miss.
Services for Mrs. Ruby Inez Rabon, 87, of Camden, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
David Travis Scott, 43, passed away peacefully after a courgeous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Katherine "Cat" Brisbon Thomas, 73, of Washington Park Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Born in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Brisbon and Inez Pouge Brisbon Holmes and the wife of Deacon Willie "Cap" "Nash" Thomas. A Celebration of Life Services was held at two o'clock p.m. Saturday, at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Thomas will be placed in the church at One o'clock p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Thomas family.
Caleb Clarke Whitaker, III, of Cincinnati, OH and Palm Beach, FL passed away March 10, 2013. Following military service in WWII and a successful business career he moved to Florida and married Dorothy "Bunny" Wood Price in 1987. Together they traveled extensively and enjoyed a loving, happy and fulfilling life. Caleb was a fitness and exercise enthusiast, and enjoyed many outdoor sports including skiing, tennis, swimming, golf and hunting. He also had an affinity for the American West and enjoyed visiting the Rocky Mountain states. Caleb is survived by his beloved wife Bunny; two children Amanda Lough of Columbia, SC ...
The heart is a complex organ and it is important for pet owners to be aware of the diseases it can develop.
A Lugoff man won enough to retire, but says he won't.
Camden City Manager Mel Pearson and Camden City Council are actively accepting applications for service on the boards and commissions. Currently, there is one vacancy on the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and two vacancies on the Camden Board of Construction Appeals (CBCA).
Three members of the West Wateree Wrestling Club (WWWC) earned state championships in Saturday's annual South Carolina Wrestling Association for Youth) state tournament at Eastside High School in Taylors.
There were plenty of built-in excuses for the Camden tennis team as they prepared to take on host Blythewood on Wednesday.
Perhaps you remember when Dr. Doom conquered the world.
Using an 11-run fourth inning, Camden improved to 2-0 in Region 4-AAA softball play following a 16-0 win over Lower Richland in a Tuesday night game played in Hopkins.
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.)