WASHINGTON -- All things considered, I'd rather be in Rome. Isn't everyone?
Thank you, Mayor Tony Scully, for your "Downtown" column in last week's newspaper. It was informative to read about several projects, activities, and issues being explored by our city. We would encourage you to continue keeping all of us aware of topics like these. And please include your contact information should any of us wish to participate in the dialogue. Again, thanks!
• There is something comforting about tradition, and the election of a new pope -- with the tell-tale white smoke billowing from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel -- is about as traditional as it gets. With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic church is facing both challenges and opportunities as newly elected pontiff Pope Francis begins his tenure. He has won adherents from the beginning because of his humility, and it will be interesting to see how he takes on the challenges of the church.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) proudly presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn Agency, Inc./Kennedy Insurance and Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin. Tickets to Claire Bryant & Friends are $30 advance ...
Funeral service for Helen S. Gilmer, 81, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the MS Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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.
Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:
Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.
We offer our condolences to the family, friends and all of us who benefited from Sylvia Upton "Sibby" Wood's life. Wood, also known as "Sib," supported or was otherwise involved in so many things here in Kershaw County, they are almost too numerous to count. But count them we shall try as we mourn her death last week in Michigan at the age of 81.
Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I say this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.
Recently, the United States Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for generations to come. Many conservatives and the GOP seemed woefully ignorant of our healthcare system.
A big thank you to Max Ford's letter dated July 1. It was a great history lesson for me.
When we examine our experiences over time, our recollections of some of them stand out like posts supporting our "fence of life." These are memories we will never forget. Some refer to them as "muscle" memories, very strong ones.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...
Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.
Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.