Charles William Farmer, 69, husband of LaReda Davis Farmer, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home.
Funeral service for Robert Alvin "Bobby" Sellers Jr. 34, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Sellers Children Education Fund.
Willie Stover, 75, of 2317 River Road in Camden died Saturday, December 15, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Christopher N. Rodriguez, a 2012 Camden Military Academy (CMA) graduate, has enrolled in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program at Marion Military Institute, Ala. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, Rodriguez will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Beth Rush Blackmon, 73, formerly of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Truesdale Wallis "T.W." Brown, 60, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tracy Hinson and Rev. Tracey Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1940 Bethune Road, Bethune, SC 29009 or Appalachian Baptist Church, 710 White Sand Road, Greeneville, Tenn. 37743.
Emily McElveen was crowned Miss Merry Christmas Overall Queen at the annual pageant held in Lexington on December 8, 2012. Emily is also the SC Diabetes Association's ADA Queens For a Cure 2012 Overall Winner. She will be representing the association in several events and fundraisers during the coming year. Emily is the three-year-old daughter of Ray & Aimee McElveen and is a student in the 3K class at Grace Church Kindergarten.
During the holidays, our family routines change. We're around more people, we're shaking more hands, and cooking more food than usual.
• We've commented before on the merry-go-round of coaches in professional sports, and that some who get fired manage to get new jobs no matter how bad their teams have been in the past. A news story pointed out recently that Norv Turner, coach of the NFL's San Diego Chargers, has managed to coach 234 games while compiling an overall losing record. Now that's what we call a survivor.
I had been in Kershaw County just a few months when I got one of the worst phone calls of my professional career. At about 8 a.m. on a gray Saturday morning in early December of 2007, I was coming inside from a morning run, and the phone was ringing. I vividly remember a momentary pit in my stomach; a phone call early on Saturday morning is rarely good news. I had no idea; however, how tragic the news would be. A young man in our community had been shot and killed the night before in a gang-related incident ...
Thank you, thank you! About time it was said. You always have the courage to do that. Arial added just the right touch to your piece. So glad DeMint is gone. Haley says we won't find another.... How great is that? But she will try hard. Thank you again!
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) faculty and staff recently named Kris Elliott of Camden, to CCTC's new alumni council. Elliott, who works for Accuride Corp., joins 10 others on the council, appointed to provide direction and leadership for the new CCTC Alumni Partnership program.
A very wise man who happens to own one of my favorite hideaways in the North Carolina High Country once told me, "You need a horse in the mountains the same way you need a boat in the Lowcountry."
WASHINGTON -- One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration -- and thus one of my personal disappointments -- was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.
• Last week's seizure by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Old Armory Steak & Seafood on Rutledge Street marks at least the temporary loss of one of Camden and Kershaw County's premier restaurants. It is an unfortunate blow to the downtown Camden economy. Each business provides potential traffic to another and the loss of any one diminishes such beneficial ripple effects. Locals cheered the Old Armory's opening in 2006 so soon after the closing of the previous tenant, The Paddock. Many people and businesses have celebrated the holidays, proms, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birthdays and more at the Old ...
To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory which has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.
I was extremely pleased earlier this year to be invited with school board Chairman Ron Blackmon to participate in the Kershaw County Council planning retreat. It was a very informative experience for both of us. At the retreat, I was asked to outline what I see as the school district's most critical challenges. I've since been asked by several other groups to do the same presentation, so I thought what I had to say might be of interest.
I write this based on a fear for the well-being and future of America. If I am wrong, somebody set me straight, please. The historian philosopher Arnold Toynbee said, "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder, and start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses." In other words, they die from within. The history of the rise and fall of great civilizations lends support to this.
I just wanted to say thanks to the person who paid for our dinner at Shoney's on April 12.
Tinsley Simonds Iselin and Dakota Lee Hadley were married on April 11, 2015 on the banks of the Ashley River at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Nancy Bird Pellegrini of Charleston, SC performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast, Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (BB - 6 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (SB - 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at South Florence (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Dreher (BB - 6:30 p.m.)
Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.
Due to last Thursday's inclement weather, both Camden and North Central's games at Dreher and Indian Land, respectively, were postponed to tonight. North Central will travel to Indian Land for a pair of 6 p.m. contests on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Camden High baseball game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Win and you're in.
Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Samuel "Sammy" M. Dawkins Jr., 59, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel, with burial to be held at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Helsley and Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.