A memorial service to celebrate the life of Patricia Ann Daly, 62, was held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral services celebrating the life of John William "Luke" Napper, II, 21, of Camden will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Pick your side of Howard Speaks Memorial Bridge if you want to take in some of the state's best high school wrestling action this Friday and Saturday.
Funeral service for Ronald Wilson, 68, of 1818 Redwood Street, Charleston, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 2 p.m. Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Friends may visit 2366 Tickle Hill Road. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3:30 p.m. Marguerite Glasgow will host at 301 Kings Chase, Camden. Nancy Carlson and Virginia Isler will cohost the gathering.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Proctor Hall.
The Camden Junior Welfare League's Provisional class is holding their annual Belle of the Ball project.
Charles Vincent "Charlie" Davis, 66, of Kirkwood Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Born in Camden he was the son of the late Betty Davis and the husband of the late Henrietta Davis. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Saint Matthew Baptist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, Monday. Mr. Davis will be palced int he church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Davis family.
Charles Thomas Fitts, Sr., known as "Papa Peach" to his beloved family, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013. A resident of Columbia since 1957, he was 97 years old. The son of the late Eva Griffeth and Thomas Jefferson Fitts, Mr. Fitts was born May 6, 1915, in Tate, Georgia. He graduated from Tate High School and North Georgia Military College and continued studies at the University of Georgia.
"There are no winners in this," a Columbia attorney said last week after his client was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the death of another man during an altercation following a 2010 University of South Carolina football game against Alabama. Indeed.
Mr. Willie James McCaskill, 66, of 3021 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:00 PM, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, SC.
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.)