As we approach the vote on the city referendum, I wanted to comment on my support for the YMCA as the third party to run our sports complex.
As a retired educator I am very disappointed with a couple of decisions that the Kershaw County Council has made.
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Patricia A. "Patticakes" Ellsworth, 58, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of Roberto Rivera and the late Margaret Rivera.
Mrs. Gloria Jean Cheatham, 68, of 49 Belmont Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Fueral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2012 At Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial followed at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Andy Hunter officiated. The family received friend from 4:00-5:30 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McFarland's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Willie Bill Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Ned and Mary Hayes Canty. A Celeberation of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, with burial in church cemetery with military honors, Camden. Mr. Canty will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Canty family.
Mr. Lindsey "LA" Allen, 76, of 465 Easy Street, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 12, 2012. Born in Boykin, he was the husband of Margie Preston Allen and the son of the late Abraham and Janie Taylor Allen.
I doubt there is a soul in this town who wouldn't agree that the YMCA is a wonderful institution. It is, but the miracles writers claim it will bring leave me wondering why every town hasn't built one yesterday!
(Editor's Note: the C-I was unable to print this letter prior to Kershaw County Council's Oct. 9 meeting. Despite the timing, we believe the author has the right for his opinion to be viewed by the public during this election season. The letter has been edited to reflect that council's meeting took place prior to publication.)
Last week, the Camden High girls' tennis team dismantled Region 4-AAA foes Lower Richland and Dreher, while dropping a non-conference match to West Florence.
Tuesday: Camden at Westwood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)Fairfield Central at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Camden at Westwood (VB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (VB – 7 p.m.)
The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.
Francis C. Whitaker, 84 of Camden, South Carolina died on Friday the 20th of February, 2015 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina.
Mrs. Josephine Johnson, 92, of 975 Miller Road, Sumter, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Funeral arangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home.
Mr. Claude Brisbon, 92, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
Florence Alexander Savage LaRoche Blackwell, 95, of Camden, SC, died peacefully at home Friday, February 27, 2015.
Hopefully, the weather forecasters will be wrong on their prognostications of rain for the early to middle part of this week as all four of Kershaw County's baseball teams will be involved in pre-season tournament play which began last Saturday and will continue throughout this week.
Three Kershaw County teenagers have brought home the Zone 4 Region 4 High School Championship along with their team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips.
• We were very glad to see Kershaw County Council recognize ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper recently. Napper has served as The ALPHA Center's director for three decades. In all that time, he has also managed to find the time to serve on numerous local, state and even federal boards and commissions. Most recently, he stepped down from a seat on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees only to fill an open seat on the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Area Commission two days later. As always, Napper was humble in receiving council's resolution honoring him, saying it really ...
A friend, an only child, was talking about cleaning out her parents' house after the death of her father.
Throughout Old and New Testament times, most Jews and Gentiles consumed distilled liquor and believed it a healthy part of their daily diet. These beliefs and practices continued from the times of Christ through the settlement of America and the establishment of the United States.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.
Mr. Willie James Truesdale, 93, of 1446 Cassatt Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, February 22, 2015.