Approximately 602 Kershaw County children who are currently eligible for South Carolina's Medicaid program but are not signed up will be enrolled and immediately able to receive services through a coordinated care health plan, the South Carolina Department of Health Human Services (SCDHHS) announced today. This is part of the initiative of SCDHHS to enroll 65,000 eligible children state-wide.
Funeral service for Margaret Ida Powers Cameron, 93, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Bethel Worship Center with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Willard Cox and the Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Building Fund, c/o William Dickey, 61 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Dr. Ralph Allan Cain, an educational innovator respected for his leadership, community volunteerism and church service, entered into his Heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was 65.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Jonathan Edgar Sandoval, 23, of Cassatt, Thursday, charging him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after positively determining he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl.
Words have a way of coming back to haunt Mitt Romney, especially when he says them in front of television cameras.
During the Lugoff Fire Board of Commissioners' Oct. 22 meeting, members recognized the Lugoff Fire Explorer Post for placing first in the Team Midnight Alarm Explorer Competition and third in the Team Gear Donning Competition at the annual Fire Fest held in Camden Sept. 29. The Lugoff Fire Explorer Post has a successful history winning competitions throughout the state. In 2010, the post won second place in the S.C. State Explorer Team Competition as well as first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. In 2011, the post won first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. At Fire ...
• With election day upon us, there's one final sad fact to report: lawyers for both parties are mobilizing, ready to start flinging lawsuits. In Ohio alone, thousands of attorneys are standing by; we're reminded a bit of those ads for prescription drugs in which a somber announcer tells viewers there's a pretty good chance they have a disease they might not even know about. Actually, having a legal fight would be an appropriate though mournful way to end what has probably been the most down-and-dirty fight American voters have seen.
The Reverend and Mrs. Evan A. Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Anna Lauren Smith, of Camden S.C.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) are proud to present Fame Jr., a Camden Community Theatre production, Nov. 8-11 in the Wood Auditorium. The Thursday through Saturday evening shows start at 7 p.m., and the Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors and military. Fame, Jr. is sponsored by Modern Turf.
At about 6 a.m. on October 18, 1950, a baby girl was born in the Camden Hospital. Her parents lived in Kershaw County during the Great Depression and World War II and were members of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation."
Funeral service for Reece Quinton Bowers, 93, was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with the burial following in Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Margaret Ida Powers Cameron, 93, wife of the late William Manning "Willie" Cameron, died Sunday, November 04, 2012. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
James Clifford Gregory, 72, of Cassatt, died Sunday, November 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home.
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.)