John Lewis Cook was born August 29, 1935 in Blythewood, SC. He was one of 11 children of the late Henry Tally Cook and Lenora Jeffers Cook. John was affectionately known as "Snook." He passed into eternal life on June 2, 2012 at the age of 76.
Residents at the Karesh Wing Long Term Care Center and Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 13-19. Administrators and staff saluted the residents during National Nursing Home Week.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Kids ages 6 to 12, parents and grandparents, come meet Walks With Horses (WWH) and her miniature horse, Great Heart, who often is commercially photographed with kids. WWH will tell about the life of the war pony. She will teach participants about some of the Native American symbols. Kids will get to tell their own stories by choosing and coloring symbols on the take-home horse drawings provided. They will also hear Native American stories about how the rabbit got long ears, the bear got a short tail and others.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library will hold its annual meeting at Indigo Jones at 6 p.m. on Thursday. After a short business meeting to elect officers for next year, the group will enjoy socializing and playing trivia. All members are encouraged to attend.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said earlier this week what many Republicans staunchly refuse to acknowledge: that their hero, Ronald Reagan, would be out of step with many in the GOP today, that the hard-line ideologists would find him too flexible, too willing to compromise, too amenable to recognizing members of the opposite party and working with them to create legislation that would benefit the country. Bush included his own father along with Reagan, too.
Camden native Donna Stoney got a rare treat as she walked across the stage in May to receive her diploma from Coker College in Hartsville. Her sister, Gertrude Stoney, an adjunct professor at Coker, was sitting among the sea of professors cheering their students on.
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Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) is the world's leading company devoted to patient-oriented renal therapy. The company provides kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 233,000 patients worldwide in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America and North America, including Lugoff as Lugoff-Elgin Dialysis.
Tobacco was an important part of life in Georgia during the thirties and forties. Every man smoked -- a pipe, cigar, or cigarette. Farmers raised tobacco as a money crop and their own use. Most women did not smoke; if they did so, they did it in private, certainly not on the street. My mother considered women who smoked to be "hussies," although she dipped snuff. I cannot remember her, in her few times of leisure, without a dip of snuff and a twig in her mouth and a spit can by her side. I certainly was not interested in becoming ...
Photo cutline -- What noise -- Elgin Club Scouts Buddy O'Quinn and Chris Edgerton hold their ears at a Cub Scout rocket derby blast off. Playing a brave role in the middle is Gary Hall.
After finishing third in his first appearance in the South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championship last year, North Central Mason Gomez moved up one spot in last weekend's event held in Anderson.
In what has been an unpredictable winter, what else could you expect other than a strange goal to kick off the soccer season.
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.
Here in South Carolina, as in so many other states, gerrymandering -- in which political parties redraw the lines of voting districts to suit their own purposes -- is a fact of life. It was done when Democrats controlled the state, and now it's done by Republicans. One of the nationwide side effects of gerrymandering is creating more partisan divide. Because districts are set up to be safe for one party, there's not much interest in candidates having to appeal to independent voters or those who aren't hard-line adherents of either party. And, by the way, the word gerrymander ...
Throughout my lifetime, I have been interested in all decorative plants, although my specialty is the Camellia. I was shocked while reading the editorial by one of my favorite editors lambasting one of my favorite columnists about wording in a column on crape myrtles. For some unknown reason (probably some health problem), I had failed to read the column in question. My wife left me in this world to fend for myself while she enjoys heaven and this gives me the luxury of being able to pile newspapers by my chair in sort of a too high, messy pile to ...
Surely something can be done about The State paper throwing its "Extra" on the ground and roads. Several of us on Fire Tower Road have called and E-mailed its office and received no reply, just more trash. We've called the City of Camden, the County and Sheriff's offices to no avail.
If the soul of Camden resides in its communities of faith, surely its heart sits at 110 C East DeKalb St., the home of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, known far and wide as "The Free Clinic." The outpouring of love at the Clinic has proven to be a transformative force, continuously healing wounds of body, mind, and spirit.
Two weeks ago, during our weekly field trip, I was walking with my students along a dirt road in Manchester State Forest. There upon the dirt was a hairy strand of something, about the size of a cheap cigar and tapered at both ends. Earlier that day, we examined paw prints in the sand on the same dirt road. The students drew good connections from those tracks to this new observation, correctly calling it coyote scat. Coyotes are funny this way, dropping their scat in obvious places. In addition to waste excretion, they use feces to communicate their presence to ...
WASHINGTON -- "At least nobody died," we often hear in politics to explain away some regrettable act. As in:
PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.
Golfers can greet the long-awaited spring weather on the fairways and putting greens in early April, while they help feed the hungry and shelter the homeless of Kershaw County. Food for the Soul will host its annual golf tournament April 2 at the Camden Country Club. The tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, will raise funds to support Food for the Soul's soup kitchen and sheltering programs.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Emma Adair Toms, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service, in the Fellowship Center at the church. Memorials may be made in Emma's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Kennedy M. "Bossy" Hagins, 58, of 1801 Hasty Road, Apartment 8-A, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Prima, a 1-1/2-year-old female Heeler mix dog, and Priscilla, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired gray tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or ...