Auditions for an exciting Teen Production at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) are fast approaching. Fame, Jr., a collaboration with the FAC and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC starting at 6 p.m. Fame, Jr. will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT.) The auditions are open to 6th graders through age 18. There is no audition fee.
On Aug. 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Constitution Week into law after the resolution had been adopted by the U.S. Congress.
Funeral service for Willie Mae Truesdell, 86, of 530 Knights Hill Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 1586 Hall Road in Cassatt. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7PM - 9PM, Friday, September 7th. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Holland Bennett, 78, of 1257 Wells Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM atUnion Baptist Church, Rembert, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have one big problem that must have Barack Obama walking on air: They're running against themselves.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
A new-look Camden Military Academy cross country team finished in 13th place --- out of 19 squads --- which took part in the Skyhawk Invitational hosted by Hammond last Wednesday in Columbia.
Dear Annie: Six months ago, I married a lovely young woman. While we were engaged, "Nina" and I had several candid discussions about finances, figuring that once we married, she would look for a job and we would split the household expenses evenly. Her parents were very generous and gave us a nice amount of money at the wedding in order to help smooth the transition until she found a job.
Our mayor (Jeffery Graham) has shown time after time that he understands our elected officials need urgently to understand the dynamic of unheard voices within our city.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School volleyball team will head to Camden on Thursday for the first of two meetings between the two cross-river rivals.
Tuesday: Camden at West Florence (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Cardinal Newman at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Ponds Invitational (XC – TBA)
A graveside funeral service for Lois Ann Groves Heiney, of Lake Wateree, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 W. Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC. Rev. Dr. Leonard Carson will preside. Mrs. Heiney, wife of Edwin Floyd Heiney, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Born in Rose Hill, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Groves and Walter Elwood Groves. Lois Ann was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.
Mrs. Lassiree Mozelle White, 71, of 238 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 31, 2012. Born in Ridgeway, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Alice Martin White, and wife of Caleb J. White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at Rock Hill Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Ridgeway. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the White family.
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.)