The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will close out its popular free outdoor concert series, Finally Friday with Reflections, a Camden favorite. The concert will take place Friday, June 26 at the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The rain location will be on the stage in the Wood Auditorium.
• It has been a busy week, as they all are, for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), but they are on the job day and night with the mission of serving the people of this county and making it a safer place for residents and visitors alike. The Tuesday arrest of an Elgin couple on charges of distributing heroin may have come as a surprise to many, but heroin and other opium-based narcotics are making a big comeback, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews, because people get hooked on the prescription equivalents of the drug, which are quite expensive. When ...
Sometimes a man, despite his best efforts, doesn't find his destiny. Try as he might, down through the earnest years of his life, he chases it and can even believe he has it, only to awaken one morning and discover he doesn't. That what he has is an illusion, a mirage he tried to turn into reality.
It's hard to believe that the 2014-15 school year is over. The longer I work in this profession, the faster the school years seem to go. June is a month that I try to both reflect on the past year and set my sights on everything that needs to be done during the coming school year. In looking back at the past school year, I can say without any hesitation whatsoever that 2014-15 has been a year of great accomplishments. Here are some of our highlights:
The Beechwood development process which has been ongoing for years proceeded on Tuesday, June 9, when Camden City Council approved the Planning Commission recommendation to rezone the Knights Hill Road property, thereby permitting the development of a 254-unit retirement community. This outcome was very predictable, given coordinated deliberations behind the scene well prior to the supposed open meeting to consider citizen input and then vote.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Billy, a 4-month-old male Labrador mix and John, a 1.5 year old domestic shorthaired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering.
Kershaw County Master Gardeners announces a new graduating class:
Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Lewis Blackmon, 76, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Phillip Gerrald will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bessie DuBose Broom, 73, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 5, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Emma Stokes DuBose and the sister of Lillie Mae DuBose Lane. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. Viewing will be Friday 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gracie Lee Cook, 79, of 5216 Pisgah Mail Road, Rembert, passed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015, in Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in SandHill Cemetery, Rembert.
Jess Michael Cruz, 64, of Lugoff, SC, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born in Oakland, CA, the son of Angelina Torres Cruz and the late Jesse Peter Cruz. Memorials may be made in Jess's memory to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Graveside service to celebrate the life of John Lawrence Haynes, Jr., 97, of Camden was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman, III officiated. Memorials may be made in Mr. Haynes' memory to Carolina Jazz Society, P. O. Box 50806, Columbia, SC 29250.
Annie Grace Lee, 93, of 509 Lyttleton St, Camden entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at her residence.
Mr. David Fitzgerald Moore, 47, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Born in Camden, he was the son of the Rev. Frank and the late Jessie White moore and the husband of Sonja Michelle Stuckey Moore.
Any middle school or high school student -- both boys and girls -- entering seventh through12th grade interested in running cross country at Camden High School is reminded that the first practice for the 2015 season will be held on Monday, Aug. 3rd at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the school's Wellness Center.
Monday, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, of Camden, made what may go down in modern political history as one of the most important and one of the best speeches ever heard from the floor of the S.C. State Senate.
WASHINGTON -- Stranger things have happened in American politics, but the sudden surge of Democratic/Populist Bernie Sanders and Republican/Pompulist Donald Trump puts one in mind of alternate universes.
The recent murder of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has sparked many different reactions. Confederate flags are coming down, people are talking about race in different ways and the subject of guns and violence is now back on the agenda in our state and country.
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Camden Mayor Tony Scully attends the American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina's installation ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia where Camden native, Teresia Hayes, was installed as the 97th 2015-2016 state president. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic organization. Hayes' project this year will be the John Lewis Seward Crisis Fund, in memory of her father, John Lewis Seward, who served during the Vietnam era and was awarded the Purple Heart. The Crisis Fund will be a fund reflective of what her father believed in, helping others. The fund will assist ...
William Cox (center), of Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP, cuts the ribbon on the law firm's new Elgin office. Other members of the firm in attendance include attorneys Moultrie Burns, Ed Royall, Bob and Vincent Sheheen, Steven Smoak and Michael Wright. Also celebrating are members of Elgin Town Council, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and the Kershaw County Office of Economic Development.
Viewing for Ms. Tiara N. Simon, 25, of 1509 Springvale Road in Lugoff, will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 5-7 pm at Collins Funeral Home, 714 West DeKalb Street in Camden with burial at the Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church cemetery on Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:30 a.m. She died Sunday, July 5, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Mae Keitt, 61, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. The family will start receiving friends Thursday at 1876 Springvale Rd, Lugoff, SC.
Mrs. Ludell Moses Howard, 98, of 512 Gordon St., Camden, passed on Friday, July 3, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden with burial in the church cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at 512 Gordon Street, Camden, SC.
Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late John Wesley, Sr. and Mary Alexander Greene. A Celebration of life and Homegoing Services will be held today, July 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Cedars Cemetery. Mr. Greene will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Greene family.
Funeral service for Mrs. Atlee Gray, 72, of 101 Tillman Street in Camden, will be held Friday, July 10, 2015, 2 p.m. at Gaines Baptist Church, 1026 Gaines Church Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, July 3, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. James Edward Cook, Sr., 81, of 512 Market St., Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Gaines Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at 512 Market St., Camden.