The war on cancer, begun with so much optimism several decades ago, has not proven to be as successful as scientists and physicians had hoped. Though there have certainly been breakthroughs, especially in the field of early diagnosis, cures for many forms of cancer have remained elusive. And the hope of eliminating the dread disease altogether isn't any more a reality today than it was long ago.
WASHINGTON -- This was a bittersweet Independence Day for me.
I am writing to support the proposed ordinance to regulate the discharge of firearms in the county.
Kershaw County Council is making an attempt by backdoor rulings to attempt to eliminate hunting by prohibiting discharge of firearms within 300 yards of a residence, church, or school. There are very few places where you can go and not be within 300 yards of a prohibited structure. The place I have set up is within 300 yards, but I am able to shoot away from the house. If I try to move 300 yards, I may not be able to use the same target, which is located away from the structure.
The Lynches Fork Historical Society will meet at the Bethune Woman's Club on Monday at 7 p.m. David Lucas, local entrepreneur, author and historian, will be the guest speaker. Lucas was on the University of South Carolina 1969 ACC championship football team and lives in the Turkey Creek section of Lee County. The public is invited.
Gabrielle Goodwin, 7, and her mother, Rozalynn, invented something that will actually be available for people to buy at a local store soon. Gabrielle, whose father, Michael, is a Camden native, and her mother invented what they consider the solution for securing the ends of girls' pigtails, braids and twists. It's called the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY and, according to a press release, is considered the first of its kind.
Mr. Marvin J. Thompson entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Anne Horton Pendleton, 83, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Pat Amick will officiate. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Paul Waldemar Hund, Jr. 77, of Charleston, SC, husband of Elizabeth Hund died Sunday, July 6, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 in the Bethany United Methodist Church, James Island, 1853 Maybank Hwy. at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Mr. Van S. Davis, Sr., 40, of 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Family will be receiving friends at 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, SC. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Laura Bell, 88, of Camden entered into rest on Monday, July 7, 2014 at KershawHealth.
LUGOFF – Graveside service for Maureen Francis Beaver, 87, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice, Faith Church of the Nazerene or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
"There are always ants at a picnic." You can see ants and avoid them, but it's not possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that can cause illness if food is mishandled. Bacteria grow and multiply rapidly in the danger zone between 40 ºF and 140 ºF. Food transported without an adequate ice source or left out in the sun at a picnic won't stay safe for long. Family and friends who eat mishandled food may get the flu-like symptoms caused by foodborne illness.
Former Camden resident Jean Phillips is publishing "Trophy of Grace," the story of her late husband, Gene, and their more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe.
Sam Kendall's recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, according to a press release. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.
After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.
Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.