Enjoy the sights and sounds of two Christmas parades this weekend.
Monday: Camden Military Academy at Eau Claire (WR – 5:30 p.m.)
Mr. and Mrs. James Leroy Creed, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed of Camden, to Mr. Ryan Keith Bock. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall George Raymond Bock, Sr. of Camden.
Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Ellen Cunningham, 95, of Liberty Hill, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery. Dr. Eugene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial may be made in Ms. Cunningham's memory to the Kershaw County Historical Society, P.O. Box 501, Camden, SC 29021 or a charity of one's choice.
A service to celebrate the life of Earl Dean Freeman, 51, of Bethune, will be held at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw. The Revs. Gregory Gunter and Todd Gandy will officiate.
Miss Lindsay Marie Martin of Lugoff, and Mr. Mark Douglas Millonzi of Spartanburg, were united in marriage December 4, 2010 at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. Steve Vickers officiated the outdoor sunset Scottish ceremony at 5:00 p.m.
Great quotations aren't what they used to be. History is marked by signature lines like "We shall overcome" and "Give me liberty or give me death." To those, the age of YouTube adds, "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested."
• We're glad to see that the U.S. Congress has passed a bill which will prohibit television networks from jacking up the volume when commercials are shown. For decades, viewers have been forced to reach for the remote control device when the sound spurted during ad pitches. We also propose a tongue-in-cheek amendment to the new law: that whenever politicians appear on TV with too much blathering, the volume gets automatically cut down to zero.
Dr. Mara Virginia Parker Holland of Lugoff and Jeffery Adam Junior Watts of Elgin were united in marriage on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The Reverend Sheila D. Rogers officiated at the 6:00 pm double-ring ceremony.
The following are remarks by Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson during Thursday night's City Hall Christmas Tree lighting ceremony:
Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk (D-Kershaw) has been elected to serve as chair of the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus for a two-year term. Funderburk said she is eager to begin her work as head of this 17-member, bipartisan organization.
Mrs. Katherine Alexander Mims, beloved wife, mother, & grandmother, passed peacefully into God's hands December 3, 2010 at Palmetto Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC. Born January 16, 1934, in Charleston, SC, to the late Calbraith Capers & Mary Abbott Alexander, Katherine grew up in Batesburg, SC. Over the years, she resided in Batesburg, Anderson, Cayce, West Columbia, & Lugoff. Katherine was a member of West Side Baptist Church in West Columbia. She had been a member at First Baptist Churches in Columbia, Batesburg, & Anderson; & Broadacres Baptist in Cayce, where she had been active as a Sunday School teacher & in the women's ...
Hailes Funeral Home announces services for: Ms. Catherine Missouri, 47, of 1116 44th Street, Washington, DC, formerly of Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 12:00 PM, Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert. SC.
Funeral service for Billy Michael Nelson, 43, will be held Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Graveside service for Angie Phillips Peyton, 52, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home prior to the service.
As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
COL Hudson Rupert Hurst, USA, (ret), passed away peacefully in Camden, South Carolina on February 1, 2014. He was 95 years of age.
Randolph Withers Kirkland, Jr. of Camden, SC, died March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC, September 1, 1920, son of Randolph Withers Kirkland and Louise Richardson Kirkland. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walker Kirkland; daughters, Mary Richardson Kirkland of Seattle, WA, Lucinda Walker Kirkland of Camden, SC and Fredericka Kirkland Arthur of San Diego, CA. He was predeceased by a son, Randolph Withers Kirkland III; brothers, Joseph Lane Kirkland and Thomas Jefferson Kirkland; and sisters, Mary Kirkland Reynolds and Katherine Kirkland Crockett.
Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South Carolina. Born September 6, 1915 in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins.
Funeral service for Lucille Jones Trivett, 80, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sundat 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Hannah Barrett Albenesius passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2014. She was born on June 11, 1991 in Wilmington, DE. During her brief, earthly sojourn, she also lived in Seaford, DE and Camden, Spartanburg (High School) and Charleston, SC. Hannah was a recent graduate of the College of Charleston with dual Bachelor's degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and English (B.A.) with a minor in Russian Studies. She had a remarkably robust, fully-engaged academic experience at CoC. She was very passionate about substance abuse research and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, hoping to further her studies in ...