CAMDEN – Funeral Mass for Patricia Alwynne Tilmont, 87, will be celebrated on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual help Catholic Church. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in St. Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice or Our lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, also known as the AJC, has always had a very special role in the South and for me personally. And, on a recent trip to Atlanta, several AJC stories, all published on the same day, provided a wakeup call about the challenges we in South Carolina face relative to other states in the South.
The National Steeplechase Association has convened the Promotion and Growth Task Force to develop strategies to assure a vibrant and secure future for American Steeplechasing.
Petticoats Loose Farm's Choral Society completed his successful transition to steeplechase racing on Tuesday, July 1, when he made a strong run through Parx Racing's stretch and won a $30,000 allowance hurdle by two lengths over Easy Reach. Ross Geraghty rode Choral Society, who had won his maiden victory over fences at Monmouth Park on June 13.
CASSATT – Funeral service for Donald Albertus "Red Dog" Truesdale, 67, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mendle Thomas "Tommy" Hoffman, Sr. 81, passed away June 12, 2014. He was born and lived most of his life in Columbia SC until he moved to Swansea, SC in 2008. He was the son of the late Sam Peter Hoffman and Sarah Mickle Hoffman. He retired from USC and was a former member of Greene Street United Methodist Church and a member of Woodman of the World. He loved working in the outdoors including taking care of the W. Gordon Belser Aboretum for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army and ...
University of South Carolina history professor Yates Snowden used the phrase for the title of this column in a letter of his in 1922 when he was describing his dear friend, Shirley Carter Hughson. Who was Hughson, why describe him in this manner, and what connections did he have with Kershaw County?
CAMDEN – A service to celebrate the life of Lewis Calvin Holland, Sr., 71, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Ronnie Holland will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Kidney Foundation.
CAMDEN – A Celebration of Life Service for Michael Roger Rush, 56, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacks of Love Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Camden Rotary tradition continues with the passing of the club's first president, Dr. John Corbett's gavel and lapel pin from outgoing president Alfred Mae Drakeford, right, to incoming president Kevin Rhodes. Rhodes will lead the club's service projects for this years theme Light Up Rotary.
• We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend, with fireworks, grilling out and generally having fun. We should all remember, of course, that the Fourth is Independence Day, commemorating that day 238 years ago that the original 13 colonies declared their independence from the British crown. Actually signed on July 2, final approval came on July 4 and, so, with that date on the publication, Americans came to celebrate that date as its independence from England. Since then, brave men and women have fought and died both to secure that independence and maintain this country's freedoms. Among those ...
Mama used to fry biscuits. If you knew Mama, that doesn't surprise you because she fried every food possible. In the course of her life, I knew her to fry green beans, corn, grits and cornmeal mush.
One of Camden's own has brought home a national championship along with her team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips.
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.