(John Baird, an army lieutenant colonel (LTC), is the brother of Rupert Baird, who wrote a number columns for the Chronicle-Independent during his deployment several years ago. LTC Baird is now doing the same. His columns will appear periodically on Mondays during his deployment.)
A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy "Dottie" Lomax Hendricks, 85, of Bethune, was held Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethune, SC. Rev. Barbara Segars officiated.
Dear Annie: When my older sister was dying a year ago, our entire family supported her with calls and visits with the exception of our father and half-brother (my mother's son from a previous marriage). They also didn't attend the funeral and offered no explanation for their absence.
Funeral service for Regina Joyce Cassady, 73, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Lugoff Christian Ministries with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Reece Byrd will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.
Each year fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans, injures 18,300, and causes billions of dollars' worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural areas. Here are some general fire prevention tips to keep our homes safe from fire:
S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell will hold a forum Tuesday at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Informative handouts will be available, and those in attendance will be able to voice concerns, if they so desire. The forum is a major component of the lieutenant governor's "Face of Aging" tour of the state.
Funeral service for Donna Anne "Ms. Red" Grigsby, 52, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
• Former Camdenite and equine enthusiast Sally Brown is now living in Hilton Head with her husband, Austin, but her many friends here are happy that she has had a race horse named after her, just as Austin did a couple years ago. Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard and his wife Cathy named a filly for her earlier this year, and that horse is now in training. We don't know of any other "couples horses" which have been named for people, and it's a fitting tribute to both of the Browns.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of John William "Billy" Napper, age 65, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow with military rites in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, conducted by Rev. Freddie Wilson. The Napper family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Napper family suggests memorials be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28312.
The 42nd annual Revolutionary War Field Days took place, Nov. 3-4, at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Cannons announced each day's 1:30 p.m. "battle." Guests were treated to various activities including Colonial women demonstrating 18th century skills and blacksmiths working the forge. Scheduled events included a period fashion show, fife & drum concerts, artillery demonstrations and a discussion on cavalry during the Revolution.
Gabriel Briers O'Hara was born into the arms of Jesus on November 1, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC.
Funeral service for Annie Blanche Salmond, 95, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
An error on the state level delayed Kershaw County election returns until early Wednesday morning.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mattie Gripper Qualls, 52 of Elgin, will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM at White Oak Baptist Church ...
Jason Don Marley, 40, of Camden, SC, 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel ...
Mr. Joseph Cooke, 63, of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday, November 7, 2016.
Heroin use and sales are on the rise nationally and locally, bringing with it a host of problems.
A Columbia man was arrested after a high speed chase Saturday on Flat Rock Road near Camden.
The second annual Mid Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be Dec. 19-20 at Rhame Arena in Camden.
A funeral service to honor the life of Hugh McColl "Mac" Lupold, 79, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December ...
LUGOFF – Funeral service for Billy Lee Jackson, 79, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to ...
MIDDLETOWN, CT --- Joseph Salvatore Didato, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening at his home.
CAMDEN – Funeral service for Marjorie Louvenia Baker, 72, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto and I met Hugo Krispyn who lives on the headwaters of the North ...
Kershaw County is currently 6-8 inches behind the average rainfall for the year. The rest of the state, for the most part, is experiencing the ...
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.
I pray regularly for our leaders to catch up with the 21st century, and for President-Elect Donald Trump not to follow some of the paths ...
We would like to offer our hearty congratulations and deep felt thanks to Joe and Brenda Sullivan, who were honored Tuesday by the City of ...