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Barbara Ann Abercrombie

Memorial service for Barbara Anne Abercrombie, 78, of Newberry, will be held Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. The Rev. Karen Radcliff will officiate. The family will recieve friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1005 College Street, Newberry, S.C. 29018.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mary Jane Adamson

Mrs. Mary Jane Adamson, 86, of Lawhorn Road, Camden, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Marie F. Campbell

Funeral services for Marie F. Campbell, 87, of West Columbia, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Congaree Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. John D. White. Burial will be Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, SC. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia is assisting the family.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Monroe Lee

Mr. Monroe Lee, 87, of 205 Laurens St., Camden, passed away Friday morning. He was the husband for 62 years of Suzanne Lee. He was the son of the late Burnie and Janie Reed Lee.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Wright

Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday July 19, 2011.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dorothy June Hoffman

Dorothy June Hoffman, nee Arnold, the daughter of Nova and Thelma Arnold, was born on April 18, 1925 in Milan, Missouri, and passed away July 17, 2011 in Camden, South Carolina.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Richard Kelly

Mr. Richard "Ric-Ric" Kelly, 57, of 690 Ivybush Trail, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, July 15, 2011. Funeral services were conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, S.C.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Proper etiquette for taking wedding cake home from reception

Dear Annie: My husband and I recently attended my niece's evening wedding. We are not well, and I told my sister that I didn't know how long we could stay. When she told me the wedding cake would be cut at 11:30 p.m., I asked her to bring a slice home for me.

July 22, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Young STARS

Safety of all kinds -- Internet, boating, fire and highway -- was a key topic for youngsters attending the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) STARS Camp. The campers also learned about bullying/cyber-bullying, basic first aid and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. In addition to a visit from the KCSO K9 unit, the youngsters met a special guest, Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter of Gilbert (standing, fourth from left), who was severely injured in Afghanistan when he threw himself in front of a grenade to protect a friend. Carpenter, who has been nominated for the Medal of Honor, spoke to the ...

July 22, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011 | | Ariail


Pets of the week -- July 22, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Colt, a 1-year-old neutered shepherd mix dog, and Charlie, a 4-month-old male orange tabby kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

July 22, 2011 | | Pets


Rec notes -- July 22, 2011

Girls and boys ages 6 to 14 are invited to get their kicks at summer soccer camp. It's the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their games.

July 22, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Priester comes to aid of travelers in distress

Some people deserve recognition for going "above and beyond" and Al Priester, who runs AAA Towing in Lugoff, is one of them. My family and I were traveling from North Carolina to Georgia on Memorial Day when the transmission burned up in our car. We were on I-20 in Lugoff and Al was there a few minutes after calling roadside assistance. We weren't able to get a rental car so he took us to a hotel and said to call him if we needed anything. That meant a lot to us, being in a new place without a car.

July 22, 2011 | Sharon McKeithan Bogart, Ga. | Letters


Fannie and Freddie: bad tenants

Want to improve the housing market? Evict Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

July 22, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Student reading

Author Chris Crutcher says he's shocked -- shocked! -- that his book "Angry Management" has been removed from Kershaw County School District libraries and from the district's summer reading list. Imagine that.

July 22, 2011 | | Editorials


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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