Representatives of Arnett Muldrow, the consulting firm hired by the city of Camden to provide marketing expertise, met recently with city council to discuss their recommendations. Of their proposals, we found one especially noteworthy but found another worthy of deeper study by council.
WASHINGTON -- This town can get pretty wound up when a politician misbehaves.
Funeral services for Linda Joyce Dixon Thurm, 72, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Craig Thompson and the Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church or The American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Zoelmore Coleman Lee Tucker, 93, of 1045 Linden Trail, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Services will be conducted on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at High Hill Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Burial will take place at High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Lugoff SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bennett K. Buckelew of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Robert Mills House in Camden. The celebration of life will be in the form of a Superhero Adventure Party. We invite you to come dressed in your SUPERHERO gear and remember a Superhero can be anyone. We know Bennett the Adventurer will forever be our hero! In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bennett's memory to Happy Wheels, 133 Dupree Mill Court, Lexington, SC 29072, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital ...
Mr. Kenneth Jones, 51, of Bellows Falls, VT, passed on Friday, February 21, 2014. Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC. Burial will take place at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mrs. Rebecca Joy Kelly, 85, of 889 Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Services will be conducted Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will take place at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ms. Josie Lawhorn, 65, of 848-A Whitehead Road Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday, February 24, 2014. Services will be conducted on Monday, March 3, 2014, 1 p.m. at the Greenhill Baptist Church in Lugoff SC. Burial will take place at the Greenhill Baptist Church Cemetery in Lugoff SC, Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Funeral service for Briana Nicole Rabon, 18, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Sawney's Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund, 14605 Highway 34 East, Ridgeway, S.C. 29130.
Harold G. Smith, age 77, beloved husband of the late Dovey Ann Bixler Smith, died on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kershaw Health.
As part of the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will host a very special training and workshop session for all present, past or future mentors on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce (Robert Mills Courthouse) located at 607 Broad St., in Camden.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating the strangulation death of an 18-year-old Lugoff woman. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Briana Nicole Rabon, of Ridgeway Road, died of asphyxiation by strangulation. Fellers said he has not been able to determine a time of death.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold auditions for the Camden Community Theatre production, Bark! The Musical. Auditions will take place on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The production will be directed by Jami Steele, FAC director of theatre and education.
CamdenART will meet Monday at 7p.m. The group will offer a unique wood burning demonstration and hands-on opportunity by gourd and wood burning artist, Linda Kincaid. CamdenART members will get a chance to try their hand at this precise and detailed art work.
Students vie for county crown in district spelling bee tonight
WASHINGTON -- When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.
Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.
Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.
(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)
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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.