Camden Media Co., the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the city of Camden Tourism Development Office are once again joining forces to publish an annual magazine devoted to what makes Kershaw County a great place to live, work and play.
Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period.
Arts Arising celebrates its 25th year this summer. The program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District and the Fine Arts Center. This year, more than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.
Ms. Rochelle Amadea Wilson, 36, of 2828 Oakhurst Drive, Rock Hill, passed on Monday, June 15, 2015. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Lottie Thomas, 1710 Scott Street, Camden.
Mr. Gregory Jerome Murphy, 39, of 393 Grey Fox Court, Lugoff, passed on Sunday, June 20, 2015. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in the church cemetery.
Philip S. Minges, Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Born December 1, 1923 in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late Philip Semon Minges, Sr. and Rose Harley Minges. Philip graduated from Charleston High School in 1941. While attending Clemson University, he enlisted in the Army during World War II. He was an infantryman assigned to the Eleventh Armored Division. Philip was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and awarded The Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He concluded his military service with the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserves.
Paisley Elizabeth Hall born on June 15, 2015 passed away June 15, 2015 at 831pm. She is survived by her mother Laura Hall and her older brother Austin Hall her grandmother Lisa Cravens. We will have a private service. Flowers or cards may be sent to 2505 Timber Ridge Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mr. Alphonso Lowell Hall, 80, of 2640 Bedford Avien, Brooklyn, New York, passed on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Services for Patricia "Pat" Azalee Hallman Deal, 80, of Lake Wateree, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, SC, with the Rev. John Hallman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall at the church. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church 502 E. DeKalb St. Camden, SC 29020-4438.
Graveside service to honor the life of Bobby Gene Anderson, 81, of Camden, SC, will be held at noon today, June 17, 2015 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. David Faile will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to the Church of God of Prophecy, 2354 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Vera Morris Anderson, 82, will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Charles Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Mr. Charles Clark Gay, Sr, of Cleveland, Georgia died June 12, 2015. Mr. Gay was born in Garfield, Georgia and graduated from Garfield High School and North Georgia Military College in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Funeral service for Mrs. Beatrice Nelson-Blanding, 62, of 292A Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church, 1880 Longtown Road in Ridgeway with burial in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
First Grade Cardinal Achievers
We have often used this space to show our support or otherwise congratulate those in our community doing everything they can to contribute to the well-being of our young people. We do so again today as we congratulate Brian Mayes of the Jackson Teen Center and Paul Napper of The ALPHA Center on obtaining an $8,000 grant from the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation.
Mr. James Cook, 82, of 512 Market Street, Camden, passed on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Hurbert Lee Brannum, 98, of 2800 McCartha Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Leroy Adamson, 62, of 1871 Summit Ridge Drive, Camden, passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Family will receive friends at 1957 Lovett Road, Camden. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at Sweet Home Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery.
During the last week, we have published two reports on KershawHealth. The first, growing out of the hospital's most recent board of trustees meeting, focused on its market share. It is relatively healthy, thanks to KershawHealth's being the only hospital in all of Kershaw County. More people living in the county turn to KershawHealth for emergency care than anywhere else. However, the report -- broadly speaking -- noted a decrease in market share in outpatient services and only slight increases for inpatient services.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.
Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.
I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.
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Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...