Miss Sherry Parker Butler, 50,of 970 Wateree Boulevard, Wateree Villas, Apt. 13-D, Camden, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Butler Family.
Funeral service for Pauline O. Jones, 87, of 2589 Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden was held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Collins Funeral Home was i
Funeral service for Douglas Jerome Murphy, 56, of 2541 Milledgeville Road in Augusta, GA, formerly of Lugoff, will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Unity United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Friends may visit at 1416 Ft. Jackson Road in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Frank Oliver, 97, of 33 Hickory Hill Way in Camden, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Friends may visit at 43 Hickory Hill Way. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Betty Jean Beamer Walls, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate.
Funeral service for Catherine Pauline Greenwood, 80, will be held Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
We noted recently that President Obama, during his inaugural speech, outlined a liberal agenda of programs he intends to push during his second term. There wasn't much centrism in it, and those looking for a spirit of bipartisan cooperation were probably disappointed. Those same people will no doubt also not be particularly happy with the staff appointments the president is making for his second term, another sign that he isn't going to be in a compromising mood in the years to come.
WASHINGTON -- It must be true what they say about women -- that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe.
Leading from start to finish, the North Central boys' basketball team came away with a 61-53 win over visiting Pelion in a Region 3-AA game played last Friday night in Boonetown.
Former Camden High School basketball standout Evrik Gary needs just one point to become the 19th member of the Francis Marion University men's basketball 1,000-point club.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
On Friday, January 11, 2013, my brother, Dewitt Peake, was driving to work when he was killed in a collision with a car.
As a result of the information security breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) that was detected on October 10, 2012, the Social Security numbers and business tax identification numbers of approximately 3.6 million South Carolinians have been compromised.
After having opened the season with 17 consecutive losses, the North Central girls' basketball team snapped a skid of more 19 games, dating back to last February, with a 51-37 win over visiting Pelion on Friday night inside The Castle in Boonetown.
Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.
Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.
First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.
In the last 42 years, Kershaw County has had a number of sheriffs, some of them who performed more efficiently than others. Over that entire period, nearby Lexington County had only one -- James Metts, who was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to taking money in return for letting two illegal immigrants out of jail. Though he had no direct connection to Kershaw County, many here were familiar with him through his long service in another Midlands county and a great deal of publicity he received.
BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.
On April 14, I was getting ready for work when I received a phone call stating that I did not need to come to work because we were closing for good. I thought my friend was joking. After realizing he wasn't, I got in my car and drove to the restaurant. What I witnessed was truly shocking and devastating. All of the daytime employess were sitting on the patio, banned from going inside. One employee was sitting in her car, just crying. The police were at every entrance and the IRS swarmed inside. I can't even tell you ...
The saying goes, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Unfortunately, my first impression of the choice for the relocation of our (Kershaw County) Farmers Market at the southern edge of Historic Camden was a very, very bad one.
It is part of a long-standing pattern whereby the North Charleston criminal justice system surveiles, harasses, profiles, threatens, tickets, endangers and incarcerates Black American members of society. The Holocaust remembered comes to mind. All human life deserves protection.
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Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...