Funeral service for Nancy Katherine Mayes Williams, 79, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
A memorial service for William Ashley Boykin, 79, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist church Cemetery Fund, 820 Beulah Church Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
A funeral service for JoLynn Williams Farmer, 78 of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace, Joe Stines and Curtis Cameron will officiate.
Funeral service for Olin Dewitt Peake Jr., 56, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Johnny Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA Program, Puppet Ministry and Youth Ministry, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
WASHINGTON -- No one forced me, but I finally decided it was time to discover what all the business was about Honey Boo Boo.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a county man after he allegedly shot his granddaughter's boyfriend early Saturday morning. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Heyward B. Jacobs, 69, and that he has been charged with attempted murder.
• Political correctness run amok raised its head again recently when ESPN apologized for comments of broadcaster Brent Musberger, who was complimentary of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron's girlfriend during the national championship football game. The woman, Katherine Webb, was shown in the stands, and Musberger said, "What a beautiful woman. Wow!" We're still trying to figure out who was offended by that statement, but one thing is sure these days: you can't say anything without offending someone.
After having survived a slow start, the Camden boys' basketball team came up just short at the end in their upset bid in a 49-043 loss to Lower Richland on Tuesday night in a game played inside the Diamond Mine in Hopkins.
Funeral service for Mrs. Elena W. Robinson, 86, of 558 Calvary Church Road, in Bishopville will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Elizabeth baptist Church in Bishopville with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than the Big Apple. No cheers for that.
No matter how you feel about climate change -- whether you think global warming is caused by humans and is driving the planet towards ruin, or whether recent warmer temperatures are just a part of natural weather cycles -- it's hard to deny the enjoyment of a winter spell in which temperatures rise far above normal. That's what is forecast for the next few days in Camden, with highs in the mid-70s, which is more like late spring than the height of winter.
This mother/mother-in-law lives on Social Security and a part-time job. Obama's mother-in-law lives in the White House on our taxes and wants for nothing. Social Security tells us we can't make but so much money or they will take back one dollar for every two dollars we make over. Now, when you turn 65, you have to pay Medicare out of your Social Security; then you have to pay supplemental insurance, both over $100. Now, the IRS will take 2 percent more taxes out on Social Security. People can draw unemployment and do nothing and live very ...
Paul and Faye Haynes of Camden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 22, 2012. A reception was held at New Life Christian Outreach Fellowship Hall and was hosted by their children, Marty and Cyndi Bryant, Paul and Susan Haynes and Chip and Michelle Dixon (all of Camden). Special thanks to Anne Marie for recreating the couple's original wedding cake.
Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Wheat, a 2-year-old male yellow lab mix dog. 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 ...
State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.
Doby's Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period
Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.
Funeral services for Gloria Theresa Welch, 79, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA.
As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.
WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.
Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.
More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.
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Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.
Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.