The Aloha Relay For Life team is "Cookin' For A Cure."
The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County in conjunction with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the Brevard Music Competition on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the FAC auditorium.
A portion of the Town Green parking lot was temporarily closed on Jan. 10 to facilitate the replacement of two live oak trees. The original trees had been planted two years earlier during the Town Green's construction. Unfortunately, they did not survive the relocation process and had to be replaced despite the fact that the trees had been properly planted and cared for.
A Lugoff man pled guilty to crack cocaine distribution Wednesday and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Mrs. Willie Boykin Cantey, 86, of 809 Knights Hill Road, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2 p.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial to follow Cedar Cemetery.
Mrs. Sally "Vickie" Graham McKenzie, 60, of 820 Highway 1, N. Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC with burial to follow at Corbett Cemetery, Rembert.
Graveside service for Anna Mae Jensen, 78, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Greenhaven Memorial Garden. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff Elementary School 994 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mrs. Desline Halley Graham, 73, of 971 Wateree Villa 1-F, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Michael Arnez Richards, Sr. was called home to be with our Lord and Saviour on Thursday, January 3, 2013, in Conyers, Georgia. Michael born on March 8, 1956, in Camden, South Carolina to Mrs. Elease K. Richards and the late Norman "Tee" Richards, Sr.
Belton Thompson, 78, of 2604 River Road in Camden died Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Three Lugoff-Elgin High School graduates recently completed U.S. Navy training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
WASHINGTON -- Unlike many who recently have joined the debate about gun rights, I have a long history with guns, which I proffer only in the interest of pre-empting the "elitist, liberal, swine, prostitute, blahblahblah" charge.
Family Says Thanks For Hospitality
A number of citizens in the town of Bethune are trying to deal with a stray cat problem, according to minutes of Bethune Town Council's Jan. 10 meeting.
Reflecting back on the KershawHealth Foundation's decision to undertake a fundraising campaign to mark the hospital's 100th year, Mary Ellen Green, chair of the board of directors, noted that "The Centennial Fund has been created to support critical advancements in future years as KershawHealth continues its commitment to being the best community healthcare system in South Carolina. Our goal is ambitious because the need is critical." The goal is to build a fund of $4 million, with $2.5 million presently in the fund and $1.5 million yet to be raised to reach the goal.
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.
Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.
It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.
(In last month's column, Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland started a story about a snake in a tree in a city right of way. When she left off, Gilland had called a wildlife trapping company -- which didn't handle snakes -- and naturalist Austin Jenkins, who suggested it was best to leave the snake alone.)
Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...
Bethune Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth and final nine weeks of the school year.