Dear Annie: When my older sister was dying a year ago, our entire family supported her with calls and visits with the exception of our father and half-brother (my mother's son from a previous marriage). They also didn't attend the funeral and offered no explanation for their absence.
Funeral service for Regina Joyce Cassady, 73, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Lugoff Christian Ministries with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Reece Byrd will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.
Each year fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans, injures 18,300, and causes billions of dollars' worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural areas. Here are some general fire prevention tips to keep our homes safe from fire:
S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell will hold a forum Tuesday at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Informative handouts will be available, and those in attendance will be able to voice concerns, if they so desire. The forum is a major component of the lieutenant governor's "Face of Aging" tour of the state.
Funeral service for Donna Anne "Ms. Red" Grigsby, 52, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
• Former Camdenite and equine enthusiast Sally Brown is now living in Hilton Head with her husband, Austin, but her many friends here are happy that she has had a race horse named after her, just as Austin did a couple years ago. Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard and his wife Cathy named a filly for her earlier this year, and that horse is now in training. We don't know of any other "couples horses" which have been named for people, and it's a fitting tribute to both of the Browns.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of John William "Billy" Napper, age 65, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow with military rites in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, conducted by Rev. Freddie Wilson. The Napper family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Napper family suggests memorials be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28312.
The 42nd annual Revolutionary War Field Days took place, Nov. 3-4, at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Cannons announced each day's 1:30 p.m. "battle." Guests were treated to various activities including Colonial women demonstrating 18th century skills and blacksmiths working the forge. Scheduled events included a period fashion show, fife & drum concerts, artillery demonstrations and a discussion on cavalry during the Revolution.
Gabriel Briers O'Hara was born into the arms of Jesus on November 1, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC.
Funeral service for Annie Blanche Salmond, 95, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
An error on the state level delayed Kershaw County election returns until early Wednesday morning.
Experience the thrill of the greatest timber race in the world as the National Steeplechase Museum presents a photo exhibition of the past twenty winners of the Maryland Hunt Cup.
A first time candidate for political office, Tony Scully can be sworn in as Camden's new mayor as early as Dec. 1 after beating incumbent Jeffrey Graham in the general election.
Many Kershaw County residents will remember Dr. Ralph Cain as a fair, honest and effective education leader who stabilized the school district through strategic planning and helped introduce technological literacy as a new basic skill for students.
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.