As South Carolina's oldest inland city, Camden has a proud historical heritage and, fortunately, a populace that embraces it and promotes it. The latest chapter in the historical tableau was unveiled yesterday afternoon when statues of Joseph Kershaw, one of the founders of the town, and King Hagler a Native American leader who assisted the people of this area during the French and Indian War, were unveiled on the Town Green.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 was another day with another full-throated proposal for ethics reform from the political class in Columbia. This time, our governor heralded the creation of a "commission" (at least she doesn't label it "blue ribbon") to make "recommendations" to the General Assembly concerning "reform" of the current ethics laws.
Only an archivist/museum person gets excited about brand new acid-free boxes. I felt like it was Christmas when the shipping boxes from Gaylord Bros. Inc. began to arrive! Finally, the work of rehousing the collection in proper containers could begin. So, box by box, each collection was taken out of its old container and placed in new packaging. The database was checked for accuracy and the new boxes were placed back on the shelves in the stacks. All but this one box … as I peered inside to see what it contained, a little face with an agonizing expression peeked ...
Funeral service for Anne Lois Gentry Segars, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Beulah United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Patricia Amick will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Maggie. T. Hall Trimnal, 101, of Kershaw died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2012 at Lancaster Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 24, 1910 in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Thomas "Fred" and Annie Jane Moseley Taylor. Mrs. Trimnal was a charter member of Abney Baptist Church and was an excellent seamestress. She also enjoyed making quilts, dresses and aprons. She was widowed three times, first by Laurie Bennie-Will Rogers, second by Willie Ellison Hall and third by Wylie Edward Trimnal.
Robert James Nelson, of Camden, SC, formerly of The Villages, FL, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, was born January 19, 1919 and passed away on October 23, 2012. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Nelson's memory to your favorite charity or your local sports team.
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Funeral service for Mrs. Clara Bessie Duren, 87, of 172 Upton Circle in Camden, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Kirkwood) with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Graveside services will be held for John B. Fellers, Jr., 88, of Camden, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following The Rosary. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Fellers' memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020 or the charity of one's choice.
While the scores might tell otherwise, Blue Ridge provided Camden with more of a test than the final numbers in a three-game sweep might indicate.
Rev. Fred Darin Kelly, 35, of 573 Firetower Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. James "Jimmy" McCormick, Jr., 70 of Paterson, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on October 19, 2012 in Paterson, New Jersey.
The city of Camden was recently honored as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Planning award by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) at its annual conference Oct. 19 at Litchfield Beach. The Outstanding Planning award is presented to a project of local significance that shows innovation, quality, transferability, comprehensiveness, sustainability and cost benefit. The city of Camden, with the assistance of URS Corporation, was recognized for its Broad Street Road Diet.
Mitt Romney's wince-inducing suggestion for gender equality, "binders full of women," has become almost as much of major Mitt-ism from the second presidential debate as "Big Bird" was in the first.
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.