Dennis R. Blake-Command Sergeant Major (retired), 60, was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina on June 18, 1952.
I support building the proposed Camden Sports Complex and contracting with the YMCA to operate and manage it for many reasons, some of which benefit me and some because others in Camden would benefit from having a YMCA in the city. My wife and I are Senior Citizens who still happen to be working (as many more of us have to do). Working beyond age 65 means we must be fit and healthy to remain viable employees. Some of the facilities proposed for the new YMCA, including an air-conditioned walking track, aerobic and fitness machines and, we hope soon, an ...
The 13th Annual K.C. Recreation Dept.'s Senior Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 28 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. The tournament is for ages 50 and up. The entry fee is $35 per person and includes the greens fee, mulligan, cart and t-shirt. Shotgun Start is at 9 a.m. and the format is Captain's Choice. The entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. For more information call 425-6009.
Two women close to Adriana Laster hope she is found soon … and have a warning about the man who may be responsible for her disappearance. Her aunt and legal guardian, Dorothy Forston, of Alabama, and Phyllis Horn, the grandmother of Laster's daughter, described the missing woman as a "sweet, little kid" who grew up to be an attentive, if not always present mother. Laster disappeared last September while living with Freddie Grant, 52, who is being held in connection with the disappearance of Columbia teenager Gabrielle "Gabbie" Swainson.
Democrats in South Carolina have every right to criticize Gov. Nikki Haley. Even from many in her own party, she gets low marks for her governing style, which has tended to alienate many. Of course, some of that alienation has come among members of the Republican-controlled General Assembly who are loathe to cede any additional power to a governor -- any governor -- because it might lessen their authority.
Election Tuesday is only eight weeks away, and as we approach these days leading up to the opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote, I want to update you on the Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition (CRRC) issue and the city of Camden. Many of you have been asking about the status of the ballot-question and if the petition, signed by over 1,700 of you, has been recognized as valid by Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council. The answer is no -- as a matter of fact, the city of Camden through attorney Charles Cushman and Columbia attorney Danny Crowe ...
Graveside services celebrating the life of Norma Parker Rainwater, 89, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, September 8, 2012 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. Memorials may be made in Norma's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020.
Dear Annie: My older sister, "Susie," is 33 and has been receiving financial support from my parents for more than a decade. They give her money outright and also pay her car insurance, health insurance and other bills. Susie does not work. She's in a master's program, but it is unclear whether she will finish. My mother believes she needs to help Susie, as she has had mental illness issues throughout her adulthood.
Until he died of fever aside the Mississippi River in 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto had been on a quest to find riches, especially gold, to fill his coffers. Confident the precious metal existed in what today is Southeast America, de Soto amassed more than 600 men, 200 horses, massive Irish wolfhounds and numerous pigs to accompany him on what would be a four year exploration or entrada.
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Mrs. Bright E. Harris, 93, of 123 Buckingham Boulevard, Sumter and formerly of Camden, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Harris family.
Service to celebrate the life of Alma Newman Hilton, 95, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. James Wallace and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship building. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.
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Services for Robert Charles Uher, 76, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Over the past few months, a small wooden box on the front lawn of a Camden home has been drawing attention. Many a passersby has taken a closer look to discover that the box contains a collection of books, a sign announcing "Free Little Library," and an invitation to take or leave a book.
Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...
The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.
Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.
Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.
he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.
For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.
A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.
Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.
A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.
Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.
Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.