As our birthdays accumulate, eventually we may reach one which causes us to stop, reflect, remember the past, and then to compare it to the present. On July 15, 2011, I had such a birthday, my 83rd.
OK, people: chill out. Breathe. Relax.
Several months ago, I was honored to be asked to serve as the chairman of this year's United Way campaign.
• Recent Wisconsin recall elections spurred by people dissatisfied with Republican efforts to downsize government and diminish the role of unions in politics failed to wrest control away from the GOP in that state. A record amount of money was spent in the normally liberal state but Democrats failed to achieve their goal of unseating at least three of the six state senators who were being recalled. Some experts say that sends a national message.
Over the course of the past three to four months I have been asked numerous questions about the city of Camden's intent to build a new sports complex. While much of the discussion seems to be focused on the YMCA as a facility manager, I believe it is important to keep our eye on the primary goal of the recreation facility itself. Below are questions that I most often get asked:
After 30 years as a national television executive, Dale Snyder is the textbook definition of a new farmer. In fact, as little as a year ago, his agricultural skills were limited to potted plants on the front porch of his house.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Clarke of Mountain Rest announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Rebecca Kay Clarke of Camden, to Russell Alexander Crowder of Hodges. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Crowder of Hodges.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Forman of Cassatt announce the engagement of their son, Roderick Forman to Sharon Huffman, daughter of Henry and Geneise Huffman of North, S.C.
Mrs. Rose C. Ryan of Camden announces the engagement of her daughter Miss Jessica Michele Patteson to Mr. David Wesley Shoemake of Camden, the son of Mr. Danny L. Shoemake and Mrs. Dedria L. Cabrales, both of Camden.
Graveside services for Richard Roy "Ricky" Peake, 58, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral services for Pauline Faulkenberry Williams, 72, of Lugoff will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 16, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Jamie Rogers will officiate.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jerry, a 4-month-old beagle mix puppy, and Franny, a 2-year-old domestic short-haired cat. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The ...
Horses and history bring visitors to Camden, but there's another attraction that will revel in the spotlight come October.
Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.
Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.
Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.
Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dinkins Family.
Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.
Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.
The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...
Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.
It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.
More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.
A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.