The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.
• USAirways, which has a major hub in Charlotte, is making a play for American Airlines, which is in bankruptcy, cutting a deal with American's unions that will give USAirways a step up in the merger it seeks. For Kershaw County travelers who choose to fly out of Charlotte rather than subject themselves to the restrictions of Columbia's limited flight schedules, that would be a great improvement, and we hope USAirways is able to pull its deal off.
You find them in all walks of life. They might be playing outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (Shane Victorino). Or hosting the show "Dirty Jobs" for the Discovery Channel (Mike Rowe). Or founding Wal-Mart (Sam Walton). Or even becoming president of the United States (Gerald Ford).
(The following story appeared in the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal and is reprinted here with permission.)
This tax season, Wateree Business & Tax service offered a $25 discount on tax returns when clients donated five pounds of food to Christian Community Ministries. With the help of their customers, the Lugoff business has donated more than three tons of food since last year. This season, Wateree Business & Tax has donated 3,471 pounds of food, with a few more drops-offs scheduled. A box of food for the needy from CCM weighs about 30 pounds. Wateree Business & Tax will have helped 215 to 220 families in a two-year period. Above, the Wateree Business & Tax staff along with Allen Roberts ...
Mr. and Mrs. William Huffman Hawkins of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Renee Hawkins of Camden, to John Corbett Boykin, III of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ellis Boykin of Camden.
State senators Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen, along with State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, recently honored the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by sponsoring KCSD Teacher of the Year Helen Walker's appearance at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year celebration in Columbia to be held Tuesday.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Loretta Wiles Gamble, 78, Lugoff will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Gamble's memory to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.
Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...
Mrs. Rosa Lee Caldwell, 88, of 1103 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Graveside services celebrating the life of Helen Gainey Graham, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Forest lawn memorial park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Forest lawn memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Graham's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Camden High School Bulldog Club, P.O. Box 587, Camden, SC 29201.
Mr. Therodow Brown, 52, 5895 Halley Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
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Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Flip, a 3-month-old male border collie/retriever mix puppy, and a black kitten. 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 email@example.com. The ...
Evrik Gary, who helped Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state basketball championship, was recently named to the Luxembourg (N2) All-Star Game Roster.
The inaugural Battle of Camden Power Meet will be held at Camden High School on Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at 10 a.m.
• We're sad to learn of Joseph Bruce's pending retirement from KershawHealth and the KershawHealth Foundation (see our front page), but happy for him as he reaches that point in life where he can choose do what he appears to enjoy: namely traveling to the United Kingdom and other points abroad. Bruce had the difficult job of following foundation founder Vern Ketchem, who died just months before Bruce joined KershawHealth in late 2007. When we consider all the foundation has done since then, we believe Ketchem would be proud of Bruce's work. He and the foundation board launched ...
One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.
Ms. Crystal Truesdell of Westville, SC is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Leigh Truesdell of Columbia, SC, also the daughter of the late Gerald "Jerry" Truesdell, Jr., to Steven Joseph Bailey of Columbia, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.
Joseph Bruce, executive director of the KershawHealth Foundation and KershawHealth's vice president of marketing and community development, will retire from both positions March 13. Bruce, a South Carolina native, returned to his home state in 2007 to join KershawHealth and the foundation after a career with major New York City and Washington, D.C., advertising and public relations agencies.
Funeral services for James Brantley King, Sr. 88, were held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated, and the Rev. David Weaver and the Rev. Everett Recconu assisted. The family received friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.
God gave me the gift of life through my parents, Lawton M. Truesdale (deceased) and Virginia S. Truesdale on November 20, 1948. I have been a fortunate man who led a successful and full life in Camden, SC. For 30 years I worked at the City of Camden in the electrical and administration department. I retired in 1996.
Funeral service for Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr., 51, will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 600 Boykin Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
A funeral service for retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams, 79, of Lugoff, SC, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Ronnie Stroud officiated.
A service to celebrate the life of William Harmon "Billy" Hall, 68, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Legislators in Columbia have taken a couple of nice steps towards making government in South Carolina more open and accessible. Transparency is the word used most often these days, and while it's a bit overused, it's pretty accurate. The House of Representatives passed on second reading a bill requiring agendas at public meetings, setting up a Freedom of Information (FOI) Appeals Office and cutting the time for a response from 15 days to 10. None of them are earth-shattering, but they're solid.
WASHINGTON -- Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.