Military personnel and their families face unique life challenges with their duties, expenses and transitions. The IRS wants active members of the U.S. Armed Forces to be aware of all the special tax benefits that are available to them.
The Boykin Spaniel Society, official breed registry for the South Carolina State Dog, is donating $500 to a reward fund established by St. Francis Animal Center in Georgetown for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the torture and death of a Boykin Spaniel and Labrador Retriever whose bodies were discovered dumped in the International Paper Co. Canal on Brick Chimney Road on July 5. Donations to the fund now total more than $5,000 and it is hoped that the reward will entice someone to step forward with information. Darrah, a black lab, survived ...
Parents hoping to connect with their children's teachers at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) have another tool at their disposal this year, as the school's supply lists and wish lists are now posted on the free TeacherLists.com website. Parents can easily find exactly the supplies the kids need for back-to-school and -- perhaps more importantly -- the extra supplies that teachers feel would make for an even more effective classroom.
Great things are accomplished one task at a time by one American Legion Auxiliary member at a time: one offer of help to the wife of a deployed serviceman; one volunteer assisting with a community blood drive; one friendly invitation to another woman to join the Auxiliary. The efforts of our members add up to millions of hours and millions of dollars annually in service of the Auxiliary's mission. Those members whose extraordinary dedication energizes their units -- and thereby the organization as a whole -- are honored with the Unit Member of the Year Award.
Deacon Henry Forman, 84, of 407 East Glendale Drive, Florence and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Born in Lee County, he was the son of the late Richard Forman, Sr. and Priscilla Lewis Forman Haggins. Memorial services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Fair Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Forman family.
Mr. James Epps "Jimmy" Snydor, Jr., 66, of 256 Lila D Lane, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James Epps, Sr. and Goldie Rucker Sydnor and husband of Josephine Johnson Sydnor. Memorial Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassatt. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Sydnor family.
Ms. Amanda Nicole Godbold of Ft. Benning, Ga., formerly of Camden, S.C., and SSG Jonathan Ryan Johnson, of Ft. Benning, Ga., were united in marriage May 12, 2012, at Louise C. Proctor Hall, Lyttleton Street, Camden. Magistrate Eugene Hartis of Camden, a family friend, officiated the double-ring ceremony at 4 p.m.
Funeral service for John Christian of 444 Kinghts Road in Camden will be held 1:00 P.M. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, 3402 Ebenezer Church Road in Camden with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Viewing will be today, 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Tuesday. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Rev. Phillip Whitehead and Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. Thomas Whitaker, 79, passed away July 2 2012 at his home in Elgin, SC.
Bragging about military honors you didn't receive is despicable yet still constitutional, says the Supreme Court. I agree. But help is on the way for those who want to weed out the fakers, if Congress can put aside its own battles long enough.
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.
Thanks to generous donations made in memory of the late Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester, four young women -- three who graduated from Kershaw County schools -- have been named as recipients of scholarships in McLester's name.
Lindsey Brooke Albertson of Lugoff and Thomas Neal Culler of Camden were united in marriage June 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Reverend George Roberts Madison officiated at the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception followed at TenEleven Galleria.
Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.
A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.
Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...
Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.
Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.
I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.
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.