From Liz Gilland, city of Camden Urban Forester:
You think you're on top of your game. Then out of the blue comes that stray freight train, that looming bomb, that guided missile that annihilates all those illusions.
Mother used to tell this story.
• "Spin" has become an inexorable part of the political process, and if you hear President Obama tell it, his bus tour through Iowa isn't a campaign trip, saying instead that it's a way to take the pulse of the country. But it has all the trappings of a political hoorah, and of course that's what it is. We're not blaming the president for that, only noticing that when it comes to spin, the White House is as accomplished at it as any politician at any level.
Kershaw County Sheriff's investigators have arrested Russell Wayne Redick, 53, of Cassatt, on multiple charges after it was determined that he repeatedly molested two young girls under the age of 11. Redick is charged with two counts each of lewd act on a minor, criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years old and sexual exploitation of a minor (third degree).
Mary Fuller Everhart (third from left) with the Children's Law Center at the University of South Carolina was the guest speaker at a Lunch & Learn Aug. 11 sponsored by the Kershaw County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. Everhart spoke about guardians ad litem as mandated reporters. While S.C. law encourages all people to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect, the law requires that certain professionals report it. In June 2010, Section 63-7-310 was amended to include school truancy/attendance officers, GALs, foster parents and juvenile justice officers. Everhart is travelling throughout the state training volunteer ...
A celebration of Life service for Carol Sue Bennett, 72, will be held on Monday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church Building Fund.
Wannetta Faye, Simpkins Perry Mansfield, 58, of Camden, died Sunday, August 14, 2011, in her sleep at home.
Recently I have been receiving many calls wishing to sell me something or begging for contributions. For example, a state university has called me and my husband to ask to be included in wills and have a donation given. A salesman, ostensibly from a local cemetery, has called to have me buy a plot and/or have his group put flowers on my mother-in-law's grave. Is such a behavior not illegal if certainly reprehensible?
The Camden Rotary Club vocational award winners, announced in July, were past club President Donny Supplee; Business recipient George Sensor; Community Service recipient Heather Matthews; Professional recipient Dr. Paul Joseph Sr.; and Awards Chairman Thoyd Warren. On right, Supplee passes the gravel to President Bruce Little.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of the Fine Arts Follies? Always wondered what really happens "behind the scenes" or "on stage," but were afraid to ask? Well now is your chance! In September the Fine Arts Follies returns to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) where an all male revue featuring Kershaw County businessmen will strut their stuff on stage! All interested, curious, or otherwise tempted men are encouraged to attend the first meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC.
The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County will host its 22nd annual golf tournament on Friday, September 16 at White Pines Golf Course in Camden. Entry fee for the captain's choice tournament is $50 per person or $200 for a four-person team. Fees include cart, greens fee, mulligan and souvenir.
Rosters are still being accepted for teams that wish to enter the 2011 Fall Adult Softball League.
I was in my hometown -- the fair city of Camden -- June 30-July 12. It is always nice to be home, where I spent the first 18 years of my life. I attended and graduated from Jackson Elementary, Jackson Junior High and Jackson High schools.
Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.
Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...
Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.
Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.
The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.
• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...
My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Bruce Singleton, 59, of Hwy. 1 N., Cassatt, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Nelson-haile Funeral Home Chapel in Camden.
A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.