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The man who saved D-Day

Monday, June 6, marked the 67th anniversary of D-Day. For those who forgot (or never knew), on June 6, 1944, the largest armada of ships, planes, people and equipment ever assembled crossed the English Channel and 150,000 fighting men landed on the beaches and fields of Normandy. Over 7,000 of them died on that day. The invasion of German-held France continued and there were 500,000 Allied soldiers in France within seven days. Despite years of in-depth defensive preparation by the German army, navy and air forces, the landings and breakthroughs led to total victory within the next ...

June 13, 2011 | By Bob Clithero Special to the C-I | Viewpoint


Larry Boykin

Mr. Larry Boykin, 55, of 768 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

June 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Vernon Griffeth

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Vernon Ray Griffeth, 91, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, June 13, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Griffeth's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020. Active pallbearers will be family members and a dear friend, Stanley Carraway.

June 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - June 13, 2011

* Rightly or wrongly, presidents generally get the credit or the blame for economic conditions in the country, as most voters place responsibility on the chief executive rather than Congress. In that regard, President Obama faces headwinds in his re-election efforts. He also is up against an historical precedent that's surprising: if he wins another term in the White House in November of next year, it will be only the second time in history that three consecutive presidents have won back-to-back terms. The last time it occurred was in 1801-1825, when Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe all were ...

June 13, 2011 | | Editorials


Camden Jaycees raise $4,000 for the Community Medical Clinic

Susan Witkowski, Executive Director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, receives a check for $4,000 from Ben Myers, Chairman of their Annual Golf Tournament.

June 13, 2011 | | People & Places


Miss Reynolds, Mr. Parrotte wed

Jennifer Marie Reynolds and Richard Sandford Parrotte were married on June 11, 2011, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. The six o'clock ceremony was officiated by the bride's uncle, the Reverend Doctor Phillip Emerson Reynolds. A reception followed at the Ten Eleven Galleria.

June 13, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Dowling, Mr. Freeman plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gardner Dowling of Darlington and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Freeman of Bethune announce the engagement of their children, Miss Courtney Leigh Dowling of Florence to Thomas Howard Freeman, Jr. of Hartsville.

June 13, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ariail for June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Martha Rabon

A service celebrating the life of Martha Gladden Rabon, 87, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Springvale Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. Todd Horton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Monday, June 13, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel in Camden, SC.

June 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lainey Aydan Schultz

Service for Infant Lainey Aydan Schultz, 4 months old, of Lugoff, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Barbee Parsons officiated. The family received friends Sunday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Child Care Ministries.

June 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


John Zemp

John Steele Zemp, of Columbia, SC, died Thursday morning, June 9, 2011 at home after a short illness. Born April 4, 1961, in Camden, he was the son of Jacqueline Steele Sharpe Zemp and the late William Robin Zemp, Jr.

June 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Kennington presented with scholarship

Meleeia Danielle Kennington was presented with the Samantha Joy Sullivan Memorial Scholarship at the 2011 Bethune Chicken Strut. The scholarship was created in the memory of Samantha, Junior Miss Chicken Strut 2000. Samantha showed what true kindness as to everyone she met and graciously set an example for her peers as well as setting an example for girls of all ages in representing their title.

June 13, 2011 | | People & Places


Constitutional controversy

The General Assembly will be back at the Statehouse tomorrow to continue work on items that were included in the concurrent resolution extending the session. These items are the budget, gubernatorial vetoes, conference and free conference reports, redistricting, and appointments. This end-of-session resolution is called a Sine Die Resolution because it dictates how and when the General Assembly will conclude the session. To adjourn sine die means to adjourn for an indefinite period. So when we adjourn sine die, the General Assembly does not plan to meet – barring any emergencies – until the constitutionally mandated date of the second Tuesday in ...

June 13, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Albert Carter Sr.

Funeral service for Albert Samuel Carter Sr., 85, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Carter will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance. Friends may call at 2606 Salmond Street, Camden.

June 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ruth Henderson

Ruth Ashworth Henderson, of Lake Wateree and Camden, SC and the loving wife of Frank M. Henderson for 62 years, died on June 8, 2011. Ruth, who was an outstanding cook and hostess and who devoted most of her life to unselfishly helping and caring for others, was loved by many. She was born April 18, 1930, in Brevard, NC, daughter of the late John and Drucilla Ashworth. A long-time member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church and member and past President of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Camden Shrine Club, past officer of the Order of the Eastern Star and ...

June 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Robert Charles Uher

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.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


West Wateree and Camden Rotary Clubs sponsors woodworking competition for libraries

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.

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Legion honors firefighters and police officers

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 ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

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.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

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.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

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.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

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.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

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.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

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.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

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.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

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.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

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.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

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.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

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.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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