Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period.
Arts Arising celebrates its 25th year this summer. The program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District and the Fine Arts Center. This year, more than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.
Ms. Rochelle Amadea Wilson, 36, of 2828 Oakhurst Drive, Rock Hill, passed on Monday, June 15, 2015. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Lottie Thomas, 1710 Scott Street, Camden.
Mr. Gregory Jerome Murphy, 39, of 393 Grey Fox Court, Lugoff, passed on Sunday, June 20, 2015. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in the church cemetery.
Philip S. Minges, Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Born December 1, 1923 in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late Philip Semon Minges, Sr. and Rose Harley Minges. Philip graduated from Charleston High School in 1941. While attending Clemson University, he enlisted in the Army during World War II. He was an infantryman assigned to the Eleventh Armored Division. Philip was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and awarded The Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He concluded his military service with the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserves.
Paisley Elizabeth Hall born on June 15, 2015 passed away June 15, 2015 at 831pm. She is survived by her mother Laura Hall and her older brother Austin Hall her grandmother Lisa Cravens. We will have a private service. Flowers or cards may be sent to 2505 Timber Ridge Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mr. Alphonso Lowell Hall, 80, of 2640 Bedford Avien, Brooklyn, New York, passed on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Services for Patricia "Pat" Azalee Hallman Deal, 80, of Lake Wateree, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, SC, with the Rev. John Hallman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall at the church. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church 502 E. DeKalb St. Camden, SC 29020-4438.
Graveside service to honor the life of Bobby Gene Anderson, 81, of Camden, SC, will be held at noon today, June 17, 2015 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. David Faile will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to the Church of God of Prophecy, 2354 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Vera Morris Anderson, 82, will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Charles Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Mr. Charles Clark Gay, Sr, of Cleveland, Georgia died June 12, 2015. Mr. Gay was born in Garfield, Georgia and graduated from Garfield High School and North Georgia Military College in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Funeral service for Mrs. Beatrice Nelson-Blanding, 62, of 292A Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church, 1880 Longtown Road in Ridgeway with burial in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
First Grade Cardinal Achievers
We have often used this space to show our support or otherwise congratulate those in our community doing everything they can to contribute to the well-being of our young people. We do so again today as we congratulate Brian Mayes of the Jackson Teen Center and Paul Napper of The ALPHA Center on obtaining an $8,000 grant from the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation.
WASHINGTON -- It had a familiar ring:
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.