I have been actively involved in politics in South Carolina for almost 40 years, and what Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson recently did in the Abbeville education case is without question the worst and most outrageous action I have ever seen. The Worst.
Rev. Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman will be guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lavern Geddings announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Kelly Geddings.
After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Allen Marchman took first place in the junior division at the 2014/2015 Pokémon City Championships in Columbia. Along with the coveted title and city championship trophy, Marchman earned valuable championship points that count towards a potential invitation to compete at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships.
A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Lindsay King, 83, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, today, January 12, 2015 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made in Robert Lindsay's memory to Kershaw County Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Abbey Road Hospice, 5429 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Colleen Pate Horton, 80, of Kershaw, South Carolina, passed away on December 18, 2014. Born in Black Mountain, North Carolina, on June 17, 1934, she was the daughter of Rev. W.C. Pate, Sr. and Bernice Ledbetter Pate. Colleen was a graduate of Chesnee High School, Mars Hill College and Winthrop University. She married Jerry Horton on December 21, 1956, they enjoyed a wonderful fifty-eight year union, where their devotion to each other served as a wonderful example to their family.
Mr. Terry Nathaniel "TC" Clark, 61, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Muray B. and Margaret Bennett Clark. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held today, January 12, 2015 at One p.m., at High Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery, Lugoff. Mr. Clark will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Clark family.
It was not a good night for Kershaw County basketball teams to play in Columbia last Friday as both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin dropped a pair of conference doubleheaders in the Capital City.
The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual free throw championship Saturday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. with practice beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Camden Rhame City Arena.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at the home of Mrs. John Langston.
Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) 1st thru 5th grade students and students in chorus performed in the annual "Songs of the Season" concert Dec. 15.
Beulah Monroe Bowen, 91, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born on April 12, 1923 in Blaney, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gillyard Percival and Pearl Goff Monroe. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 72 years, Murdic Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and is also survived by her three daughters, Beverly Nates (Larry), Glenda Morris (Mike, deceased), and Lynn Nelson (Mike); six grandchildren, Gina Nates Henderson, Kristin Nates McGee, Kim Morris Gaines, Lisa Morris Dutton, Seth Nelson, and ...
Gov. Nikki Haley was recently sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the State House. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years.
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Anne Cushman Prettyman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015 following a five-year illness. Services will be held for Anne on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. There will be a reception following the service at the church.
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Joan Ashcraft McFarland, age 80, of Camden, SC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday night, January 18, 2015.
Funeral servcie for Mr. Eddie Birkley Furman, 84, of 1814-A Lockhart Road in Camden, will be held Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:30 A.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church, 1262 Lockhart Road in Camden with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road (Hwy 12) in Columbia, SC. He died Thursday, January 15, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
• A major tip of the C-I hat to newly installed District 5 Kershaw County Councilman Dennis Arledge, briefly hospitalized in recent days and, therefore unable to attend his first council meeting. It would have been easy for anyone in his situation to ask to take his oath of office at council's next meeting. Instead, he arranged to take the oath, with his wife at his bedside, from former Councilman Gene McCaskill on Jan. 13. Later that afternoon, at the official swearing-in ceremony, those gathered to see others take their oaths applauded enthusiastically when shown a picture of Arledge taking ...
My parents, according to the world's definition of "cool," were not. Neither drank nor did either ever possess a credit card. Groceries and clothing were paid for in cash, utilities paid by check, and the only monthly payments they ever allowed themselves were a mortgage for a house, a short-term loan for another farm, and a couple of cars bought, over time, and paid for quickly.
Each third Monday in January, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. His earthly journey was an era when federal and state law was devastating to the lives of African-Americans.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.