Discover Camden-Kershaw County magazine, a joint publication of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, city of Camden and Camden Media Co., is once again being placed in all state welcome centers. Discover, an invaluable tool made available to tourists at all S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism welcome centers across the state, helps the city, county and chamber generate and welcome visitors to discover the "Classically Carolina" place residents call home.
Kershaw County residents and visitors alike enjoyed hours of Blues, rock, country and other forms of music Saturday during the 20th annual Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The event is Historic Camden's premiere fundraising, featuring local, national and even world-wide talent. The show ended near midnight with nearly a dozen musicians banding together for a grand finale on the steps of the Craven House.
A graveside service to honor the life of Thomas Bruce Williams, 72, of Cross, SC will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 3 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair St., Camden, SC.
Ms. Sharon B. Tate, 45, of 601 Firetower Road, Camden, passed on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Church, Lugoff, with burial in Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden. The family will be receiving friends at the home.
Mrs. Margaret Rutledge, 72, of 1485 John G. Richards Road in Camden died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life for Barbara Jean Belton Pretty will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.at Abundant Life Fellowship Church with interment in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens. The officiant will be Bishop Dr. A. D. Givens. The family will be receiving friends at 876 Old Railroad, Camden. Flowers and memorials may be sent directly to Abundant Life Fellowship Church at 804 Laurens Street, Camden SC, (803) 432-1253.
A service to celebrate the life of Kathryn H. Kelly, 86, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Children's Fund, 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Jasper Harris, 69, of 975 Miller Road, Sumter, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Harris family.
Mr. Herbert Lee Brannum, of 2800 McCatha Street, Camden, passed on Tuesday, June 28, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland. He leaves to mourn his sad passing, his wife, Ella Brannum and his two children, Darren Brannum and Sereta Brannum.
• Congratulations to Sammy Small Jr. on being named president of First Palmetto Bank. The bank, and the Small family, has a long history in Camden, being the only locally-headquartered banking institution in the county. Small Jr.'s father, Sammy Small Sr., has led First Palmetto for decades, and will continue as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. As president, Small Jr. will oversee day-to-day operations of the more than 110-year-old company while continuing as chief operating officer and general counsel. Customers, shareholders and employees should know, based on board of directors' comments, First Palmetto is in good hands ...
Sticker shock -- we all face it at one time or another. Whether it's the cost of a home, an automobile or even a stay in the hospital, it's easy to be taken aback by the prices we pay. In an effort to help patient consumers make better informed decisions about their own care, KershawHealth is participating in PricePoint, the South Carolina Hospital Association's (SCHA) new website designed to clarify hospital pricing in our state.
Once on the Andy Griffith Show, Ernest T. Bass tried to join the Army. Several times, Barney says comically, "He's a nut!"
(Editor's note: the writer submitted this letter to the editor prior to Gov. Nikki Haley's signing of legislation Thursday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. State House grounds, and the flag's removal on Friday.)
Annie Faile Horton, 78, will be held on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be private in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund.
Something refreshing has come to Camden and Kershaw County: a return to civility among our governing bodies.
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.
The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which sends a shiver up my spine! Thankfully, extraction in this context is not of tooth roots but of tree roots.
Velma Munn Stokes Shealey died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 20, 2015.
A visitation to celebrate the life of Shirley Ann Nelson, 72, will be held August 1, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the National Rifle Association.
Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Mickle, 87, of New York City will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11 a.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 694 Leslie Branham Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clyde Key, 63, of Camden will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Springvale Baptist Church. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Clyde's memory Kornegay Funeral Home to help cover expenses, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Power Up Girl's Ministry (PUGS), 10 St. Andrews Way, Elgin, SC 29045.
A celebration of life service for Gay Dawn Harris, 56, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Hopkins and the Rev. Derrick Proctor will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee County Animal Shelter.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Kirkland Gardner, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., today, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC, 29020.
Funeral service for Mrs. Maebell Brevard, 73, of Hempstead, New York, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in Good Hope United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Sunday, July 19, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carolina Family Karate in Lugoff sent 19 students to the National AAU Karate Championships in Raleigh earlier this month and the team returned home with 26 medals which included performance in the disciplines of Kobudo (improvised farming tools), Kata (sequential defensive moves) and Kumite (sparring).
Unless they're nature lovers, when you say the word "habitat" to people in Kershaw County, most folks tend to know you're probably talking about Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County, the organization which for so many years has helped less fortunate residents move into homes of their own.
WASHINGTON -- In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner.