"When the first European explorers cast eyes on the strange shores of North America, they saw a plentitude of native grapes." So wrote viticulture authority University of South Carolina professor Dr. George S. Shields.
Mary Peele Shapleigh, 88, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, N.C. and formerly of Camden, S.C. passed away on Monday January 28, 2013.
Services for Judith S. Faulkenberry, 59, will be private. The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020 or American Cancer S647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial service for Claudia Dority "Dee" Evans, 64, will be held Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Whippet Rescue and Placement, 12035 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53224.
Mr. Willie Edward Davis, 54, of 8490 Black River Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mr. Charles Vincent Davis, 66, of 2504 Carlos Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden, died Friday, February 1, 2013. Family and friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, which is serving the Davis Family.
Wiley McTeer Bell died Friday, February 1, 2013, at MUSC Hospital in Charleston.
Willie Leroy Anderson, 84, of Jacksonville died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his residence.
Services for Thomas Isaiah "Sam" Green, 63, will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2013 at J. P. Holley Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at 12 noon at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation was held Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Services have been entrusted to J.P. Holley Funeral Home.
WASHINGTON -- More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage.
• Diplomatic posts have always been plum political prizes for presidents to hand out to supporters and donors; over the years, about 30 percent of such jobs have been awarded to people who were willing to pay for them. This year, with President Obama having a hefty list of well-to-do supporters, the price is higher than ever, one news outlet reports. Being called "ambassador" and receiving a post to a safe country with a stable political environment is quite a catch. Of course, Obama's doing nothing different than his predecessors have; it's just that the price tag has gone ...
Mr. Willie James McCaskill, 66, of 3021 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
The Lugoff Elgin Soccer Club will be sponsoring a "Demons Got Talent" show on Saturday at the Lugoff Elgin High School auditorium at 6 p.m.
Miss Sherry Parker Butler, 50, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Born in New York Ciry, New York, she was the daugther of Mozella Lester Butler and the late Charles Parker Butler. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at Greater Faith Deliverance Church, with burial in Glory Hill Cemetery, Camden. Miss Butler will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Butler family.
Thomas Isaiah "Sam" Green, 63 of Rideway, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Friends may call at 1664 James West Road, Cassatt, SC 29032. Services have been entrusted to J.P. Holley Funeral Home.
The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.
The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...
Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.
Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.
A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.
Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...
Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.
Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.
I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.