Dec. 12-18, 2012: we are wheels up on a 747 Airbus headed for Afghanistan!
During the Christmas season, community volunteers from Target assisted in decorating the cottages of New Day on Mill. More than 15 people volunteered this year to go through decorations, untangle lights and press bows. Each cottage had a tree, lights and a door wreath and any other decorations they could find to make the homes festive. One resident said, "This is the first time I've ever had a Christmas tree in my home." Volunteers showed up on Dec. 13 and worked hard to make the homes look festive.
Ms. Rabon's English classes at Lugoff-Elgin High School collected more than 1400 books to benefit the Reach Out and Read programs in Kershaw County. Heather Mueller, coordinator of the Reach Out and Read sites in Kershaw County is pictured second from the left. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read currently serves one-third of the most impoverished children in the U.S. The Reach Out and Read model is ...
Camden resident Julie B. Hulteen was inducted into the Women's Auxiliary of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Columbia.
Willis C. Brooks, 73, of Eatonville, FL, formerly of Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, December 22, 2012.
Charles Edgar George, 93, of Camden died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in KershawHealth, Camden. Born in Slaton, Texas, he was the son of the late Carl Edgar and Myrtle Ethel Smith George.
Mr. James Horton, Jr. of Camden entered into rest on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Palmetto Health Richland.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Loy Cody McLeod, 89, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Beulah United Methodist Church in Camden. The Rev. Patricia Amick and Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McLeod's memory to Beulah United Methodist Church.
Betty Carolyn Reames, age 85, died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Nathan Gale Rollins, 70, of Lugoff, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 1:00 PM, 2 hours prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Gale's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
Funeral service for Mary Jane Stradford, 87, of 1818 Carter Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert "Robi" Walter Truel, 52, of Summerville, passed away December 13, 2012. Born in Navato, CA, he was the son of Lee Truel and Josephine Branham and husband to Tammy Roland Truel.
Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.
CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.
Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.
Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.
• Depending on one's point of view, it may feel like years or just yesterday since the name "Beechwood" was part of a headline in this newspaper. Nine years ago, an entire movement formed to block the 65-acre Knights Hill Road property's annexation into the city limits of Camden. Later, the same group, Preserve Camden for Responsible Growth, fought against some aspects of the plans to subdivide and develop Beechwood. In 2009, Camden Community Properties (CCP) purchased the property, promising to, eventually, create a retirement village at Beechwood under Planned Development District (PDD) zoning. After six years, it appears ...
It was over Sunday dinner when my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend, the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible, was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.
One of the groups I meet with on a regular basis is Student Cabinet, which is made up of students from each of our three high schools. It's always interesting and informative for me to hear the insights, opinions and perspectives from this very formidable group of young people. They don't hold back on what they think, which is a good thing.
It is a rare occurrence, but occasionally in the world of professional sports an individual comes along who becomes the standard bearer for his particular field of competition.
KershawHealth kicked off National Nurses Week on May 6 with a reception and announcement of its latest DAISY Award winner. While many of the hospital's nursing staff attended the celebration, KershawHealth Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier noted some irony in the joy.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ashley Michelle Tidwell Eddings, 25, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Funeral service for Mildred Eloise Easler Ellenburg, 83, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Camden Ward. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.
Funeral service for Shag Hinson, 80, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
A funeral service for M. Frances Boykin Beasley Lucas, 86, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Community Bible Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Peacock will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Bible Church.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Doris Truesdale Morris, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Morris' memory to First Baptist Church, Music or Flower Ministry, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.