Dear Annie: When my older sister was dying a year ago, our entire family supported her with calls and visits with the exception of our father and half-brother (my mother's son from a previous marriage). They also didn't attend the funeral and offered no explanation for their absence.
Funeral service for Regina Joyce Cassady, 73, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Lugoff Christian Ministries with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Reece Byrd will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.
Each year fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans, injures 18,300, and causes billions of dollars' worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural areas. Here are some general fire prevention tips to keep our homes safe from fire:
S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell will hold a forum Tuesday at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Informative handouts will be available, and those in attendance will be able to voice concerns, if they so desire. The forum is a major component of the lieutenant governor's "Face of Aging" tour of the state.
Funeral service for Donna Anne "Ms. Red" Grigsby, 52, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
• Former Camdenite and equine enthusiast Sally Brown is now living in Hilton Head with her husband, Austin, but her many friends here are happy that she has had a race horse named after her, just as Austin did a couple years ago. Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard and his wife Cathy named a filly for her earlier this year, and that horse is now in training. We don't know of any other "couples horses" which have been named for people, and it's a fitting tribute to both of the Browns.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of John William "Billy" Napper, age 65, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow with military rites in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, conducted by Rev. Freddie Wilson. The Napper family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Napper family suggests memorials be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28312.
The 42nd annual Revolutionary War Field Days took place, Nov. 3-4, at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Cannons announced each day's 1:30 p.m. "battle." Guests were treated to various activities including Colonial women demonstrating 18th century skills and blacksmiths working the forge. Scheduled events included a period fashion show, fife & drum concerts, artillery demonstrations and a discussion on cavalry during the Revolution.
Gabriel Briers O'Hara was born into the arms of Jesus on November 1, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC.
Funeral service for Annie Blanche Salmond, 95, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
An error on the state level delayed Kershaw County election returns until early Wednesday morning.
Experience the thrill of the greatest timber race in the world as the National Steeplechase Museum presents a photo exhibition of the past twenty winners of the Maryland Hunt Cup.
A first time candidate for political office, Tony Scully can be sworn in as Camden's new mayor as early as Dec. 1 after beating incumbent Jeffrey Graham in the general election.
Many Kershaw County residents will remember Dr. Ralph Cain as a fair, honest and effective education leader who stabilized the school district through strategic planning and helped introduce technological literacy as a new basic skill for students.
WASHINGTON -- In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.
One of the questions of the tragic killing of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is, why him? And, why now?
It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:
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The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.
Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...