On Friday, October 12, I was in Kershaw County. My Dad had ridden with me. He suffered a fairly serious stroke shortly after 2 p.m. He is now at MUSC in Charleston recovering.
Halloween is a festive time when kids enjoy dressing up and getting treats. What will you be doing on Halloween… taking your kids trick-or-treating, passing out treats to little neighborhood ghosts and goblins, or hosting a party?
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night from deadly smoke and fire alarms buzzing. You frantically wake your family and try to escape from the overwhelming black smoke. Feeling frazzled, you stumble down the stairs only to realize that the fire is blocking your escape out of the front door. What is your next step?
Like a squeamish movie-goer at a slasher film, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice could not bring himself to look at the video of his team's 42-0 loss to previously winless McBee in a game played last Friday night in Chesterfield County.
All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will host state tournament opening round matches tonight and Tuesday.
Getting payback and the top seed for the state playoffs all in the same night: It could not get much better for the Camden High volleyball team.
Monday: Buford at North Central in first round of AA Upper State volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)
Mrs. Gloria Dubose Smullen, 65 of 505 Lyttleton St, Camden, entered into rest Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia.
The family will hold a memorial service, Monday, October 22, 2012, at The Cross and the Sword Church, Kershaw to celebrate the life of Norman Eugene Welch, 74, of Westville.
Funeral service for Hester Sue White, 87, of 407 Revere Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pearlene White Wright, 116 North Gate Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Born in Pontiac, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late David L. and Sallie Bell Thomas White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Gethsemance Baptist Church, Mitchellville, Maryland, with burial in Maryland National Memorial Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden and J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD are serving the Wright family.
Did the Taliban overplay their hand when they shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl simply because she wanted to go to school? We can only hope.
Each of us has various benchmarks in our life.
When a person travels in a foreign country, he often uses the phrase, "Do you speak English?"
During the last week, we have published two reports on KershawHealth. The first, growing out of the hospital's most recent board of trustees meeting, focused on its market share. It is relatively healthy, thanks to KershawHealth's being the only hospital in all of Kershaw County. More people living in the county turn to KershawHealth for emergency care than anywhere else. However, the report -- broadly speaking -- noted a decrease in market share in outpatient services and only slight increases for inpatient services.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.
Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.
I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.
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Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)