With the warm afternoon sun glistening on her silver hair, she sat in her rocker on her front porch reading her Bible. At other times, a flock of grandchildren gathered around her rocker for ghost stories which, when remembered later at bedtime, caused them to shiver and tightly gather the covers around their necks or cover their heads completely.
• We note with sadness the recent death of Camden's Larry Cooke, a former Bulldog basketball star who went on to have a stellar career with Virginia Tech (at that time Virginia Polytechnic Institute) and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks. At age 57, he left this world too early but left behind a proud legacy.
I never really gave it much thought. Birds were always around my house and yard while growing up on then-rural James Island near Charleston.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mary Douglas Bowers, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM Monday March 5, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Mrs. Margaret Williams Gilchrist, 75, of 1448 Hettie Richette Road, Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Born in Cassatt, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Gilchrist. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Red Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in Dubose Cemetary, Cassatt. Mrs. Gilchrist will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.
Mr. Clarence James, 74, of 35 Will Lane, Camden, S.C. passed on Friday, March 2, 2012. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Evelyn Bryant Keene, 73, of Camden will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel.
Camden High School will officially unveil its completed athletic complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a pair of events at the facility, on Thursday, March 8.
One of the featured presenters this year at the 2012 Palmetto Sportsman's Classic is educator/entertainer extraordinaire Roark Ferguson. Roark has captivated and educated standing room only audiences nationwide.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Camden's Sterling Council, a guard at the University of South Carolina Aiken, was named to the Peach Belt Conference first-team basketball squad.
Relay For Life of Kershaw County is just 10 weeks away! We're getting ready for this special time of celebrating survivorship, remembering those that lost the battle and committing once again to fight back until a cure is found. We want YOU to join us in our efforts to turn up the heat on cancer.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Constance Colt Bassett, 97, of Camden will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bassett's memory to the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or The National Steeplechase Museum, Post Office Box 2424, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Timothy Allen Bodie, 53, of Camden, will be held Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hancock and the Rev. Jackie Gibbs will officiate. A committal service will be held on Monday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Food For The Soul, P.O. Box 1591, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Get a good workout while learning self defense methods with Tae-Kwon-Do classes.
Several weeks ago, the untimely death of a well-known singer caused a media frenzy of sorts and snared the attention of many. Most of us saw at least one report relating to the death of Whitney Houston and the apparent basis of her demise. In fact, I believe it safe to say, the majority would agree Ms. Houston's death was a sad and senseless loss of life for such a young and gifted performer. Few would debate this veracity. However, in this case, for reasons unknown, there appeared to be a penalty for the fame, fortune, and talent; tragic ...
In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...
On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.
I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.
WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.
During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.
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Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
The Camden-based Central Carolina Equestrian Team won a pair of championships in two events contested on consecutive days at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden earlier this fall.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.