The war on cancer, begun with so much optimism several decades ago, has not proven to be as successful as scientists and physicians had hoped. Though there have certainly been breakthroughs, especially in the field of early diagnosis, cures for many forms of cancer have remained elusive. And the hope of eliminating the dread disease altogether isn't any more a reality today than it was long ago.
WASHINGTON -- This was a bittersweet Independence Day for me.
I am writing to support the proposed ordinance to regulate the discharge of firearms in the county.
Kershaw County Council is making an attempt by backdoor rulings to attempt to eliminate hunting by prohibiting discharge of firearms within 300 yards of a residence, church, or school. There are very few places where you can go and not be within 300 yards of a prohibited structure. The place I have set up is within 300 yards, but I am able to shoot away from the house. If I try to move 300 yards, I may not be able to use the same target, which is located away from the structure.
The Lynches Fork Historical Society will meet at the Bethune Woman's Club on Monday at 7 p.m. David Lucas, local entrepreneur, author and historian, will be the guest speaker. Lucas was on the University of South Carolina 1969 ACC championship football team and lives in the Turkey Creek section of Lee County. The public is invited.
Gabrielle Goodwin, 7, and her mother, Rozalynn, invented something that will actually be available for people to buy at a local store soon. Gabrielle, whose father, Michael, is a Camden native, and her mother invented what they consider the solution for securing the ends of girls' pigtails, braids and twists. It's called the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY and, according to a press release, is considered the first of its kind.
Mr. Marvin J. Thompson entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Anne Horton Pendleton, 83, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Pat Amick will officiate. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Paul Waldemar Hund, Jr. 77, of Charleston, SC, husband of Elizabeth Hund died Sunday, July 6, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 in the Bethany United Methodist Church, James Island, 1853 Maybank Hwy. at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Mr. Van S. Davis, Sr., 40, of 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Family will be receiving friends at 40 Boulware Dr., Lugoff, SC. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Laura Bell, 88, of Camden entered into rest on Monday, July 7, 2014 at KershawHealth.
LUGOFF – Graveside service for Maureen Francis Beaver, 87, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice, Faith Church of the Nazerene or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
"There are always ants at a picnic." You can see ants and avoid them, but it's not possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that can cause illness if food is mishandled. Bacteria grow and multiply rapidly in the danger zone between 40 ºF and 140 ºF. Food transported without an adequate ice source or left out in the sun at a picnic won't stay safe for long. Family and friends who eat mishandled food may get the flu-like symptoms caused by foodborne illness.
Former Camden resident Jean Phillips is publishing "Trophy of Grace," the story of her late husband, Gene, and their more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe.
Sam Kendall's recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, according to a press release. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.