Monday, June 6, marked the 67th anniversary of D-Day. For those who forgot (or never knew), on June 6, 1944, the largest armada of ships, planes, people and equipment ever assembled crossed the English Channel and 150,000 fighting men landed on the beaches and fields of Normandy. Over 7,000 of them died on that day. The invasion of German-held France continued and there were 500,000 Allied soldiers in France within seven days. Despite years of in-depth defensive preparation by the German army, navy and air forces, the landings and breakthroughs led to total victory within the next ...
Mr. Larry Boykin, 55, of 768 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Vernon Ray Griffeth, 91, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, June 13, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Griffeth's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020. Active pallbearers will be family members and a dear friend, Stanley Carraway.
* Rightly or wrongly, presidents generally get the credit or the blame for economic conditions in the country, as most voters place responsibility on the chief executive rather than Congress. In that regard, President Obama faces headwinds in his re-election efforts. He also is up against an historical precedent that's surprising: if he wins another term in the White House in November of next year, it will be only the second time in history that three consecutive presidents have won back-to-back terms. The last time it occurred was in 1801-1825, when Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe all were ...
Susan Witkowski, Executive Director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, receives a check for $4,000 from Ben Myers, Chairman of their Annual Golf Tournament.
Jennifer Marie Reynolds and Richard Sandford Parrotte were married on June 11, 2011, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. The six o'clock ceremony was officiated by the bride's uncle, the Reverend Doctor Phillip Emerson Reynolds. A reception followed at the Ten Eleven Galleria.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gardner Dowling of Darlington and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Freeman of Bethune announce the engagement of their children, Miss Courtney Leigh Dowling of Florence to Thomas Howard Freeman, Jr. of Hartsville.
A service celebrating the life of Martha Gladden Rabon, 87, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Springvale Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. Todd Horton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Monday, June 13, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel in Camden, SC.
Service for Infant Lainey Aydan Schultz, 4 months old, of Lugoff, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Barbee Parsons officiated. The family received friends Sunday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Child Care Ministries.
John Steele Zemp, of Columbia, SC, died Thursday morning, June 9, 2011 at home after a short illness. Born April 4, 1961, in Camden, he was the son of Jacqueline Steele Sharpe Zemp and the late William Robin Zemp, Jr.
Meleeia Danielle Kennington was presented with the Samantha Joy Sullivan Memorial Scholarship at the 2011 Bethune Chicken Strut. The scholarship was created in the memory of Samantha, Junior Miss Chicken Strut 2000. Samantha showed what true kindness as to everyone she met and graciously set an example for her peers as well as setting an example for girls of all ages in representing their title.
The General Assembly will be back at the Statehouse tomorrow to continue work on items that were included in the concurrent resolution extending the session. These items are the budget, gubernatorial vetoes, conference and free conference reports, redistricting, and appointments. This end-of-session resolution is called a Sine Die Resolution because it dictates how and when the General Assembly will conclude the session. To adjourn sine die means to adjourn for an indefinite period. So when we adjourn sine die, the General Assembly does not plan to meet – barring any emergencies – until the constitutionally mandated date of the second Tuesday in ...
Funeral service for Albert Samuel Carter Sr., 85, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Carter will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance. Friends may call at 2606 Salmond Street, Camden.
Ruth Ashworth Henderson, of Lake Wateree and Camden, SC and the loving wife of Frank M. Henderson for 62 years, died on June 8, 2011. Ruth, who was an outstanding cook and hostess and who devoted most of her life to unselfishly helping and caring for others, was loved by many. She was born April 18, 1930, in Brevard, NC, daughter of the late John and Drucilla Ashworth. A long-time member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church and member and past President of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Camden Shrine Club, past officer of the Order of the Eastern Star and ...
A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.
Camden Walmart customers know that it's back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart's annual "Pack A Bus" campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.
Children with disabilities enjoy rainbow of community activities, programs
WASHINGTON -- "Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing, IRS."
The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
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.
Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...