United Way is organizing the official HUD count taking place Thursday in Kershaw County. This information is critical to bringing money for homeless housing and services to communities like Camden, Elgin, Bethune, Westville, Cassatt, and Lugoff.
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Sallie Wright Martin, 92, of Lucknow Road, Bethune, SC, died Monday, January 24, 2011.
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Taylor Reedy Jr., of Lugoff, died Monday.
WASHINGTON -- I come from a family where the "joke," if you came home with a 97 on a math test, was to ask what happened to the other three points. The punch line, if you scored 100, was to ask whether there was any extra credit.
Every year, the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) collects gently used prom dresses and accessories for their annual Belle of the Ball, an event designed to provide dresses, shoes and accessories to girls who couldn't afford them otherwise.
Howden, North America Inc., a world supplier of fans, rotary heat exchangers, compressors and gas handling equipment for the power generation petrochemical, steelmaking, mining and cement production industries, donated $3,847 to Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen.
Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" comes to life on the stage of the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Thursday at 8 p.m. "To Kill A Mockingbird" runs through Sunday. Shows are at 8 p.m. nightly; with the Sunday matinee set for 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military. This production is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home.
NEW YORK -- As a longtime champion of greater civility in public discourse and one who has led the charge for dialed-back rhetoric, may I respectfully take most of it back?
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is one of the few lawmakers in Washington who's willing to forge compromises, and that sometimes lands him in hot water with hard-right conservatives in the Palmetto State. Now, with Graham realistically saying that in order to stem the horrific budget deficits the country is running that we must look at the possibility of changing the Social Security retirement age, he's also catching heat from the left.
Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Camden Military Academy basketball team lost a 73-68 overtime heartbreaker against Heathwood Hall in a game played in Columbia on Wednesday night.
The Montessori School of Camden will hold its annual Winter Gala and fundraising event at the Robert Mills Court House from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The event is sponsored by Sentinel Health Partners, South Carolina ENT, Louise and David Cutler, Farber Family Associates, Heritage Community Bank, McDonalds of Camden, Protective Technologies, Inc., and the Conder/Heaton Families.
31 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 23, 1980
It's too bad the road to cinematic success isn't paved with good intentions.
Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned the snacks, the games, the movies, the activities and everything down to a tee. The one thing I didn't factor in was their needs.
A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day.
Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.
The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.
The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...
• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.
The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.
WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.
Mr. Keith Thomas Carney, 57, of 425 N. Kings Hwy. Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1st Kershaw Baptist Church in Kershaw SC. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.
Funeral service for Mary Ann Davis Fetner, 76, will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital.
This week more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say and (3) what it means for the rest of the state.
Funeral service for Ms. Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher, 92, of 2115 Owen Road in Camden, will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Broad with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with visitation from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M at Collins Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.
George Littles Joy (died Monday, September 15, 2014) Camden