Mrs. Sarah Belton Rutherford celebrates her 97th birthday on June 8. She is a mom, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and a great-great-great grandmother. "We all love her very much," her daughter, Mrs. Earline R. Frierson said.
• We recently spent a number of weeks delving deep into the question of whether or not Kershaw County is being left behind when it comes to economic development. While 25 jobs may not seem like a lot at first blush, Suonimen's announcement a week ago to expand its Bethune operation is notable for several reasons. First, it speaks to something Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns said in one of our articles: "The county needs to take care of its existing industrial customers first, even as it courts new business prospects," he said. "And the way to do that ...
I am writing to agree with Mr. Burger's letter to the editor on June 3.
Carrie called the other day and I grabbed the phone just as I was coming in from the garage. I dropped my purse at the foot of the stairs and sat down on a step to talk. No conversation with Carrie is ever short. Even her voicemails run three to four minutes.
Healthcare is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and nurses are in the midst of many of the changes taking place. Recognizing it is critical to engage nurses throughout the process, KershawHealth has developed our Journey to Nursing Excellence initiative, a three-pronged approach encompassing shared governance, workforce development and staff recognition.
Alexis Boykin gets ready to play a Steinway grand piano anonymously donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Midland's Jackson Teen Center (JTC) in Camden. Admiring the piano are (from left) Camden Mayor Tony Scully, Camden Business Alliance (CBA) members Patricia Richardson and Ned Towell, JTC Music Director Eddie Ballard, JTC Executive Director Bryan Mayes and JTC members Tanajb Bracey and Hope Gumbs. The CBA, with cooperation from Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, recently arranged the generous donation.
Wednesday, the S.C. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill requiring governing bodies to publish agendas before public meetings. The S.C. Senate unanimously did the same the day before. As of Thursday morning, the bill was on its way to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk, and we hope she signs it.
I read, with interest, Mr. Dan Burger's letter entitled "Hunt Cup resident unhappy about Beechwood plans." I had the privilege of working under Dan at the May Plant, and I know him to be an intelligent man of character and integrity. Therefore, it is with great respect for the man and his viewpoint with which I reflect upon his letter.
During this time of year when we celebrate Father's Day, I am reminded of my own heritage, and I am grateful for the way my father raised me.
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.
In visiting towns across South Carolina, I see unprecedented progress. Everywhere, it seems, city and county residents are organizing to improve their downtowns, their schools and their industrial parks to attract new business and ramp up economic development.
The scruffy gentleman terrier mix had been at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter for almost six months. Walter Crowe's team knew he was a great dog, but so far, Bob had always been passed over for other available dogs. Then, one loving Walter Crowe caretaker suggested Bob be sent up north for adoption through the local rescue Fostering Foster. That one suggestion leads to a happy ending. But first, some details.
At its meeting Tuesday, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the hiring of four new assistant principals for the 2015-16 school year.
Mrs. Annie Blanche Williams, 72, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Ben M. "Bennie Mack" and Almeta Brown "Snook" Stoney. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.for viewing.
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.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.