Mr. Albert DuBose, Sr., 84, of 446 Easy Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances McCaskill Catoe, 82, of Lake Wateree will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Catoe's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Carlos, Jr., 77, of 606 Owl Lane, Elgin, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in the Cedars Cemetery.
Justin Cayce Berry, 32, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2015 in Chicago, IL where he resided. Justin was born July 6, 1982, during a total lunar eclipse, in Columbia, S.C. While his time with us on earth too short, he lived life and loved those around him to the fullest. He will be forever young in our hearts.
Golfers can greet the long-awaited spring weather on the fairways and putting greens in early April, while they help feed the hungry and shelter the homeless of Kershaw County. Food for the Soul will host its annual golf tournament on Thursday, April 2 at the Camden Country Club. The tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, will raise funds to support Food for the Soul's soup kitchen and sheltering programs. WIS-TV personality Joe Pinner will once again be participating in the tournament with a celebrity golf team.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Byrd of Calabash, NC and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Searcy of Camden, SC announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Byrd Roberts, to Jonathan Ryan Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Brown of Bishopville, SC.
A Thursday afternoon which turned cold, rain-soaked and dreary carried over to the evening for the Camden High boys' soccer team.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (BSOC – 7 p.m.)
• Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan made a wise move a week ago in having County Planning Director Carolyn Hammond speak to members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on county growth projections. As the debate continues to ramp up about whether or not to bring a pair of construction-related referenda to voters in November 2016 (see today's front page), trustees -- and the public -- needed to know more than 2,100 lots are slated for new homes during the next few years, primarily in the West Wateree. Among those is Coldbranch, which will build out ...
Hollywood, more often than not, gets it wrong about the South in movies and television. When they do get it right, we Southerners are both amazed and appreciative.
During the past year, the administration and board of trustees of KershawHealth have made a concerted effort to ensure our employee team both understands and embraces the hospital's role in our community. We celebrated those relationships with the YouAreVital and What Matters Most marketing campaigns, with town hall meetings and other internal initiatives. It's had an impact I recognize every day in our team members who are energized and excited by what we are accomplishing and about our future.
Feb. 27 -- Regular readers of this space know that I have basically two articles of faith about South Carolina -- and, recently, they both came together in one joyous moment.
Lugoff -- Mrs. Mattie W. Honis, 91, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in Lugoff, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alie Ballard Murphy. Visitation will be held today, March 9, 2015 from six to eight p.m., at Chapel of Remembrance, Brown's Funeral Home. Browns Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Honis family.
Camden -- Mr. Kennedy M. "Bossy" Haggins, 58, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wedensday, March 4, 2015. Born in Bishopville, SC he was the son of the late Tom and Mell Jackson Haggins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services was held Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Three p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, Bethune. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden did serve the Haggins family.
Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint and their homes are not burglarized. But, they are the victims of theft just the same. Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.
An historic Kershaw County event will be remembered with a special remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Dessausure Law Firm has opened at 2043 West DeKalb St., Suite 3, in Camden. Attorney Tony Dessausure leads what he says is an experienced, knowledgeable, client-centered team including Associate Attorney Ashley Green and Office Manager Christy Simmons. The firm is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out how the Dessausure Law Firm can assist with various legal services, check out its website, www.DessausureLaw.com or call (803) 425-7299.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller; buyer; price paid or terms of transaction; number of acres or lots; whether there are any residential, commercial or other improvements; and street name. Residential improvements may include a home, mobile home or outbuilding. Entries are made based on information available online from the Registrar of Deeds and Assessor's offices and may not include the full listing of the parties involved.
North Central High School recently released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.
Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.
Funeral service for Dorothy Mae Robinson West, 86, will be held on Thursday at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Funeral Services for Wylie Lee Vaughan, 81, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers funeral home.
Dorothy Marie Nussbaum Hayes Mion, 81, of Camden, died Monday, March 23, in Columbia at PalmettoHealth Heart Hospital. She was born in Washington, DC, and lived for most of her life in Glen Echo, MD. She spent many years managing the business side of the studio at their Glen Echo home of her former husband, artist Pierre Mion, and then became secretary of Kenwood Country Club, in Bethesda, MD, after a brief period at US News & World Report.
Ms. Janita Josey, 70, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Ms. Thomasina Nancy Edwards, 61, formerly of of 422 Dove Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC.
Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.
• Friday, we reported a grand jury finally indicted 22-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly for his alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Briana Rabon. We say "finally indicted" because Briana was killed more than a year ago. While we cannot be certain -- grand jury proceedings are secret, and for good reason -- we suspect the indictments were handed down now because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) only recently completed its forensic examination of evidence it and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office collected. Briana, by all accounts, was a bright young lady who, at 18, had her entire life ...