A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Thomas Shelly, Jr. 57, of Elgin will be private. Mr. Shelly died Friday, March 23, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. William Thomas Shelly, Sr. Mr. Shelly was a hard working devoted family man and made a life out of inspiring all those that knew him. He showed his family the true meaning of what a husband and loving father should be. He he will forever be missed.
Age is just a number.
North Central senior Thomas Flowers led the Knights to a second-place finish in a five-team track meet held at Lancaster last Thursday.
Mrs. Iva Juanita Lawson, 97, of 2509 Carlos Street, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Nicholas Eugene Stallworth Scarborough, Sr. of Camden died at home on Friday, March 23, 2012 after a prolonged illness. A service for Mr. Scarborough will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Davis Sr. will officiate. A reception will follow at the family home. Interment will be private.
Graveside services for Robert Lee "Bobby" Wilson, Sr., 57, of Kershaw were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Camden City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a request to amend plans for the Bridlewood Farms residential development on Springdale Drive.
WASHINGTON -- What's in a name?
Your lead article in the March 16 issue had to do with a proposed tax for more county recreational projects. Why would County Council even consider this a major need for our county? As a matter of fact, I question the authority of Council to levy a sales tax for recreational purposes in the first place.
• We notice that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has, as some used to say with regularity, "done gone to quoting the Bible" in his attempt to win the White House. Gingrich told a recent audience that Proverbs warns that "without vision, people will perish." Time has proven that people often try hard to prove things by using statistics and the Bible, both of which can be manipulated. We'd prefer he stay away from the scriptures when it comes to touting his own candidacy.
Last week, it was reported that South Carolina ranked among the states most at risk for corruption. In a study conducted by State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International, South Carolina received a grade of "F" and ranked 45th among the 50 states.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ham of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Danielle Vee Ham, formerly of Camden, now of Acworth Ga., to David Wayne Gray of Acworth, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gray of Kennesaw, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Stroud of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Heather M. Stroud, to Jonathan Van Ness Proctor of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Derrick Proctor of Lugoff.
The membership of Door of Hope Ministries in Camden welcomes Pastor Lomarie Caldwell as associate pastor to the church. Senior Pastor Gerald Brown stated, "Our leadership staff and congregation are excited to have Pastor Caldwell accept this position and look forward to many years under her leadership."
Mr. Elisha Grant Jr., 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Saturday, March 21, 2012. Location of service has been changed. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Composite Lodge, Masonic Temple, located on Broad Street in Camden. Burial will be at Gum Springs Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery in Camden.
It was another black eye for South Carolina last week when Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the House of Representatives, was indicted by a Richland County grand jury on nine counts, including illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, filing false campaign disclosures and misconduct in office. Harrell suspended himself -- how's that for an oddity? -- and will now face his government accusers. South Carolina certainly doesn't have a monopoly on political malfeasance but the Palmetto State has had more than its share of governmental scandal. We say that fully recognizing that Harrell is innocent until proven guilty.
Citizens groups want lower utility rates
On Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), my friend was driving south of Jefferson Davis Highway. It was raining, with lots of thunder and lightning. When she got past the BP station, a transformer must have exploded. Her car hit the pole. She suffered some bad injuries.
On Aug. 24, 2013, my brother, Alan Robinson, was cruelly and brutally murdered. The week of Aug. 24, 2014, his killer was tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for his crime.
Though the calendar has now been flipped to the month of September and autumn is right around the corner, here in South Carolina it is still very much summer according to the thermometer. Days are getting shorter, but lower temperatures don't usually make it to South Carolina to signal the end of summer until well into October. Birds have begun their annual migrations south, but the heat and humidity that still lingers continues to keep snakes very active. Being exothermic, or cold-blooded as I was taught in elementary school, snakes take environmental warmth and warm themselves to activate processes ...
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WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.
With the rain --- which caused a one-hour delay --- followed by the heat and humidity, Saturday was hardly the optimal conditions for a cross country race.
The Cassatt Fire Department will host a high school rodeo on Oct. 10 and 11 on the grounds of the Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club. The club is located at 925 Field Trial Rd. in Camden.
In just their second year of existence, the Camden High girls' golf team can sympathize with the growing pains which their cross-river neighbors are experiencing.
That steamroller which is the North Central High volleyball team showed no signs of slowing down in a 3-1 win over Indian Land in a match played last Thursday in Lancaster.
The latest season of the police procedural "Blue Bloods," about a family of law enforcers, the "Avengers" TV spinoff "Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D." and the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" lead new television shows on DVD this week.
ORANGE, Calif. -- A bride who knew her father had only weeks to live surprised him by canceling her dream wedding and brought the ceremony to his hospital room so he could give her away and dance with her.