I was handling my emotions pretty well until Patsy Topping picked up my sweet foster dog Lindy and took her inside of the transport bus. That's when I got a little misty eyed. Michael Schofield would soon be driving Lindy and 14 other dogs up north to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in New York. "Oh, she's a hugger," Patsy said warmly. Lindy, a former short-term resident of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, loves to be held and snuggled. As a first time foster Mom, the experience couldn't have been any better or more ...
Cool clear weather greeted more than 275 runners and walkers during Fitness Zone's fifth annual Jingle Bell 5K Dec. 1. While the majority of participants were from Kershaw County, the event attracted runners and walkers from all over the Midlands, as well as other areas of the state.
Funeral service for Charles Everett Hayes Sr., 87, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends at the residence 32 Gardner Street, Camden. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Wateree Baptist Church Soup and Sandwich Ministry, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Funeral service for Robert Alvin "Bobby" Sellers Jr. 34, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Sellers Children Education Fund.
Christopher N. Rodriguez, a 2012 Camden Military Academy (CMA) graduate, has enrolled in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program at Marion Military Institute, Ala. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, Rodriguez will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Beth Rush Blackmon, 73, formerly of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Truesdale Wallis "T.W." Brown, 60, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tracy Hinson and Rev. Tracey Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1940 Bethune Road, Bethune, SC 29009 or Appalachian Baptist Church, 710 White Sand Road, Greeneville, Tenn. 37743.
Emily McElveen was crowned Miss Merry Christmas Overall Queen at the annual pageant held in Lexington on December 8, 2012. Emily is also the SC Diabetes Association's ADA Queens For a Cure 2012 Overall Winner. She will be representing the association in several events and fundraisers during the coming year. Emily is the three-year-old daughter of Ray & Aimee McElveen and is a student in the 3K class at Grace Church Kindergarten.
• We've commented before on the merry-go-round of coaches in professional sports, and that some who get fired manage to get new jobs no matter how bad their teams have been in the past. A news story pointed out recently that Norv Turner, coach of the NFL's San Diego Chargers, has managed to coach 234 games while compiling an overall losing record. Now that's what we call a survivor.