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The Lady in the Rocker

With the warm afternoon sun glistening on her silver hair, she sat in her rocker on her front porch reading her Bible. At other times, a flock of grandchildren gathered around her rocker for ghost stories which, when remembered later at bedtime, caused them to shiver and tightly gather the covers around their necks or cover their heads completely.

March 05, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Noted and passed -- March 5, 2012

• We note with sadness the recent death of Camden's Larry Cooke, a former Bulldog basketball star who went on to have a stellar career with Virginia Tech (at that time Virginia Polytechnic Institute) and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks. At age 57, he left this world too early but left behind a proud legacy.

March 05, 2012 | | Editorials


Gilland to speak on attracting birds with trees

I never really gave it much thought. Birds were always around my house and yard while growing up on then-rural James Island near Charleston.

March 05, 2012 | By Katherine H. Richardson Special to the C-I | Camden


Mary Bowers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mary Douglas Bowers, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM Monday March 5, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gilchrist

Mrs. Margaret Williams Gilchrist, 75, of 1448 Hettie Richette Road, Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Born in Cassatt, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Gilchrist. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Red Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in Dubose Cemetary, Cassatt. Mrs. Gilchrist will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clarence James

Mr. Clarence James, 74, of 35 Will Lane, Camden, S.C. passed on Friday, March 2, 2012. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Keene

Funeral Services for Evelyn Bryant Keene, 73, of Camden will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ribbon-cutting, pancake supper on CHS agenda

Camden High School will officially unveil its completed athletic complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a pair of events at the facility, on Thursday, March 8.

March 02, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Sportsman's Classic set for March 23-25

One of the featured presenters this year at the 2012 Palmetto Sportsman's Classic is educator/entertainer extraordinaire Roark Ferguson. Roark has captivated and educated standing room only audiences nationwide.

March 02, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden’s Council named first-team All-Peach Belt Conference guard

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Camden's Sterling Council, a guard at the University of South Carolina Aiken, was named to the Peach Belt Conference first-team basketball squad.

March 02, 2012 | | Sports


Relay For Life of Kershaw County still accepting teams to walk during May event

Relay For Life of Kershaw County is just 10 weeks away! We're getting ready for this special time of celebrating survivorship, remembering those that lost the battle and committing once again to fight back until a cure is found. We want YOU to join us in our efforts to turn up the heat on cancer.

March 02, 2012 | By Gail H. Kirkland Special to the C-I | Localife


Constance Bassett

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Constance Colt Bassett, 97, of Camden will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bassett's memory to the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or The National Steeplechase Museum, Post Office Box 2424, Camden, SC 29020.

March 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Timothy Allen Bodie

Funeral service for Timothy Allen Bodie, 53, of Camden, will be held Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hancock and the Rev. Jackie Gibbs will officiate. A committal service will be held on Monday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Food For The Soul, P.O. Box 1591, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- March 2, 2012

Get a good workout while learning self defense methods with Tae-Kwon-Do classes.

March 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Old Glory

Several weeks ago, the untimely death of a well-known singer caused a media frenzy of sorts and snared the attention of many. Most of us saw at least one report relating to the death of Whitney Houston and the apparent basis of her demise. In fact, I believe it safe to say, the majority would agree Ms. Houston's death was a sad and senseless loss of life for such a young and gifted performer. Few would debate this veracity. However, in this case, for reasons unknown, there appeared to be a penalty for the fame, fortune, and talent; tragic ...

March 02, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Meet a gym staffer who teaches with wet towels

I've highlighted some unusual corporate and customer service experiences since launching this weekly column in 2010.

November 18, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


A Facebook Thanksgiving?

Facebook recently launched "Say Thanks," a quick yet customized way to send thanks in the form of a video card.

November 18, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Mental illness and Christianity's message of salvation

A wooden toy, a photograph and a framed doctoral degree reveal the motives of an anonymous donor who has helped fund research into mental illness and Christian faith.

November 18, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Siblings of special-needs children

It's a funny dichotomy.

November 18, 2014 | Megan Goates Deseret News | National


90-year-old chef arrested for feeding homeless

Ninety-year-old chef Arnold Abbot prepares hundreds of meals each week for homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the kitchen of the sanctuary church, and he's been feeding the homeless for 20 years.

November 18, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Lawton M. Truesdale

Funeral service for Lawton Melvin Truesdale, 92, will be held at noon today, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends today 10:30 a.m. until noon prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Eva Lois Tyson Napper

CAMDEN – Funeral services for Eva Lois Tyson Napper, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mattie Reynolds Stokes

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mattie Reynolds Stokes, 87, of Camden, S.C. will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden War. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Stake President Carl Reynolds, Jr., Bishop Derick Swails, Wayne Thompso, and Hazel Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Stokes memory to Kershaw Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrtle “Mert” Lemire

LUGOFF – Myrtle "Mert" Faye McLain Lemire passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2014. Per her wishes, a private memorial service was held for family members at Powers Funeral Home, which was built on the Lemire family land. Born in Camden, S.C., Mert was a daughter of the late John Jay McLain and Lena Smith McLain.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Veterans Day observance held in Cedars Cemetery

A Veterans Day observance was held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Cedars Cemetery in Camden. It was held the day after the actual Veterans Day to avoid schedule conflicts with other events Tuesday.

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


Rev. Mamie Adamson completes bachelor’s degree

Rev. Mamie L. Adamson graduated from Morris College in Sumter May 3, 2014 with a bachelor's in pastoral ministry. She graduated cum laude.

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


United Way holds 4th Annual Chili Cook-off

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014

• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...

November 17, 2014 | | Editorials


The parable of the apple tree

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

November 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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