According to S.C. Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant, a single vehicle, single occupant fatality occurred on Threatt Road at 12:55 a.m. Sunday near Kershaw. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the driver as Billy Ray Gainey, age 53.
A memorial service for LeRoy Fortner, 73, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Betty McCray Alston, 57, of Rembert, died Saturday, December 8, 2012. Family and friends may call at 7280 Harvest Road, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Alston family.
Mr. Darryl Boykin Wood, 45, of Waterbury, Connecticut and formerly of Camden, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Family and friends may call at 2106 Bateman Boulevard, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Wood family.
Funeral service for Joseph Darling "J.D." Baker Jr., 78, will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dwight Mabry will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
• Little noticed last week among all the "fiscal cliff" talk was the death of former Rep. Congressman Jack Brooks of Texas, who spent 42 years in Washington and is perhaps best remembered as the man standing behind Jacqueline Kennedy as Lyndon Johnson took the presidential oath of office aboard Air Force One following the assassination of President Kennedy. Brooks was one of a kind -- described in one news story as an "irascible, cigar-chomping … swashbuckling Texas character" and by one Johnson aide as one of the only men LBJ was ever afraid of." Brooks came from a different era, but he ...
In its never-ending effort to avoid misleading language in news coverage, the Associated Press Stylebook has decided to declare "Islamophobia," "homophobia" and presumably other non-clinical uses of the word "phobia" to be a new taboo.
December 10, 2012|
By Clarence Page
The city of Camden will hold a drop-in public meeting Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to seek public input regarding corridor and gateway improvements. The public meeting will be held at Camden High School's Media Center, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive. The meeting will provide opportunity for interested individuals and groups to actively participate in the planning and design process.
Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer, all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. $10,415 was collected this year and will be divided between charities that help provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; charities that help children in need, help with addiction and animal care. Some of the local charities are Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Food for the Soul Kershaw County, Family Resource Center, Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community ...
Joseph "Joey" McClain achieved the rank and distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 10. A longtime member of Troop 316 sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church, Joey's required service project included installing two permanent fire containment pits at Poinsett State Park in Wedgefield. Joey is pictured here alongside the fire safety rules he constructed and installed on site. The son of Lisa McClain of Lugoff, Joey is currently studying Music Education at Lander University in Greenwood.