Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham gets help in flipping the switch to light the Christmas tree in front of Camden City Hall Thursday night. The Camden Community Concert Band and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County performed at the gathering, and the Downtown Camden Guild served hot chocolate. Donations of canned goods were also accepted to benefit Christian Community Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen, United Way, Food for the Soul and New Day on Mill. City officials said the goods will be donated during the Camden Arbor Day celebration Friday.
The 82 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.
• Rep. Barney Frank has been one of the most unabashed liberals in Congress for more than 30 years, advocating all things left and marking business -- nearly any kind of business -- as the enemy of the people. Frank now says he won't run for another term, saying redistricting will put him at a disadvantage. The Massachusetts Democrat is well-known for his irascible nature, and during campaigns, his aides often tried to keep him away from voters, knowing he would offend them with his personality. The New York Times reported, "Those who admire him say Mr. Frank served up his sourness ...
While Justin Black's jumper with 32 seconds left in the game clock gave visiting North Central a 46-45 lead over Buford on Friday, the guests were hardly out of the woods at the time.
Monday: Robert E. Lee Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
Fielding what may be his youngest, but definitely his largest, team since he has been the wrestling coach at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Ted Monroe is learning to be patient with his new-look Leopards.
Aneka Dixon led the Lugoff-Elgin girl's basketball team with 16 points, but no other teammate reached double figures as the Lady Demons fell to host A.C. Flora, 63-47, in Tuesday's season opener in Columbia.
Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville is hosting a Coke Family Festival on Saturday.
Some of the faces may have changed, but the results remain the same for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which kicked off its season with a sweep of York and host Rock Hill on Wednesday night.
Rotarian Matt Irick helps deliver dictionaries to the third-grade classes at Camden Elementary School. Both Camden and West Wateree Rotary Clubs distributed dictionaries to all third-graders in Kershaw County.
I am certain that many people in the city of Camden and in Kershaw County are saddened to learn that Dr. Tommy Joseph is retiring. He has practiced pediatrics in Camden for over 35 years. I have had the privilege of knowing Tommy my entire life; he is my brother.
This holiday season, Dr. Energy Saver Columbia is committing to dividing a $10,000 donation among three prominent charities: The American Red Cross, SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and United Way of Kershaw County.
The John D. Kennedy Chapter, UDC and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, SCO will present the Richard Kirkland Memorial Service, Sunday, Dec.11 at 1 p.m. in Hampton Park, Camden. For more information call: 432-222 or 432-4496.
The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from the 8th of December through Jan. 11, 2012 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) The opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the Claire Bryant and Friends Concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank.
Graveside service for Wofford Bruce Moore, 74, of Lugoff, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA Program.
Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.
I've highlighted some unusual corporate and customer service experiences since launching this weekly column in 2010.
Facebook recently launched "Say Thanks," a quick yet customized way to send thanks in the form of a video card.
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.
It's a funny dichotomy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rev. Mamie L. Adamson graduated from Morris College in Sumter May 3, 2014 with a bachelor's in pastoral ministry. She graduated cum laude.
• 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 ...
That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.