Discover Camden-Kershaw County magazine, a joint publication of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, city of Camden and Camden Media Co., is once again being placed in all state welcome centers. Discover, an invaluable tool made available to tourists at all S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism welcome centers across the state, helps the city, county and chamber generate and welcome visitors to discover the "Classically Carolina" place residents call home.
Kershaw County residents and visitors alike enjoyed hours of Blues, rock, country and other forms of music Saturday during the 20th annual Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The event is Historic Camden's premiere fundraising, featuring local, national and even world-wide talent. The show ended near midnight with nearly a dozen musicians banding together for a grand finale on the steps of the Craven House.
A graveside service to honor the life of Thomas Bruce Williams, 72, of Cross, SC will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 3 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair St., Camden, SC.
Ms. Sharon B. Tate, 45, of 601 Firetower Road, Camden, passed on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Church, Lugoff, with burial in Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden. The family will be receiving friends at the home.
Celebration of Life for Barbara Jean Belton Pretty will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.at Abundant Life Fellowship Church with interment in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens. The officiant will be Bishop Dr. A. D. Givens. The family will be receiving friends at 876 Old Railroad, Camden. Flowers and memorials may be sent directly to Abundant Life Fellowship Church at 804 Laurens Street, Camden SC, (803) 432-1253.
A service to celebrate the life of Kathryn H. Kelly, 86, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Children's Fund, 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Mr. Herbert Lee Brannum, of 2800 McCatha Street, Camden, passed on Tuesday, June 28, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland. He leaves to mourn his sad passing, his wife, Ella Brannum and his two children, Darren Brannum and Sereta Brannum.
• Congratulations to Sammy Small Jr. on being named president of First Palmetto Bank. The bank, and the Small family, has a long history in Camden, being the only locally-headquartered banking institution in the county. Small Jr.'s father, Sammy Small Sr., has led First Palmetto for decades, and will continue as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. As president, Small Jr. will oversee day-to-day operations of the more than 110-year-old company while continuing as chief operating officer and general counsel. Customers, shareholders and employees should know, based on board of directors' comments, First Palmetto is in good hands ...
Sticker shock -- we all face it at one time or another. Whether it's the cost of a home, an automobile or even a stay in the hospital, it's easy to be taken aback by the prices we pay. In an effort to help patient consumers make better informed decisions about their own care, KershawHealth is participating in PricePoint, the South Carolina Hospital Association's (SCHA) new website designed to clarify hospital pricing in our state.
July 13, 2015|
By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO
C-I contributing columnist
(Editor's note: the writer submitted this letter to the editor prior to Gov. Nikki Haley's signing of legislation Thursday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. State House grounds, and the flag's removal on Friday.)
Annie Faile Horton, 78, will be held on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be private in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund.