35 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 2-7, 1976
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Dutch Fork (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden at North Central (WR – 6 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Great Falls at Camden Military Academy (BB – 7 p.m.)
Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of Gordon Street, Camden, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Janie Blackwell Hancock, 68, of Camden, will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Reverend Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at John Knox Hall. The family suggests that memorials may be made in Mrs. Hancock's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Hospital Foundation to Advanced Health Care in Kershaw County, PO Box 7003, Camden, SC, 29020.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Langley, 90, of Kershaw, were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Bethany Baptist Church, Westville. Rev. Craigan Blankenship officiated. Burial with Masonic Rites followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
Funeral service for Phyllis Honeycutt Medlin, 52, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward. Interment will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in Elliott Cemetery, Polkville, N.C. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265.
David Robinson, 88, of Camden, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.
Third- and fourth-grade students at Lugoff Elementary School recently had the opportunity to take part in Poetry Alive. Ken and Nadine Delano demonstrated how to take a simple poem and make it come alive. The fourth- grade students in Tonya Seay's class enjoyed getting to act out a poem in front of their peers. Poetry Alive was brought to Lugoff Elementary School through the Artist in Residency program of Kershaw County.
In his first major action since completing his recent campaign for governor, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen has released a list of bills he has pre-filed for the 2011 legislative session.
Kids across America are growing (and some are earning) a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.
Ms. Erin Elizabeth Brandt of Burlington, N.C. and Mr. Dusty Mayne Summers of Gibsonville, N.C. were united in marriage December 18, 2010 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonville, N.C. Rev. William Zima officiated the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church fellowship hall following the wedding ceremony.
• Country music fans in Kershaw County and across the country might get a special treat in the coming year. Superstar Merle Haggard, who's one of the only country stars who really did serve time in prison, was recently honored at Washington's Kennedy Center with a lifetime achievement award for his work. While there he got together with old buddies Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson and the three are contemplating getting together as a new singing group. There aren't many better than those three, and any work coming out of their collaboration will be a treat.
At last, somebody has made an epic, triumphant movie about a hero with which I am personally familiar: a recovering stutterer.
On a recent November morning after the General Election, I set out from my home in Columbia to go to my 64th high school reunion. All graduation classes from Midway High School have been meeting together annually for several years. This year the reunion was being held in a church at Shepard.
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.
November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.
Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.