The Walter M. Crowe animal shelter is in desperate need for temporary foster homes for dogs leaving for rescue groups up north. If you are interested please call the shelter at 425-6016 as soon as possible. Animals must be out of the shelter for two weeks in a foster home before they can leave.
The 2013 Kershaw County Farmers Market Vendor Open House will be held on March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Extension Homemakers Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden. Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor is invited. Please contact Shannon Harbor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-587-5008 if you have any questions.
WASHINGTON -- RINO-hunting, the long popular political sport that morphed in 2008 into a sort of hysteria-driven obsession, lately has become a suicide mission.
• Kudos to the Big Ten conference, which is considering requiring its member schools to stop scheduling "powderpuff" teams; the move comes as resistance increases to the popular practice of schools padding their non-conference schedules with smaller schools which have little football prowess. The practice makes final records look good and it provides a big payday for the small schools, but with ticket prices at high levels, the fans get soaked for watching runaway games.
Mr. Nelson "Pete" Brown Jr., 63, of Rockford, Illinois and formerly of Lucknow entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 18, 2013. Born in Lucknow he was the son of the late Nelson, Sr. and Janie Joe Brown and the husband of Martha Tillman Brown. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, ay Saint Matthew Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetary.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Ramseur Lindsay, 84, of Camden, will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lindsay's memory to Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, Association-Mid-State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
On the slope of Malvern Hill is where John Young saved Henry Truesdale's life. Jim Sheorn and W.S. Kirby were on each side of Young.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Emily Stevenson Vereen, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m, Monday, February 25, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Family will receive friends following the service in Westminster Hall. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Emily's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
The seventh annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden. The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia.
The North Central High School varsity softball team is sponsoring the inaugural "Beat Cancer With a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
A memorial service for Thomas Keith Simon, 57, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mr. Anthony Johnson, 41, of 971 Wateree Blvd., Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 1:00 PM @ Community Baptist Church, Camden, SC, Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Maxwell Leslie " Max" Wood, 88, of Camden, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Chip Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Westminster Hall. Memorials may be made in Max's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A graveside service celebrating the life of Mary Goff Pate, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin. Rev. Craig Thompson and Buster Morris will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, SC 29020.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.