The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic in Bethune on March 5. The topic is wills, estates and probate, featuring attorney William B. Cox Jr. The clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library's Bethune branch, 206 S. Main St.
As part of its upcoming accreditation process, the Kershaw County School District is seeking input from parents about each school's learning environment.
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The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host its first Breakfast Before Hours event Thursday. A complimentary continental breakfast will be offered. The CBA has expanded its mission to include all businesses in the city and invites all business owners to attend.
Monday: May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central (Thomas Sumter Academy vs. Westwood – 5:30 p.m.; North Central vs. Westwood - 7:30 p.m.); Lake Murray Classic Baseball Tournament (Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast – 6 p.m.); Pee Dee Invitational Pre-Season Baseball Tournament at Kellytown Field in Hartsville (Camden at Hartsville – 7:30 p.m.)
Funeral service for Leonard Richard McCaskill Jr., 81, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates and the Rev. Frank Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.
A celebration of life service for Catherine Hicks Reeves, 90, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Reeves' memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Patricia P. Bonnifield, 91, passed away on Feb. 18, 2013.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Ray Marion Brasington, 85, of Camden, was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Bethel Worship Center, Camden, SC. Pastor Casey Mills, Pastor Raymond Sellers and Reverend Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends following the service in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Brasington's memory to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.
Funeral service for Ms. JoAnn Jones Roundtree, 56 of 2524 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Wednsday, February 27, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Ms. Roundtree died Thursday, February 21, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Being reared by a mother who was a wonderful cook, I rarely had the chance to do so, Mother's idea being for me to watch her do it. As most teenagers, I had little time for this inactive pursuit. Finally, Mother allowed me the honor of preparing a cake with her being the watcher. Since the cake to be baked was a pound cake, I thought this was a one-step procedure requiring little effort. How wrong I was! Mother had no mix master or electric appliance; the cook beat and beat and beat by hand. I had a much ...
Mr. and Mrs. Jody Stevens of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Brennan Ashlyn Stevens to Evan Porter Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. George Little of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Anne Little to John William Floyd of Sumter, S.C.
Miss Jessica Porter Kohn of Charleston, S.C. is engaged to Michael Andrew Hamilton, also of Charleston.
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 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.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.