An open letter to Sheriff Matthews:
Syderas R. Sanders, 82, widow of Roy Sanders, reunited with the Lord September 30, 2012. Mrs. Sanders was a retired educator, having taught many of those years in Greer and Elgin. She was a gifted musician and church organist at Blaney Baptist Church, where she was a lifetime member. She was a graduate of Anderson Jr. College in 1949 and Furman University in 1951, where she double majored in music and education. Was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Society-Alpha Alpha Chapter on both local and state levels.
Real estate transactions
What was a forgettable Friday night for Kershaw County football teams did not get any better on Saturday afternoon as the visiting Carolina Pride shut out host Camden Military Academy, 50-0.
Real estate transactions
Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central in "Dig Pink" match (VB – 6:45 p.m.)
Mary Ann Houghland's Pierrot Lunaire jumped to the lead before the final fence of Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Stakes (Gr. 1) and held off a determined late charge by Spy in the Sky to win by a nose last Thursday. Charminster finished third in the kickoff race of American Steeplechasing's fall championship season.
Grace Jones, 89, of Chapin, formerly of Camden died Saturday, September 29, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mr. Early A. Johnson, 82, of 1120 Cheraw Road in Cassatt, will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Deidre Alexander, 54, of 3001 Beard Street in Camden died Saturday, September 29, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
That morning, a piano tune from boyhood days echoed down the halls of Pinedale, a senior citizens care facility located near Camden. As we drew abreast of the piano player's room, there sat Neva Shannon ("Coota") Montgomery with her near 100-year-old, yet nimble fingers "tickling the ivories" into the song "Jesus Loves Me."
• Singer Andy Williams, who died last week at the age of 84, had one of those soothing voices that left people feeling better about everything. His signature song, "Moon River," came from the 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and carried him to stardom, though he had many other hits. He was one of the original acts in Branson, Mo., and performed until shortly before his death. He will be missed in the music world.
Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those individuals seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors baseball games this spring and summer.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.