Through courses at the University of South Carolina, employment at the South Caroliniana Library, teaching South Carolina history in the public schools and over the ETV Network and work with the Lexington and Kershaw County historical societies, columnist Harvey S. Teal learned much about Sherman's march. Beginning in the 1980s, he was destined to learn much more as he began to travel in Sherman's footsteps and to "meet" him in a very different manner.
October 07, 2013|
Kershaw County Historical Society
• We offer a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Bill Byars of Camden, who's stepping down as director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, one in a string of government jobs he's held. Byars practiced law for many years in Camden before being elected a family court judge and then moving to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice, a troubled agency which he helped turn around. He's "retired" several times but don't bet on his sitting on the sidelines even after this one.
Funeral services for Naomi Henrietta Griffin McCutchen will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Bishopville Presbyterian Church at 3 P.M. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Hancock Elmore Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville from 5 to 7 P.M Tuesday. Mrs. McCutchen passed away peacefully Sunday, October 06, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center.
Funeral service for Mr. Frank "Sandy" Clea, Sr., 75, of 1312 Collins Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Union Baptist Church, 5840 Springhill Road in Rembert, with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway in Camden. Wake service will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Collins chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a tourism marketing study and promotion plan will return with its initial findings today at 6 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse.
The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.
Funeral service for Harold Anthony Moak, 60, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church Family Life Center with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
It's good to see that Camden High School is teaming with an organization called Arrive Alive, sponsored by UNITE International, to graphically demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving, whether it involves drinking, texting or talking on a cell phone. Using high-tech screens and simulators, Arrive Alive allows students to experience what it's like when their reactions are slowed through alcohol use, or how many distractions they are subjecting themselves to when they drive while talking on their phones -- or even worse -- texting. We'll add, by the way, that South Carolina is one of the few states that ...