Memorial service to celebrate the life of Percy William Bronson, 71, of Lugoff will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Camden, SC. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 16, 2013 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Bronson's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Thelma Lawson, 61, of 276 Watts Hill Road in Elgin will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:30 P.M. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 1687 Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Stephen Smoak and Pam Alderman and other associates of Savage, Royall and Sheheen L.L.P. volunteered to serve lunch to the community at Food for the Soul on Wednesday as part of the United Way of Kershaw County's Day of Caring. Many individuals and agencies throughout the county lended their support, as well. See page 10 of today's C-I for full coverage of the event.
Funeral services for William L. Parker, 72, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, will burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Barbara Segars will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery at P.O. Box 275 Bethune, S.C. 29009.
The issue of second amendment gun rights will be a major talking point in next year's national elections, following the recall in Colorado of two state legislators who had played a prominent role in passing gun restrictions in that state. Two senators, both Democrats, lost their seats when Republicans rose up against the new laws. And the results have prompted Democrats in Colorado to step back and assess their policies for the future.
In a previous letter, I recommended that the Board of Trustees consider partnering with a proven health care system to fix the problems at KershawHealth. What they have decided to do is to go through a time consuming process to sift out a new CEO from among a large number of candidates. Once chosen, that person would then have to take some time to select a team of administrative professionals to implement change. Then they would have to come up with a plan, which would then have to be discussed/debated with the Board of Trustees.
At a time when some rival high schools steal each other's mascot or paint graffiti on the other team's football field, students from Lugoff-Elgin High (LEHS) and Camden High (CHS) use the time to give back to the community through the United Way of Kershaw County.
In keeping with the projected schedule of demolition for the Maxway building, the above photo shows that demolition is well underway. The Maxway building closed for business in Camden about a dozen years ago and will be cleared by the end of September or early October.
Funeral service for Mrs. Edna Nelson Ford, 95, of Capitol Heights Md. formally of Camden, South Carolina will be held at Camden First United Methodist Church on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing one hour prior to service 12:00-1:00 p.m. Final burial at Broom Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral service for Mr. Henry Louis Spann, 61, of 268 Williams Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:00 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may visit at the residence of John and Eva Ward at 416 Easy Street in the Pickett-Thomas community. He died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Mr. Clarence "Jake" Thompson, 88, of 146 Battleship Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one prior to the service at the church. He died Saturday, September 7, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria, but his decision makes sense. When proposing military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find someone with whom to share the blame.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Monnie is a 5-month-old retriever mix and a female gray tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...