Charles Thomas Fitts, Sr., known as "Papa Peach" to his beloved family, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013. A resident of Columbia since 1957, he was 97 years old. The son of the late Eva Griffeth and Thomas Jefferson Fitts, Mr. Fitts was born May 6, 1915, in Tate, Georgia. He graduated from Tate High School and North Georgia Military College and continued studies at the University of Georgia.
"There are no winners in this," a Columbia attorney said last week after his client was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the death of another man during an altercation following a 2010 University of South Carolina football game against Alabama. Indeed.
Mr. Willie James McCaskill, 66, of 3021 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:00 PM, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, SC.
Emerson David McCoy, son of Charles Whitehurst McCoy and the late Margaret Carolyn Emerson McCoy departed this life January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Arkansas at the age of 57 years old. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the home Jack and Mary Crayne, 413 Chesnut Street, Camden, SC.
Funeral Mass for John James Murphy, 69, will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. A Rosary will be recited Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with visitation to follow till 8:00 p.m. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Having lost to Fairfield Central, 67-55, in Tuesday's final game of the conference and region season, the North Central boys' basketball team had to wait out the final outcome of that night's game between Eau Claire and Columbia to learn of their post-season fate.
His name is Richard, but we called him Chief. No, he was not a member of the police force nor was he a local Native American Tribal elder. He was, and is, a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) in the Army, or "Chief" in the slang terminology of the military.
February 08, 2013|
By Dwight deLoach
C-I contributing columnist
The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball. Girls must be seven by May 1, 2013 to play softball. Girls must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2013 to play Fast Pitch. Registration Fee is $32.
Ed Smith and Dana Sloan are the newest members of Elgin Town Council following an election Tuesday. Smith automatically won his seat, recently vacated by Larry Risvold, by virtue of being the only person officially on the ballot. Sloan, who missed the official candidate registration period, ran as a write-in candidate for the seat most recently held by Roger Ross, who decided not to seek reelection.
Margaret Salmond, born on May 15, 1933, daughter of the late Matilda Brooks Lugoff, passed away in peace on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Margaret accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and was a member of Greater Refuge Temple Church in New York, NY, where she resided and served as prayer warrior until her health began to deteriorate and moved back to her native Lugoff, S.C. in 2001. She attended International Praise Church of God.
Joan Collins, 77, of 1801 Lovett Rd in Camden, died Monday, April 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Mr. Tracy E. Bennett Jr., 29, of 1188 Shady Lane in Camden, will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:00 P.M. at Good Hope AME Zion Church, 967 Gaines Church Rd., Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Bennett died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.
The Baron DeKalb Elementary School Chorus (first photo) and artwork by Lugoff Elementary School 4th grader Charli Morris (second photo) and Camden High School 10th grader Hannah Hough (third photo) will be part of a showcase of Kershaw County student visual and performing art at "Celebrating the Arts of Kershaw County Schools" on Thursday at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Student art displays will be available for viewing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gymnasium, and the performing arts program starts at 6:45 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The program features choral and ...
Rosalyn Moses, executive director of the Family Resource Center (FRC), addresses a crowd in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse on April 18 following a march to end sexual violence and child abuse. The march began at The Price House and ended at the courthouse where awards were presented to recipients who help in the fight against these issues. Recipients included Mornique Dozier from Stover Middle School, Dena Horton from the Camden Police Department, Diane Mikel of the Bishopville Police Dept and Melvin Moore, senior president of 100 Men Strong, which co-sponsored the march with the FRC. Sheriff Daniel Simon ...