In an old family bible that my brother owns, there is a story of how our great-great-grandfather escaped from a Union prison. He was a Confederate soldier, captured and sent to a prison in Illinois. He somehow escaped, stole an Indian canoe and floated down the Mississippi River to an area between Arkansas and Mississippi. He got out on the Arkansas side and tried to swim across and nearly drowned. He was finally able to cross the river with the help of some others and walked to Baird, Miss.
Services for Mrs. Ruby Inez Rabon, 87, of Camden, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
David Travis Scott, 43, passed away peacefully after a courgeous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Katherine "Cat" Brisbon Thomas, 73, of Washington Park Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Born in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Brisbon and Inez Pouge Brisbon Holmes and the wife of Deacon Willie "Cap" "Nash" Thomas. A Celebration of Life Services was held at two o'clock p.m. Saturday, at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Thomas will be placed in the church at One o'clock p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Thomas family.
Caleb Clarke Whitaker, III, of Cincinnati, OH and Palm Beach, FL passed away March 10, 2013. Following military service in WWII and a successful business career he moved to Florida and married Dorothy "Bunny" Wood Price in 1987. Together they traveled extensively and enjoyed a loving, happy and fulfilling life. Caleb was a fitness and exercise enthusiast, and enjoyed many outdoor sports including skiing, tennis, swimming, golf and hunting. He also had an affinity for the American West and enjoyed visiting the Rocky Mountain states. Caleb is survived by his beloved wife Bunny; two children Amanda Lough of Columbia, SC ...
The heart is a complex organ and it is important for pet owners to be aware of the diseases it can develop.
A Lugoff man won enough to retire, but says he won't.
Camden City Manager Mel Pearson and Camden City Council are actively accepting applications for service on the boards and commissions. Currently, there is one vacancy on the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and two vacancies on the Camden Board of Construction Appeals (CBCA).
Three members of the West Wateree Wrestling Club (WWWC) earned state championships in Saturday's annual South Carolina Wrestling Association for Youth) state tournament at Eastside High School in Taylors.
There were plenty of built-in excuses for the Camden tennis team as they prepared to take on host Blythewood on Wednesday.
Perhaps you remember when Dr. Doom conquered the world.
Using an 11-run fourth inning, Camden improved to 2-0 in Region 4-AAA softball play following a 16-0 win over Lower Richland in a Tuesday night game played in Hopkins.
As a former pitcher, Randy Stokes more than appreciates what he has seen and received from his throwers through the first seven games of the season.
A celebration of life service for John Russell Rinker, 81, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC on March 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Rev. John W. Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for St. John's United Methodist Church, PO Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078 or to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Columbia Office, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032.
Applications for the 2013-14 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
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.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.