A memorial service paying tribute and honoring the life of Walter Cannaday, 83, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, SC. Walter passed peacefully from this life on December 26th in Houston, Texas at the home of his daughter. In lieu of flowers, the Cannady family wishes any memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758515, Topeka, KS 66675
Kershaw Center Disabilities Foundation Director Thoyd Warren (second from right) receives a check from Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Kennedy (second from left) for $5,022. The money reflects proceeds from the Knights' 2012 Tootsie Roll Drive. With Warren and Kennedy are Knights Tootsie Roll Drive Chairman Fred Florian (far left) and Tip Fundraiser Jim Pontius (far right).
• The new Congress sworn in last week in Washington is the most diverse ever, with membership gains by women, minorities and gays. In addition, the House will have its first Hindu member, its first female combat veterans and its first openly bi-sexual member. The Senate will have its first Buddhist. And, of course, Tim Scott of South Carolina becomes the only African-American in the Senate. We hope all the new officials will do a better job of leading this country than those they join in Washington.
The annual South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association will hold its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Broad St. in Camden.
Tuesday: Cardinal Newman, Hartsville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden at Lower Richland (BB – 6 p.m.); Richland Northeast at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Pelion (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
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.
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.