On Friday, April 5, 2013, Mrs.Bessie D. English slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Savior. She was 94. Mrs. English was born September 29, 1918 in New York City, but lived most of her early years in Franklin, Virginia. She was the daughter of Sr. Lieutenant Clyde Hudson and Bessie May Dougherty and the wife of Matthew D. "Jim" English.
During the afternoon of April 4, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office employees drove through the Patriots Landing parking area and observed a young man in his 4 wheel drive pickup truck spinning his tires and destroying the newly planted grass adjacent to the landing.
Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board recently purchased three laptops for use by patrons of the Kershaw County Library Camden Branch. The Camden Library currently has fourteen public computers. Last year, public computers in the Camden Library were used for over 55,000 sessions. A survey of public computer users suggests that approximately 40 percent of these sessions were related to jobs or education.
April 5, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Austin Colvin from Lugoff and a 16- year-old juvenile, also from Lugoff, after they broke into the Lucky 7 convenience store on Highway 1 South in Lugoff.
Dear Annie: I am a 44-year-old guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. I met "Lisa" two years ago. I was fresh out of a divorce. Lisa was in terrible shape. Her mother had just died, and shortly after, she lost her fiance in a traffic accident. Then she moved back home to take care of her ailing father.
The SC Department of Public Safety once again recognized the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as the Agency of the Year "for excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and anti underage drinking programs in South Carolina during 2012."
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews credits an alert deputy, Crimestoppers, a citizen tip and the Richland County Sheriff's Department Fugitive Task Force with identifying and arresting Torance Lamar Peoples (21) who was wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office for a string of home burglaries. The arrest took place in Richland County on Tuesday.
I believe this to be the last entry in my insipid but genuine "chronicles of a college freshman". At least for now. In a way, I wish I could jot down a brief survival guide of sorts for other parents preparing to travel a similar road. But regrettably, we know that's not how it works. It's not a chapter in a spicy novel we can rush through but a scene in a play that must be acted out. It must be lived and felt. The first year of college ushers in difficult and, at times, heart-rending change for ...
April 05, 2013|
By Paula Joseph
C-I contributing columnist
Local resident, Neal Clark joins forces with fellow musicians and vocalists for a fabulous night of Broadway and classic songs to benefit the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. "My Favorite Things" will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a reception catered by Carolina Café, with a cash bar prior to the performance starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military. The evening is sponsored by Miller Lumber, Sentinel Health Partners and Carolina Café.
The King Haigler Garden Club will meet on Monday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. The group will meet at the Jim and Patt Watts Performing Arts Center behind the stage of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Hostess Betty Sue Webber along with co-hostesses Margie Lane and Grace Young will provide refreshments.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Hugh J. " Ump Dad" Johnson, Jr., 86, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military rites. In lieu of visitation, the family will receive friends in the Family Life Center following the committal service. Memorials may be made in Hugh's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
CAMDEN S.C. -- It isn't often that one gets to hear both the strains of "Dixie" and an African drum concert in the same public square. Nor, usually, are statue unveilings the riveting stuff of storytelling.
April 05, 2013|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writers Group