• When Blockbuster started its video rental stores in the 1980s, it was a marvel of technology -- movies available immediately, with a wide choice. Dish Network, which bought the company out of bankruptcy in 2011, announced last week it would close all remaining company-owned stores, finalizing a signal change in how people get their entertainment. Streaming video and other more modern technologies have made the video rental business obsolete. Indeed, we live in a changing world.
Contrary to the opinion of most people, schools have always had to serve all types of people. In fact, I remember a lawyer and legislator who was appalled when I suggested that drivers' licenses be taken from young people who broke the law instead of having them pick up trash when their parents could not or, wisely, would not pay their fines.
Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called The Last Lap. It is now 15 years old, but tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock car racers.
Mr. Steve Drakeford, Jr., 70, of 1316 Campbell Street in Camden died Saturday, November 9, 2013. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Joe L. Gaskins, 77, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Willie, Sr. and Lula Butler Gaskins and the husband of hannah Kirkland Gaskins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with interment in the church cemetery with military honors. Mr. Gaskins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Gaskins family.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jack Stuart Jones, 90, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Lowell Jones, 77, of Camden, SC will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service in the funeral home.
Catherine M. Lavery, 88, a former resident of Niagara Falls, NY died on Saturday, November 11, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina after a brief illness. Born on January 11, 1925 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of William and Mary McAuliffe.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Neva Louise Shannon "Coota" Montgomery, 101, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013, at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the following: Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020, Pinedale Residential Care Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2039 W. DeKalb Street, #A, Camden, SC 29020.
Jo Ann Ogburn, 74, of Columbia, SC, formally of Camden, SC, died Sunday, November 10, 2013. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lorine Tabor Streeter, 85, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Sand Hill Heights Baptist Church in Elgin. The Rev. Lanny Brisendine will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Animal Shelter of your choice or plant a plant in your yard in remembrance of Aunt Lo and her love of flowers.
The Camden Lions Club would like to thank the citizens of Kershaw County for their support of our recent Candy Days fundraiser. This is our annual event to raise funds for sight conservation and other club projects. Because of the generous contributions of our community, we are able to help 100 to 150 people each year who need help with eye exams, purchasing glasses and other health services provided by the Lions Club.
Deacon Harrison Bennett, 60, of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 8, 2013. Born in Westville, South Carolina he was the son of the late Will and Nettie McKenzie Bennett and the husband of Linda Williams Bennett. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing services will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, with interment in the Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington Park Community, Camden. Deacon Bennett will be placed in teh church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's funeral home, Camden is serving the Bennett ...
Mr. Donnell J. Brown, 45, of 608 Conway Circle, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday November 7, 2013.
A funeral service for Roy Dale Newman, 78, of Bethune, was held at 4:00 o'clock p.m., Thursday, January 5, in the sanctuary ...
CAMDEN -- Mr. Frank Joseph "Bo" Pollard, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 6, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services ...
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Jean Scriven, 78, 139 Azalea Drive in Lugoff, will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at ...
A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.