Sutton Branch Baptist Church's youth group (Lugoff) recently collected 113 blankets from church members and friends in Columbia to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Blankets were distributed to the homeless, disabled and elderly of Kershaw County. Youth group members are Jacob Glover, Kiara Harrison, Sara Martin, Denzel Miller, Madison Miller, Armanti Nelson and Chase Robinson. The adults for the group are Eric Martin, Linda Nelson and Laradine Harrison.
Several weeks ago, I wrote about moonshine runner turned stock car champion, Lloyd Seay, who was murdered in a dispute over sugar purchased to make illegal whiskey.
Two people have been referred to a health care provider for consultation after being exposed to rabies in the Kershaw area of Lancaster County by a cat that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported last week.
Mr. Reuben Adamson, 69, of Camden Condos, 1141 Wilder Street in Camden, formerly of Baron DeKalb Road, died Thursday, January 1, 2015. Friends may visit at 2376 Baron DeKalb Road in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.
CAMDEN – Funeral service for Maureen Patricia Knudson, 56, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday 4-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
CAMDEN – Funeral service for Larry Keith Trimnal, 49, were held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
A service to celebrate the life of Russell Edward Wright, 74, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to South Carolina Oncology or Rowan Presbyterian Church or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy turned part of her Christmas vacation into a busman's holiday as the Elgin resident and Auburn University freshman won the women's division of the seventh Carolinas Young Amateur played over the Magnolia course at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
With the way North Central's luck has been this season, first-year Knights' head coach Cary Phillips was hoping that at least this one break would go his team's way.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray along with Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer want to thank everyone who participated in the recent fundraiser to offset some of the medical costs incurred by Spitzer's son, Carson. LF-R raffled off a genuine leather Cairns brand fire helmet that had been donated by fire equipment vendor Safe Industries.
We mentioned in an editorial earlier this week that Republicans in Washington have great opportunity ahead of them; the country is tired of deadlock and is looking for an effective Congress which will pass legislation and put much of the partisan bickering behind. But if the GOP is to move ahead, especially with Hispanic and African-American voters, it must put behind it the long history of party members associated with race-tinged organizations or statements.
Happy New Year to all. Thank you especially to those bright spirits for whom the glass is always half full. Thank you to those who give others the benefit of the doubt. Thank you to those who see the advantages of moving forward with new projects and new ideas, regardless of possible complications and delays. Thank you to those who understand that you get what you pay for. Thank you to those who know from long experience that Camden has the most exceptionally kind and understanding people on the planet.
The 2015 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Camden High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Eight young ladies from around the county will compete for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from any contestant or by calling 427-2566. Photos courtesy of Kim Forrest.
Anne Cushman Prettyman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015 following a five-year illness. Services will be held for Anne on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. There will be a reception following the service at the church.
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Joan Ashcraft McFarland, age 80, of Camden, SC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday night, January 18, 2015.
Funeral servcie for Mr. Eddie Birkley Furman, 84, of 1814-A Lockhart Road in Camden, will be held Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:30 A.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church, 1262 Lockhart Road in Camden with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road (Hwy 12) in Columbia, SC. He died Thursday, January 15, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
• A major tip of the C-I hat to newly installed District 5 Kershaw County Councilman Dennis Arledge, briefly hospitalized in recent days and, therefore unable to attend his first council meeting. It would have been easy for anyone in his situation to ask to take his oath of office at council's next meeting. Instead, he arranged to take the oath, with his wife at his bedside, from former Councilman Gene McCaskill on Jan. 13. Later that afternoon, at the official swearing-in ceremony, those gathered to see others take their oaths applauded enthusiastically when shown a picture of Arledge taking ...
My parents, according to the world's definition of "cool," were not. Neither drank nor did either ever possess a credit card. Groceries and clothing were paid for in cash, utilities paid by check, and the only monthly payments they ever allowed themselves were a mortgage for a house, a short-term loan for another farm, and a couple of cars bought, over time, and paid for quickly.
Each third Monday in January, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. His earthly journey was an era when federal and state law was devastating to the lives of African-Americans.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)