Susan Burroughs, FACHE, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) at KershawHealth, according to Chief Executive Officer Terry Gunn, FACHE. As Chief Operating Officer, Burroughs will have operational oversight for much of the health system's ancillary clinical services and support services.
Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard will be honored by New York-based Equine Advocates for his dedication to the humane treatment of racehorses at the organization's 15th annual awards dinner and auction on Friday, July 29, in Saratoga Springs.
The Kershaw County Dixie Darlings All-Star softball team --- girls eight years old and under --- finished second in the South Carolina State championship Tournament played in Hartsville last week. The local entry opened play with a 12-0 win over Walhalla in their first game before downing Sumter the next day, 19-11.
CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred B. "Fred" Boykin, Jr. of Columbia, SC was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, SC. Rev. John L. Hallman, III officiated. The family received friends Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Dr. Boykin's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid-State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210
LUGOFF – Memorial services for Ernest Lee Davis, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with a visitation 1 hr prior at Springvale Baptist Church. Reverend Todd Horton will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church or SC Heart Center, Columbia.
The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each of the three concert bands and three percussion ensembles, along with record membership in the Marching Pride. The program is projecting an enrollment in the marching band of nearly 200 students which will make it the largest marching band in Kershaw County.
Dwight Andrew Rabon, 56, gained his wings on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born September 7, 1959 in Camden, South Carolina and is predeceased by his Father, Wallace Rabon and Mother, Sarah Rabon. He is leaving behind his wife, Candi Rabon of Bishopville, SC and four siblings: Larry Rabon of Columbia, SC, Steve Rabon (Belinda) of Cassatt, SC, Phil Rabon (Margie) of Cassatt, SC and Debbie Bowers (Eddie) of Camden, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Phyllis Zemp (Muff), daughter of Frank Wooten and Phyllis Carrison; wife of Lachicotte Zemp; mother of Lachicotte Zemp, Jr. (Lach), James Haile Zemp (Jack), and Phyllis Zemp Spence, died on July 14, 2016.
In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter named John Bartlam who came to America from Staffordshire, England, in 1763, seeking a profitable trade in American made ceramics. Terry knew Bartlam located a kiln and pottery works somewhere near Cainhoy and he wanted to find it. Just west of the road to the boat dock at St. Thomas' Point he hit the jackpot -- there were sherds of creamware and other types of ceramics in an area where a bulldozer had scraped the surface ...
(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist of the Year. Hutchins now lives in Colorado and writes for the Colorado Independent.)
Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion stopper! If we say we are not racist in any way shape or form, we're only kidding ourselves. Racism is alive and well. It lives on a continuum from minimally racist to extremely racist. If you ask a class of school children, "Where does racism begin?" They'll tell you, "At home, parents, family, the neighborhood, the playground." Out of the mouths of babes! Are we hard-wired to only be concerned about our own?