As South Carolina's oldest inland city, Camden has a proud historical heritage and, fortunately, a populace that embraces it and promotes it. The latest chapter in the historical tableau was unveiled yesterday afternoon when statues of Joseph Kershaw, one of the founders of the town, and King Hagler a Native American leader who assisted the people of this area during the French and Indian War, were unveiled on the Town Green.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 was another day with another full-throated proposal for ethics reform from the political class in Columbia. This time, our governor heralded the creation of a "commission" (at least she doesn't label it "blue ribbon") to make "recommendations" to the General Assembly concerning "reform" of the current ethics laws.
Only an archivist/museum person gets excited about brand new acid-free boxes. I felt like it was Christmas when the shipping boxes from Gaylord Bros. Inc. began to arrive! Finally, the work of rehousing the collection in proper containers could begin. So, box by box, each collection was taken out of its old container and placed in new packaging. The database was checked for accuracy and the new boxes were placed back on the shelves in the stacks. All but this one box … as I peered inside to see what it contained, a little face with an agonizing expression peeked ...
Funeral service for Anne Lois Gentry Segars, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Beulah United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Patricia Amick will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Maggie. T. Hall Trimnal, 101, of Kershaw died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2012 at Lancaster Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 24, 1910 in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Thomas "Fred" and Annie Jane Moseley Taylor. Mrs. Trimnal was a charter member of Abney Baptist Church and was an excellent seamestress. She also enjoyed making quilts, dresses and aprons. She was widowed three times, first by Laurie Bennie-Will Rogers, second by Willie Ellison Hall and third by Wylie Edward Trimnal.
Robert James Nelson, of Camden, SC, formerly of The Villages, FL, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, was born January 19, 1919 and passed away on October 23, 2012. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Nelson's memory to your favorite charity or your local sports team.
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Funeral service for Mrs. Clara Bessie Duren, 87, of 172 Upton Circle in Camden, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Kirkwood) with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Graveside services will be held for John B. Fellers, Jr., 88, of Camden, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following The Rosary. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Fellers' memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020 or the charity of one's choice.
While the scores might tell otherwise, Blue Ridge provided Camden with more of a test than the final numbers in a three-game sweep might indicate.
Rev. Fred Darin Kelly, 35, of 573 Firetower Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. James "Jimmy" McCormick, Jr., 70 of Paterson, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on October 19, 2012 in Paterson, New Jersey.
The city of Camden was recently honored as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Planning award by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) at its annual conference Oct. 19 at Litchfield Beach. The Outstanding Planning award is presented to a project of local significance that shows innovation, quality, transferability, comprehensiveness, sustainability and cost benefit. The city of Camden, with the assistance of URS Corporation, was recognized for its Broad Street Road Diet.
Mitt Romney's wince-inducing suggestion for gender equality, "binders full of women," has become almost as much of major Mitt-ism from the second presidential debate as "Big Bird" was in the first.
WASHINGTON -- In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.
One of the questions of the tragic killing of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is, why him? And, why now?
It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:
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The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.
Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...