Mrs. Mary Louise Wilson, 79, of 722 Fair Street, Camden, S.C., passed on Friday, June 7, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery, Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.
Mrs. Ellen Miller Goodwin, 90, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Born in Boykin, he was the daughter of the late Abraham and Rena Hampton Goodwin. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, at Broom Hill Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Rembert. Mrs. Goodwin will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Goodwin family.
A celebration of life service for Leslie Zemp Hayes, 78, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Funeral services for William Burnett Collins, 74, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Lugoff First Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Dr. Albert Allen and Rev. Dave Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
A federal jury is hearing testimony this week as the trial begins of a lawsuit brought against Camden Military Academy (CMA). In the trial's first days, attorneys for a former cadet have brought forward testimony and evidence they say show that, in 2008, other CMA students raped the then 13-year-old boy, according to news reports. The former cadet, listed in the lawsuit only as "JBC," is now 18.
Camden's local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted its Fourth Annual Debutante Cotillion, Radiant Rubies: Refined and Ready to Conquer the World, on Saturday, May 18, at the Shrine Club in Camden.
Camden City Council was scheduled yesterday to take second reading on a proposal to purchase the former Maxway building in the downtown business district, with plans to raze the decaying structure and build a small park. The building, located at the corner of Broad and Rutledge Street, has stood unoccupied for years and has become an eyesore. It's presently owned by Redwood Homes LLC, which has agreed to sell it to the city for $65,000. It will take about twice that amount to demolish the structure and perform asbestos removal and abatement.
For the past couple of years, Kimbrell's has been considering closing its Camden furniture store due to the declining downtown foot traffic. Recently, the CEO of Kimbrell's met with Camden officials and, upon hearing of our plans to revitalize Camden, committed to renovate the interior and exterior of their store at the corner of Broad and Rutledge. For those who want to see the eventual results of the ongoing renovation, check out Kimbrell's in downtown Sumter, almost the exact same building. There, Kimbrell's uncovered the second-story windows hidden behind mammoth aluminum cladding, replaced an aluminum awning ...
June 12, 2013|
By Mayor Tony Scully
C-I contributing columnist
For the third year in a row, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will host three summer camps designed for young people who will be in the fifth through eighth grades. The S.T.A.R.S camps, which stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Selfless Service will give participants a positive, meaningful week of exposure to: crime scene investigations, police K9 demonstrations, fire safety, basic first aid by EMS personnel, Internet safety, anti-bullying, goal setting, team building, law enforcement careers and community service projects.