Ms. Ella Ryan, 71, of 952 Wateree Blvd., Camden, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later day by Cooke Funeral Home of Camden.
Mr. Eddie Simon, 78, of 3034 Young Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Monday, June 11, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 167, 2012 at Sandy Level Baptist Church, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mrs. Elouise Timbers, 76, of 2210 Pickett St., Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by
Two Kershaw County School District teacher cadets have received the 2012 Ken Bower Scholarship.
Jackson Elementary School fifth grader Tierney Peterson and North Central Middle School eighth grader Morgan Kelly have been named the winners in the Kershaw County School District Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.
The Kershaw County School Board approved the hiring of Byron Johnson as the new principal for Camden Middle School for the 2012-13 school year. Johnson replaces Jeff Jordan who retired.
For the 59th consecutive year, student-athletes at Camden High school were honored by The Bulldog Club at the organization's annual awards banquet on May 22.
Bloomsbury Inn has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
Charles Ryan Davis of Camden and Amanda Renée Hayes of Columbia announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mrs. Teresa Hayes of Columbia and Mr. David Hayes of Columbia. He is the son of Mrs. Betty M. Davis of Camden.
Emma Jane Gaulke was recently crowned Thomas Sumter Academy's 2012 Junior Miss General at TSA's annual pageant held May 5, 2012.
Every year in May, a community member named Bob Watkins invites me to speak to the Golden Club, a really fun group of local retirees that meets for breakfast once a week. Generally, I use this opportunity to talk about the accomplishments of school year. I thought I'd share some of the same highlights in this month's column. It's been another great year! Our students and our staff continue to achieve at an impressive level. Following are just a few examples:
It's 5:30 p.m. and you just got home from work when there is a knock at the door. It is a police officer explaining that you have 15 minutes to evacuate your family and pets from your home as a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed close to your property. What could you grab in your house in 15 minutes that is necessary for your family and pet's livelihood?
In his own words, Camden Police Department (CPD) Detective James Heming describes his recent win in the Open Class Revolver Championship at the South Carolina Police Combat League's Palmetto State Classic Pistol Competition as, "Truly a highlight in my career -- with years of shooting competition under my belt it is amazing to me that I was able to come out on top of 68 other competitors in the main event revolver match, and then to be able to win first place in the Two-Man Team competition with teammate Earl Berry was more than exciting, to say the least."
• Federal officials made the right call last week in choosing not to attempt to re-prosecute former Sen. John Edwards, whose recent trail for campaign finance fraud ended with a hung jury on most counts. The case was terribly complicated, and many legal experts predicted from the outset that a conviction would be difficult. The decision not to re-try Edwards doesn't mean he's innocent; it just means Uncle Sam recognizes he probably couldn't be convicted.
There is no debating the fact the Charleston murders were uncalled for, inexcusable and totally heinous. And there are few words to adequately describe the graciousness and forgiving nature in which the survivors and other persons through the state have reacted. But, unfortunately, it's not the end of the story. Demonstrations by outsiders and the pursuit of political correctness has begun to surface.
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Clyde Key, 63, of Camden, SC died Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Mrs. Ruby Glover, 63, of 37 Carter Oaks Lane, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Monday, July 20, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Ms. Jeannette Arlene Clyburn, 49, of 1115 Cheraw Road in Cassatt, will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11 a.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, 1754 James West Road in Cassatt with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, July 16, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements..
Kelli Murphy, a rising sophomore at Auburn University and a 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate, was named an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.
Any middle school or high school student -- both boys and girls -- entering seventh through12th grade interested in running cross country at Camden High School is reminded that the first practice for the 2015 season will be held on Monday, Aug. 3rd at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the school's Wellness Center.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.