LUGOFF – A graveside service for Howard McLaurin Branham Jr., 75, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Ralph Ramey will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Camden Archives and Museum at 1314 Broad Street Camden, S.C. 29020.
CAMDEN -- A memorial service to celebrate the life of Maria Gabriela Chacon Blake, 91, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, today, October 11, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Brian Thomas will officiate. Maria will be laid to rest next to her husband at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center, 128 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin at Camden High School with a tour of the CHS Greenhouses and a program by Joey Hendrix, earth science instructor. Refreshments and the business meeting will follow at the home of Marietta Gordon. The theme for artistic arrangements is "Our Treasures Unfold" from a quote by Alfred Billings Street: "Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence."
A yard sale and BBQ fundraiser will be held Saturday at the American Legion in Camden starting at 7 a.m. BBQ will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event is being held to support Kershaw County resident Brenda Lund who recently underwent heart surgery to implant a heart pump.
In its most important match of the year, the North Central volleyball team was extended to four sets before upending visiting Region 4-AA rival Buford in Tuesday night's "Dig Pink" match played at the Castle.
It doesn't seem that long ago since the massive juggernaut called Hugo swept through South Carolina – including Camden and Kershaw County – leaving a path of destruction still marveled at nearly thirty years later. As of press time, it appears that Hurricane Matthew was going to have less of an impact on South Carolina and Kershaw County than it potentially could have.
I have enjoyed hurricane season ever since I was a mere lass. I know it sounds weird that the woman with a hurricane named after her loves hurricane season, but hurricanes always had an effect on my life one way or another.
October 07, 2016|
C-I Staff Writer
The 20th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival remains on go with events as scheduled. The only shift is the Town Green outdoor venue in downtown Camden will now relocate to the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. An updated schedule is available at www.fineartscenter.org. Armbands are available at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, located at 810 Lyttleton Street from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday; 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 11 p.m. Armbands ...
CAMDEN – Funeral services for Claretta Briggs Fletcher, 90, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in Dry Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. P.L. Griffin will officiate.
BETHUNE -- John Neil Bracey, 68, died Saturday, October 1, 2016. Funeral services will be held today, Oct. 7, 2016 at noon in Mill Creek baptist Church. Rev. Joseph H. Gause will officiate. Burial will be in the Fort Jackson NAtional Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina. Viewing will be Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Craford Funeral Home in Kershaw, S.C.