Every year around this same time, early June, a certain thought occurs to me. The timing is simply because this is graduation time at high schools, colleges and universities all through our area and the entire United States.
OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column -- and no, it's not technically true. Andy Griffith died in 2012 and he was from North Carolina, not South Carolina.
June 10, 2015|
By Phil Noble
C-I contributing columnist
Mrs. Mamie Rufus Stuckey, 80, of 252 Shivers Pond Road Road, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. David Fitzgerald Moore, 47, of 714 Douglas Street, Camden, died Sunday, June 7, 2015. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Moore family.
Mrs. Sheldia Houston Miller, 68, of 46 Shivers Green Road, Lugoff, passed on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel, Camden with burial in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia.
Funeral service for Mr. Leandre J. Laguerre, 25, of Fayetteville, North Carolina will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Bingham Chapel AME Zion Church in Westville with burial in the church cemetery. He died Sunday, June 7, 2015. Wiseman Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of the out of town arrangements and Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.
Mr. Edward L. Gamble, 68, of 8565 Old Percival Road, Columbia, passed on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, June 10, 2015 at Nelson-Haile Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Mrs. Gracie L. Cook, 79, of 5216 Pisgah Mail Road, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
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:
June 24, 2015|
J. Kennedy DuBose Jr.
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 ...