• Kudos to the Big Ten conference, which is considering requiring its member schools to stop scheduling "powderpuff" teams; the move comes as resistance increases to the popular practice of schools padding their non-conference schedules with smaller schools which have little football prowess. The practice makes final records look good and it provides a big payday for the small schools, but with ticket prices at high levels, the fans get soaked for watching runaway games.
Mr. Nelson "Pete" Brown Jr., 63, of Rockford, Illinois and formerly of Lucknow entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 18, 2013. Born in Lucknow he was the son of the late Nelson, Sr. and Janie Joe Brown and the husband of Martha Tillman Brown. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, ay Saint Matthew Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetary.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Ramseur Lindsay, 84, of Camden, will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lindsay's memory to Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, Association-Mid-State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Emily Stevenson Vereen, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m, Monday, February 25, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Family will receive friends following the service in Westminster Hall. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Emily's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
The seventh annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden. The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia.
A memorial service for Thomas Keith Simon, 57, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mr. Anthony Johnson, 41, of 971 Wateree Blvd., Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 1:00 PM @ Community Baptist Church, Camden, SC, Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Maxwell Leslie " Max" Wood, 88, of Camden, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Chip Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Westminster Hall. Memorials may be made in Max's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A graveside service celebrating the life of Mary Goff Pate, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin. Rev. Craig Thompson and Buster Morris will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, SC 29020.
Sculptor Bob Baronowski's statue of an acolyte was recently added to the Memorial Garden of Grace Episcopal Church at 1315 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The bronze figure is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and faces the church as if leading a procession toward the building. Mr. Baronowski is a member of the National Scupture Society and the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Baronowski's works consist of portraiture, figurative and relief sculpture in terra cotta and hot and cold cast bronze. The garden is open to the community.
The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held Feb. 9, in Camden. Twenty contestants competed for the Camden and Kershaw County titles. The winners will compete in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant in June in Hartsville.
A bill that would allow guns in restaurants and bars is making its way through the S.C. Senate, but the proposal is vague, aimless and filled with potential for trouble. As one senator remarked, "Alcohol and guns don't mix," and the same lawmaker said he hadn't talked to a single law enforcement person who was in favor of it. We doubt he'll find many.