Yesterday, Sunday, July 28 was Parents' Day! Designated by Congress in 1994, the fourth Sunday of July is the day each year that we celebrate parents in the United States. Parents are very important to our future because they are the ones raising our next generation of leaders. Here in South Carolina and across the globe, parents are working hard to be sure their children have a healthy start in life and access to all the early learning experiences their children need to thrive in school and in life.
July 29, 2013|
By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk
C-I contributing columnist
Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camdenite Jonathan Sheppard invariably does well at Saratoga Race Course, and he kicked off the track's first steeplechase last Thursday with a 1-2 finish by Bill Pape's Martini Brother and the trainer's Barnstorming in the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
A celebration of life service for Joyce Wright Randall, 56, will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the family's residence, 2309 Lucknow Rd, Camden, SC 29020. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Lee County Animal Shelter at 1787 Bethune Hwy, Bishopville, SC 29010 .
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mary Strickland Robertson Eddins , 78, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Rev. Norman Knight and Rev. Matt Mims will officiate. Burial will follow in St. James Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 8620 Black River Road, Rembert, SC 29128.
The Kershaw County Back to School Bash takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon or until supplies last at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. All school supplies are free.
Gwendolyn H. Holliday, 59, of 1914 Woodside Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, July 22, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 27, 2013, 11 a.m., Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church, Rembert.
A graveside burial service will be celebrated for Anne Player Vasile, 89, Of Camden, SC, in Quaker Cemetery in Camden at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 26, 2013. Father Patrick Balogon will officiate. The rosary will be recited Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, at 6:00 PM with visitation to follow. Memorials may be made in her memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jerry, a six-month-old female Australian Cattle dog and Egg, a one-month-old male kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...
To say, "I am an American" makes us all equal as citizens no matter from what country our ancestors came -- whether Ireland or Germany or Russia or Africa or any other place. It is good to know our heritage and be blessed by it; but when we become citizens of the United States of America, we become Americans. It should stand first in our allegiance and first in our identification. How can we stand together if we place another country first in identifying who we are? To do this is to separate ourselves from other Americans. Something to think about.
I do not consider myself an alarmist nor do I normally get overly excited about things, but there is definitely cause for concern regarding a recent find in town. In late May, I performed a residential tree check in the Kendall Lake area. As a general rule, I do my best not only to look at the tree of concern but also to walk the property to make sure other trees are OK as well. In doing so at this particular property, one tree caught my eye. Then I saw another and another and another. My first thought was, "Uh-oh ...
July 26, 2013|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist