6 February 1983: I board a greyhound bus to Fort Benning, Ga. I am on my way to Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Thirteen and half weeks later I graduate as an infantry soldier. I immediately report to Airborne school just across post. Four weeks later, after earning my coveted Airborne wings, I get orders for Fort Bragg, N.C. I spend about two years at Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Division and then I spend the rest of my enlistment with the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea. I left the Army in 1987 and joined ...
The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce two annual events celebrating Black History Month. The eighth annual Gospel Fest takes place February 16, followed by the Heritage Tea Celebration on February 17. This dedicated committee has put together these special programs celebrating the spirit of community with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Sponsorship of this weekend's celebration is provided by the Piggly Wiggly of Camden and Kohn-Springs Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
The celebration of KershawHealth's centennial year is an excellent time to take stock and focus for the future. As always, the starting point must be our mission -- providing excellent care for everyone in Kershaw County, a mission that has remained unchanged for 100 years. It is a sacred trust, passed down by generations of hospital and community leaders who made the kinds of decisions necessary to maintain and support that mission. It seems appropriate to reflect on some of those defining moments in our history and the ways in which they have shaped how we provide excellent care for ...
• A story detailing the closing of Home Furnishing Co. in Camden appeared in this newspaper last week; the store is shutting down after 93 years in business. Founded by Gus Beleos and run for decades by his son, Likie, and his wife, Connie, the store was for years an anchor in the downtown Camden business community. Such locally owned establishments are falling by the wayside, not only here but across the country. We wish the Beleoses the best in their retirement.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Patricia Ann Daly, 62, was held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral service for Ronald Wilson, 68, of 1818 Redwood Street, Charleston, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 2 p.m. Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Friends may visit 2366 Tickle Hill Road. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime.
February 08, 2013|
By Clarence Page