Mr. A. Jesse Payne, 82, of Kershaw passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Providence Hospital in Columbia. He was born November 18, 1930 in Kershaw, a son of the late Teddy Payne and Minnie Lee Ellis Payne. Mr. Payne was a member of DeKalb Baptist Church and had retired in 1992 from DuPont. He had been a Butcher at Shealy's in Camden and Hatfields in Kershaw. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran and was a Mason and Shriner.
Clarence Sloat "Chick" Rowland, Jr., 93, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at his home in Camden, SC. Born in Long Branch, NJ, Clarence was the oldest of seven children born to the late Clarence Sloat Rowland, Sr. and Mabel Raichle Rowland.
The Kershaw County Republican Women (KCRW) recently took on new leadership and has elected four new officers who are committed to taking the KCRW to the next level. KCRW President, Kim Demer says, "I am excited about the extraordinary leadership team we have assembled, all of whom are women committed to advancing the conservative cause in our community."
It was coincidental that the recent dedication of the Larry Doby and Bernard Baruch statues in Camden came just weeks before April 15, which was the day in 1947 that Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Later that summer, Camden native Doby became the first African-American player in the American League when he joined the Cleveland Indians.
As we prepare to celebrate KershawHealth's Centennial during the week of April 21, it is fitting to remember those people who made the hospital a reality here in Camden. We have celebrated the Baruch family's contributions, but there were those who moved quietly behind the scenes to make the hospital a reality. One such man was Dr. John Corbett. Recently, the Corbett family photograph album was donated to the Camden Archives and Museum. The photographs of Corbett and his family bring such life to his story and once again allow us to see the face of a beloved ...
April 19, 2013|
By Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist
Recent events in Boston and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Even as first responders rushed into help at both scenes, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid. Whether the emergency is community-wide and involves numerous injuries, or involves a single individual being hurt at home, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.
On Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon, Historic Camden will host Earth Day. The event is for ages 6-12, parents and grandparents. Participants, weather permitting, will enjoy the outdoors by learning about an early American naturalist and walking the Nature Trail.