Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, who has maintained a long internal medicine practice in Kershaw County, once served as KershawHealth's chief of staff and served on the former KershawHealth Board of Trustees, is now the chief medical officer (CMO) for both KershawHealth and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. The two hospitals are part of the Capella-MUSC Health Network.
Camden Mayor Tony Scully signed a proclamation praising the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation for a $3.8 million grant to Health Sciences South Carolina to establish the Surgical Quality Collaborative. This statewide collaborative will provide hospitals across the state, including KershawHealth, vital resources to improve surgical outcomes and reduce morbidity. According to a city of Camden press release, the citizens of Camden will benefit from an increased quality of surgical care, including a reduction in surgical complications and readmissions.
The idea any currently enrolled Kershaw County high school student with a C or better average when they graduate -- almost any 9th through 12th grader -- will be able to go to Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) completely tuition-free is amazing news.
Every now and then, some elected official who feels they've been wronged by the press stands up, shakes their fists and calls for journalists to be licensed. Perhaps they're upset with the "liberal" (or, occasionally, "conservative") slant of their boss' editorials.
The lights are dimmed, the curtains closed, the actors/actresses are in place, the stage is set and then the curtains open and the script begins to play. The well-rehearsed scene begins to unfold for the benefit of the ones in the audience.
January 22, 2016|
Suzanne West Gordon
Last month, S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) Pee Dee Region Urban Forester Lois Edwardspresented our Tree City USA Award to Camden City Council. Tree City USA is a designation we can be proud of, particularly since the city has achieved and continuously maintained this status for the past 28 years. Tree City USA is a national program under the auspices of The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters and provides the framework for community forestry management of public trees in cities and towns across America.
January 22, 2016|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Mr. Willie J. Tillman, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD. Burial took place in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, MD.
Mr. Bennie L. Thomas, 89, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, January 23, 2016 at New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.
Annie Bell Ransom McClain, 88, of 8149 Black River Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 atPine Grove AME Church, Rembert, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert.
Funeral services with Masonic Rites to celebrate the life of William Johnson "Bill" Haynes, Jr., 77, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in William's memory to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, 7 Medical Park Road, Columbia, SC 29203.