Funeral services for Betty Lou Murphy, 72, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Old Sawney's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spears Creek Baptist Church Property Fund at 116 Spears Creek Church Lane, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mr. Jasper Harris, 72, of Sumter and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Bright Eva Hicklen Harris. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 17, 2015 at Bishopville Church of Christ, Bishopville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. Mr. Harris will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Harris family.
Earlier this year, Camden High School (CHS) graduate Zachary Boykin became one of only 1,000 Class of 2015 graduates across the country to receive a Gates Millennium Scholarship. More than 57,000 students applied for the scholarship, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The scholarship provides funds to attend any U.S. college or university.
During Mental Health Awareness Month, board members of Mental Health America Kershaw County (MHAKC) sponsored a surprise cookout for the residents of Chesnut Ferry Court Apartments -- a 20 unit independent living apartments for chronically mentally ill clients in Camden. Board members included Community Consultant Clifton Harryton Anderson, Ethel Anderson, Larry Graham, Debbie Massalon and Linda Sutton-Dutton.
An 18-wheeler carrying nearly depleted natural gas canisters overturned on U.S. 601 near Brevard Road approximately 5 miles south of I-20 around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The accident shut down the highway for several hours, forcing commuters to find alternate routes as the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County emergency management teams, Doby's Mill and Lugoff fire crews dealt with the situation.
July 15, 2015|
By Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips
The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of July 24, 2015, will be payable July 31, 2015.
Those who braved the hot summer afternoon and evening -- and a brief rain shower early on -- found their musical rewards at the 20th annual edition of Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on Saturday.
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join a client kayaking down a creek on his property. As we slowly floated along the beautiful waterway, I couldn't help but remind him of just how fortunate he was to own several miles of such wonderful nature. He turned to me and commented on how cool it must be for me to be able to call it "my office." When I was heading out into the field the next morning, notebook and binoculars in hand, he called to me from across the road.
July 15, 2015|
By Josh Arrants
C-I contributing columnist