(Editor's note: the writer submitted this letter to the editor prior to Gov. Nikki Haley's signing of legislation Thursday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. State House grounds, and the flag's removal on Friday.)
Annie Faile Horton, 78, will be held on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be private in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund.
Funeral service for William Patrick "Bill" Truesdale Sr., 73, will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 N. Lyttleton Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Hartsville held serve at home and forced a third and deciding game in the American Legion Junior Lower State playoffs series with Kershaw County following Wednesday's 3-1 win at Jimmy White Field in Kelleytown.
Since February, four Kershaw County law enforcement officers have been arrested, accused of various offenses. They include one Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy, one Camden Police Department (CPD) officer and two Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers.
School is out for the summer and students and teachers are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. The students have enjoyed another safe and successful year of school. There are many people responsible for this who deserve our thanks. These include parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, school crossing guards and bus drivers among others. The one group which probably deserves the most credit for our students' safety, but seldom receive it, is our bus drivers.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority Inc. presented scholarships to several students as the 2014-15 school year wound down. LaKayla Renae Dixon and Aayahna Monae Herbert, both Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors, each received the 2015 scholarship awards from AKA's Iota Omega Omega Chapter.
Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands President Carter Clark accepts a check for $5,000 from Claire Shell of Second Look Charities on Monday afternoon outside the Jackson Teen Center (JTC). The donation -- complimenting a recent $8,000 grant to The ALPHA Center -- will help purchase recording equipment so students will have a state-of-the-art modern facility to record, produce, develop and market a music CD featuring local talent. The CD is a joint project of the JTC and ALPHA Center. Joining Clark and Shell for the presentation are (from left) Second Look's Judy Smith, Mary Long and Rose Sheheen ...