Mrs. Pearlene White Wright, 116 North Gate Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Born in Pontiac, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late David L. and Sallie Bell Thomas White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Gethsemance Baptist Church, Mitchellville, Maryland, with burial in Maryland National Memorial Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden and J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD are serving the Wright family.
Millie Chaplin, from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, was the artist in residence at Bethune Elementary School during the week of Sept. 24 - 28. Chaplin brought with her a love of storytelling, puppetry, dress-up and her knowledge of colonial life to the students. During her week at Bethune elementary, the students made puppets, corn-husk dolls, puppetry settings, and experienced the types of games that colonial children played.
Kershaw County School District's Special Educational Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) students recently took a field study to Clemson University where they worked in small groups, then combined their efforts to form a paper city. Students designed the paper cities at Clemson's School of Architecture.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Cleve Edward Burchett, 52, of Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Van Ross, Jr., 18, of Elgin, in Richland County in two separate unrelated cases of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Burchett was arrested on Oct.16, 2012 and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. On Oct. 18, 2012, Ross turned himself in to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators after his attorney was notified that a warrant charging Ross with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor had been obtained by the Sheriff's Office.