WASHINGTON -- All things considered, I'd rather be in Rome. Isn't everyone?
Thank you, Mayor Tony Scully, for your "Downtown" column in last week's newspaper. It was informative to read about several projects, activities, and issues being explored by our city. We would encourage you to continue keeping all of us aware of topics like these. And please include your contact information should any of us wish to participate in the dialogue. Again, thanks!
• There is something comforting about tradition, and the election of a new pope -- with the tell-tale white smoke billowing from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel -- is about as traditional as it gets. With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic church is facing both challenges and opportunities as newly elected pontiff Pope Francis begins his tenure. He has won adherents from the beginning because of his humility, and it will be interesting to see how he takes on the challenges of the church.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) proudly presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn Agency, Inc./Kennedy Insurance and Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin. Tickets to Claire Bryant & Friends are $30 advance ...
Funeral service for Helen S. Gilmer, 81, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the MS Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
The Kershaw County (KC) Robotics team -- comprised of 10 local high school students -- was ranked 9th out of 65 teams overall in the FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) First Robotics Competition, Ultimate Ascent, in Myrtle Beach, earlier this month.
Dr. John M. Gardner of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Nicholson of Pickens announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Gardner to Benjamin Matthew Ellison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kevin Ellison of Seneca.
In an old family bible that my brother owns, there is a story of how our great-great-grandfather escaped from a Union prison. He was a Confederate soldier, captured and sent to a prison in Illinois. He somehow escaped, stole an Indian canoe and floated down the Mississippi River to an area between Arkansas and Mississippi. He got out on the Arkansas side and tried to swim across and nearly drowned. He was finally able to cross the river with the help of some others and walked to Baird, Miss.
Services for Mrs. Ruby Inez Rabon, 87, of Camden, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
David Travis Scott, 43, passed away peacefully after a courgeous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Katherine "Cat" Brisbon Thomas, 73, of Washington Park Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Born in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Brisbon and Inez Pouge Brisbon Holmes and the wife of Deacon Willie "Cap" "Nash" Thomas. A Celebration of Life Services was held at two o'clock p.m. Saturday, at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Thomas will be placed in the church at One o'clock p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Thomas family.
Caleb Clarke Whitaker, III, of Cincinnati, OH and Palm Beach, FL passed away March 10, 2013. Following military service in WWII and a successful business career he moved to Florida and married Dorothy "Bunny" Wood Price in 1987. Together they traveled extensively and enjoyed a loving, happy and fulfilling life. Caleb was a fitness and exercise enthusiast, and enjoyed many outdoor sports including skiing, tennis, swimming, golf and hunting. He also had an affinity for the American West and enjoyed visiting the Rocky Mountain states. Caleb is survived by his beloved wife Bunny; two children Amanda Lough of Columbia, SC ...
The heart is a complex organ and it is important for pet owners to be aware of the diseases it can develop.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.
Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.
I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.
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Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.