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.
Kershaw County residents and visitors alike enjoyed hours of Blues, rock, country and other forms of music Saturday during the 20th annual Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The event is Historic Camden's premiere fundraising, featuring local, national and even world-wide talent. The show ended near midnight with nearly a dozen musicians banding together for a grand finale on the steps of the Craven House.
The United Way of Kershaw County recently received a donated van from Lugoff resident Donna Wodarczyk. Wodarczyk donated the van in honor of her late father, Richard Nielsson, who requested that the van be donated to a charity. UWKC president Donny Supplee says that the van will be used to provide transportation to people who need it. Volunteers from the community drive the vans to take people on errands free of charge. "We are serving needy folks so we have to supplement (the costs) through our fundraising. That's what our campaign is all about," Supplee said. The donated van ...
Alexis Boykin gets ready to play a Steinway grand piano anonymously donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Midland's Jackson Teen Center (JTC) in Camden. Admiring the piano are (from left) Camden Mayor Tony Scully, Camden Business Alliance (CBA) members Patricia Richardson and Ned Towell, JTC Music Director Eddie Ballard, JTC Executive Director Bryan Mayes and JTC members Tanajb Bracey and Hope Gumbs. The CBA, with cooperation from Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, recently arranged the generous donation.
The last month has been a rough time for the Midwest regions with heavy rains and flooding causing major injuries and deaths. The Red Cross has been there to help those in need with a much needed blood supply. Due to this severe weather, there is an urgent need for all blood types!
Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.
Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.