Of all the nauseating things about the Super Committee's inability to reach a deficit-cutting deal, perhaps the worst is that the leaders of both parties have apparently spent months anticipating such an impasse and trying to lay groundwork to use the committee's failure to advance their own causes in the 2012 election. It proves once more -- how many times does this make? -- that most of the elected officials in Washington are interested not in advancing common-sense proposals but in trying to get re-elected and trying to make sure their own party dominates.
Camden's "horse history" in a nutshell.
To those of you who don't know me, I am an Internal Medicine physician who has practiced at the hospital here in Camden for the past four years. I am the mother of three young children, and I live here in downtown Camden. I have followed the debate about the YMCA closely, and for many reasons, I support this project because I care about my patients, my family, and our community.
During this holiday season, I'm thankful for:
North Central Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
Santa is coming to town Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. Santa will be giving out stockings full of goodies to the kids, refreshments for everyone, and kids can have their picture made with him. Parents can take their own picture or professional photos will be available for purchase. Admission is free and kids can tour the fire trucks and get fire prevention materials. For questions concerning Santa's visit, contact a firefighter at 438-2553 or email email@example.com. All department events are also posted on ...
Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Assistant Superintendent of Water Treatment Randy Watts, (second from left) recently accepted the 2011 Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) award from representatives of the the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Environment Protection Agency. "This award basically guarantees that there is nothing wrong with our water," L-EWA General Manager Mike Hancock said. "It encourages facilities to reach a higher standard." DHEC initiated the program in 1997 in an effort to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities. The goals of AWOP are to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease ...
And now it's Newt?
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." ~Johann Schiller
Once again your Lugoff-Elgin Girl Scout Troop No. 968 is reporting on our activities. We have had a very good year and a wonderful summer with four of our girls, Amber Mitchell, Jessica Black, MacKenzie Saverance, and Olivia Lamphere, all earning their Bronze Award. These girls worked hard over the summer making and painting birdhouses, wind chimes, and a bird bath for the residents of Springdale Nursing Home. The girls did a wonderful job and all the people are really enjoying their endeavors.
Blaney Elementary School in Elgin is launching a campaign to fund a half-mile walking track and fitness trial on the school's property. This project will benefit not only Blaney students, but students from nearby Leslie M. Stover Middle School as well as residents of surrounding communities.
AIKEN -- University of South Carolina Aiken men's senior basketball player Sterling Council was named the South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 21, 2011.
Former Lugoff-Elgin standout, Grayson Quick, was named to the 2011 Mid-South All-Conference football team.
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.