We all like to think that when we go to the polls to elect our leaders that we're casting our ballots for people who will make bold decisions; few voters ever mark the box next to the name of a candidate they consider timid. Camden City Council has indeed made some bold decisions recently, the latest one being to buy the former Mather Academy property, with the purpose of building a new recreational complex to take the place of the aging Rhame Arena.
26 YEARS AGO -- March 6-11, 1985
NEW YORK -- This is doubtless heretical, but I'll say it anyway: I can wait to find out who the Republican presidential candidates will be.
Schools across Kershaw County celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by having community volunteers read to students.
As a former employee of the Wateree Community Actions I am compelled to write this letter in the disregards that the new Wateree Community Actions staff have for our small Camden community.
On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, we experienced what could have turned into a catastrophic event if it had not been for a quick response from our local Blaney Fire Department, Doby's Mill, Lugoff, Columbia, and Pine Grove fire departments and the S.C. Forestry Commission. The wind was a major factor that day in trying to contain the fire and keep it from spreading.
The Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin junior varsity baseball teams played to a 2-2 tie in a contest stopped due to lightning in the fifth inning of last Monday's game.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 … before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Funeral for Sarah Elizabeth Warren "Tibba" Baker, 90, of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home, of Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Burial will be in the historic Quaker Cemetery also in Camden. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Aberdeen, 1409 Broad Street in Camden. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Johnny Caldwell, 82, of Fatback Road, Dalzell, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Funeral services for Leila Mae Catoe, age 85, of Camden, who passed away March 6 at her daughters home in Anchorage, Alaska, will be held Friday at 4:00 pm at the Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Long time resident of Camden, South Carolina, Maudine Corley Jackson died on March 5, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born July 28, 1921 in Lexington, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Jamison Corley, Sr. and Maude Wingard Corley. She was a former member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington and a long time member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where she was served on the official board as well as president and assistant pianist for the Wembley Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the DeLoache-Zemp Circle of the United Methodist Women.
DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Camden High's baseball/softball complex.
Artist in Residence Francee Levin recently spent several days working with Midway Elementary School's third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on storytelling, reader's theater and writing. Here, Levin tells a story to students from Teri Davis' and Denee Hayes' third-grade classes. The Artist in Residence is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's School Arts program which is funded in part by the Kershaw County School District and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.
Robert Mills was the first American born and trained architect. He called himself "Robert Mills, Architect of Public Buildings." Indeed, Mills established a new scale and standard for public buildings in Washington, D. C. when he designed the Treasury Building, the Patent Office, and the General Post Office in the 1830s and early 1840s. In other parts of the country, Mills designed buildings that were sensitive to regional values and local architectural traditions. Always his attention was on permanency and fireproofing for his public buildings.
Fergus Reid Buckley passed away in Camden, South Carolina on April 14, 2014. He was the younger brother of conservative figure William F. Buckley, Jr. and of the Honorable James L. Buckley, former U.S. Senator from New York and Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
Charlie Horace Olive was born December 31, 1914, in Cataula, GA and passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014, in LaGrange, GA.
Mr. Richard Lee Porter 47, of 937 Berry Road, Bishopville, South Carolina, passed on Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville, SC. Hailes Funeral Home is serving the family.
WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.
Three Grade 1 winners, 2013 winner Decoy Daddy, and a formidable front-runner will line up on Saturday for the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), featured race of the 93rd annual Middleburg Spring Races.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Boyd, a 7-month-old neutered male cat and Sophie, a 6-month-old female terrier mix. She is very energetic, playful and friendly. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...
The seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.
Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala to be held on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.
April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.
WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.
On behalf of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride I would like to thank the Camden City Police and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department. On Saturday April 12, 2014 we held the Tour de Camden with the ride beginning en masse from Historic Camden. We had about 150 riders of all levels of ability.