Concerning the choice to possibly build a new YMCA in Camden, would it not be a wise decision for the Camden Mayor and City Council members to allow a referendum/special election concerning the use of what would likely be several million dollars of public funds to build a city owned facility which would be managed by a "for profit" YMCA. Those of us who do not reside in the city but are dependent on Camden for water and/or power would like to have a voice in this matter.
• President Obama has started tweeting, and he might regret it. The president is now using the social-media Twitter to send out messages, but Republicans aren't letting him get off unscathed, sending in questions about the economy's performance during his administration. The city of Camden has recently undergone its own social media upheaval with its (former) Facebook account, and folks there might advise the president that tweeting might not end up all that it's cracked up to be.
At the Governor's budget veto briefing, her Deputy Chief of Staff was tasked with explaining to the members of the legislature why the Governor vetoed roughly $105 million from the $5.8 billion General Fund budget and the entire $107 million Capital Reserve Appropriations bill.
I am sorry I omitted the fact that Councilman Willard Polk has been my brother-in-law for over 45 years. I appreciated your adding that footnote. However, I do not think that fact has any bearing on my comments. He still deserves the respect and applause of the silent majority for his representation of his fellow citizens on city council.
I've been informed that my book, "Angry Management," has been removed from your summer reading list because a concerned parent, Douglas Berry, brought the "number of expletives" in the text to the attention of your district's Director of Communications.
It's hard for a social commentator to keep up with all of the legal, moral and political lessons offered up by the still-unfolding Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex mess. But the most important is this: Don't rush to judgment.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2011-2012 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
A fight that occurred July 6 in Bethune resulted in the aggravated assault of Jeremy Caldwell, who was cut with a razor blade from his ankle to his groin. Caldwell made it back to his home where he called 911. Several of Caldwell's friends became enraged at the assault and drove to the home of Brandon Wilson and Cederic Everett on Rochelle Rd. in Bethune.
The Kershaw County Back to School Bash Committee utilizes community resources to provide free school supplies to area youth and help families access information and services within the community. The committee is celebrating its 15th year of service to the community and anticipates assisting approximately 1,500 elementary, middle, high and college students from Kershaw County and surrounding areas.
Benjamin Catoe, Jr. of 326 Dicey Ford Road, Camden, died Friday, July 8, 2011. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Graveside service for Albert H. Cubberley, Sr., 86, of Kershaw will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate.
Funeral service for Jessie Mae Catoe Drakeford, 70, of 1546 Kershaw Hwy. in Camden will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 3:00 P.M. at Flat Rock Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial in Parker Baptist Church cemetery. Wake service is Monday, July 11th, 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Louanne Marshall Shell, 85, of Camden, SC, and formerly of Ninety Six, SC, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was the wife of the late John Clinton Shell, Jr., to whom she was married for 54 years.
An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.
Mrs. Janie Ruth Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill Community), died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A funeral service to honor the life of William Stanley Melton, 64, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, May 4, 2015 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Cassatt. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Stan's memory to Kershaw County Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1684 Old Georgetown Road W., Cassatt, SC, 29032 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for ...
Funeral service for Juanita Brown Jordan, 84, will be held on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Women's Auxiliary.
A celebration to honor the rich life of Richard Alexander Holmes will be held at the Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., where a Communion Service will be conducted by The Reverend William Owens of Mary Magdalene Anglican Church followed by a Wake to be held at Sam Kendall's on Broad Street in Downtown Camden.
Liverpool FC America will hold soccer tryouts for boys and girls ages 8-18 on May 11 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department soccer fields located along Highway 1 in Lugoff.
Lawyers, court officials and others who end up spending time in criminal courtrooms in Kershaw County and elsewhere have no doubt heard many defendants' attorneys try to burnish their image after they've been convicted of crimes. The purpose, of course, is to try to grab a bit of leniency from the judge or jury which is going to hand down a sentence. "He's a good boy" is one of the favorites, often portraying the convicted person as a high knight of society who just happened to make a mistake, perhaps murder or armed robbery. "I just snapped" is ...
The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
A very special day is fast approaching, a day we should put on the top of our list and certainly always remember. We should celebrate it to no end. This day is not a holiday, but it should be. This day is indeed only one day long, only 24 hours short, but this day should and can last forever. We can make this day last forever in our hearts, for this is where it belongs. This day is the best day. It will not end, so live it forever.
WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.
The Knight's Hill community will ring in the spring with the annual Mayfest celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 9.
I wanted to share with you selections from recent speeches I delivered in and around Camden, two on April 11 and one on April 18.