Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate disaster. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to put a muzzle on press freedoms, Team Obama appears to have surged into the lead.
May 24, 2013|
By Clarence Page
By now you have probably heard on more than one occasion some representative of the Obama administration -- perhaps Jay Carney, the press secretary; or maybe Eric Holder, the attorney general; or maybe the president himself -- repeat words that have become almost a mantra in responding to the multiple issues that are dogging the White House: "It wouldn't be appropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation."
In countries around the world, the oak tree is the symbol of strength, fortitude and endurance. In the U.S., the oak was designated in 2004 as our national tree. Despite this status as a stalwart of the forest and city alike, oaks in our native and urban ecosystems face tremendous challenges from diseases, insect pests and human-caused disorders.
May 24, 2013|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Boyd Parker (first photo, center, in "flame" welding hood), a student at Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) Camden campus, welds portions of a steel bear as David Karrell (left, in black and yellow hood) of CCTC's Sumter campus assists. For their efforts, Parker, Karrell and their other classmates won first place at an annual "welding rodeo" held at CCTC's Camden campus near I-20 in April. Camden instructor Shawn Hankins said CCTC has won three out of the last four years at the event, which has previously been held at Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Hankins ...
Mrs. Ireva Averette Price, 87, died Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born on December 19, 1925 in Granville County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Unity Allen Averette. She retired from Kendall Company and was a member of Bethune Baptist Church. She enjoyed birds, Crewel, flowers, gardening, and most of all spending time with family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.