As we approach the vote on the city referendum, I wanted to comment on my support for the YMCA as the third party to run our sports complex.
As a retired educator I am very disappointed with a couple of decisions that the Kershaw County Council has made.
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Patricia A. "Patticakes" Ellsworth, 58, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of Roberto Rivera and the late Margaret Rivera.
Mrs. Gloria Jean Cheatham, 68, of 49 Belmont Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Fueral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2012 At Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial followed at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Andy Hunter officiated. The family received friend from 4:00-5:30 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McFarland's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Willie Bill Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Ned and Mary Hayes Canty. A Celeberation of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, with burial in church cemetery with military honors, Camden. Mr. Canty will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Canty family.
Mr. Lindsey "LA" Allen, 76, of 465 Easy Street, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 12, 2012. Born in Boykin, he was the husband of Margie Preston Allen and the son of the late Abraham and Janie Taylor Allen.
I doubt there is a soul in this town who wouldn't agree that the YMCA is a wonderful institution. It is, but the miracles writers claim it will bring leave me wondering why every town hasn't built one yesterday!
(Editor's Note: the C-I was unable to print this letter prior to Kershaw County Council's Oct. 9 meeting. Despite the timing, we believe the author has the right for his opinion to be viewed by the public during this election season. The letter has been edited to reflect that council's meeting took place prior to publication.)
Last week, the Camden High girls' tennis team dismantled Region 4-AAA foes Lower Richland and Dreher, while dropping a non-conference match to West Florence.
Tuesday: Camden at Westwood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)Fairfield Central at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Camden at Westwood (VB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (VB – 7 p.m.)
Freshman music major Andrea Nobles, of Camden, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University's NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree.
Joan Ashcraft McFarland, age 80, of Camden, SC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday night, January 18, 2015.
Funeral servcie for Mr. Eddie Birkley Furman, 84, of 1814-A Lockhart Road in Camden, will be held Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:30 A.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church, 1262 Lockhart Road in Camden with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road (Hwy 12) in Columbia, SC. He died Thursday, January 15, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)