• Diplomatic posts have always been plum political prizes for presidents to hand out to supporters and donors; over the years, about 30 percent of such jobs have been awarded to people who were willing to pay for them. This year, with President Obama having a hefty list of well-to-do supporters, the price is higher than ever, one news outlet reports. Being called "ambassador" and receiving a post to a safe country with a stable political environment is quite a catch. Of course, Obama's doing nothing different than his predecessors have; it's just that the price tag has gone ...
Mr. Willie James McCaskill, 66, of 3021 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Miss Sherry Parker Butler, 50, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Born in New York Ciry, New York, she was the daugther of Mozella Lester Butler and the late Charles Parker Butler. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at Greater Faith Deliverance Church, with burial in Glory Hill Cemetery, Camden. Miss Butler will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Butler family.
Dear Annie: Two years ago, my son's fiancee recommended we rotate who hosts Christmas dinner. That year, she and my son went to her mom's house, and last year they were supposed to come to mine. Instead, they went to her mom's again and were upset that I didn't want to tag along.
Annie, at the time, my 73-year-old mother was in a rehab facility.
Funeral services for David Vincent, 79, of Kershaw will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Buffalo Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Paul Stephens and James Way will officiate.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mary Frances Davis Price, a beloved mother, age 73, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. A private burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Ms. Prices' memory to Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 or the American Lung Association of SC, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, SC 29201.
The college football season is over and many football widows are excited about that. Now on Saturdays the honey-do list may get a little more attention. For Carolina and Clemson fans, it's been a great season. Both teams were 11-2, won exciting dramatic bowl games and were ranked in the top 10 nationally in the final coaches' poll.
We noted recently that we don't see much reason for people to own assault-type weapons and magazines that hold large amounts of ammunition. And we certainly don't see any harm to the second amendment in requiring background checks for all people who are purchasing guns. But in the ongoing debate about gun violence in this country, which has reached epidemic proportions, we are all being naive if we think instituting new laws is going to stop such violence. That doesn't mean some measures aren't wise and won't make a small difference in the ownership of ...
Once again we are faced with a horrible massacre at a school. This time it was a Connecticut elementary school. As frustrating to every American as they are devastating to those immediately involved, my prayers are with those suffering beyond my imagination.
February 01, 2013|
Edward R. Allen
How do we regard change in our lives? Do we view change as a good thing, simply a revision of the timeworn replaced by a positive update perhaps? Or do we see change as a painstaking event, an alteration of the ordinary? Do we know the timing of change or does it arrive as a complete surprise? Is change perpetual or as random as snow in Camden? There is change that skulks in at the most unexpected moments like an uninvited guest. And then there's the type of change we invite in and embrace with open arms. Some change ...
February 01, 2013|
By Paula Joseph
C-I contributing columnist
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently named its professional and volunteer recipients of its Carl S. Hammond Firefighter of the Year awards. Lt. Tyheine Bennett, who joined the CFD in 2001 is the 2012 Professional Firefighter of the Year. Mark Parker, who originally joined the department in 1988, is the 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.
A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.
The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.