A funeral service celebrating the life of Tammy Fenner Griggs, 49, of Camden, will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.
Rhonda Jean Posey Burr, 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Camden, S.C., with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Johnson of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Noelle Johnson to Mr. Garrett Thomas Mann. Crystal is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson of Camden and the late Mr. James O. Johnson, Sr. of Baltimore, MD, and the late Dea. & Mrs. John C. Saxton of Rembert.
By chance, we happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognizing me laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.
February 24, 2014|
By Ronda Rich
• We commented just last week on the wise decision by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee to turn down unionization with the UAW. But Gov. Nikki Haley's statement that unionized plants aren't welcome at all in South Carolina is off the mark. Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who's running against Haley, said South Carolina should remain a right-to-work state, where workers have the right to decide whether to join unions. That's a more reasonable position.
Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation and Medicaid waiver programs. One component of the budget was almost completely ignored, however, and it shouldn't be. The governor's proposed spending plan includes $8.5 million in total funds -- $5.3 million from the federal government -- for a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Fusion Center.
February 24, 2014|
By Shane McNamee
S.C. Policy Council
If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.
February 24, 2014|
By Jack Bass
College of Charleston
Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.
Justice Kirby, 79, of Camden, South Carolina, passed away on February 18, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Roy "Pap" Glenn and Frances Collins Glenn of Rock Hill, SC.
Long before I came to work in Camden, my husband and I would drive up here from Sumter to have a lunch date some Saturdays. As we passed the Robert Mills Courthouse, the historic preservationist part of me would smile in satisfaction that the people of Camden preserved this landmark. Sumter's oldest courthouse, which Mills modified, was torn down in the name of "progress" years ago -- and they built a Maxway in its place! Really!
February 21, 2014|
By Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist
The recent union defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant is yet another sign that the United Auto Workers, once an indomitable force in this country, is merely a shell of its former shelf. Where the American economy is concerned, that's a good thing. Employees at the Chattanooga plant turned thumbs down on the union despite a protracted lobbying effort by UAW officials; in fact, Volkswagen itself had been in favor of the union and had allowed organizers nearly unlimited access to its plant while denying that same right to opponents.