At long last, the S.C. General Assembly seems poised to pass a bill that will ban texting while driving. The move is overdue; South Carolina is one of only three states in the union which don't have such a law, but we suppose that late is better than never. House and Senate solons agreed earlier this week to a measure that will make texting while driving illegal. The law, if approved as expected, will take precedence over local laws passed by various communities, including one in Camden.
I grew up in North Augusta, a town of 2,000 people at that time. I attended elementary school and graduated from high school there. There were 34 graduates in my class of 1949. Bear with me for a moment through what may sound like boasting in order to make my point. Of the 34 of us came the following:
Tourism is more important than ever before to our economy, not just in the city of Camden and Kershaw County, but throughout South Carolina and the Southeast. It is especially important to Camden, however, as the general economy has remained sluggish despite recent turnarounds.
A regular reader of these weekly columns recent noted that it seems like many of my columns are based on a review of a national study that looks at conditions in each of the 50 states about such things as health, education, job creation, etc. She is right, and there is a reason for this.
June 04, 2014|
By Phil Noble
C-I contributing columnist
Zackary Truesdale, the son of Kristina and Philippe Truesdale, was formerly a student of the Kershaw County School District. He recently graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities (GSAH) in Greenville. Truesdale began percussion lessons at the age of 16 with Nicholas Guiliano at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
Miss Linda Engram, 52, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Engram Mickle and Samuel Engram, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Three p.m., at Browns' Funeral Home Chapel of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Engram family.
Karen Stradford-Wright, beloved daughter of Edna and Henry Stradford, Sr. passed on to her next life on Sunday, June 1, 2014. A service to celebrate Karen's life on earth will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 W. DeKalb Street in Camden, SC with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family during visitation on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6PM to 8PM at Collins Funeral Home, 714 W. DeKalb Street in Camden. Viewing will begin at 10:00 A.M. at the ...