The Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced its annual Camden calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden and its environs. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representations used in the calendar.
Beginning Saturday and running an entire week, the Artist's Attic studio and gallery will be open each day until 8 p.m. The Artist's Attic is located at 930 Broad St., in downtown Camden. The event, called "Eight days, eight artists," features different local artists and their work each day. The participating artists are as follows:
I went to Scott Park for a walk last week and was pleasantly surprised to find the road into the park and the parking near the tennis courts had been repaired. As I walked around the park, I noticed evidence that other maintenance and repairs are in progress. With great hope I went over to Legion Field and found the road into the park and the parking lot there had been repaired. There also was evidence of other maintenance in progress. It should be noted that these areas are city property with county oversight for operation.
• When Blockbuster started its video rental stores in the 1980s, it was a marvel of technology -- movies available immediately, with a wide choice. Dish Network, which bought the company out of bankruptcy in 2011, announced last week it would close all remaining company-owned stores, finalizing a signal change in how people get their entertainment. Streaming video and other more modern technologies have made the video rental business obsolete. Indeed, we live in a changing world.
Contrary to the opinion of most people, schools have always had to serve all types of people. In fact, I remember a lawyer and legislator who was appalled when I suggested that drivers' licenses be taken from young people who broke the law instead of having them pick up trash when their parents could not or, wisely, would not pay their fines.
November 11, 2013|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
Mr. Joe L. Gaskins, 77, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Willie, Sr. and Lula Butler Gaskins and the husband of hannah Kirkland Gaskins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with interment in the church cemetery with military honors. Mr. Gaskins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Gaskins family.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jack Stuart Jones, 90, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.