The issue of second amendment gun rights will be a major talking point in next year's national elections, following the recall in Colorado of two state legislators who had played a prominent role in passing gun restrictions in that state. Two senators, both Democrats, lost their seats when Republicans rose up against the new laws. And the results have prompted Democrats in Colorado to step back and assess their policies for the future.
In a previous letter, I recommended that the Board of Trustees consider partnering with a proven health care system to fix the problems at KershawHealth. What they have decided to do is to go through a time consuming process to sift out a new CEO from among a large number of candidates. Once chosen, that person would then have to take some time to select a team of administrative professionals to implement change. Then they would have to come up with a plan, which would then have to be discussed/debated with the Board of Trustees.
At a time when some rival high schools steal each other's mascot or paint graffiti on the other team's football field, students from Lugoff-Elgin High (LEHS) and Camden High (CHS) use the time to give back to the community through the United Way of Kershaw County.
In keeping with the projected schedule of demolition for the Maxway building, the above photo shows that demolition is well underway. The Maxway building closed for business in Camden about a dozen years ago and will be cleared by the end of September or early October.
Funeral service for Mrs. Edna Nelson Ford, 95, of Capitol Heights Md. formally of Camden, South Carolina will be held at Camden First United Methodist Church on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing one hour prior to service 12:00-1:00 p.m. Final burial at Broom Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral service for Mr. Henry Louis Spann, 61, of 268 Williams Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:00 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may visit at the residence of John and Eva Ward at 416 Easy Street in the Pickett-Thomas community. He died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Mr. Clarence "Jake" Thompson, 88, of 146 Battleship Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one prior to the service at the church. He died Saturday, September 7, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria, but his decision makes sense. When proposing military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find someone with whom to share the blame.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Monnie is a 5-month-old retriever mix and a female gray tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...
In spite of being one of the smaller schools invited to Saturday's Sumter Spike-Off volleyball tournament, North Central still managed to knock off its share of larger programs en route to a third-place finish in the 15-team event.
The "Old School" Baseball Camp, operated by Lugoff-Elgin High School and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion pitching coach Jeremy Ray, is enrolling players for its fall/winter development camp sessions.
North Central's Matt Frazier led the way home, but Camden Military Academy was able to fill up the top 10 with seven of its runners in downing the Knights, 37-23, in a cross country meet run in Boonetown on Friday, Sept. 6.