Kershaw County School Board Trustee Shirley Halley will be the guest speaker for God's Helpers 15th Annual Mother/Daughter Banquet, to be held Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Halley graduated with honors from Claflin University in 1971 and earned a Masters Degree from S.C. State University, as well as achieving 30 more hours above her Masters from the University of South Carolina. She taught for a year in Marion County before spending the next 36 years teaching in the Kershaw County School District. She is active in her church and the community, serving as Sunday School ...
Continuing the discussion of the American Revolution in South Carolina, the Camden Archives and Museum will host a lecture that delves into the Native American experience just prior to and during the American Revolution.
The Fields Stable's Bob Le Beau burnished his credentials for the 2015 Eclipse Award when he moved powerfully into Belmont Park's homestretch, grabbed the lead inside the furlong pole, and held safe Hinterland for a half-length victory in last Thursday's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (Gr. 1).
Fire Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary Saturday at the nearly renovated Rhame Arena in downtown Camden. It celebrates this anniversary with much of its traditional fare -- the 9 a.m. parade of fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles down Broad Street (this year, beginning at Rutledge Street, according to the event's Facebook page); side-by-side burn demonstrations, showing how important residential sprinkler systems can be; the annual Explorers competition; and lots of vendors, food and other fun.
Last month, I wrote about how the extreme temperatures in June, the current drought conditions throughout the summer and the probability of bugs attacking trees is likely, all of which are wreaking havoc on our community trees. As of this writing, we've had gone 21 consecutive days with no measurable rain fall within the city center. Today (Thursday), it is finally raining, but we are still way behind in adequate soil moisture. Unless trees have been receiving supplemental water via irrigation systems, they are still stressed and susceptible to insect pests and disease.
It's deer hunting season again and many folks in this area consider this much more important than USC and Clemson Football. But this sport has an ongoing problem which really needs the attention of our lawmakers, and that is to address the issues between those who hunt with dogs and those who "still hunt."
September 25, 2015|
Charles H. Hurst
My wife and I enjoy eating lunch numerous times a month below the bridge at the (Lugoff) boat landing. It was a relaxing place to sit and eat. We would watch fish jumping, many types the waterfowl and occasionally see a bald eagle fly along the river.
September 25, 2015|
David S. Pryor