Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays that are celebrated in our state. We saw an influx of traffic this weekend due to families traveling for the holiday weekend and an increase in motorcycles traveling back and forth to Myrtle Beach for the annual memorial weekend bike rally. Memorial Day is the start of the 100 deadly days of summer. This is the time that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In the past we have seen an increase in fatalities due to more traffic on the highway. In 2012, we had a total of 217 fatalities during ...
May 27, 2013|
Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly
S.C. Highway Patrol
• We're happy to see that Camden native Michael Kohn is back in the Major Leagues as a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. Kohn is 1-0 during the young season, with 12 appearances at the time this was written. He's compiled a steady 2.45 earned run average. Like all Camdenites, we wish him success and a long career in "the show."
The city of Camden received a grant for $58,900 through the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will fund 95 percent of the purchase of a fire safety trailer. The trailer will help educate the community on how to prevent and extinguish household fires, specifically kitchen fires.
Ross Beard (far right) accepts a copy of a joint S.C. House and Senate proclamation Thursday from S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk (second from left) as Camden Mayor Tony Scully (far left) and Gen. John Greene, S.C. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve chair (center), look on. The three-page resolution -- something Funderburk said was unusual -- recognizes and honors Beard for his "devoted service to the Palmetto state and to express profound gratitude to him upon the opening of the Ross Beard Collection at the Camden Archives and Museum." Funderburk made the presentation during the military collection ...
WASHINGTON -- Women's reproductive rights have enjoyed a half-century or so of well-defined proponents and opponents, but the recently flourishing fertility industry, from egg harvesting to surrogacy, has produced fresh and surprising alliances among former foes.
May 27, 2013|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writers Group
Using grant funds from Rotary District 7770, the West Wateree Rotary Club recently donated a collection of books to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. Titles included books focused on character building, award winners, and summer reading titles. Students assisting with the unpacking include Trey Stevens, Abby Gary, Marie Neville, Abby Davis, Tyler Matthews, Emily Branham and teacher Karen Bullard.
Mr. Johnny Eugene Stover, Sr., 69, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late J.D. and Margaret Jackson Stover and father of Jacques Stover and Johnny Eugene Stover, Jr. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Stover will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Stover family
Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate disaster. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to put a muzzle on press freedoms, Team Obama appears to have surged into the lead.
May 24, 2013|
By Clarence Page
By now you have probably heard on more than one occasion some representative of the Obama administration -- perhaps Jay Carney, the press secretary; or maybe Eric Holder, the attorney general; or maybe the president himself -- repeat words that have become almost a mantra in responding to the multiple issues that are dogging the White House: "It wouldn't be appropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation."
In countries around the world, the oak tree is the symbol of strength, fortitude and endurance. In the U.S., the oak was designated in 2004 as our national tree. Despite this status as a stalwart of the forest and city alike, oaks in our native and urban ecosystems face tremendous challenges from diseases, insect pests and human-caused disorders.
May 24, 2013|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist