In conjunction with this weekend's Fire Fest at Rhame Arena, the Camden Fire Department has released its 2013 Fire Prevention Checklist. Fire Fest, including the annual parade and many new features, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Organizers plan to honor the 90th anniversary of the Cleveland School Fire, which killed many people, but led to new building codes in South Carolina.
The South Carolina's Writer's Workshop (SCWW) has announced the list of contributors for the 2013 Petigru Review, the annual SCWW member anthology. Among the authors featured in Volume 7 of this anthology is local resident Bobbi Adams of Bishopville. Adams' essay "Scrambled Eggs" is included in the nonfiction section of Petigru Review.
The 2013 Petigru Review will be unveiled at the SCWW Symposium in Columbia, October 26. Submissions were judged and selections were made by Susan Williams, Mary Anne Benedetto and Celia Rivenbark for nonfiction. For more information about the SCWW visit www.myscww.org/conference.
Funeral services for Brinton Maurice Motley, 73, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Crandall the Rev. Bob Midgette will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Church of the Nazarene, or to Gideons International.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Catherine McDaniel Dixon, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
Gustavian, making his first start in the silks of Magalen O. Bryant, secured the biggest victory of his career when he fought off a dead-game All Together to win Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (Gr. 1) by a nose on Thursday, Sept. 19.
When I was growing up, all young women had to have hope chests. This was a signal that their only hopes were to get married and find males to take care of them. No woman could have a dream of becoming a doctor, an airplane pilot, a mathematician or a chemist. In fact, the first time my mother asked me about the future, she said, "What kind of husband do you want," not do you want to go to college. Actually, I had seen my friends' homes where the mothers had to cook, clean, wash, obey and hear men display ...
September 23, 2013|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
• Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State pedophile who was found guilty of molesting many boys who were under his care in various programs, has never admitted guilt despite overwhelming evidence and the unanimous guilty verdict of a jury. His lawyer continues to ask for a new trial for the former coach. Sandusky is serving up to 60 years after losing on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Behind bars is exactly where he needs to be unless a bombshell of new evidence turns up.