Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.
I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...
To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.
Wygenia M. Washington
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Led by a combined 16 qualifiers from Lugoff-Elgin High School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, there will be 24 Kershaw County junior varsity and middle school wrestlers who will be taking part in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.
The exotic snakes were released where Historic Camden now sits. The traveling carnival had gone broke and the owner of the snakes could no longer afford to feed them. so several large and non-native snakes were set free to fend for themselves in Pine Tree Creek. Jim Thornton said this incident happened during the Great Depression.
For several months I watched the pro and con actions concerning the Camden Sports Complex. As the information seemed to be so different, I decided to research the topic myself. As I researched the argument against the Camden Sports Complex, it evolved from one reason to another and then another. First, it would compete with local business, then it was too large an expenditure. I've witnessed multiple petitions, speaking at public forums in city council, and public displays of booing and heckling at the speakers for the Sports Complex. I stood, listened and watched as some have falsely claimed ...
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
Mr. George Green, 74, of 1240-B Old Dtagecoach Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 at Mt. Joshua Missionary Baptist Church, Camden, S.C. with burial in the church cemetery.
A memorial service to honor the life of Herbert Meade "Shep" Shepherd, Jr., 90, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Shep's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Robert Thompson, 79. of 1820 Carter, St, Camden, entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015 at KershawHealth. Arrangements will be announced later by Cook Funeral Home.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marie Pisano Uggiano, 71, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Marie's memory to the American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
We're not too high on elected officials who hew to positions on the fringes. Like many, we believe adherence to strict political philosophies is one of the primary reasons for the polarization in American politics today. There just aren't many lawmakers in Washington today who are willing to sit down and work things out despite their political differences, as there were for decades.
Production workers at Boeing's plant in South Carolina will soon decide whether they want union representation.
WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.
I had the pleasure of attending the United Way's volunteer recognition dinner this week.
Herbert Meade "Shep" Shepherd, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, April 9, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale returns to the Old Armory, 1034 W. DeKalb Street this weekend. The sale began Thursday with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non members were allowed to purchase a membership at the door.
Miles Gardner, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker for the evening during the April 13 meeting of the Lynches Fork Historical Society Meeting, to be held at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Auburn freshman and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Kelli Murphy fired a final-round 69 (-3) to lead the 29th ranked Auburn women's golf team on Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate.
The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.