Dr. Jim Piecuch, an author specializing in the history of the American Revolution, will be at Camden's Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday for a book signing and discussion. Piecuch's most recent publications are Cavalry of the American Revolution and General Nathanael Green and the American Revolution in the South (edited with Gregory D. Massey).
I feel compelled to bring to your reader's attention a slight correction regarding the photograph showing the dedication of the Patriot's Landing. The loyalist fort captured by troops commanded by Thomas Sumter was called Cary's Fort. It was located on the west side of the river fronting the old ferry. That ferry was located about one mile south of current highway bridge. The area designated as Patriot's Landing did not exist as a landing until the construction of the first bridge near that point in 1878. There is no historical significance with the spot dating back ...
October 24, 2012|
William “Rusty” Major
Gloria DuBose Smullen, 65, died Saturday. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Harris and Essie Mae Bowen Harris. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11am at Shepard's Chapel Church with burial in Wayman Chapel AME Church Cemetery. She will always be remembered as the Gospel Genius hostess on WPUB radio.
A memorial service for Sandra P. Vinson, 51, of Elgin, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 28, 2012 at God's Lighthouse Baptist Church, 136 Goins Lane, Elgin. Pastor David Smith will officiate. Family and friends will take time to greet one another before the service. In Lieu of flowers, memorials will be graciously accepted by God's Lighthouse Baptist Church or The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
When former Sen. George McGovern died last week at age 90, there were probably many Kershaw County residents who might have remembered him only as the presidential candidate who got crushed in one of the largest landslides in history, winning only one state plus the District of Columbia against President Richard Nixon in 1972. McGovern's campaign was somewhat dysfunctional -- he fired his vice presidential running mate, Thomas Eagleton, after revelations that Eagleton had been treated for mental disorders -- and never had a chance against a president who was popular at the time and hadn't yet been trapped by ...
Halloween is a festive time when kids enjoy dressing up and getting treats. What will you be doing on Halloween… taking your kids trick-or-treating, passing out treats to little neighborhood ghosts and goblins, or hosting a party?
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night from deadly smoke and fire alarms buzzing. You frantically wake your family and try to escape from the overwhelming black smoke. Feeling frazzled, you stumble down the stairs only to realize that the fire is blocking your escape out of the front door. What is your next step?
October 24, 2012|
CFD Chief John Bowers
C-I guest columnist
Like a squeamish movie-goer at a slasher film, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice could not bring himself to look at the video of his team's 42-0 loss to previously winless McBee in a game played last Friday night in Chesterfield County.