Long before I came to work in Camden, my husband and I would drive up here from Sumter to have a lunch date some Saturdays. As we passed the Robert Mills Courthouse, the historic preservationist part of me would smile in satisfaction that the people of Camden preserved this landmark. Sumter's oldest courthouse, which Mills modified, was torn down in the name of "progress" years ago -- and they built a Maxway in its place! Really!
February 21, 2014|
By Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist
The recent union defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant is yet another sign that the United Auto Workers, once an indomitable force in this country, is merely a shell of its former shelf. Where the American economy is concerned, that's a good thing. Employees at the Chattanooga plant turned thumbs down on the union despite a protracted lobbying effort by UAW officials; in fact, Volkswagen itself had been in favor of the union and had allowed organizers nearly unlimited access to its plant while denying that same right to opponents.
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Camden native and former Camden High and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball standout Stephen Carmon is one of 41 players in the San Diego Padres' minor league system currently attending the organization's minicamp for top prospects in Peoria, Ariz.
Olando Jamell Jenkins, 26, of 1045 Spaulding Ave., Sumter, South Carolina, passed on Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Haven United Methodist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at New Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery Bishopville, SC.
Camden native Dr. Don Jordan, a full professor in the University of South Carolina's (USC) College of Arts and Sciences since 1992, recently announced his candidacy for S.C. Superintendent of Education. Jordan will run as a Republican.
Midlands Women's Center, the pregnancy care center of Kershaw County, will host its annual fundraising banquet and silent auction today at 6 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church at 106 Longtown Road in Lugoff.
Master Basim Gilchrist, 3, of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Febraury 17, 2014. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the son of Bruce and Vanessa Alston Gilchrist. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.
The South Carolina SandSpurs, a travel baseball team made up of boys from Camden and Lugoff, ended their season with two Championship wins and four second place showings. They are, bottom row left to right, Trent Cassady, Hunter Ives, Banks Galloway, Reed Goff, Evan Younghans and Will Sandt. Middle row, left to right, Witt Branham, Griffin Branham, Coach Chris Branham, Jarrett Koumas and Hampton West. Standing are coaches, Chad Farmer and Gene Branham. Matthew Farmer is not pictured. The SandSpurs thanks the following sponsors for their support: Modern Turf, Midlands Mortgage Co., Wateree Car Wash, Cogsdill Tool Products, First Palmetto ...
Even though we are not a full two months into 2014, the new year has already been a memorable one for Camden's Liza Towell Boyd and her younger brother, Hardin Towell, and the Towell family's Finally Farm.