There's a way government works, and a way the public thinks government works, and the two often don't resemble each other. For instance, many Americans naturally assume the State Department picks its best and brightest people as diplomats, performing the important function of acting as liaison between the United States and the countries to which they have been posted. That would make sense and would help ensure healthy relations with other countries around the world.
Emily S. Arthur of Camden, SC passed away June 30, 2013. She was born in 1924, in Hendersonville, NC to Belvin Cornelius Shipman, Sr. and Alice Jennings Shipman. After growing up in Augusta, GA she married the love of her life, Willis Arthur, 64 years ago and followed as his career took him to North Augusta, SC and eventually Camden, SC. She was a devoted wife and mother of her two children who always had a smile for everyone.
Saturday, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013 will arrive in Columbia to begin competition for the Miss South Carolina pageant. Miss Camden 2013 is Lauren Jeffcoat and Miss Camden Teen 2013 is Bathany Parrott.
A Kershaw County man pled guilty June 27 to 12 counts of ill treatment of animals and eight counts of breeding dogs for illegal purposes, all felony charges. Burton Lushawn Mincey, arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Jan. 8, immediately received a sentence of five years, suspended upon one year of active prison time and two years supervised release from Judge Robert Hood at the Kershaw County Courthouse.
Elgin's Kelli Murphy, a rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, won the 57th Carolinas Junior Girls Championship in leading the golf tournament played at Wyboo Golf Club in Manning from start to finish.