A civil jury didn't take long this week to find in favor of Camden Military Academy officials who had been sued for allegedly fostering an atmosphere of bullying which the plaintiff claimed led to a sexual assault in 2008. Given the extended nature of the trial and the serious accusations, the quick verdict obviously proved that jurors gave little credence to the claims. The testimony was at times sordid and no doubt painful for the three CMA officials who had been named -- Col. Eric Boland, headmaster; Lt. Col. Pat Armstrong, commandant of cadets; and Command Sgt. Major Vertis Wilder.
James and Margaret Blackwell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 23, at a drop-in, hosted by their children Beverly Stuber and Jimmy Blackwell, for close family and friends. All grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in attendance. Grand-children include Daniel Stuber IV, Jamie Livingston, Benjamin Blackwell and Roddy Blackwell. Great-grand-children include Nathan and Ella Livingston and Luke and Caden Stuber.
Clorevia Farm's Dr. Skip confirmed the promise of his maiden steeplechase victory when he made a big move on Parx's final turn, jumped the last fence with a six-length lead, and drew clear to a seven-length win in the Philadelphia area track's $30,000 featured optional allowance claimer last Tuesday.
Trailing Rock Hill, 8-2, in the fourth inning in Lancaster Monday afternoon, the Kershaw County American Dixie Boys All-Stars closed the game with a 9-2 run to stave off elimination in the district tournament.
Carol Przybyla and Melissa Royalty are the new principals for Camden and Pine Tree Hill elementary schools, respectively. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved Przybyla as principal of Camden Elementary School and Royalty as principal of Pine Tree Hill Elementary School at its June 27 meeting.
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.