Mrs. Annie Bell Hood, 79, of 905 Market Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, from 5-7 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11 a.m., at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Lugoff. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC.
A recent editorial featured local school district leadership touting the benefits of the new Common Core Standards. I offer the opposing argument, all of which can be verified by visiting www.scpie.org. Furthermore, I offer solutions for South Carolina's failing education system.
It'll be Camden Mayor Tony Scully versus former Councilman Ned Towell Nov. 9 in Camden High School's gymnasium. It's not a political face-off, but "the greatest dance challenge of all time" during Family Life Outreach's Fall 2013 Step Showcase.
David Ray, son of the late Angus and Annie Ray, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013, after a brief illness. He is survived by his partner, Artie Folk; brothers and sisters, Rendel Ray, Elaine Robertson (Bruce), Roger Ray, Charles Ray, Benny Ray (Vivian), Debbie Blackwell (Jim); and twenty three nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Susie Moseley and Goldie Moseley.
Sylvia (Sibby) Wood and Sarah duPont invite community members to the screening of Amazon Gold, an Amazon Aid Foundation Production in association with Americas Business Council Foundation on Saturday. The film will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Admission to the screening is free of charge.
• There's a bit of confusion and disagreement among Camden City Council members and officials about just how quickly the development process for the former Maxway building site should move, but one thing is clear: without any improvement at all, the site already looks better than it did when the rotting building stood there. It will be interesting to see what finally happens, but we'll offer a tip of the hat to council members for proceeding with the demolition.