A prayer service for Hal Peterson Sikes, 86, of Camden, SC will be held at 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden, SC. Graveside inurnment services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Lone Hill Methodist Church in Douglas, GA. The family will receive friends at 1104 Sunnyhill Drive in Camden. Memorials may be made in Mr. Sikes' memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, Association-Mid-State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
Sixteen middle school students participated in the Applied Technology Education Campus's (ATEC) first summer camp in July. ATEC will host the summer camp annually to give middle school students and their parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with what ATEC has to offer. The two-day event highlighted four ATEC programs: agriculture, commercial art, graphics and welding. ATEC Director Chet Horton said he hopes the camp participants will be ambassadors for the school by helping get the word out about the summer camp and ATEC's class options for high school students. ATEC will also offer a fall open house ...
Kershaw County 2013 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam increased three-tenths of a point, reaching an all-time district high while outperforming the state's public school students in all four test areas.
Kershaw County Council was scheduled last night to hear presentations from 18 different candidates who wish to serve on the board of directors of KershawHealth, and then to question those candidates. What just a few years ago was a fairly humdrum appointment -- important, of course, but without a lot of fanfare -- has morphed into a visible process because of recent controversy at the hospital.
Business news: in the second quarter, South Carolina outpaced the nation in manufacturing growth -- 2.7 percent, above the national average of 2.5 percent and the Southeast average of 2.1 percent, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. Columbia is now the hottest high-tech city in the South, recently ranked No. 2 in the U.S in high-tech employment growth.
September 04, 2013|
By Mayor Tony Scully
C-I contributing columnist