Our Public Works Department Street and Electric crews have been diligently working to decorate the city for Christmas. I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but it takes time for us to deck the halls for December. Thanks to their efforts we'll have decorated light poles throughout the downtown and several lit Christmas trees.
November 22, 2013|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies charged a Camden man Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after turning himself in over accusations he inappropriately touched a 9-year-old girl. In a statement released Wednesday, the KCSO identified the man as Christopher D. Yates, of Lakeshore Drive, Camden. Deputies interviewed him with his attorney present before charging him.
Mr. William "Bill" Stradford, Sr., 80, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was the husband of Constance Henderson Stradford and the son of the late Ned, Sr. and Marie Boyd Stradford. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, November 20, 2013, at 12 p.m., at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Camden. Mr. Stradford will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark lane, Columbia, SC 29210 ...
A Funeral Service to honor the life of Barbara O. Brazell, 72, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Teddy Elliott, Bobby Young, Mark Tryon, Jamie Owens, Charles Owens Jr., Shay Owens, and Jason Owens will serve as pallbearers for the family.
If you don't believe that politics changes in a heartbeat, you need look back no further than the past few decades, when pundits and prognosticators predicted with certainty that one political party or the other had died, never again to be resurrected.
Funeral service with military honors for Mallary "Roy" Ogden, 70, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. John Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
This week, I had occasion to be in all four parts of South Carolina, talking with a wide variety of business people about innovation, our state and its future. What they said was both extremely encouraging and extremely discouraging.
November 20, 2013|
By Phil Noble
C-I contributing columnist
A group of Dabney family members from across the state met in late October to preview plans for a new book, The Dabneys of South Carolina, to be published in early 2014. The event was hosted by Doris Faye Vinson at her home in Camden. The authors of the new book are John Edward Dabney, a native of Rock Hill, who presently resides in New Jersey, and his cousin, Joseph Earl Dabney, a native of Kershaw, who lives in Atlanta. Joseph Dabney is also an award-winning author and writer of several books.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the City of Camden are pleased to present an evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday. Now in its second year, this free and exciting event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors along with music on the Town Green. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band, will take the stage at 7 p.m.
Author Sherman Carmichael will visit Books on Broad November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. Carmichael's book, Eerie South Carolina, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronald Charles "Hood" Elliott, 64, of Camden SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101 or Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC 29401.