In 1923, at a small school house near Camden known as the Cleveland School, more than 300 people gathered for a graduation night celebration and play. At 9 p.m., one of the oil lanterns fell onto the stage and within minutes the school was engulfed in flames. Seventy-seven people lost their lives that night. During the past 100 years, we have made great strides in implementing fire codes and regulations to protect our citizens; but we must remain diligent.
September 27, 2013|
CFD Chief John Bowers
C-I guest columnist
Insurance companies in the United States are, in increasing numbers, cancelling the homeowners' policies of people who keep aggressive breeds of dogs. Industry statistics say that about one-third of insurance claims arise from dog bites, and companies are starting to tell people they won't insure them if they insist on having breeds that are known for their volatile nature. We don't blame the companies.
I read (recently) where one of our South Carolina citizens won a whopping lottery of $399.4 million. I also saw that our state was getting $15 million and only $2 million was going for education -- what a small part of the jackpot is going to the education program it was suppose to benefit.
September 27, 2013|
Rosalyn M. Kriner (maiden name Threatt), a 2005 honor graduate of North Central High School and a recent Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Ashford University (class of 2013) accepted a job a at the Be Our Guest restaurant inside of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is located inside the castle of Belle and the Beast in the new Fantasyland expansion. Kriner majored in English and minored in Early Childhood Education. Her parents are Larry and Sharon Threatt of Cassatt. Kriner currently lives in Orlando, FL with her husband (Dustin) and two children (Dylan and Anna). She is ...
We have lost count now of the number of times Congress has come to the brink of shutting the government down. We now find ourselves in the same situation we have on other occasions, with dysfunctional Republicans and incompetent Democrats heaving insults back and forth at each other in Washington while American voters shake their heads in dismay.
Well, folks, it's about that time again in the political election cycle when candidates for statewide offices are starting to make their announcements about running for office. If you're thinking about running for U.S. Senate, governor or the other statewide offices you know it's only about nine months until the June '14 primary and you need to do something soon.