Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Monday as "Judge William R. Byars Jr. Day" in South Carolina. Bill Byars is a Kershaw County resident and recently retired as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC). He previously served in the same capacity at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty B. Burgess, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Born 12/23/1941 in Christiansburg, VA and raised in Pulaski, VA. She is survived by her mother Lena Thompson Spencer, currently living in Boones Mill, VA. Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Elkins Spencer. Survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James Conway Cheely; daughter, Lynette Marie Conto of Camden, SC; son Jeffrey Patrick Cheely of High Point, NC, son-in-law Kevin Conto; granddaughter Sydney Rae Conto, daughter-in-law Beatrice Anne Cheely and one brother, K. Byron Spencer of Boones Mill, VA.
John and Nell (Rousseau) Rankin of Elgin, SC will observe their 60th wedding anniversary along with their children; Brian Rankin (Carol), Cathy Hanna, Caren Canup (Jim), Alan Rankin (Shirley), David Rankin (Diana), Jack Rankin (Susan) on October 19, 2013.
Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.
The rules for correct grammar usage are many. They, however, are equaled to or exceeded by the exceptions. No one believes me when I tell them I never write without a dictionary and thesaurus by my side; after all, I taught English for many years. One student asked me, "When are we going to do something else except grammar?" I am not sure I consoled her when I replied, "We will soon study literature and composition." She sighed with relief until I said, "However, grammar plays a part in both of these." I should have mentioned it is also a ...
October 16, 2013|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
Mrs. Katie White Miller, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest of Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late Lewis, Sr. and Eliza Chapman White and the wife of the late Frank Miller, Sr. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Camden. Mrs. Miller will be placed in the hall at 10 a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is the Miller family.
History hasn't been kind to third-party movements in this country, but that's not deterring two South Carolinians -- one with Democratic roots and the other with a Republican background -- from trying to launch the American Party, which they contend can be a viable alternative to the two majority parties. Jim Rex, who was superintendent of education in this state, and Oscar Loveless, a physician who once ran for governor, think voters need another option. In light of the gridlock in which our Congress has become mired, that's not a bad idea. The odds are long against the success ...
It's time for us to expand our mindsets about the political situation in Washington. In a recent New York Times article, Russ Douthat said that politics is hard business and failure is normal enough, but that sensible people, "Republicans included," should have seen that shut down fever would blow up in the Party's face. Why? Because they had no method in place to deal with what could arguably be seen as basically a worthy objective.