I recently attended the National League of Cities conference. This annual event, attended by representatives from thousands of cities, provides local leaders with resources, contacts and continuing education. The League is focused on helping cities build stronger communities. Advocacy, job creation, economic growth, effective policy making, and feasible collaboration are only a few of the topics we explored for continuing and creating sustainable, vibrant communities.
Mr. Steve Wayne Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Born in Blaney, he was the son of Carolyn Dixon Outten and Spence English, and husband of Jacqueline Wilson Dixon.
"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"-Plato
It's good to see that Gov. Nikki Haley, who hasn't won a reputation for openness in her administration, has agreed to a plan which will result in better retention of records in the governor's office. Haley and the S. C. Department of Archives and History agreed to the plan, which is partly a result of The State newspaper's discovery a few months ago that e-mails and other records were being routinely destroyed.
Could millions of college dropouts get a second chance through a GED-style equivalent of a college diploma? In today's age of blue-collar blues and online education, the idea of college-equivalency exams doesn't sound so outlandish anymore.
The North Central boys' track team won a home tri-meet with Andrew Jackson and Central on Tuesday.
DogFest, a celebration of being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Camden High School baseball/softball complex.
As he looked ahead to this week's back-to-back pairings with Irmo and Wilson Hall, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was hoping to get, at least, a split of the two matches.
Saturday is the final day for patrons to secure discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.
Golfers can kick off their Carolina Cup weekend, while helping a local cause at the same time, by playing in the Vonnie Holliday Foundation Golf Outing.
So far, Region 6-AAA play has been a walk in the park for the Camden High girls' soccer team.
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When Camden Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford visited her Las Vegas-based daughter, Kimberly Mosley, over Christmas she was astounded to find her three-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, lecturing her about nutrition. "Mimi, French-fries are not healthy!" Sydney indicated at one point, informing her grandmother that she had to grocery shop with her mother, because her father customarily bought junk food. "Definitely not good for you, Mimi."
Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those individuals seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors baseball games this spring and summer.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.