To say, "I am an American" makes us all equal as citizens no matter from what country our ancestors came -- whether Ireland or Germany or Russia or Africa or any other place. It is good to know our heritage and be blessed by it; but when we become citizens of the United States of America, we become Americans. It should stand first in our allegiance and first in our identification. How can we stand together if we place another country first in identifying who we are? To do this is to separate ourselves from other Americans. Something to think about.
I do not consider myself an alarmist nor do I normally get overly excited about things, but there is definitely cause for concern regarding a recent find in town. In late May, I performed a residential tree check in the Kendall Lake area. As a general rule, I do my best not only to look at the tree of concern but also to walk the property to make sure other trees are OK as well. In doing so at this particular property, one tree caught my eye. Then I saw another and another and another. My first thought was, "Uh-oh ...
July 26, 2013|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Kaitlyn Anderson holds her newest, yet-to-be named family member after choosing it during the recent Piggly Wiggly Waggly Tail cookout. Two other dogs, Dixie and Drake, were also adopted during the event, respectively, by John Jackson, and Jessica Marsh and her son, James. For a look at the shelter's own "honoree staff," click here.
Wayne Belger of Boykin recently received the Glen Krohn Outstanding 4H Volunteer Award at Clemson University.Each year, Clemson Extension Service recognizes three individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the 4H youth program in South Carolina with the Glen Krohn Outstanding 4H Volunteer Award.
Mr. Jessie "Jep" Brown, 67, of Washing Park Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 19, 2013. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Hammie, Sr. and Lottie Smith Brown and husband of Denise Alexander Brown. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2103 at 2 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church, Camden. Mr. Brown will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of Christ, 402 King Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or to charity of one ...
We're glad to see law enforcement officers, especially state troopers, blanketing Kershaw County roadways this week in an effort to help stem a disturbing trend in traffic-related deaths this year. From today through Saturday, troopers will saturate the area, and they will be assisted by cooperating officers from the Camden Police Department, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office and Elgin Police Department.