Yes, there are crazies walking among us, even in the U.S. government, but I ask you to keep things in perspective. They are not standing on every street corner with assault weapons waiting to slaughter school children. As sad as the Sandy Hook situation was, and as much as we all would like to undo that travesty, it is a very, very rare occurrence. And for those of you who would say "if your child was involved you would not see it that way," you are right. I would be thinking emotionally, not logically. But realistically, how many reading ...
South Carolina has a reasonable concealed weapons policy which allows law-abiding people to carry handguns after going through a relatively simple permitting process, which includes training in the proper way to safely carry firearms. A proposal to scrap that system in favor of one that would allow anyone to carry concealed weapons without any kind of permit has been introduced in the General Assembly. The bill, sponsored by two Republican lawmakers, would be a step backward for the state; present law doesn't infringe upon the constitutional right to bear arms.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Phillip Eugene "Gene" Richardson, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Camden, will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Richardson's memory to the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, 700 Devage St., Lexington, SC 29073
A funeral service celebrating the life of Blanche Coward Cox, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at First Baptist Church in Camden at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 8, 2013. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2013. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 PM in Parks Crossroads Christian Church Cemetery in Ramseur, NC. Dr. David Helms and Rev. Benny Edwards of First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, NC will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Cox's memory ...
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Camden's Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church's Westminster Hall. A private burial will take place prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
I appreciated your thoughtful and instructive commentary in the February 25, 2013, issue of the Chronicle-Independent regarding the "Citizens United" situation. It is important for those of us who are struggling to pay our bills and to provide the necessary health insurance for our families to understand the consequences of the new attempts to help rig the democratic process in favor of those who can (because of their wealth) buy elections. The conservative activist, Shawn McCutcheon from Alabama, with the support of the Republican National Committee, is challenging how much individuals can contribute to candidates, parties and even to Political ...
I was thrilled to address the newly reconvened Camden Business Alliance on Thursday, February 28. As I keep saying, our business owners are in large measure our brains, our risk takers and our imaginations. They generate positive energy at every turn; right now they are pointing us in new, exciting directions.
March 06, 2013|
By Mayor Tony Scully
C-I contributing columnist