Dr. Steven Blair, professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina (USC), will be the featured speaker at the launch of LiveWell Kershaw, an ambitious plan to make Kershaw County the healthiest county in South Carolina. The event Oct. 17 will take place in the Camden High School auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m.
Kershaw County Council made a reasonable decision earlier this week in limiting to 10 minutes the amount of time people have to speak when addressing issues during public hearings. Having the right to be heard is fundamental, and it's important that council didn't attempt to do away with that, but anyone who's ever attended hearings before -- or any type of public forum, for that matter -- knows that some people can get carried away with the sound of their own voices.
Mr. Willie Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden died Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Family and friends may call at 730 Knights Hill Road, Knights HIll Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Canty Family.
Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Miriam Johnson, 65, of New York, New York, formerly of Camden, died Monday, October 8, 2012. Friends may visit at 42 Peartree Loop in Elgin. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Suzanne Miller McKenzie, 80, of Camden, was held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center, in Camden. Pastor Raymond Sellers officiated. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery. The family will received friends at 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Suzanne's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.
I am truly flabbergasted and ashamed. Some of the same people, including educators, who chastised county council for the way they treated students, for not putting students first, and telling them they (council) should be ashamed of themselves, were some of the same people who made a mass exodus during Councilman Bobby Gary's announcement of a "Proclamation for Amari Williams' Got Heart Day" after the millage increase for the school district failed.
My name is Kershaw County. I am located in the state of South Carolina and I possess approximately 740 square miles, and I claim to have approximately 60,000 citizens that live in me. I have a lot to boast about, so much that I cannot begin to tell of them. I am proud of my citizens and I depend on them to make me what I am. I am only as good as my people. That I know!
October 12, 2012|
I tore down the old swing set last weekend, demolished it actually. I unscrewed as many nuts and bolts as I could and then took the saw to it, leaving only the pile of sand which had broken the fall of many a crying or giggling toddler at the base of the sliding board. It was time. The old structure had become a little "shop of horrors," so to speak. There were several rungs missing from the ladder, there were damaged boards everywhere, the swings had become rusty and unreliable. She was tired.
October 12, 2012|
By Dwight deLoach
C-I contributing columnist