It's time to make plans for the 2013 Camden Kitchen Tour and Pottery Show & Sale. Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), this biennial event is always a favorite for those who attend.
If you'd like a specific example of a federal program run amok -- and there are too many to count -- you need look no further than Lifeline, which was begun during the Reagan administration to provide free phones to people. It was originally envisioned as a method of subsidizing landline phone service for low-income Americans. But in the way that federal programs seem to always do, it has ballooned beyond all reason, now providing free or reduced-price cell phones to millions of people. From its humble beginnings, the program's annual cost has swelled to $1.6 billion. It has ...
The Camden-Lugoff Elk's Lodge No. 2603 is accepting applications from Kershaw county students for the Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship Program. The lodge will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to local students who plan to pursue a career in education. The application deadline is Friday. Information may be obtained from High School Guidance counselors or by calling lodge Scholarship Chairman Linda Talbert at 269-5923.
I was very interested in the issue raised by Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford at the recent (Kershaw County) Chamber (of Commerce) legislative forum. Ms. Drakeford correctly stated that the state of South Carolina is not providing the legally required level of funding for local governments. I would point out that our state is also falling well short in terms of its legal obligation for the funding of public schools.
April 24, 2013|
Dr. Frank E. Morgan
By the time you read this, a group of United States Senators will likely have introduced the first significant proposal on immigration reform in more than 20 years. While it is far too early to comment on its content -- the group has been fairly secretive as to details -- the simple fact that such a high profile group will be offering a proposal is noteworthy. And it offers a good opportunity to talk, generally about immigration.
April 24, 2013|
By U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney
C-I contributing columnist
The Camden Archives and Museum received an Award of Achievement at the S.C. Federal of Museums' (SCFM) annual meeting, held in March in Greenwood. The award recognized the "excellent utilization of resources and professionalism" for the archives' "Camden's Baseball Hall of Famer: Larry Doby" exhibit and associated programming. The exhibit ran from July 2 to Dec. 31, 2012, in the Whitely Room and drew much praise from those who viewed it.
Doby's Mill Elementary School students gave its Special Olympians a world class send-off as they headed off to competition. More than half of the school lined the front sidewalk, cheering and holding signs of encouragement and support as these special athletes left the school grounds to attend the Special Olympics at Camden Military Academy on April 12.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, parts of the east coast were devastated. Many people were left without power. States required assistance in order to restore electrical services to affected areas. The City of Camden was one municipality that sent crews to Pennsylvania and New York to provide much needed aid. The City Electric Department sent Jerry Marthers, Duane Dykes, William Peake, Matthew Grigsby, Jeremy Bowers, William Van Hoose and Jason Burr to help restore power.
Ainsley Swartz (left) and Gail LaBianca, both of Camden, pause before completing the course on the 2012 Boykin Spring Fling ride. This year's Spring Fling will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. The ride is a celebration of history and horses and is a tax-deductible benefit for the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The ride and lunch is $35; juniors, $25. For more information, call 713-3996 or 432-3414. Rain date is Saturday, May 4.
A time of gathering for Mr. Robert Franklin Meshach, 77, will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Newbaker Funeral Home in Blairstown, N.J. The family will receive friends Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m. prior to the service at Newbaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, N.J.