Nothing profound or reflected is intended in these brief comments. Rather, a simple observation and a prediction. The observation is simply that our local populace (we) have some of our priorities wrong.
September 28, 2015|
Mrs. Thelma A.Washington entered into eternal life on Thursday, September 25, 2015, at the Hospice of the Piedmont, in High Point, North Carolina, following an extended illness. Thelma was born on May 15, 1949, in Camden, South Carolina to the late Ada and Edward Alexander Jr.
Beverly Jane Turbyfill Neeley passed on to be with the Lord in the early hours of Saturday, September 12, 2015. She was born in Columbia on Oct. 17, 1957 the second youngest of eight children to the late Jack Arthur Turbyfill and Mildred Ruth Roberts Turbyfill.
Mr. Aaron Moses, 65, of 1089 Morning View Lane, Cassatt, SC, passed on Wedensday, September 23, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 2:00 PM at New Haven United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC, with burial in the New Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bishopville, SC.
Mr. John Miller, 61, of 609 Conway Circle, Camden, passed on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Funeral services will take place today, September 28, 2015, 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Camden, SC, with bural in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC.
Fire Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary Saturday at the nearly renovated Rhame Arena in downtown Camden. It celebrates this anniversary with much of its traditional fare -- the 9 a.m. parade of fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles down Broad Street (this year, beginning at Rutledge Street, according to the event's Facebook page); side-by-side burn demonstrations, showing how important residential sprinkler systems can be; the annual Explorers competition; and lots of vendors, food and other fun.
Last month, I wrote about how the extreme temperatures in June, the current drought conditions throughout the summer and the probability of bugs attacking trees is likely, all of which are wreaking havoc on our community trees. As of this writing, we've had gone 21 consecutive days with no measurable rain fall within the city center. Today (Thursday), it is finally raining, but we are still way behind in adequate soil moisture. Unless trees have been receiving supplemental water via irrigation systems, they are still stressed and susceptible to insect pests and disease.
It's deer hunting season again and many folks in this area consider this much more important than USC and Clemson Football. But this sport has an ongoing problem which really needs the attention of our lawmakers, and that is to address the issues between those who hunt with dogs and those who "still hunt."
September 25, 2015|
Charles H. Hurst
My wife and I enjoy eating lunch numerous times a month below the bridge at the (Lugoff) boat landing. It was a relaxing place to sit and eat. We would watch fish jumping, many types the waterfowl and occasionally see a bald eagle fly along the river.
September 25, 2015|
David S. Pryor
Wateree Elementary School recently honored grandparents with a Grandparent/Family Night that included classroom visits, a book fair and a spaghetti supper. In the first photo, student Matthew Weldon and Bernadette Smith enjoy Grandparent/Family Night. In the second photo, WES Student Braylen Mumford is pictured with family members Eddie, Felicia, Lee, Louberta and Kamryn Mumford.