We all like to think that when we go to the polls to elect our leaders that we're casting our ballots for people who will make bold decisions; few voters ever mark the box next to the name of a candidate they consider timid. Camden City Council has indeed made some bold decisions recently, the latest one being to buy the former Mather Academy property, with the purpose of building a new recreational complex to take the place of the aging Rhame Arena.
26 YEARS AGO -- March 6-11, 1985
NEW YORK -- This is doubtless heretical, but I'll say it anyway: I can wait to find out who the Republican presidential candidates will be.
Schools across Kershaw County celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by having community volunteers read to students.
As a former employee of the Wateree Community Actions I am compelled to write this letter in the disregards that the new Wateree Community Actions staff have for our small Camden community.
On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, we experienced what could have turned into a catastrophic event if it had not been for a quick response from our local Blaney Fire Department, Doby's Mill, Lugoff, Columbia, and Pine Grove fire departments and the S.C. Forestry Commission. The wind was a major factor that day in trying to contain the fire and keep it from spreading.
The Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin junior varsity baseball teams played to a 2-2 tie in a contest stopped due to lightning in the fifth inning of last Monday's game.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 … before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Funeral for Sarah Elizabeth Warren "Tibba" Baker, 90, of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home, of Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Burial will be in the historic Quaker Cemetery also in Camden. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Aberdeen, 1409 Broad Street in Camden. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Johnny Caldwell, 82, of Fatback Road, Dalzell, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Funeral services for Leila Mae Catoe, age 85, of Camden, who passed away March 6 at her daughters home in Anchorage, Alaska, will be held Friday at 4:00 pm at the Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Long time resident of Camden, South Carolina, Maudine Corley Jackson died on March 5, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born July 28, 1921 in Lexington, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Jamison Corley, Sr. and Maude Wingard Corley. She was a former member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington and a long time member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where she was served on the official board as well as president and assistant pianist for the Wembley Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the DeLoache-Zemp Circle of the United Methodist Women.
DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Camden High's baseball/softball complex.
Artist in Residence Francee Levin recently spent several days working with Midway Elementary School's third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on storytelling, reader's theater and writing. Here, Levin tells a story to students from Teri Davis' and Denee Hayes' third-grade classes. The Artist in Residence is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's School Arts program which is funded in part by the Kershaw County School District and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
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Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...
Recently, I attended the Congress on Healthcare Leadership presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I was most impressed by one presentation: Building the New Healthcare Delivery System. In particular, I was struck by the fact that healthcare executives from across the country were focused almost exclusively on this new world of healthcare and its impact on how the organizations they lead are designed.
She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore.
The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.