Ethel Maxcy Griffin celebrates her 109th birthday on June 30th. Griffin was born in 1907 at Bradford Springs in Lee County. She worked at a department store in Sumter until 1941. She and her husband lived in five different states until his death in 1958. She moved to Camden to raise her children, Charles and Juanita. She started working for Belk's Department store in 1959 and worked there for the next 36 years, until she was 88 years old, retiring three different times. She has been a very popular lady all her life, from the "flapper" years to the ...
Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the first annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade in downtown Camden. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to meet at Camden City Hall at 10 a.m. dressed in their parade regalia. At 10:30, a volunteer drum and fife corps, assembled for the occasion and under the direction of Robert Slade, will lead the parade down Rutledge Street to Broad Street where it will end. This is a free ...
Elsewhere on our website, Editor Martin L. Cahn laments the lack of compromise on gun control on the national level. In similar fashion, we are disappointed with the S.C. General Assembly for not finding a way through to regulate the release of police dash cam video and, even more important, revise the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
One of the many challenges in community tree management is balancing the need for economic development with the desire to retain trees. Conserving trees within a development project is often at odds due to limited space and all of the many facets of the construction process.
June 24, 2016|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they won a major victory defeating Gen. Rommel's forces in North Africa. In reporting this victory to the House of Commons, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service office in Columbia has added new staff to support South Carolina companies in reaching their international sales goals. Among them is Anastasia Mukherjee who joins a team helping dozens of Midlands and other South Carolina companies succeed in new global markets.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to host and produce the Arts Arising Summer Program on its campus again this year. This special arts program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District. This year, 134 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.