A graveside service to celebrate the life of Billie Twitty Davis, 87, of Camden will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 30, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 p.m., prior to the service at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billie's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will present its annual Fall Choral Showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to enjoy the vocals of five music ensembles from Kershaw County Schools as well as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County under the direction of Dr. Susan Wyatt. Lugoff-Elgin High School is located at 1284 U.S. 1, Lugoff.
Continuing the discussion of the American Revolution in South Carolina, the Camden Archives and Museum will host a lecture that delves into the Native American experience just prior to and during the American Revolution.
As previewed on today's front page, Kershaw County Council is set to hold a public hearing and take final reading on a potential $17.2 million economic development bond issue. The money -- based on "Plan 4" offered by county staff -- would be used to make improvements at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial parks. Plan 4 also involves the use of $4 million in county reserve funds.
So, I recently read about a guy out in California who is suing the National Park Service because a 16-pound pine cone fell on his head while he was taking a nap under a tree, causing brain damage. The tree is a type of pine tree not indigenous and known for producing these enormous, up to 40-pound seed pods. There were no warning signs posted, according to the story.
We knew we were racing the clock. Massive rain had been forecasted and on Saturday, Oct. 3, it started falling. But no one I knew expected the kind of flooding we saw the next day. Hundreds, if not, thousands of people and animals were almost instantly displaced and homeless. Lost pets were wandering flooded homes and streets. Our 7-month-old puppy, Tilly, would have been one of them, if not for a team of caring volunteers and one hero who appeared out of nowhere.
October 27, 2015|
By Andrea Walker
C-I contributing columnist
I would like to commend our football team and coaching staff from Lugoff-Elgin High School for their sportsmanship and integrity under pressure during the game with Ridgeview on Friday night. The way Ridgeview High School conducted themselves is just a testament to the district's superintendent (Debbie Hamm), principal (Brenda Mack-Foxworth) and athletic director (Brian Rosefield) lack of control and fair play. Disregard the officials' missed calls; the conduct of the players on the field and the coaching staff on the sidelines of Ridgeview reflects their mind set of "Our field, our rules."