President Obama is in many ways a gifted speaker; he handles himself well in front of large crowds, and he seems always ready with a nifty and memorable line. At the interfaith worship service in Boston only days after the horrid bombing, the president brought those in attendance to their feet when he said, "If they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us," and then he paused for dramatic effect, almost in the rhythmic way some ministers do, before delivering the great line, "it should be pretty clear right now they picked the wrong city to do it."
The present concern of the city council, working with the Camden Business Alliance led by Jonathan Bazinet and Patricia Richardson, remains our downtown. Without question, the Lowes/Walmart/Kmart shopping district on the west side of town will continue to thrive, as it should, but for most people driving into Camden off I-20, downtown Broad Street sets the tone of who we are and makes a statement about our community identity.
May 08, 2013|
By Mayor Tony Scully
C-I contributing columnist
Monday: First round of the AAA state girls' soccer tournament (Camden at Eastside, 6 p.m.); Camden in 3A Upper State golf championship at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Easley (TBA); Lugoff-Elgin in 4A Upper State golf championship at Willow Creek Golf Club in Greer (TBA);
For more than 30 years, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has collaborated with regional artists and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to bring professional artists into the district to perform, inspire and teach. This history includes implementing Arts in Education grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission since 1983.
• It's evident from public polling that becoming energy-independent is far more important to Americans and Canadians than reducing greenhouse emissions. Recent polls say nearly three-quarters of residents of the two countries support the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project, which would bring oil from the Alberta province of Canada to the United States. The Obama administration and key Democrats have opposed the project.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 40-year-old Fairfield County man Thursday night following a two-hour stand-off with Kershaw County deputies in the cemetery of a church on Springvale Road.