In countries around the world, the oak tree is the symbol of strength, fortitude and endurance. In the U.S., the oak was designated in 2004 as our national tree. Despite this status as a stalwart of the forest and city alike, oaks in our native and urban ecosystems face tremendous challenges from diseases, insect pests and human-caused disorders.
May 24, 2013|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Boyd Parker (first photo, center, in "flame" welding hood), a student at Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) Camden campus, welds portions of a steel bear as David Karrell (left, in black and yellow hood) of CCTC's Sumter campus assists. For their efforts, Parker, Karrell and their other classmates won first place at an annual "welding rodeo" held at CCTC's Camden campus near I-20 in April. Camden instructor Shawn Hankins said CCTC has won three out of the last four years at the event, which has previously been held at Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Hankins ...
Mrs. Ireva Averette Price, 87, died Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born on December 19, 1925 in Granville County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Unity Allen Averette. She retired from Kendall Company and was a member of Bethune Baptist Church. She enjoyed birds, Crewel, flowers, gardening, and most of all spending time with family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carolyn Wirt Morrison, 57, of Camden, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will speak to friends and family immediately following the service. Memorials may be made in Carolyn's memory to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited five county businesses -- two each in Camden and Elgin and one in Lugoff -- for selling beer to underage individuals during an undercover operation Monday.