For some animal lovers, watching these exotic creatures slither across the Animal Planet screen isn't enough; you want to bring the thrill of snake ownership into your own home. While they seem exciting and manageable through a television screen or from behind a glass wall, there are a few things that every aspiring snake owner must be aware of before bringing these exotic creatures into your home.
• Within a month, Camdenites will no longer have to look at the rotting Maxway building at the corner of Broad and Rutledge streets, as the city plans to tear it down soon. The city purchased the building, which has been vacant for about a decade, earlier this year, and there's some chance a small park will be built on the site. But even vacant, it will look better without the old building, and everybody will be glad to see it go.
Camden's Robert Ariail, whose political cartoons appear in the Chronicle-Independent, will be a featured speaker as part of a panel discussion during the opening of a new exhibit at the University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Barnstorming surged to the lead on Saratoga Race Course's final turn, jumped the final fence with a big lead, and powered home for an easy 6 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes on Thursday, Aug. 15.
A couple of weeks ago after church, a rising first-grader I know came up to me and excitedly said, "I can't wait for school to start!" I second that emotion, as I suspect will a number of parents by this point in the summer. In the past few weeks, our schools have been coming to life with athletic and band practices and teachers working in rooms. I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard all summer across our district to have everything ready for a new year. That being said, I usually get a lot of questions ...
August 19, 2013|
By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan
C-I contributing columnist