Your lead article in the March 16 issue had to do with a proposed tax for more county recreational projects. Why would County Council even consider this a major need for our county? As a matter of fact, I question the authority of Council to levy a sales tax for recreational purposes in the first place.
• We notice that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has, as some used to say with regularity, "done gone to quoting the Bible" in his attempt to win the White House. Gingrich told a recent audience that Proverbs warns that "without vision, people will perish." Time has proven that people often try hard to prove things by using statistics and the Bible, both of which can be manipulated. We'd prefer he stay away from the scriptures when it comes to touting his own candidacy.
Last week, it was reported that South Carolina ranked among the states most at risk for corruption. In a study conducted by State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International, South Carolina received a grade of "F" and ranked 45th among the 50 states.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ham of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Danielle Vee Ham, formerly of Camden, now of Acworth Ga., to David Wayne Gray of Acworth, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gray of Kennesaw, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Stroud of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Heather M. Stroud, to Jonathan Van Ness Proctor of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Derrick Proctor of Lugoff.
The membership of Door of Hope Ministries in Camden welcomes Pastor Lomarie Caldwell as associate pastor to the church. Senior Pastor Gerald Brown stated, "Our leadership staff and congregation are excited to have Pastor Caldwell accept this position and look forward to many years under her leadership."
Mr. Elisha Grant Jr., 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Saturday, March 21, 2012. Location of service has been changed. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Composite Lodge, Masonic Temple, located on Broad Street in Camden. Burial will be at Gum Springs Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery in Camden.
Mrs. Marie Jenkins Halley, 93, of 1008 Segar Mills Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services honoring the life of John Thomas Haynes, Jr., 78, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Bruce Hancock and Dr. Frankie Melton will officiate. The family received friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Haynes' memory to Heath Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Heath Springs, S.C. 29058 or Lottie Moon Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden ...
Fifteen Kershaw County schools -- six more than last year -- were among 853 schools statewide recognized by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2011.
Three faculty members with the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) have been certified at the Early Childhood level (ages 3-6). Meek Duren, Oscar Avila and Kenia Dayeh de Bermudez were recognized Feb. 24 at the annual conference of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), held at Litchfield Beach. MEPI is one of about eight professional societies in the United States that oversee Montessori teacher preparation. All three teachers studied under Mariyam Petiwala through the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS), located in Camden. IGS is one of only four programs in South Carolina accredited to train educators to work in Montessori classrooms ...