The National Steeplechase Museum will hold a Carolina Cup Eve Party on the back lawn overlooking Springdale Race Course on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Museum traditionally invites its members, the general public and visiting horsemen to mix and mingle at the historic setting.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Thomas Shelly, Jr. 57, of Elgin will be private. Mr. Shelly died Friday, March 23, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. William Thomas Shelly, Sr. Mr. Shelly was a hard working devoted family man and made a life out of inspiring all those that knew him. He showed his family the true meaning of what a husband and loving father should be. He he will forever be missed.
Nicholas Eugene Stallworth Scarborough, Sr. of Camden died at home on Friday, March 23, 2012 after a prolonged illness. A service for Mr. Scarborough will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Davis Sr. will officiate. A reception will follow at the family home. Interment will be private.
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.