Dear Annie: Recently, my husband mentioned that he wanted to get together with some friends for a project. I encouraged him to invite the guys to our home to work on it. I thought it would be a few hours, but it ended up taking well over 12. They arrived early in the morning and stayed until late that night, taking over our living room.
The final total won't be known until after January 10, but S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) filings by local candidates this year show that Camden Mayor-elect Tony Scully had already outspent incumbent Mayor Jeffrey Graham by a 2-to-1 margin by Oct. 22 when candidates had to file pre-election campaign disclosures. With 15 days to go in the campaign at that point, Scully had received approximately $30,000 in contributions and spent just about $22,800 -- only $700 less than Graham had received in contributions by that time. By Oct. 22, Graham had received nearly $23,500 in contributions and ...
November 14, 2012|
By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy Faye Key, 30, of Camden will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel, family will receive friends following the service until 7:00 PM. Mr. Randy Bradley will officiate. Memorials may be made in Dorothy's memory to The Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or Jerry's Kids.
Funeral service for Raymond Elbert Mathews, Jr., 59, will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Harvest Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Mitch Prosser will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Funeral service for Catherine Washington, 89, of Conyers, Georgia, formerly of 924 Wateree Blvd. in Camden, will be held Satruday, Nov. 17, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Cedars Cemetery. She died Satruday Nov. 10, 2012 Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Tip O'Neill, the Massachusetts pol who was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for many years, once said that all politics is local. That maxim was never more evident than in last Tuesday's election for mayor in which political newcomer Tony Scully unseated incumbent Jeffrey Graham. It was concrete proof that if voters believe their elected officials aren't listening to them, they'll turn them out of office. Scully was a reluctant candidate but turned out to be an effective one, and voters responded to that.
I guess every child hears how lucky he is from his parents. I am not sure the story is true. My mother, a widow with little education, told me how meager her Christmases had been in a family of 12 children. According to her, she was lucky to get an apple or an orange, a finger-sized doll and a stick of candy. My brother and I, on the other hand, usually got much more. I remember quite clearly that Santa never got the idea right that I despised dolls, so I received one every year. Contrary to the dolls of ...
November 14, 2012|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist