The lights are dimmed, the curtains closed, the actors/actresses are in place, the stage is set and then the curtains open and the script begins to play. The well-rehearsed scene begins to unfold for the benefit of the ones in the audience.
January 22, 2016|
Suzanne West Gordon
Last month, S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) Pee Dee Region Urban Forester Lois Edwardspresented our Tree City USA Award to Camden City Council. Tree City USA is a designation we can be proud of, particularly since the city has achieved and continuously maintained this status for the past 28 years. Tree City USA is a national program under the auspices of The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters and provides the framework for community forestry management of public trees in cities and towns across America.
January 22, 2016|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Mr. Willie J. Tillman, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD. Burial took place in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, MD.
Mr. Bennie L. Thomas, 89, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, January 23, 2016 at New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.
Annie Bell Ransom McClain, 88, of 8149 Black River Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 atPine Grove AME Church, Rembert, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert.
Funeral services with Masonic Rites to celebrate the life of William Johnson "Bill" Haynes, Jr., 77, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in William's memory to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, 7 Medical Park Road, Columbia, SC 29203.
LUGOFF -- A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Roy Lee Cox, 67, will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 3:00 p .m. Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.
All boys and girls ages nine to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on Broad Street in Camden. It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 with practice and registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the contest starting at 1 p.m.
In what was a tune-up for the start of what is expected to be a tough slate of Region 4-4A contests, the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team improved to 12-5 in dual matches with wins over visiting Cardinal Newman, 72-6, and Chester, 62-12, last Wednesday.