We all like to think that when we go to the polls to elect our leaders that we're casting our ballots for people who will make bold decisions; few voters ever mark the box next to the name of a candidate they consider timid. Camden City Council has indeed made some bold decisions recently, the latest one being to buy the former Mather Academy property, with the purpose of building a new recreational complex to take the place of the aging Rhame Arena.
26 YEARS AGO -- March 6-11, 1985
NEW YORK -- This is doubtless heretical, but I'll say it anyway: I can wait to find out who the Republican presidential candidates will be.
Schools across Kershaw County celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by having community volunteers read to students.
As a former employee of the Wateree Community Actions I am compelled to write this letter in the disregards that the new Wateree Community Actions staff have for our small Camden community.
On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, we experienced what could have turned into a catastrophic event if it had not been for a quick response from our local Blaney Fire Department, Doby's Mill, Lugoff, Columbia, and Pine Grove fire departments and the S.C. Forestry Commission. The wind was a major factor that day in trying to contain the fire and keep it from spreading.
The Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin junior varsity baseball teams played to a 2-2 tie in a contest stopped due to lightning in the fifth inning of last Monday's game.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 … before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Funeral for Sarah Elizabeth Warren "Tibba" Baker, 90, of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home, of Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Burial will be in the historic Quaker Cemetery also in Camden. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Aberdeen, 1409 Broad Street in Camden. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Johnny Caldwell, 82, of Fatback Road, Dalzell, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Funeral services for Leila Mae Catoe, age 85, of Camden, who passed away March 6 at her daughters home in Anchorage, Alaska, will be held Friday at 4:00 pm at the Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Long time resident of Camden, South Carolina, Maudine Corley Jackson died on March 5, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born July 28, 1921 in Lexington, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Jamison Corley, Sr. and Maude Wingard Corley. She was a former member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington and a long time member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where she was served on the official board as well as president and assistant pianist for the Wembley Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the DeLoache-Zemp Circle of the United Methodist Women.
Artist in Residence Francee Levin recently spent several days working with Midway Elementary School's third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on storytelling, reader's theater and writing. Here, Levin tells a story to students from Teri Davis' and Denee Hayes' third-grade classes. The Artist in Residence is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's School Arts program which is funded in part by the Kershaw County School District and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
• It's difficult not to like the candor of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, the plain-spoken chief executive who's grappling with the Garden State's problems in a way that residents of that state have seldom seen. Christie lets the criticism of the media and special-interest groups roll off his back while he pile drives into the massive issues facing his state. Recently, Christie said he was not running for president but added that he knew he could win if he did. Few politicians are so bold or, as his critics say, brash. It will be interesting to ...
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.