We have lost count now of the number of times Congress has come to the brink of shutting the government down. We now find ourselves in the same situation we have on other occasions, with dysfunctional Republicans and incompetent Democrats heaving insults back and forth at each other in Washington while American voters shake their heads in dismay.
Well, folks, it's about that time again in the political election cycle when candidates for statewide offices are starting to make their announcements about running for office. If you're thinking about running for U.S. Senate, governor or the other statewide offices you know it's only about nine months until the June '14 primary and you need to do something soon.
Led by three finishers in the top nine, the Camden High girls' cross country team ran to their first win of the season by winning a six-team meet held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Wednesday.
A graveside inurnment service to celebrate the life of Michael Craig Pullum, 47, of N. Myrtle Beach, SC will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Pine Grove Fire Department (PGFD) and Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Firefighting Explorer program will host a "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory DeWitt Peake on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the PGDF, 833 Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.
In conjunction with this weekend's Fire Fest at Rhame Arena, the Camden Fire Department has released its 2013 Fire Prevention Checklist. Fire Fest, including the annual parade and many new features, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Organizers plan to honor the 90th anniversary of the Cleveland School Fire, which killed many people, but led to new building codes in South Carolina.
The South Carolina's Writer's Workshop (SCWW) has announced the list of contributors for the 2013 Petigru Review, the annual SCWW member anthology. Among the authors featured in Volume 7 of this anthology is local resident Bobbi Adams of Bishopville. Adams' essay "Scrambled Eggs" is included in the nonfiction section of Petigru Review.
The 2013 Petigru Review will be unveiled at the SCWW Symposium in Columbia, October 26. Submissions were judged and selections were made by Susan Williams, Mary Anne Benedetto and Celia Rivenbark for nonfiction. For more information about the SCWW visit www.myscww.org/conference.
Funeral services for Brinton Maurice Motley, 73, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Crandall the Rev. Bob Midgette will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Church of the Nazarene, or to Gideons International.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Catherine McDaniel Dixon, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.