Funeral service for Mrs. Eleanor Drakeford Roach, 56, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
For some animal lovers, watching these exotic creatures slither across the Animal Planet screen isn't enough; you want to bring the thrill of snake ownership into your own home. While they seem exciting and manageable through a television screen or from behind a glass wall, there are a few things that every aspiring snake owner must be aware of before bringing these exotic creatures into your home.
• Within a month, Camdenites will no longer have to look at the rotting Maxway building at the corner of Broad and Rutledge streets, as the city plans to tear it down soon. The city purchased the building, which has been vacant for about a decade, earlier this year, and there's some chance a small park will be built on the site. But even vacant, it will look better without the old building, and everybody will be glad to see it go.
Camden's Robert Ariail, whose political cartoons appear in the Chronicle-Independent, will be a featured speaker as part of a panel discussion during the opening of a new exhibit at the University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Barnstorming surged to the lead on Saratoga Race Course's final turn, jumped the final fence with a big lead, and powered home for an easy 6 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes on Thursday, Aug. 15.