Continuing the discussion of the American Revolution in South Carolina, the Camden Archives and Museum will host a lecture that delves into the Native American experience just prior to and during the American Revolution.
As previewed on today's front page, Kershaw County Council is set to hold a public hearing and take final reading on a potential $17.2 million economic development bond issue. The money -- based on "Plan 4" offered by county staff -- would be used to make improvements at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial parks. Plan 4 also involves the use of $4 million in county reserve funds.
So, I recently read about a guy out in California who is suing the National Park Service because a 16-pound pine cone fell on his head while he was taking a nap under a tree, causing brain damage. The tree is a type of pine tree not indigenous and known for producing these enormous, up to 40-pound seed pods. There were no warning signs posted, according to the story.
We knew we were racing the clock. Massive rain had been forecasted and on Saturday, Oct. 3, it started falling. But no one I knew expected the kind of flooding we saw the next day. Hundreds, if not, thousands of people and animals were almost instantly displaced and homeless. Lost pets were wandering flooded homes and streets. Our 7-month-old puppy, Tilly, would have been one of them, if not for a team of caring volunteers and one hero who appeared out of nowhere.
October 27, 2015|
By Andrea Walker
C-I contributing columnist
I would like to commend our football team and coaching staff from Lugoff-Elgin High School for their sportsmanship and integrity under pressure during the game with Ridgeview on Friday night. The way Ridgeview High School conducted themselves is just a testament to the district's superintendent (Debbie Hamm), principal (Brenda Mack-Foxworth) and athletic director (Brian Rosefield) lack of control and fair play. Disregard the officials' missed calls; the conduct of the players on the field and the coaching staff on the sidelines of Ridgeview reflects their mind set of "Our field, our rules."
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Don Paige Pullum, 79, of Camden, SC, was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John Hallman will officiated. The family received friends following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Don's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Mr. David Johnson, 79, of 813 18th Street in Camden, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, 2:30 p.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, 1917 Boykin Road, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.