Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr. will be honored by the community during a portrait unveiling Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Cooper has been a circuit court judge for the 5th Circuit since 2000 and, at age 72, recently entered active retirement.
(Editor's Note: C-I staff reporter Denise Schnese (above, right) recently traveled to Washington, D.C., on personal business. Ahead of the trip, Schnese arranged to meet with U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who represents South Carolina's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The interview has been edited for publication.)
Sarah Bernhardts are only made once a year in Camden: the week of Valentine's Day. Mulberry Market Bake Shop owners Peter and Fran Rowland make the pastries to the delight of a number of Camden residents. Named after French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), these delicious treats consist of an almond macaroon base which are filled with mocha butter cream (or "chocolate ganache" if you want to be fancy), and dipped in marvelous melted chocolate.
Come March 29th anyone staying or living in Camden will be able to sit and visit with hall of famer Larry Doby and statesman Bernard Baruch. Not with the actual men of course, but with beautiful bronze statues of these influential men from Camden.
Having been a soldier, artist Dot Goodwin has a knack for combining the worlds of creativity and discipline. Her past military experience includes service in the U.S. Army as an arts and crafts specialist after having completed basic training. She then continued her work in the Army as a civil servant in the Army Recreation Services division.
Like a scene from a movie, a man jumps out of a van at night, shoots at four deputies and flees into some woods. He empties his gun's chamber, tosses it and continues on foot with bloodhounds chasing after him. He escapes … at least for now.
January 18, 2013|
With only two months remaining in his term, Elgin Town Councilman Larry Risvold has resigned. Risvold did so by sending a letter to Mayor Brad Hanley which the mayor read to other members of council at their meeting Jan. 8.
Personal coffers may be depleted as a direct result from the holidays, but that doesn't mean that the giving needs to stop. January is National Blood Drive Month -- which provides plenty of opportunities for residents to roll up their sleeves and donate some of life-saving liquid.
The Camden police and fire departments expressed concern about Monday's upcoming four-day closure of two key railroad crossings in the city's Dusty Bend community during a Camden City Council work session Tuesday afternoon. Interim City Manager Mel Pearson highlighted the closures and arranged for Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Camden Fire Department (CFD) Chief John Bowers to speak to council.
A man who jumped out of a van and shot at four Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies Thursday night is now in jail. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Ernest Maurice Allen, a.k.a., Ernest Pickett, 25, around 3:15 p.m. Friday in Lee County.
December 24, 2012|