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CBA president wants culinary institute in Camden

Jonathan Bazinet, owner of Sam Kendall's restaurant and president of the Camden Business Alliance (CBA), wants to have a culinary school established in Camden.

March 04, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Business


Cooper: time as judge a ‘humbling experience’

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.

February 25, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Camden


5 Questions with...

(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.)

February 22, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Politics


Artists among us

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.

February 13, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Miscellaneous


Artists among us

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.

February 11, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Miscellaneous


Artists among us

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.

February 04, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Miscellaneous


Elgin Councilman Ernst charged with vandalism

Elgin Town Councilman Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst spent a few hours behind bars Wednesday after being arrested for vandalism following a dispute over a lease agreement.

February 01, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s Donna Davis has found niche as bail bondsman

Camden's Donna Davis is the exception to the rule.

January 28, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot at deputies in Dec. was out on bond

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 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Risvold steps down from Elgin Town Council

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.

January 16, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Lugoff-Elgin


January is National Blood Drive Month

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.

January 11, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Miscellaneous


CPD, CFD concerned about railroad crossing closure

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.

January 11, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Camden


Equine center seeks Camden’s help

The S.C. Equine Center, located east of Camden near I-20 exit 101, is looking for some help to expand from the city of Camden.

January 11, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Camden


Protected Red-tailed Hawks rescued in Camden

Morris Pest Control tech Tony Cooper had just finished up a job for a customer when he saw a car on the side of McRae Road as he headed back into Camden.

December 28, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Miscellaneous


Man who shot at deputies arrested

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 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


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