Gordon Street Bridge to be closed
The Gordon Street Bridge in Camden was scheduled to be shut down Wednesday, after transportation officials found structural problems during a recent inspection.
The Department of Transportation has no plans to replace the 122-foot bridge, because of the $4 million estimated cost and a lack of funds to do it.
Officials say recent traffic counts showed little use by motorists. Traffic will be detoured to nearby Chestnut Street crossing.
The seven-span bridge was constructed in 1960 using treated wood. The wood, according to officials, is now beyond its life expectancy of 40 years, and the timbers in the spans have decayed to the point of needing total replacement.
District honors retiring employees
Altogether they have more than 1,600 years of experience between them. That includes thousands of papers graded, phone calls answered, miles driven or meals served.
Whatever the job, the 57 Kershaw County School District honored at a recent retirement ceremoney said it was worth it.
“We’re grateful for their service and wish them well in their new endeavors,” said Kershaw County School Superintendent Herb Berg.
Following is a list of retirees:
ATEC: Chris Haff; Blaney Elementary School: Joyce Horton, Francine Mauldin and Norma Young
Camden Elementary School: Doris Campbell
Camden High School: Paula Malone
Camden Middle School: Mary Amyette, Jean Holland, Deas Penman, and Johnnie Walker
Continuous Learning Center: Virgil Crenshaw and Loree Paschal
Jackson School: Cheryl Clifton and Cheryl Colvin;
Jackson School/Midway Elementary School: Susie Szasz
District office: Mary Ann Blaskowitz, Cynthia Murray, Mary Ann Pineau, and Mary Young
Lugoff area: James Wright
Lugoff-Elgin High School: Homer Carraway and Evelyn Gibson
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School: Tamara Clyburn, Marilyn Jenkins, and Sue Todd
North Central area: Patsy Gardner
North Central High School: Barbara Boyce
North Central Middle School: Sandra Catoe, Mary Hickman and Chandler Owen
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School: Beverly Hunter, Brenda Owens and Lillie Stradford
Wateree Elementary School: Thomas Haff
School district employees who have completed their TERI are:
ATEC: EJ Ham, Philip McGee, and Allen Teal; Camden Elementary School: Cheryl Black, and Connie Williams
Camden High School: William Ammons, Reggie Dean, Emily Finley, Dale Reeves and Bessie Smith
Camden Middle School: Shirley Halley, Nancy Neal and Robert Springs
Continuous Learning Center: William Ingram
District office: Remond Cooper and Linda Shaylor
Lugoff-Elgin High School: Theresa Muldrow and Teddie Osborne
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School: Nancy Price and John Sanders
North Central High School: Reberta Karesh and Joan Young
Wateree Elementary School: Anne Owens