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Camp meetings in S.C.

A documentary from The Post and Courier

Ain't That a Blessing: The tradition of camp meetings in S.C.

On a Thursday afternoon last month, Gladys Smith had sweat pouring down her face. She had spent the day hunched over a wood-burning stove, stirring rutabagas, seasoning collards and boiling macaroni. Dozens of eaters, including a few prominent politicians, were scheduled to come for lunch at the camp meeting tent where she serves as head cook. And if previous lunches could be trusted, a few unanticipated guests were bound to join the crowd.


Yusef Kelly: Upstate cop still the face of infamous Clemson-South Carolina brawl in 2004

EASLEY - As Yusef Kelly pulls the squad car out of the Easley Police Department parking lot, past an adjacent graveyard, across railroad tracks and onto Main Street, his presence encourages order. The 32-year-old veteran cop knows each dutiful shift will bring...

Ain't That a Blessing: The tradition of camp meetings in S.C.

On a Thursday afternoon last month, Gladys Smith had sweat pouring down her face. She had spent the day hunched over a wood-burning stove, stirring rutabagas, seasoning collards and boiling macaroni. Dozens of eaters, including a few prominent politicians, were scheduled to come for lunch at the...






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