As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.
The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.
Camden's historic Greenleaf Inn will go to the highest bidder today during a two-part, on-site auction set to begin at 10 a.m. on North Broad Street.
Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.
Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent woke up Monday morning, May 1, and saw the news: Osama bin Laden was dead.
For those of you saying that the bin Laden takedown was not an "Obama" win, you're right. It was an American win. However, former President Bush, former Vice President Cheney, senators Graham and DeMint and even Rush Limbaugh have all congratulated Obama. He should be credited for maintaining the policies that continued the search and giving the order that resulted in Sunday night's win for the American people.
Camden City Council will take first reading on its Fiscal Year 2012 budget Tuesday. The budget, if approved on second reading in two weeks, would go into effect July 1. The balanced $37.922 million budget is split among five funds: general ($8.442 million), project improvement ($379,341), paving ($502,792), utility ($27.96 million) and local source revenue ($637,000). A public hearing on the budget was held at council's April 26 meeting.
One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.
Local veterans are expressing pride in their younger counterparts for tracking, confronting and, ultimately, taking down America's most wanted enemy, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Sunday and were still searching Tuesday for a Columbia man for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman at a Ballfield Road, Camden, apartment.
$2,246,000. It's a big number. It reflects KershawHealth's estimated annualized loss of revenue from South Carolina should an 8 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements be approved by the state legislature.
After 20 years as a solo physician, Dr. Linda C McLeod, OB/GYN, is joining Sentinel Health Partners where she will partner with doctors Leland H. King and John L Moore. McLeod said she is making the move in response to the economy's effect on the health care industry.
I couldn't stop grinning.
For nearly two months, Atlas Gym owner Charles King has led the charge against the chance the city of Camden might build a new recreation center on a portion of the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.
KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.
For those of you who believe in an open internet in the United States, the fight is still on. For the moment, though, we can bask in the glory of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote last week to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on internet service providers (ISPs).
It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.
Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.
Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.
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