"I am innocent," Troy Davis declared moments before he was to be executed for the killing of a security officer in Savannah, Ga., in 1991. How many times have we heard these words? Most of the inmates in jails and prisons across America would confess their innocence of a crime. And some may actually be. But what makes Troy Davis' claim different? Is it because his case has drawn national and international ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old gray, domestic short-haired cat and a 2-month-old male boxer mix puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is ...
Gymnastics classes are offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Wateree Gymnastics of Camden.
Youth and volunteers in Kershaw County and across the nation will celebrate the opportunities and life skills learned through 4-H next week during National 4-H Week.
My wife and I moved here four years ago. I moved back home, and in her words, she moved home for the very first time. We noticed others doing the same, both then and still now. Just yesterday I received a call from a classmate who had finally landed a job close enough to allow him to live in Camden. I've often pondered this anomaly. What is it that so often brings people back? Many reasons come to ...
Do AMC's "Mad Men," ABC's "Pan Am," NBC's "The Playboy Club" and BBC America's "The Hour" exploit society's barely suppressed appetite for a more sexist, racist and conservative era? Fear not. The underlying message in these depictions of the bad old days is clear: We should be better than that now, even when we aren't.
Forty-two years ago, Wife Nancy -- she was Girlfriend Nancy back then -- gave me an etching of a little boy standing on a rocky shoreline in Maine.
Kershaw County non-profit organizations are invited to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits non-profit charities and schools, allowing them to keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 to 70 percent off purchases that day.
Funeral services for Charles C. Cameron, of Camden, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Tim Shirley will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.
I, like many others, have listened, watched and read about this YMCA/sports complex. It all started with a real estate listing on 1/7/2011, a contract on 2/7/2011 and a closing date later in March. Wow! That was a fast real estate transaction. Discontent and suspicions started then and have continued. Shortly after the closing, there was talk of a possible YMCA partnering with Columbia. Now I ...
Time to stretch your legs and get on your bike! Are you an avid cyclist or are you more likely to go on a leisurely weekend ride with the kids? Whatever your preference, you may want to consider signing up for the 7th annual Tour de Camden bicycle ride.
Camden High School held its Homecoming Ceremony Sept. 23. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Mary Kohn, first runner-up escorted by Kevin Collins; Tyler Smith, Homecoming Queen escorted by Javaris Crim; Richanda Heriot, second runner-up escorted by Jalen Loney.
In the past year, my wife and I visited, toured and stayed in the towns of Aiken, Mount Pleasant and Greenville in South Carolina and Asheville, Blowing Rock and Highlands in North Carolina.
During the 1730s, when the Township Plan was devised to entice interior settlement via offers of free land (Fredericksburg, later Camden, being one), a group of Welsh Baptists from New Jersey were granted land to settle either side of the Pee Dee River. The settlement became known as the Welsh Tract. Johannes Kolb, a German farmer who had emigrated to New Jersey in 1704, was among those who acquired land in the tract in the late 1730s.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate holiday season with their annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.
The much anticipated Blaney-Elgin history book, A Sand Hills Revelation by Elgin author Madge Black Strickland, will debut with a book signing at Elgin Town Hall in downtown Elgin.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting today at the home of Sandy Shull. This is always a special meeting due to the time of year. It doesn't matter how old someone may be, there will be excitement and energy filling the air with the anticipation of Christmas. Although there will be no program this month, it is a perfect meeting to bring prospective new members.
Another burglary in east Camden, another set of suspects. For the second time in as many days, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two suspects Wednesday after they were caught burglarizing an east Camden home. According to a KCSO press release, a homeowner walked into her home and saw three people as they fled carrying a television and other items.
Trustees with the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame recently inducted Andrew D. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. White of Camden, into the prestigious honor society for his work in and support of the state's home building industry.
The welfare state is now omnipresent in every part of the United States. The federal budget is dominated by entitlement spending, with 45 percent of federal spending in 2012 going to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare (among other health care entitlements). Simultaneously, states are struggling under the fiscal burdens imposed on them by mandatory entitlement programs: for example, spending by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services ...
The Duke Endowment recently awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant to KershawHealth to expand Access Kershaw's community network of care for low-income, high risk patients in Kershaw County, many of whom are uninsured. Access Kershaw is a strategic partnership between KershawHealth, Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic, Sandhills Medical Foundation, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Department of Mental Health, and the ALPHA Center. "KershawHealth ...
Bobby Joe James, Sr., age 76, husband of Deborah D. James, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Louise Beck Pittman, 101, of Camden, SC, formerly of Greenwood and Seaford, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at KershawHealth in Camden, SC.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of George Donald Stokes, 71, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to ...
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sim Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her memory to VNA California ...
What if I told you that it's the 11th hour, and that the proof is Warsaw, Kiribati and South Carolina?
Mrs. Minnie Tucker Belton, 86, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at KershawHealth.
Funeral service for Thomas "Poochie" Boykin, 70, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. He died Thursday, December 3, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.