Arming citizens is an evidence-based deterrent to crime.
The year 2012 was a deeply challenging one for me and my family. We faced a number of life-changing events. From the beginning of the year to the end, KershawHealth -- in various ways -- was a part of our journey. There could be no better companion for the rough road we traveled.
Recently, the Congress approved the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement. I voted against the final version of deal. The reason is pretty simple: the agreement raised spending. Again. Indeed, its passage seems to reaffirm a disturbing truth about today's Washington: compromises always lead to more spending, more debt, and too often, more taxes.
Baron DeKalb fire station truckin' along
ARCADIA, Cal. --- Eblouissante, a 4-year-old half sister to the legendary Zenyatta who is also conditioned by John Shirreffs, faced winners for the first time in Thursday's $58,000 Mojave River Purse at Santa Anita and at odds of 1-2, left little doubt that she has stakes races in her future, winning by 1 ¾ lengths while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.89.
Monday: North Central, Lower Richland at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.)
This is hardly the time for a hiccup and the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team may have avoided one on a night in which they were not at full strength.
Cornerstone Christian School at 838 Mill Street had a Carolina-Clemson food drive. The children and staff collected 489 non-perishable items. The items were donated to the community Hope Food Bank at 2434 Main Street, Elgin.
Dear Annie: My parents have been divorced for 30 years. Both made mistakes when they were married, but the end was due to my mom's drinking. Dad provided for me and now takes an active role in his grandchildren's lives, always making an effort to show up for their events.
Graveside service for Barney Joseph Anthony Truesdale, 49, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Memorial service for Belton Thompson, 78, of 2604 River Road in Camden will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald Reid, 62 of Camden entered into rest on January 13, 2013.
A memorial service to honor the life of Arthur E. "Jack" Tyndall, 92, of Camden, will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate. Memorials may be made in Jack's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
The Kershaw County Forest Landowners will hold their quarterly meeting today at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Clemson Extension Homemaker's Building located at the corner of DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden.
Haile's Funeral Home announces that Minnie Sue James, 62 of 2067 Huckleberry Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Canty Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, SC with burial in Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt, SC.
Jeri Lynette and Danny Talmage Goff of Elgin, SC were united in holy matrimony on April 18, at five o'clock in the evening at Wateree Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Rev. James Crooks and Rev. James Hanf performed the ceremony. The bride, who was escorted by her father, is the daughter of Marion and Jackie Brown of Florence, SC.
Hartsville scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, needing just one hit, to rally from a 5-4 deficit to take a 6-5 victory over visiting Camden in a Tuesday night contest played at Jimmy White Field in Kellytown.
Liverpool FC America will hold soccer tryouts for boys and girls ages 8-18 on May 11 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department soccer fields located along Highway 1 in Lugoff.
Lawyers, court officials and others who end up spending time in criminal courtrooms in Kershaw County and elsewhere have no doubt heard many defendants' attorneys try to burnish their image after they've been convicted of crimes. The purpose, of course, is to try to grab a bit of leniency from the judge or jury which is going to hand down a sentence. "He's a good boy" is one of the favorites, often portraying the convicted person as a high knight of society who just happened to make a mistake, perhaps murder or armed robbery. "I just snapped" is ...
The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
A very special day is fast approaching, a day we should put on the top of our list and certainly always remember. We should celebrate it to no end. This day is not a holiday, but it should be. This day is indeed only one day long, only 24 hours short, but this day should and can last forever. We can make this day last forever in our hearts, for this is where it belongs. This day is the best day. It will not end, so live it forever.
WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.
The Knight's Hill community will ring in the spring with the annual Mayfest celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 9.
I wanted to share with you selections from recent speeches I delivered in and around Camden, two on April 11 and one on April 18.
Registration for swim lessons continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1-4 and June 8-11.
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently promoted to employees with Camden connections to regional branch manager positions. Brandon Oliver and Jenny Webb are now, respectively, the Region Three and Region Four branch directors, according to a press release.
Mrs. Elease Williams Harris Smith, 85, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery.
A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Wayne Robinson, Sr., 62, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.