WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney "unzipped" is the stuff of cartoonists' dreams.
• Everybody realizes that airline food isn't the best – even if you get anything at all to eat, which isn't often -- but a woman traveling on Qantas Airlines from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, last week got the ultimate insult -- crawling maggots in a bag of trail mix distributed by a flight attendant. There's no word on whether she had to use her airline sickness bag after discovering the creatures mid-snack, but Qantas' offer to her -- $400 off her $1,600 ticket -- seems a bit chintzy.
If you crave a face-to-face chat with a Hoplite (ancient Greek citizen-solider) from Sparta or want to discuss WWII from the Allied and Axis points of views then mark your calendar for Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's annual military time line event: Armies Through Times.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice O. Parker, 86, of 8005 Osborne Road in Rembert will be held Sunday, April 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, SC with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Reverend Marian Ruthe Woodle Dyer, 53, of Pomaria, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her residence.
At some point, most people have had fines for overdue library books. As offenses go, it's pretty slight. Nonetheless, librarians report that patrons will often avoid the library after accruing fines, both to avoid paying them and from embarrassment. Many library services can't be utilized once excessive fines accrue. Even new online services, like downloading e-books and music, are blocked if a patron's account is not in good standing.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Bruce Sr., of Camden, formerly of Abbeville, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 9. Most of the members will gather together to carpool and caravan up to Liberty Hill to the home of Sunshine Smith. For those who do not know Sunshine, her personality matches her name to a tea! The program will be on organic gardening and this is the perfect place for it. She will share with the members her wonderful garden and many secrets and insights for a successful green garden.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 227 Friendship Road, Camden (Carolyn Brown's) at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9th. Everyone will depart at 3:15 p.m. to car pool to 1559 Wild Turkey Lane (Mary Acken's). Mary will host the club along with Nancy Wylie and Michelle Herod.
Politicians are known to exaggerate from time to time, and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn followed that tradition earlier this week when he said a South Carolina law requiring voters to show a picture ID when going to the polls hearkens back to the Jim Crow era, when all sorts of measures prevented blacks from going to the polls. Those days are gone forever, though they remained in force for too long, and the new law -- it's being challenged by the Obama administration's Justice Department -- poses no threat to trying to disenfranchise people. Rather, it's a safeguard ...
Most of us are familiar with the antiquated adage of "no news is good news" or its cohort, "bad news travels fast." With the former, the absence of information to the contrary justifies continued optimism. Bad news is usually associated with more urgent matters; matters we are inclined to transfer more quickly to one another. Good news is boring, right? News is defined one way as "matter that is newsworthy." Newsworthy is defined as "interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting." If we really think about it, good news rarely fits the definition of "news" because it is ...
Graveside service for Helen R. Owens, 72, Cassatt, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Steve Leigh, the Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bobby James Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Funeral service for Sgt. Luther Martin, 79, of Camden, will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate.
Memorial services for David Lee Meyers, 63, of Camden, will be held at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higgensville, in Higgensville, MO. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford announced recently she is seeking re-election for a third term.
• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...
A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."
Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.
Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...
Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.
Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.
A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.
Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.
Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)