• In the wake of revelations that some NFL teams paid bonuses to defensive players for delivering such hard hits that offensive players were knocked out of games, it would be naïve for anyone to believe this is a new wrinkle. But league commissioner Roger Goodell needs to deal with this and put an end to it, especially in light of all the recent revelations about brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head.
Americans praise civility, but we constantly reward rudeness. That annoying fact of life helps to explain why the blessings that Rush Limbaugh brought to the Republican base recently turned into a curse.
A raccoon from the Lake Wateree area of Kershaw County tested positive for rabies, prompting the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to advise individuals to be especially cautious and avoid wild animals.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Watson to Mr. John Anderson Thompson, III of Camden, S.C. He is the son of Mr. John Anderson Thompson, Jr. and Ms. Virginia Vanmetre Kornegay of Camden, S.C.
Playing for the third time in as many nights and 24 hours after an emotional win over rival Camden may have caught up with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.
Mrs. Lee Cracraft Williams of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully on March 6, 2012. She was eighty-one years old.
Historic Camden will hold a Family Fun Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 6 to 12, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. The fun begins in the Film Room at Historic Camden at 2 p.m.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, at 3:30 pm. Margie Lane will host members and guests at 2301 Moultrie Road, Camden. Carol Meckstroth and Sandra Lease will provide delicious refreshments along with Margie.
A graveside service for William Sanford "Bill" Holcomb, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, in Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Holocomb died Wednesday, march 7. Born in Ripley, TN. He was the son of the late John Furman and Susie McKee Holcomb. He retired as a car salesman and attended Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Holcomb enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also served his county in the United States Army.
Lugoff Fire Department officials urge citizens to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend as part of their transition to daylight-saving time.
Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has reports its honor rolls for the second nine-week period
One night after opening the regular season with a 6-4 win over Andrew Jackson, the north Central baseball team returned to Lancaster County and into Region 4-AA, only to come out on the short end of a 19-9 loss to Buford.
Who says 13 is unlucky?
Close to 150 children take the stage in this year's Community Youth Production, "Aladdin" presented by Columbia Children's Theater. "Aladdin" began March 8 and will run through Sunday, March 11 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets to the production are $8. Sponsorship of this year's Community Youth Production is provided by Modern Turf, Pitts Insurance Team, LLC and Target.
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.
After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.
Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.