A proposal by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to bundle failing public schools into a special statewide district deserves scrutiny. Some schools have remained on the list of under-performing institutions for years while leaders say they are trying to improve things but in actuality are producing little result. Zais says the purpose of a special district composed of such schools would be to implement new measures to make the schools more effective and accountable. Zais says similar programs in Tennessee and Louisiana have worked well.
It's been two years since President Obama signed the Wall Street-reform bill that has come to be known as Dodd-Frank. So has it succeeded in creating "safer and more modern rules of the road for the financial industry," as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claims?
Graveside service for Paul Hammond, 83, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends Friday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Hammond's grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Political speeches have applause lines and "boo" lines. Which reaction do you think Mitt Romney expected when he promised the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that, if elected president, he would get rid of "Obamacare?"
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Oliver,78, of 806 McRae Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister Mrs. Rosa Lee Jones at 2123 Sailing Club Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.
Mrs. Mae Tucker, 70, of 288 Southern Cedar Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return.
Taylor Phipps, BriAnna Alexander, and Callie Olano have been awarded 2012 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership scholarships. For a fifth year, the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus has given scholarships in honor of each of the 16 women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Funderburk is currently serving as chair of the Women's Caucus.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its "Stand Up and Cheer" campaign.
The Camden Archives and Museum is pleased to offer a free showing of the made-for-television movie about Camden native and 1998 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Larry Doby starting at 2 p.m. each day, Monday through Saturday.
The Lugoff-Elgin Girls' Basketball Camp is on tap for next week. Here is the information on the four-day session.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2012-2013 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
WASHINGTON -- We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already feral rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."
Many teenagers are desperately seeking employment in these times. I joined them many years ago: in fact, I began work at age 11 and was furious when the "powers that be" decided every person under the age of sixteen had to have a doctor certify that the individual was not harming his health. I made the astronomical sum of a dollar a day at the dime store (98 cents when taxes were removed) and hated the thought of having to have the two dollar test to keep my job. My duties included everything from clerking to all types of housekeeping ...
The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.
Francis C. Whitaker, 84 of Camden, South Carolina died on Friday the 20th of February, 2015 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina.
Mrs. Josephine Johnson, 92, of 975 Miller Road, Sumter, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Funeral arangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home.
Mr. Claude Brisbon, 92, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
Florence Alexander Savage LaRoche Blackwell, 95, of Camden, SC, died peacefully at home Friday, February 27, 2015.
Hopefully, the weather forecasters will be wrong on their prognostications of rain for the early to middle part of this week as all four of Kershaw County's baseball teams will be involved in pre-season tournament play which began last Saturday and will continue throughout this week.
Three Kershaw County teenagers have brought home the Zone 4 Region 4 High School Championship along with their team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips.
• We were very glad to see Kershaw County Council recognize ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper recently. Napper has served as The ALPHA Center's director for three decades. In all that time, he has also managed to find the time to serve on numerous local, state and even federal boards and commissions. Most recently, he stepped down from a seat on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees only to fill an open seat on the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Area Commission two days later. As always, Napper was humble in receiving council's resolution honoring him, saying it really ...
A friend, an only child, was talking about cleaning out her parents' house after the death of her father.
Throughout Old and New Testament times, most Jews and Gentiles consumed distilled liquor and believed it a healthy part of their daily diet. These beliefs and practices continued from the times of Christ through the settlement of America and the establishment of the United States.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.
Mr. Willie James Truesdale, 93, of 1446 Cassatt Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, February 22, 2015.