• Every year seems to find a new "over-used" expression -- something that is uttered by one person and then is heard everywhere you turn. For this year's we've-heard-it-too-much saying, we're nominating "kicking the can down the road," which Washington politicians are using to describe a quick fix to the nation's deficit problems rather than a solid, long-term solution. We hope that in the future they resort less to catchy phrases and more to solving our problems.
There's a bumper sticker that I've seen a number of times and saw again just recently. It says, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." That's well said and actually, it's not said enough for many reasons beyond reading. As I thought about what to write for the month of November, a time for giving thanks, I thought it would be appropriate to ask our teachers and other staff to talk about a teacher whom they would want to thank. I sent out an email to this effect and got more responses than I could ...
In my first installment I discussed that I was assigned to the 304th Military Police Battalion in Nashville, Tenn. So why am I writing an article for the Camden Chronicle? I am a Kershaw County resident and have lived in Kershaw county on and off since 1972 when my dad, John Baird Sr., retired from the Army here. When someone writes a résumé in the Army, we call it an autobiography. I will give you a short synopsis of my military and civilian career and how I ended up in Nashville as an Army Reservist. I graduated from Lugoff-Elgin ...
NEW ORLEANS -- It is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?
Saturday's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup is more than just about the racing on the Springdale Race Course.
The KC recreation Instructional Volleyball League is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios. Registration dates are Nov. 13th through Dec. 5th at the KC Recreation Department. There is a $32 registration fee. The first practice will be December 5, 3:45 pm at the City Arena. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 425-6009
On November 9, I had the privilege of speaking to a wonderful group of people in the gym of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. I am not often called on to speak in public and although I am not the most gifted orator, I was honored and even excited to be there. This particular event was the Veterans Day Program held by the church in honor of veterans of the congregation and of this wonderful community. I was invited to speak by Charlie Nash who also planned and hosted the event. If you know anything about Charlie, I ...
Ninety-five percent of the ratings issued this week on the South Carolina's Annual School District Report Card for schools within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) are "excellent," "good" or "average."
The Thanksgiving holidays are near. Many are preparing for family gatherings, celebrations and other traditional ways to give thanks. Some will prepare a meal with turkey and other delicious fixings. The key to a great holiday meal will be the preparation of the food, especially the turkey.
Every October, the HIV/STD Division of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) conducts its annual HIV/AIDS conference in Columbia.
The South Carolina Committee of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) is hosting its first open house at the SCTRF barn at Wateree Correctional Institute on Tuesday, November 20 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The open house will showcase more than a dozen retired thoroughbred race horses which are currently available for adoption. The public is invited to attend the open house to meet the horses and learn more about the unique Second Chances groom training program housed there.
Dear Annie: My cousin "Tyler," who had a host of problems as a teenager, became a policeman at age 23. He was a jerk before he joined up, but now he's become a bigger jerk.
Every once in awhile we take to jousting at windmills, posing situations that we know will never become reality but advocating for them, nevertheless. This year's elections, and the massive amount of money spent on them, spur us to do a bit of windmill tilting today. We all know, of course, that President Obama and Mitt Romney spent billions of dollars during their presidential campaign, but over the years, other races have gotten more and more expensive. Those filter all the way down to the local level.
Auburn rising sophomore golfer and 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was one of nine players to advance from the U.S. Women's Amateur sectional qualifier Tuesday in Lexington, N.C.
Miss Ashley Lynn Booth of Charleston, SC and Mr. William Green DesChamps IV of Charleston, SC were married on May 16, 2015 at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The Rev. Canon Joseph S. Whitehurst officiated.
Most, although not necessarily all, people in Bethune appear to want an actual traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 rather than the blinking red and yellow lights there now or a proposed four-way stop. We happen to fall into the traffic light column on this issue. First, if set up correctly, with sensors to alert the system someone on U.S. 341 wants to cross the intersection, the light can be set to green most of the time for U.S. 1 traffic. This will allow truckers and others to, slowly of course ...
A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and this is what she said:
Camden High School's 1975 graduating class will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.
America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed, unneutered, unwanted and uncared for cats. They roam our streets and are multiplying at lightning speed.
There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?
The city of Camden is asking water customers to practice voluntary water conservation.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Timothy Scott, 43 of Kershaw will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home.
CHAPIN - Mrs. Lucille Dry Larrabee, 90, died Friday, July 24, 2015. Services were held at three p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Heritage at Lowman Home Chapel, White Rock, SC, and will be officiated by Reverend Angela Jennings. The family will receive friends following the service in the Lowman Gallery.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jacob "Jake" Sinkler Josey, 68, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will have a reception in the church's Fellowship Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jake's memory to the American Lung Association of South Carolina, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist ...
ELGIN – Funeral service for Jimmy Whitaker Nelson, 77, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the Nelson Family Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tri-County, 2039 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Bethune Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2014-15 school year.