The school board has plans now to spend $1.25 million of the IPP funds to buy the Howden-Buffalo office building (the old Builders Transport building on U.S. 1 in Camden, near Wal-Mart) for a new administrative office complex. We just have a few questions for the board.
Ray Hazelwood still recalls the day in 1973 when his cherished class ring from The Citadel vanished.
Voters in Kershaw County and nationwide have been bombarded with news during the past few days regarding the compromise between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans on tax policy. Democrats in Washington, who for nearly two years have been accusing the GOP of obstructionism, are the people in this instance who are throwing up roadblocks. To listen to them tell it, lower-income Americans are being saddled with a lion's share of the American tax ...
Having recently had surgery at KershawHealth, I would like to compliment our hospital and staff. How fortunate we are in Kershaw County to have a facility that provides excellent, compassionate care. What could have been an uncomfortable Thanksgiving Day was actually a pleasant experience thanks to the staff at KershawHealth. Each person I encountered was careful and caring, and each was absolutely committed to the job at hand, and certainly to the patient. As ...
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 17, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. SEAGUL classes will not be held.
I love this time of the year! Riding through town, seeing the Christmas Lights, and seeing the hustle-and-bustle of holiday shopping, but most of all, I love the Christmas music. I don't know what it is about that type of music, but it seems to always put people in a better mood. After doing some reading on traditional Christmas music, I found some very interesting facts.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
Kershaw County voters, like their counterparts throughout the county, should take heart in the fact that Democrats and Republicans finally came together in Washington Monday to forge what looks to be a workable compromise on economic matters. They came up with a measure that will keep income rates at their current pace for another two years and will also extend unemployment taxes; the measure will also reduce the payroll tax on Social Security, instantly ...
As a child I was taught you have certain priorities in life. When you become an adult it still should have a place in your decision-making. The Kershaw County School District's recent vote to spend up to $1.25 million shouldn't even be on the list. As a taxpayer, I think keeping qualified teachers teaching is of more importance.
NEW YORK -- Pending catastrophe is not an easy notion to entertain, much less sustain. Americans moreover have a low tolerance for doom and gloom. We are the nation of optimism, after all. We elect leaders who promise hope and change. We are the shining city on a hill.
Why would the local school board vote to spend $1.25 million on property for a new district office when they have the land available at both the former Pine Tree Hill School and Camden Middle School properties? How much more money will the new administrative building cost? Is there some other way this money could be spent on children rather than administrative offices?
20 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 5-10, 1990 Photo cutline -- West Wateree Rotary Club members were among the Adopt-A-Highway litter control volunteers that picked up roadside trash last month. In addition to performing a community service, it paid off for one volunteer who found a $20 bill among aluminum cans, empty fast food containers and cigarette butts. Photo cutline -- Green thumb -- King Haiglar Garden Club member Gail West, her 2-year-old ...
The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers -- a part of the Kershaw County Elementary Honors Choir, directed by Dr Susan Wyatt -- recently took part in an event jointly sponsored by the University of South Carolina and Colla Voce, a vocal chamber ensemble of professional musicians in the Columbia area. Elementary and middle schools from around the state were hosted at the event, where students sang in English and Latin.
Mr. Ernie Mills, 67, of 30 Black River Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Friday, May 17, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Luvenia Sowell, 88, of 402 Calvert Drive in Bethune will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1 p.m. at Catoe's Chapel Church of God in Christ in Bethune with burial in the Sandy Level Baptist cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Johnny Eugene Stover, Sr., 69, of 1300 Campbell St., Palmer Place Apartments, Apt. 17, Camden, died Saturday. Family and friends may call at 708 Walnut St., Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Stover Family.
Mr. Raymond "Brother" Johnson, 53, of 1811 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church. The burial will take place at Cedar Cemetery in Camden.
Carnell Adamson, Sr., 88, of 1204 Gordon St. in Camden died Friday, May 18, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mary Frances Dowey Brown, 85, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Puppet Ministry or KershawHealth Hospice.
Charles Wills DuBose, 77, of Camden died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Funeral arrangement will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt -- the benighted Mainstream Media.
Pamela Collins Gibson of Columbia, S.C. and Kevin Ward Baker of Lugoff, S.C. were married May 18, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, S.C. The 4 p.m. ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. James C. Adams. A reception immediately followed at Aberdeen.
Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
Dear Annie: I've been married to "Ned" for 25 years, and each year it seems to get worse. When we married, he told me I could do whatever I wanted with the house, but he never said I'd be the one paying.
I meet with a lot of groups and committees over the course of the year, and I think it's important for me to do so. One of my favorite groups is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student government leaders from each of our high schools. We meet four times a year over lunch. What I love and value about students is that they don't hesitate to tell you what's ...
In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald Holland's parents in the Cassatt community. I was a year old at the time but before many years passed, Donald and I established a friendship lasting until Donald's passing in 2003.