The news recently carried the information that some schools in Kershaw County would be delayed by two hours. The reason was vandalism of school buses. I am certain many individuals self-righteously thought or said, "We would never have done such a thing." Remembering just a few activities might give new insight.
I have read in this paper that our governments at the federal, state and local levels are all imposing too much taxes and not doing a good job in spending those taxes. Since I am more connected to local government, I decided to do a little research to see how we compare to our neighbors. Set out below is what I discovered. If you study these numbers, as I have, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry to two Kershaw County educators, as part of the 27th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.
Fair tax. Balanced budget. Debt reduction.
Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate will turn the presidential campaign into one centered around economic policy, though Democrats will certainly try to make it about social issues. We hope it will stimulate serious discussion about this country's spiraling deficit and the unsustainability of the economy if the United States doesn't get a handle on its debt. Of course, how to reduce that debt is framed in different ways by the two parties, and so far there has been little effort by either to try to come to compromise. Democrats insist that taxing ...
Cleo Lampert has always had a special place in her heart for animals, specifically horses. She started taking riding lessons at her horse trainer's farm where regular 4H club meetings were also held. Cleo attended a few meetings, and thought it was fun. At 8 years old, Cleo joined the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4H club and recently joined the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club. Over the past eight years, her main focus areas have been horses and agriculture.
Wateree Boat Club, a new membership club offering recreational boating, has opened at Wateree Marina on Lake Wateree. "Wateree Boat Club is a private club designed for people who enjoy boating but prefer not to own a boat," Manager Cook Young said.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Frances Burns Williams, 92, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Jason Fletcher, Rev. Mark Hopkins and Rev. Jed Bryant will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Frances' memory to the Arise and Build Fund at Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.
Carl R. Fowler, 91, die Sunday August 12 at Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville, SC. Carl was born in Camden, SC and moved to Plainfield, NJ and lived for over 45 years. He retired and then return to his hometown of Camden. He was the oldest member of the Gordon Street Church of God.
Levy Lenix, 59, of 705 Elmore Street Camden died Sunday August, 12, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A graveside service for Janette Cogdell Quinn, 81, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship, Rev. Ron Gregory, and Dennis Ray, Mrs. Quinn's grandson, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Janette's memory to Blaney Baptist Church.1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
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In the most recent installment of our "Is Kershaw County being left behind?" series of articles on economic development, we looked at some non-industrial pieces of the puzzle. One highly visible sign of economic health in a community -- successful or poor -- is the number of active storefronts, whether individual buildings or as part of shopping centers.
We stood in the charred remains of a life that once was -- my sister and I -- and said not a word. What was there to say? Finally, I spoke.
Central broke open a close game by scoring a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth frames to lock up the fourth and final playoff slot in Region 4-AA baseball with a 14-3 win over host North Central last Friday night.
Dutch Fork wrapped up the Region 4-4A baseball title with a 3-1 win over Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night at Optimist Field.
Tracy E. Bennett, Jr., 29, of 1188 Shady Lane in Camden, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements..
Funeral service for Garland Dexter "Tootsie" Collins, 87, will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Dentsville Masonic Lodge, El-Bethel Faith Community Church or a charity of one's choice.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) Multi-Cultural committee is currently planning its 2015-2016 season. The committee would like to invite other cultural representatives of the community to join the committee and share their thoughts and ideas about the possibility of a holiday event to showcase different cultures. The committee is requesting that any interested persons please send their contact information to executive director Kristin Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a post-season berth already in hand, Camden began its climb up the Region 4-AAA baseball ladder on Thursday with a 10-0 win over Dreher in Columbia.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (G – 4 p.m.); Hartsville at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Central at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Columbia (GSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Lexington (GSOC – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at River Bluff (TEN – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
Lawmakers in Washington have long ignored the fact that the Social Security system in this country is broken. On the brink of insolvency, Social Security needs major revamping, whether it comes in the form of benefit reductions, tax increases or both. Congress has refused to consider benefit cuts decades out in the future, even for young adults who are just now starting to pay into the system. They are turning their backs on such simple fixes as delaying the age by a year or two at which people can start receiving their monthly allotments. Bear in mind, we aren't ...
WASHINGTON -- When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sadie, a 1-1/2-year-old female hound mix dog, and Taffy, a 1-1/2-year-old female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...
It is often said South Carolina is a big small town where everyone knows everyone else. And if we don't know someone personally, then it's usually "I know who they are."