Twenty-five years after sociologist William Julius Wilson's important study of urban decline and vanishing "marriageable men," poverty is still with us. At least, we're finding lots of new ways to argue about it, even if our theories are no less sharply divided than the rest of our politics.
Nobody's really sure whether or not presidential debates actually influence voters' decisions, although the so-called experts say the small minority of undecided voters are indeed subject to what goes on when candidates stand behind lecterns and fire bombs at each other. If that's indeed true, then the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney got a bit tighter Wednesday night, as even the staunchest liberals conceded that Romney got the best of the president in their first debate.
For some time now, I have been attending Camden City Council meetings, reading letters to the C-I editor and participating in citizen meetings supporting a sports facility referendum.
I love Mrs. Montgomery. I am sure many of my former classmates enjoyed Harvey Teal's October 1 (Kershaw County Historical Society column), "A visit with 'Coota' Montgomery." I still find it very difficult to address her as Coota. She will always be Mrs. Montgomery to me.
Six weeks have passed since my oldest son walked through our back door. The mere mention of this makes the stretch seem even longer. Of course, aside from a normal dose of missing their brother, for his siblings, this time represents six weeks of more slices of pizza at dinner, shorter waits for the bathroom, and total control of the TV remote. For me, it suggests more intangibles. It is the void, the missing place setting at our table, and the one less body charging down the stairs for breakfast like a horse running for open country.
A graveside service for James L. " Jimmy" Creed, Jr., 54, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00PM, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Father Ernie Pollock will officiate. A gathering will be held following the service at the Camden Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Jimmy's memory be made to Alphanet, Inc, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 305, Coconut Grove, FL 33133; Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020; or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair St., Camden, SC 29020
Viola Wood, 87, of 16 Amhurst Lane in Lugoff, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collind Funeral Home.
As Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC) celebrated its 225th anniversary during Sunday Homecoming, it bestowed a special honor, surprising one of its most beloved former ministers.
The Kershaw County Recreation Department and SAFE Federal Credit Union are sponsoring the Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena, 517 Broad Street, Camden.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are BlackJack, a young male retriever/lab mix and Petie, a 2-month-old gray domestic shorthaired kitten. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing ...
To showcase its continued commitment to recycling efforts, the city of Camden is offering a pilot program with a limited number of 65-gallon recycling bins which are 3.5 times larger than the current recycling containers. This allows for more space for weekly recyclables.
Mr. Clarence Benjamin, Jr. of Fairburn, GA entered into rest on Friday, September 27, 2012. Wake services will be held Wednesday October 3, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. at Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. 4555 Campbellton Rd. SW Atlanta, GA with remains placed in state at 5p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church 3238 John G. Richards Rd. HWY 97 Camden, S.C with Rev. Eddie C. Moore officiating. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of ...
James L. "Shotgun" Massey of 508 Dove Rd., Camden, SC entered into rest Monday, October 1, 2012 at his residence.
Ms. Estelle Louise Belton, 68, of 2404 Salmond Street, Camden, SC passed on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
Funeral service for Gance Jones, 89, of Chapin, will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:
Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.
We offer our condolences to the family, friends and all of us who benefited from Sylvia Upton "Sibby" Wood's life. Wood, also known as "Sib," supported or was otherwise involved in so many things here in Kershaw County, they are almost too numerous to count. But count them we shall try as we mourn her death last week in Michigan at the age of 81.
Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I say this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.
Recently, the United States Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for generations to come. Many conservatives and the GOP seemed woefully ignorant of our healthcare system.
A big thank you to Max Ford's letter dated July 1. It was a great history lesson for me.
When we examine our experiences over time, our recollections of some of them stand out like posts supporting our "fence of life." These are memories we will never forget. Some refer to them as "muscle" memories, very strong ones.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...
Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.
Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.