I have been closely following the debate about creating a YMCA facility here in Camden. As much as I would like to be able to enjoy a year-round indoor pool, I cannot agree with our city leaders that this is the best use of my hospitality tax money. First of all, the Recreation Department already operates a successful pool and owns enough adjoining land that the pool could be enclosed, a gym could be built, and new offices that the department desperately needs could be housed in the same facility on Battleship Road. Second, do we need an outside entity ...
Many Kershaw County residents are no doubt keeping in their minds the most-used cliché in legal circles: you can never predict what a jury's going to do. That certainly proved true again earlier this week, when 12 people found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. It was a case that had captured public opinion perhaps as no other had since the murder trial of O.J. Simpson many years ago. Both defendants were acquitted despite circumstantial evidence that seemed overwhelming. Both cases also spotlighted Americans' fascination with the legal system and with high-profile crime cases.
I truly thank the brave workers of South Carolina who are fighting for economic justice and who voice their concern about this state's consistent disregard for the interest of the working class.
Traveling by air in the United States is a pain these days.
An MSNBC commentator is in the doghouse over a mildly obscene on-air criticism of President Barack Obama. Fair enough. But, to me his language was less obscene than his suggestion that Obama was getting a too uppity with GOP budget negotiators.
After having outscored the Lowcountry Heat, 26-3, in the first two games of their state American Legion opening round playoff series, Kershaw County Post 17's bats were finally silenced.
The S.C. Treasury Department never gave Elgin Town Council a specific formula to predict the Local Option Sales Tax Revenue, so Mayor Brad Hanley performed the calculations and figured out the numbers on his own.
Funeral service for Mr. Harry B. Drakeford, Sr. 85, of 1900 DeKalb School Road in Camden will be held Friday, July 8, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Parker Baptist Church in Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. Wake service on Thursday, July 7, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
The light show over Lake Wateree Monday night in celebration of the Fourth of July treated spectators to colorful bursts both natural and manmade. Crackles of lightning intensified the annual fireworks display, hosted by the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) and Wateree Homeowners Association Fairfield County. Donations to this community event are still accepted by mail at LWA, P.O. Box 2132, Camden, SC 29021 or on the LWA's website.
Photo cutline -- Austin Sheheen, chairman of the Kershaw County Council, addressed the issue of trash dumpsters in the Elgin area. Sheheen asked Jim Burgess, county administrator, about the problem.
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Funeral Services for Henry Cunningham "Hank" Cannon, Jr., 60, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local no-kill animal shelter, or the ASPCA.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to announce that it will be the location for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) beginning today. The meeting will be held in the historic Douglas Reed House. The FAC welcomes the SCAA, along with members of the Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) of Camden. WOLF will be holding their first annual festival on the FAC campus this weekend.
Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 3, 2014. Born in Lafayette, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Eugene P. and Alverta Willis Presley and the wife of the late Anderson Drakeford. A celebration of Life and Homegoing Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sander Creek Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. Mrs. Drakeford was placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Drakeford Family.
A graveside service for Jeanette Peach Gardner, 79 of Kershaw will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
The last couple weeks have brought astounding new developments in treatment of babies born with AIDS, raising for the first time the hope that perhaps a treatment has been found that will eradicate the disease in newborns who are born to mothers infected by the HIV virus. The first such case was reported last year, but there was skepticism among many in the scientific community. Earlier this week, a second similar case was reported. The first child, dubbed the "Mississippi baby," is now 3 years old and still virus-free; the second one shows no signs of HIV nine months after ...
Mr. Ernest Lee Turner, 26, of 923-A Cheraw Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Mr. Green Jeans, a one-year-old Norwegian Forest mixed male cat and Brady, a 3-year-old male Siberian Husky with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is friendly, playful, and very energetic. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon
Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of 2208 Pickett Street, Camden died Monday. Family Friends may call at 1310 Old River Road, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford Family.