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Camden taxes lowest in area

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.

August 15, 2012 | Patrick D. Partin Camden City Council | Letters


Kershaw County educators attend Santee Cooper’s Energy Educators Institute

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.

August 15, 2012 | | Education


Simplifying taxes

Fair tax. Balanced budget. Debt reduction.

August 15, 2012 | L.L. Bridges Camden | Letters


Political economics

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 ...

August 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Lugoff Elgin High School student wins state 4H award

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.

August 15, 2012 | Deon Legette | People & Places


Wateree Boat Club launches

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.

August 15, 2012 | | Business


KM Video grand opening

August 15, 2012 | | Business


Frances Burns Williams

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.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Carl R. Fowler

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.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Levy Lenix

Levy Lenix, 59, of 705 Elmore Street Camden died Sunday August, 12, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Janette Quinn

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.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Aug. 15, 2012

Real estate transactions

August 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Clyde Jones to be inducted into T.L. Hanna Hall of Fame

Before he was an assistant coach on "The '64 Team", Clyde "Tubby" Jones was a standout football player at Boys High School --- now, T.L. Hanna High School --- in his native Anderson.

August 15, 2012 | | Sports


Jimmie Jackson Sr.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Bruce Singleton, 59, of Hwy. 1 N., Cassatt, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Nelson-haile Funeral Home Chapel in Camden.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Hornsby

A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


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